The 8 Best Toy Advent Calendars for Kids to Buy in 2018

Move away from chocolate and try one of these calendars with toys

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Advent calendars are a fun way to get in the spirit of the holidays. Toy advent calendars also help children countdown to receiving their presents from Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. Beginning on December 1st, kids open one box or door on their calendar, every day, for 24 days. Overall, they will receive 24 different toys and/or small gifts. Some advent calendars are holiday themed, others are not. Do not wait until December to buy toy advent calendars, they sell out quickly usually in...MORE October. Most toy advent calendars will cost between $25-$40.

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    The popular LEGO City Advent Calendar includes Christmas themed buildings, Santa Claus, hockey players, a Christmas tree, and LEGO city firefighters and even volcano workers! There are other LEGO advent calendars featuring LEGO Star Wars and LEGO Friends.

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     The Playmobil Christmas on the Farm advent calendar includes 24 small holiday themed gifts in a winter wonderland farm scene. The set includes several different farm animals, Santa, an angel, child figure, and a tractor.

    Looking for an advent calendar that is not Christmas themed? There are 3 other Playmobil advent calendars, the Playmobil Pirates Treasure Island, Playmobil Rivalry on the Pond (NHL hockey themed set), and the Playmobil Dress Up Party.

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    Know a child with a Disney Tsum Tsum obsession? Kids who love to collect Disney Tsum Tsum toys will probably have a very hard time only opening 1 door each day during the month of December! 

    The Disney Tsum Tsum Advent Calendar includes a Gingerbread themed scene with 18 different Tsum Tsum toys and 6 holiday themed accessories.

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    The Playmobil Rivalry on the Pond advent calendar is NHL hockey themed. The 24 different surprises include 2 hockey figures, a Santa referee, 2 child figures, a goal, Stanley Cup, puck bag, reindeer and other accessories for pond hockey in winter.

    There are 3 other Playmobil advent calendars, the Playmobil Pirates Treasure Island, Playmobil Christmas on the Farm, and the Playmobil Dress Up Party.

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    The LEGO Star Wars advent calendar is perfect for LEGO and Stars Wars toy fanatics. 

    This Star Wars themed set includes Slave I, a TIE Interceptor, AAT, T-16 Skyhopper, Sleigh, Republic Cruiser, Droid Gunship, Jedi Interceptor, Skiff and an Imperial Landing Craft. It also includes 8 mini figures, a Battle Droid and various weapons like Luke Skywalker's Light saber. 

    ​There are 3 different LEGO advent calendars. In addition to the LEGO Star Wars advent calendar and the LEGO City advent...MORE calendar, there is a LEGO Friends advent calendar, too. 

     

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    The Playmobil Dress UP Party advent calendar is for dress-up fashionistas. The dressing room is filled with clothing racks, interchangeable dresses and skirts, a vanity table with a mirror, clothing racks, mannequins, presents and accessories. 

    Looking for a different advent calendar? There are 3 other Playmobil advent calendars, the Playmobil Pirates Treasure Island, Playmobil Rivalry on the Pond (NHL hockey themed set), and the Playmobil Christmas on the Farm.

     

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    There are 3 different LEGO advent calendars. In addition to the LEGO Star Wars advent calendar and the LEGO City advent calendar, there is a LEGO Friends advent calendar, too. 

    The LEGO Friends Advent calendar has 24 surprises, each in their own compartment. Children open the door that corresponds to the date in the month of December. The LEGO Friends set includes musical instruments, microphone, DJ decks, a hamster, fireplace, snowman and ice skates. It also includes Emma and Naomi mini-dolls.  

    T...MOREhere are other LEGO advent calendars featuring LEGO Star Wars and LEGO City.

     

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    For kids who want to countdown to Christmas in a pirate theme, the Playmobil Pirate Treasure Island is for them.

    The pirate themed toy advent calendar includes a pirate figure, rowboat with oars, swords, functioning cannon, mice, fish, campfire, treasure map, food, treasure chest, other accessories.

    There are 3 other Playmobil advent calendars, the Playmobil Christmas on the Farm, Playmobil Rivalry on the Pond (NHL hockey themed set), and the Playmobil Dress Up Party. 

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