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15 best advent calendars for kids in 2022: Disney, Barbie, Hot Wheels and more

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Best kids advent calendars in 2022 available in Canada (Photos via Build-A-Bear and Etsy)

The holiday season is just around the corner, but for little ones eager to see Santa, Christmas can't come soon enough.

Much like this year's roster of adult advent calendars, the options for kids are more creative than ever. From holiday-themed storybooks and Lego sets to a wishlist-worthy Build-A-Bear kit, these kid-friendly advent calendars will keep them entertained long after Christmas Day.

To shop the 15 best advent calendars for kids in 2022 — all available in Canada, scroll below.

Colouring Advent Calendar

Colouring Advent Calendar colouring books with reindeer, angel and tin man cards (Photo via Etsy)
Colouring Advent Calendar (Photo via Etsy)

This one-of-a-kind Christmas advent calendar includes 24 pictures to colour and hang with the included mini pegs. "What a great alternative to an advent calendar," writes one Etsy shopper. "So sweetly packaged, it will be a brilliant gift."

$11 at Etsy

Sticker Christmas Countdown

Sticker Christmas Countdown box of house with christmas lights and candy canes (Photo via Indigo)
Sticker Christmas Countdown (Photo via Indigo)

Quite possibly the best sticker advent calendar on the market, this charming set from Odd Dot is designed to double as decor and will add a festive touch to any mantel, table or bookshelf.

$19 at Indigo

Crayola Christmas Countdown Activity Advent Calendar

Crayola Christmas Countdown Activity Advent Calendar with crayon people on box (Photo via Amazon)
Crayola Christmas Countdown Activity Advent Calendar (Photo via Amazon)

This "Amazon's Choice" advent calendar includes 24 Crayola gifts, including doodle scent markers, glitter crayons, paint pots, washable window markers, sticker sheets and more.

$23 $24 at Amazon

Sesame Street Advent Calendar Storybook Collection

Sesame Street Advent Calendar Storybook Collection with elmo, big bird and cookie monster (Photo via Indigo)
Sesame Street Advent Calendar Storybook Collection (Photo via Indigo)

Count down to Christmas with Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby and more. With one mini book for each day of December, this 24-book advent calendar is perfect for little book lovers.

$29 at Indigo

Play-Doh Advent Calendar

Play-Doh Advent Calendar in yellow box with fake snow and christmas tree (Photo via Indigo)
Play-Doh Advent Calendar (Photo via Indigo)

This online-exclusive advent calendar features 24 perforated doors, each containing a Play-Doh can or fun surprise tools.

$35 at Indigo

Build-A-Bear 8 Nights of Hanukkah

8 Nights of Hanukkah in gold and blue striped box with bear  (Photo via Build-A-Bear)
8 Nights of Hanukkah (Photo via Build-A-Bear)

This eight nights of Hanukkah surprise set includes two mini plush friends and six mini clothing and accessory pieces.

$39 at Build-A-Bear

Crazy Scientist Advent Calendar

Crazy Scientist Advent Calendar for kids in blue box with scientist on cover (Photo via Amazon)
Crazy Scientist Advent Calendar (Photo via Amazon)

Get their creative juices flowing this holiday season with this unique science advent calendar. The set includes 24 science experiments and tricks to keep them engaged for hours.

$45 at Amazon

Hot Wheels Advent Calendar

Hot Wheels Advent Calendar for kids with orange race track and car toys (Photo via Indigo)
Hot Wheels Advent Calendar (Photo via Indigo)

Celebrate the season with this Hot Wheels Advent Calendar. Designed for children aged 3-5, the set opens up to 24 calendar doors containing a toy car or accessory.

$32 at Indigo

Paw Patrol 2022 Advent Calendar

Paw Patrol 2022 Advent Calendar with dogs on cover (Photo via Indigo)
Paw Patrol 2022 Advent Calendar (Photo via Indigo)

This Paw Patrol advent calendar is packed with 24 holiday-themed Paw Patrol toys to enjoy each day, making it a fun and festive way to countdown to Christmas.

$35 at Indigo

Disney: Storybook Collection Advent Calendar 2022

Disney: Storybook Collection Advent Calendar 2022 with the lion king, dumbo, nemo and more (Photo via Amazon)
Disney: Storybook Collection Advent Calendar 2022 (Photo via Amazon)

Count down to Christmas with all your favourite Disney and Pixar friends. Backed by 1,200 reviews, the set includes 24 small paperback books. According to one shopper, it's the "perfect replacement" for the traditional chocolate or candy advent calendars.

$42 at Amazon

Personalized Advent Calendar

little girl smiling painting advent calendar on wall Personalized Advent Calendar (Photo via Etsy)
Personalized Advent Calendar (Photo via Etsy)

This Christmas, gift an ultra-unique gift with this personalized advent calendar. With daily puzzles, colouring-in pictures, crafting ideas and even cookie recipes, this advent calendar turns the long wait for Christmas into a fun, festive adventure.

$50 at Etsy

Lego Guardians Of The Galaxy 2022 Advent Calendar

Lego Guardians Of The Galaxy 2022 Advent Calendar with lego toys and box  (Photo via Amazon)
Lego Guardians Of The Galaxy 2022 Advent Calendar (Photo via Amazon)

This fan-favourite advent calendar includes iconic Marvel mini-figures like Star-Lord, Rocket, Groot and Mantis. According to one shopper, it's "perfect!"

$60 at Amazon

Lego Harry Potter 2022 Advent Calendar

LEGO Harry Potter 2022 Advent Calendar with harry potter lego characters and box (Photo via Amazon)
LEGO Harry Potter 2022 Advent Calendar (Photo via Amazon)

This Harry Potter Lego set is a magical buildup to Christmas. Behind every door is a surprise toy from the Harry Potter movies, including Harry Potter, Sirius Black, Moaning Myrtle and Lord Voldemort.

$60 at Amazon

Barbie Dreamtopia Advent Calendar

Barbie Dreamtopia Advent Calendar with barbie doll, mermaid accessories (Photo via Amazon)
Barbie Dreamtopia Advent Calendar (Photo via Amazon)

A dream come true for Barbie fans, this 25-piece gift set includes a pair of wings and a mermaid tail, tiaras, necklaces, a wand, and more. "If you are a Barbie lover, this is a must," according to one Amazon shopper.

$63 at Amazon

Build-A-Bear Beary Merry Advent Calendar

Build-A-Bear Beary Merry Advent Calendar in blue box with lit christmas tree in background (Photo via Build-A-Bear)
Build-A-Bear Beary Merry Advent Calendar (Photo via Build-A-Bear)

Have a "beary" good Christmas with this Build-A-Bear advent calendar. The holiday set includes six mini plush friends and 19 mini clothing and accessory pieces.

$74 at Build-A-Bear

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