4 New Advent Calendars This Season—Some With a Pop Culture Twist

See what’s on the market this year
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For those who don’t mind a secular vibe to their Advent calendar, there are several options on the market this year with pop twists. We’ve gathered four below—and added one that is more traditional and focused on the anticipative calendar’s Christian nature:

Funko Advent Calendar: Harry Potter
Funko extends its stylized take on beloved characters to the Harry Potter universe. Hogwarts’ students and instructors, house elves, and beasts are among the miniatures revealed each day. Each compartment on the calendar continues its own vinyl figure, whether it’s a core character or a side creature you may not have seen in toy form yet.

Lol Advent


L.O.L. Surprise! Advent Calendar
For a reveal-style calendar focused on anticipation, L.O.L. Surprise! is a natural fit. This box comes with a limited edition doll: Tricksta B.B. Each day, unlock 24 fashion pieces, from outfits and shoes to unexpected accessories. All of the options make for seemingly endless options for customizing the doll. A clever box design adds to the intrigue each day.

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Hot Wheels Advent Calendar
This Christmas countdown comes with a track for racing new cars. Eight vehicles and 16 accessories are revealed throughout the 24 days. Recommended for kids 3 and up, the Hot Wheels included with the set are seasonally decorated. The set for all of the toys has a charming Santa’s Garage backdrop.

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Lifebeats Nativity Magnetic Advent Calendar with a Daily Family Activity Booklet
This calendar is designed for kids, yet focuses on the manger scene of Jesus Christ’s birth. This one is magnetic, so it can go on your fridge or a number of other surfaces around the house. A family-focused set of daily activities also offers a chance for discussion.