Children's advent calendars have come a very long way from the ones we had when we were kids, and there are some wonderful advents available now. You can get them filled with toys, stationery, minifigures, kids' jewellery and lots more, so your kids can get a little gift every day as they count down to Christmas.
Here's our pick of the very best Children's Advent Calendars 2020, where to buy them and the best prices. We will be updating this page as new products become available, and with any price drops or special offers.
Harry Potter Funko Pop Advent Calendar 2019, RRP £49.99
Not got last year's Harry Potter Funko Pop Advent Calendar?IWOOT* have the 2019 edition for just £19.99 with the code SOCIAL20 - that's less than half the original price of £49.99, and by far the lowest we have seen! If you're buying for someone else just make sure they didn't get this version last year so they don't duplicate the figures. If you need this year's version IWOOT also have the 2020 Harry Potter Funko Pop Advent Calendar* on pre-sale for £49.99.
Disney Storybook Collection Advent Calendar 2020, RRP £19.99
Fancy doing a book advent this year? Take the hard work out of it with this Disney Storybook Collection Advent Calendar 2020. Each door has a brand new mini paperback Disney storybook, so you can enjoy a magical tale about Disney and Pixar animated characters every day in the run up to Christmas.
Disney Frozen Storybook Collection Advent Calendar 2020, RRP £19.99
As well as the Pixar and Marvel book advents, this year you can also get a Disney Frozen Storybook Collection Advent Calendar as well. Just the same as the others you get a brand new mini paperback Disney storybook every day in the run-up to Christmas, this time themed around Frozen.
Marvel Storybook Advent Calendar 2020 (RRP £19.99)
If you like to do a book advent calendar for the kids this one will save you some time, as the Marvel Advent Calendar Storybook Collection contains 24 mini paperback books to countdown to Christmas. It has an RRP of £19.99.
Smiggle Advent Calendar 2020, RRP £28
The Smiggle Advent Calendar* is back for 2020 and is currently on offer already! It's down to £20 from £28 and we are expecting it to sell fast! It contains an assortment of Smiggle stationery including a Mini Paint Set, Lanyard, Rainbow Pen, Slapband, 15cm Ruler, Scented Sticker Pack, Pencil Case and much, much more. As well as some items being exclusive to the calendar, you also have a chance to find 1 of the 30 lucky tickets inside to win a Smiggle shopping spree.
Available at Smiggle* for £20 (was £28)
Mr. Men and Little Miss Storybook Advent Calendar 2020, RRP £19.99
It certainly seems the story book advent calendars are very popular this year. Here's another one for you and this time it's the wonderful world of the Mr. Men and Little Miss storybooks! In this lovely advent calendar you will find 24 mini books to treasure for years to come.
Available at Amazon* for £14.79 delivered.
Peppa Pig Advent Book Collection, RRP £19.99
For the first time ever you can purchase a Peppa Pig Advent Book Collection! Following on from the Disney collections that do well year after year, the makers of Peppa Pig have brought out this wonderful book advent calendar for 2020.
There's 24 mini books inside to help your little one to countdown to Christmas. Stories include: Peppa Goes Skiing, Ballet Lesson, Treasure Hunt, A Trip to the Moon, Miss Rabbit's Taxi, Grandpa Pig's Greenhouse and Peppa's Perfect Christmas. There's even a special Christmas story on Christmas Eve.
Available to pre-order from Amazon* £15.39
Zapf Baby Annabell Christmas Season Advent Set 2020, RRP £39.99
The ideal Christmas or Advent gift for any little Baby Annabell fan this adorable Christmas set includes 24 Christmassy themed clothing and accessories to dress up Baby Annabell with.
The set includes cute items such as a body suit and leggings with Christmas sheep, a sparkly tutu, golden dress for the big day and even a little headband with reindeer horns! There's little mittens to keep her hands warm on festive walks and even little angel wings to play dress up. And not forgetting the glittery shoes and soft, fluffy scarf to keep her cosy in the cold. Little ones can even write a Christmas message to their best friend with the little card included!
Currently out of stock @ John Lewis & Partners*, we will keep our eyes peeled for more stock!
The Elf on the Shelf North Pole Advent Train 2020, RRP £24.95
Well this is new! Fans of The Elf On The Shelf don't have to get a regular old advent calendar - they can get an Advent Train! This is an advent calendar you can play with, as it's a cardboard train with 24 North Pole themed surprises in 4 train carriages. It's even the perfect size for you to pop your own Elf On The Shelf in the train engine to 'drive', so that should help lots with those December adventures? I wonder where that train will get driven around your home this year? ;)
Available to pre-order at Amazon* for £24.95, released date 30th September 2020.
Pokemon Advent Calendar 2020, RRP £34.99
Know a Pokemon fan? Brand new for 2020 is this Pokemon Advent Calendar, with a mini Pokemon figure or toy behind every window. 16 of the 24 toys are 2 inch tall Pokemon figures to build into a festive collection and make youe very own Pokemon winter wonderland.
Harry Potter Stationery Advent Calendar 2020, RRP £24.99
Potter fans have a great choice of advent calendars again this year, and this Harry Potter Stationery Calendar 2020 is packed with gifts that are great for school or work. Inside you get stationery goodies like mini notebooks, erasers, pencils, gadget decals, sticky notes, self-inking stamps (and is that a wand I see?) and more memorabilia to collect.
Pre-order at Zavvi* for £24.99 (release date 9th October 2020).
BRIO World Christmas Advent Calendar 2020, RRP £29.99
Don't want little plastic toys every day in December? How about a wooden train instead? This BRIO World Christmas Advent Calendar 2020 has wooden train track pieces, carriages, and lots of accessories to add to your BRIO (or BRIO compatible) wooden train set. While this isn't enough to make a train set on it's own, it will make a lovely addition to an existing train set, with just a few more track pieces enough to build it up.
Available at Amazon* from £43.32
LEGO Advent Calendars 2020
LEGO are always one of the first companies to release their advent calendars, with LEGO Friends being released on 1st September, and LEGO City on 16th September this year, with pre-sales coming very soon. We'll let you know as soon as they go on sale.
The LEGO Advent Calendars 2020* will include a LEGO City Advent Calendar 2020, a LEGO Friends Advent Calendar 2020, a LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2020, and a LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar 2020.
LEGO City Advent Calendar 2020 (RRP £19.99)
The LEGO City Advent Calendar 2020 is always one of the top sellers, and this year will be no different. This year's calendar comes with 24 gifts, including a Christmas tree and Santa's sleigh miniature builds, 6 LEGO City Adventures TV series minifigures, including Chief Wheeler with Santa costume, plus a city play mat with snow-cleared roads. Release date 16th September, with pre-sales coming soon.
LEGO Friends Advent Calendar 2020 (RRP £19.99)
This year's LEGO Friends Advent Calendar comes with 24 LEGO gifts, including a LEGO Friends Emma, Mrs Claus and 2 elf mini-doll figures, as well as a buildable toy penguin and lots of other buildable festive treats. Some models also come with fun, dynamic features. Not only can kids use these models as decorations but kids can also play with each fun toy as part of a narrative theme - LEGO Friends Emma’s room, Santa’s workshop and a winter wonderland - to help spark creative play.
LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2020, RRP £24.99
This year's LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar promises to be another must-have for fans, with 6 LEGO minifigures and 6 LEGO figures to discover, such as Darth Vader with Christmas sweater decoration and D-O with a festive hat, plus a foldout playmat with an image of the Millennium Falcon with Christmas lights. The 12 mini builds in this calendar include Anakin’s Podracer, a Republic Cruiser and Darth Vader’s Castle.
LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar 2020, RRP £24.99
It's back! After the success of last year's first ever LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar our Christmas wishes have come true, as there's a new 2020 version on sale now! Packed with LEGO mini builds you cam combine the 24 gifts to relive favourite scenes from the Harry Potter movies and books, role-play stories and create new adventures. The calendar contains new minifigures of Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Padma Patil, Parvati Patil and Cho Chang, plus buildable models, such as a miniature Beauxbaton’s carriage and a dining table with ice castle centrepiece.
Thomas & Friends MINIS Advent Calendar 2020 (RRP £24.99)
Each year this is one of the best selling children's toy advent calendars, exclusive to Asda and Amazon, and is usually a very fast sell out.
This calendar has a Thomas & Friends MINIS engine behind every single door and the front folds out to make a play mat with tracks to play with the engines on. Normally the MINIS cost up to £2.99 each for the blind bags so this is great value for money, even at the full RRP of £24.99. There are six exclusive Christmas themed engines inside, and new characters every year.
Playmobil Advent Calendars 2020
The Playmobil Advent Calendars for 2020 have been announced, with five new styles revealed so far. New for 2020 are the 70188 Advent Calendar - Christmas Toy Store, the 70187 Advent Calendar 'Battle for the Magic Stone', the 70189 Advent Calendar - Farm, the Playmobil 70322 Pirates Advent Calendar with Cannon and Treasure and the Playmobil 70574 Back to the Future Advent Calendar.
All have an RRP of £19.99, except the Back To The Future one which is £29.99, and will be available from all the usual stockists. Scroll down for more...
Playmobil Back to the Future Advent Calendar 2020 (RRP £29.99)
New for 2020 is the first ever Playmobil Back to the Future Advent Calendar (70574), and given the popularity of the sets in the main range we think this one will be a big hit. It features iconic characters in their 1955 and 1985 outfits, including Marty Mcfly, Doc, Biff, and Jennifer. Many details are included to help recreate iconic scenes from the cult film, as it comes with a diorama of the town hall with the clock tower of Hill Valley. You also get a postcard with bobble effect as an extra collectable.
Playmobil Christmas Toy Store Advent Calendar 2020 (RRP £19.99)
1 of 5 brand new Playmobil advent calendars, the Playmobil 70188 Christmas Toy Store Advent Calendar has a Christmas surprise behind each door which come together on Christmas Day to create a beautiful festive scene using the included diorama. (Note: some stores have this listed as 'Christmas Grotto')
Playmobil Novelmore Knights 'Battle For The Magic Stone' Advent Calendar 2020 (RRP £19.99)
1 of 3 new Playmobil advent calendars for 2020, the Playmobil 70187 Novelmore Castle Advent Calendar offers an new and exciting way to count down to Christmas Day. The advent calendar features dragons, wolves and a diorama to set the perfect Novelmore scene with all the accessories hiding behind each door.
Playmobil Farm Advent Calendar 2020 (RRP £19.99)
This new Playmobil advent calendar features 24 gifts, one behind each door, to build together into a farm scene that can be played with all year round. This calendar has an RRP of £19.99, and is scheduled for release in September 2020.
Playmobil Pirates Advent Calendar 2020 (RRP £19.99)
The Playmobil 70322 Pirates Advent Calendar includes a floating boat and working cannons to help you find your way to the golden prize. Every day, a new surprise is revealed, leading up to Christmas day, when the whole pirate island scene comes together. The calendar is complete with an octopus, skeleton, many accessories and two figures.
Available at Zavvi* £19.99, with more stockists to come.
Panini Premier League 2020/21 Adrenalyn XL Countdown Calendar, RRP £20
The Panini Premier League 2020/21 Adrenalyn XL Countdown Calendar is always a best seller for football fans, and it's on pre-order now, with a release date of 24th September 2020. Inside you'll get 22 packs of collector cards (that's 132 in total), plus 2 exclusive limited edition cards.
Available at Amazon* £20.
Funko Pop Advent Calendars 2020
Funko Pop beat everyone with their advent calendar announcements this year, with their 'Christmas In July' reveal week. The Funko Pop 2020 Christmas range will include THREE new advent calendars; Harry Potter, Dragon Ball Z, and my favourite, The Nightmare Before Christmas! All three can be pre-ordered now, with a planned autumn release.
Click here for the full Christmas Funko Pop range including snow globes, new Pop Vinyl festive figures and more, with daily reveals. Scroll down for more on those new Funko Pop Advent Calendars...
The Nightmare Before Christmas Funko Pop! Advent Calendar 2020 (RRP £49.99)
2020 sees the very first The Nightmare Before Christmas Funko Pop! Advent Calendar, and we're predicting a sell out! As with other sell-out Pop calendars this one includes 24 mini Funko Pop figures, each one a character from the hit Disney movie. It has an RRP of £49.99, and a release date of 13th September 2020, but it's available to order now.
Harry Potter Funko Pop! Advent Calendar 2020 (RRP £49.99)
This is the third year Funko Pop! have released a Harry Potter Advent Calendar, and it's again filled with 24 mini Funko Pop! Vinyl figures. Even if you have bought previous year's versions, this year's mini Pops are all new designs, so you won't be doubling up. You'll find Harry, Hermione, Ron, Hagrid and many more favourite characters to collect as you count down to Christmas.
This calendar has an RRP of £49.99, a scheduled release date of 11th October 2020, and is available to pre-order now.
Dragon Ball Z Funko Pop! Advent Calendar 2020 (RRP £49.99)
Another new addition to the Funko advent calendars this year is the first Dragon Ball Z Funko Pop! Advent Calendar. Inside the calendar you'll find 24 mini Funko Pop! Vinyl figure versions of characters from the hit cartoon series, to build up a collection as you count down to Christmas.
This calendar has an RRP of £49.99, a scheduled release date of 27th September 2020, and is available to pre-order now.
L.O.L Surprise! Bling-A-Tree Advent Calendar
New for 2020! Count down to Christmas with this officially blinged-out activity kit featuring your favourite L.O.L. Surprise! characters. Build your own shiny and fabulous L.O.L. Surprise! Christmas tree, and decorate it with the fiercest ornaments of the holiday season.
new surprise every day in December to give your tree extra bling! The completed scene becomes a Christmas set you can use to make a Christmas photo shoot for your dolls.