Last Updated: Nov 16, 2020 @ 5:14 pm.

What's the best advent calendar? We asked the experts—kids! Yes, we surveyed families that read our parenting books to find their all-time favorite advent calendars. Here are the ones that came out on top.

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Best LEGO Advent Calendar

Perfect for Star Wars fans
The buildable characters are the stars here: 6 minifigs and 6 LEGO figs. For ages 6 and up, this advent calendar has numbered doors to open on each day—fun!
$38.90

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Best LEGO Advent Calendar: LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar

We surveyed our parent readers (and their kiddos) to find the best advent calendars. We quickly realized that when it comes to advent calendars, there are several fan groups—LEGO, Playmobil and Funko Pop! have legions of fans . . . and for good reason. These advent calendars scored high among our readers for overall quality and fun.

Based on reader feedback, here’s a look at the best advent calendars! 

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Best Girls Advent Calendar

Adorable! For ages 4 and up
Perfect for the Littlest Pet Shop Fan, this calendar won over our readers with its 12 pets and 12 accessories to make scenes. Fold out play area is super cute.
$19.99

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Best For Harry Potter Fans

Fantastic for obsessed fans
Unlike other advent calendars, this one invites more interactive play—lots of items to build, including super cute elves, toys, reindeer and more. Nice: some pieces are pre-assembled.
$83.99

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Best For Imaginative Play

For ages 4 and up
Unlike other advent calendars, this one invites more interactive play—lots of items to build, including super cute elves, toys, reindeer and more. Nice: some pieces are pre-assembled.
$21.25

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We’ve been rating and reviewing products for the home and families since 1994. We do hands-on testing—we buy the products with our own money and evaluate with an eye toward quality, ease of use and affordability.

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