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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
This online-exclusive advent calendar features 24 perforated doors, each containing a Play-Doh can or fun surprise tools.
This eight nights of Hanukkah surprise set includes two mini plush friends and six mini clothing and accessory pieces.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This fan-favourite advent calendar includes iconic Marvel mini-figures like Star-Lord, Rocket, Groot and Mantis. According to one shopper, it's "perfect!"
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.
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.
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.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.