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Part of the fun for any kid this holiday is all the Advent Calendars that have a little treat for every day from December 1-25. Whether you’re looking for chocolate, candy, toys, or playtime activities, there’s a luxury advent calendar out there to suit any kid this holiday. Here’s our roundup of the 20 best luxury 2023 Advent Calendars for kids this Christmas holiday season.

it’s advent calendar time!

December is a time for Christmas traditions.  There’s decorating the tree and weekends filled with holiday baking.  Then there’s the charming holiday strolls, trips around town to see the beautiful light displays and of course, we can’t forget the heartwarming holiday movies.

But when it comes to counting the days to Christmas, the annual advent calendar is one of our family’s favorites year after year.  There’s nothing like seeing the kids wake up each morning to discover a little treat reminding them that Santa is soon on his way.

the 25 best luxury 2021 Advent Calendars for kids this Christmas holiday 2023.

The 25 best luxury 2023 Advent Calendars for kids this Christmas holiday season.

While you could certainly take the handmade approach or go the classic chocolate route when it comes to stepping up your kids’ countdown to Christmas, we’ve discovered that kids’ Advent calendars have come a long way over the past few years – just like adult ones have.  Instead of the standard chocolate squares, these calendars contain the latest toys, hot pop culture collectibles, holiday craft projects and science experiments to name a few.

If you, like us, want your kiddo to have some extra fun opening up a just-a-little-something each day, we’ve found 25 Advent calendars for the Christmas holiday season 2023 that are just what Santa’s elves ordered, with candy, toys and more.  And don’t worry, if you’re a traditionalist, there’s a chocolate filled option for you too.

the 25 best luxury 2021 Advent Calendars for kids this Christmas holiday 2023.

The 25 best luxury 2023 Advent Calendars for kids this Christmas holiday.

the top luxury kids advent calendars this year

1. purple cow countdown to christmas science advent calendar

Give your mad scientist everything they need to carry out 24 experiments with Purple Cow’s Countdown to Christmas Science Advent Calendar. It’s sure to keep them busy and tech-free while you finish getting ready for the big day.

best luxury kids advent calendars 2023

BUY NOW – $39.00.

2. uncommon goods DIY Ornament advent calendar

Make your family’s countdown to Christmas crafty this year with a DIY Ornament Advent Calendar from Uncommon Goods. Every day of December brings a different felt-and-sticker ornament-crafting adventure to share together – no sewing or glue required! Yay!

BUY NOW – $40.00.

3. meri meri dinosaur advent calendar

The perfect Advent calendar for the dino lover in your family! This Dinosaur Advent calendar from Meri Meri contains brightly colored wooden dinosaurs and foliage, and a cardboard scene. When playtime is done, all the pieces can be safely stored in the suitcase printed with a delightful dinosaur design.

best luxury advent advent calendars for kids 2023

BUY NOW – $55.00.

4. haba my first advent calendar

For the tiniest revelers, Haba’s My First Advent Calendar offers 24 wooden farm animals, so they can practice their “baas” and “moos.”

BUY NOW – $39.99.

5. american girl a dozen delicious days countdown set

Build excitement this season with a special A Dozen Delicious Days countdown set from American Girl that contains a dozen special little baking themed gifts for their favorite doll.

best luxury kids advent calendars 2023

BUY NOW – $50.00.

6. lovepop pancake the penguin’s christmas adventure advent calendar

Little ones will love following along on Pancake’s journey through a winter wonderland filled with pop up sculptures with Lovepop’s Pancake the Penguin’s Christmas Adventure Advent Calendar.

best luxury kids advent calendars 2022

BUY NOW – $39.00.

7. lego star wars advent calendar

Star Wars fans will love the Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar. It includes buildable characters and vehicles from Star Wars: The Mandalorian like The Mandalorian and the Child (Grogu), aka Baby Yoda and 11 mini build vehicles including The Razor Crest.

best luxury kids advent calendars 2022

BUY NOW – $44.99.

8. harry potter advent calendar

This Harry Potter Advent Calendar will make your little one feel like they’re at the Yule Ball.

best luxury advent advent calendars for kids

BUY NOW – $59.99.

9. elf on the shelf north pole advent train

This North Pole Advent Train is perfectly sized for your family’s Elf on the Shelf to ride. Inside they’ll find surprises like mini Elf figures and accessories to help get ready for Santa’s arrival.

BUY NOW – $37.99.

10. schleich horse club advent calendar

Horseback riders will love this realistic Horse Club Schleich Advent Calendar from Schleich.

BUY NOW – $34.99

11. ciaté london mini mani advent calendar

What tween or teen wouldn’t love getting a new nail color for 24 days straight with a Mini Mani Advent Calendar from Ciaté London?

BUY NOW – $30.00.

12. fao schwarz dinosaur advent calendar

With gifts that range from fossil excavation to egg hatching and volcano creation, this Dinosaur Advent Calendar from FAO Schwarz will have them feeling like a real paleontologist.

BUY NOW – $35.00.

13. playmobil santa’s workshop advent calendar

Kids can construct their very own toy workshop with the help of this Playmobil Santa’s Workshop Advent Calendar.

BUY NOW – $59.95.

14. hingston and olsen kids short story advent calendar

Perfect for bookworms, Hingston and Olsen has launched a new Kids Short Story Advent Calendar filled with tales from Jacqueline Woodson, Jerry Spinelli, Terry Pratchett, Kenneth Oppel, Beatrix Potter and others.

BUY NOW – $70.00 CAD

15. arteza advent calendar

Refresh their art stash and spark their creativity with Arteza’s 24 Day Advent Calendar which includes a new supply and an arts or crafts challenge every day.

BUY NOW – $80.00.

16. MON AMI Angel advent calendar

This soft, whimsical and pretty pink Angel Advent calendar is from MON AMI. The numbered pockets can be filled with whatever tiny treats you (and your little) like best.

best luxury advent calendars for kids

BUY NOW – $58.00.

17. moma super NYC chocolate advent calendar

This Super NYC Chocolate Advent calendar is a wonderful gift for a school-aged child who loves New York. It’s a journey through the streets of New York at holiday time. From the Empire State Building to the Statue of Liberty, it’s a fun hunt through Gotham for 24 pieces of gourmet French chocolate.

BUY NOW: $45.00.

18. lego friends advent calendar

We’re excited just picturing how fun it will be to see them unwrap a new Lego figurine each day, gradually building an entire holiday scene with this Lego Friends Advent Calendar ($30).

BUY NOW – $51.99.

19. happy socks advent calendar

Upgrade your tween or teens sock draw with this colorful Happy Socks Advent Calendar.

BUY NOW – $160.00.

20. my kindness advent calendar

This is a reverse advent calendar of sorts. Instead of getting a toy or treat each day, with the My Kindness Advent Calendar ($70 CAD), kids will give something back. Each day unveils a new kindness decal with challenges like, “donate to a food bank” or “give toys to kids in need” that children can stick on to a wintry tree once they’ve finished.

BUY NOW – $37.00.

the best luxury 2023 advent calendars for kids

There you have it, our 20 favorite luxury 2023 advent calendars with candy, playtime activities and more to help your little ones really get into the Christmas spirit this year.  As for what to put under the tree on the 25th day?  Our list of the best gifts for kids can help you sort that out, dear reader.

Jillian Tangen

Jillian is a lifestyle editor at Dandelion Chandelier covering topics like fashion, travel, entertainment and on occasion, even finance. She thinks there’s no such thing as having too many sweaters.