A magical Christmas. These Harry Potter advent calendars include Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans, ornaments for each Hogwarts house, and many more book and movie-themed surprises.
The Harry Potter series, written by J.K. Rowling, released its first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, in June 1997. The series follows a young wizard named Harry Potter and his friends, Hermoine Granger and Ron Weasley, as they attend the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The books also followed Harry on his mission to stop Lord Voldemort, a dark wizard who killed his parents and wants to rule both the wizard and Muggle (non-magical) world.
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After the release of Philosopher’s Stone (which was retitled in Sorcerer’s Stone in the United States), Rowling went on to release six more Harry Potter books: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. (Here’s how to read the books online for free.) The franchise also released eight movies and made household names out of stars like Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint.
If you’ve never used an advent calendar before, here’s how it works: Each calendar has about 25 paper compartments that fans can open up as they count down the 25 days to Christmas. Inside the compartments are festive surprises like ornaments, mini Christmas books and other holiday-themed trinkets. If you’re someone who can’t wait until December 25, advent calendars are an excellent way to scratch that gift-opening itch and unwrap a new present each day.
From Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans to ornaments for each Hogwarts house, these Harry Potter advent calendars are must-haves for Potterheads. Read on for the best Harry Potter advent calendars to gift yourself (or other fans) this holiday season.
If you want Hogwarts in your home, Hot Topic’s Harry Potter: A Hogwarts Christmas Pop-Up Advent Calendar is the gift you need in your home this holiday season. The main attraction of the calendar is a pop-up 13-inch Christmas tree in the middle of the Main Hall of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Around the calendar are 25 doors filled with ornaments like a chocolate frog, Hedwig with a broomstick, the sorting hat, an more. The Harry Potter: A Hogwarts Christmas Pop-Up Advent Calendar retails at $39.99 but is on sale for $27.99 for the next two days, so get yours quick.
Harry Potter: A Hogwarts Christmas Pop-Up Advent Calendar is available at Hot Topic.
Count down the days to Christmas with this Funko Harry Potter advent calendar. The 24-day calendar features 24 pockets filled with Harry Potter-themed surprises, like Funko Pop versions of Hagrid, Harry, Hermoine, Ron, Dumbledore, Dobby and more characters. The calendar also includes a Funko Pop version of Hagrid’s house at Hogwarts during the Christmas time—complete with a snow-covered tree and an icy pond. The calendar itself is themed after the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at night in the winter. This Funko advent calendar is a must-have for any Harry Potter fan.
The Funko Harry Potter advent calendar is available on Amazon.
If you’ve ever imagined what it would be like to order magical treats on the train to Hogwarts, this Harry Potter: Christmas in the Wizarding World Candy Advent Calendar is a dream come true. The 24-day advent calendar—which is themed after Hogwarts in the winter time, complete with snow and icicles—includes dozens of Harry Potter-themed treats like lemon sherberts, Fizzing Whizbees, butterscotch drops, Gummy Slugs, Gummy Frogs, and, of course, Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans. The calendar, which costs for $39.95 for one, also offers a minimum of a $10 discount the more you buy.
Created Insight Editions, the brand behind collectible books and advent calendars for Friends, Marvel, Star Wars and more franchises, this Harry Potter advent calendar—which is titled Harry Potter: Holiday Magic: The Official Advent Calendar—has 25 doors that fans can open as they count down the 25 days to Christmas. Inside the doors are more than 25 exclusive Harry Potter collectibles such as ornaments and recipe cards based on iconic dishes from the books and movies. Among the keepsakes are a Hedwig keychain, a replica Platform 3/4 ticket, a collectible Patronus card and ornaments based on each Hogwarts house: Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff.
Along with festive Harry Potter-themed keepsakes, the calendar is also decorated with intricate holiday-inspired illustrations of items and locations from the books, as well as stills and behind-the-scenes photos from the movies, which starred Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson an Rupert Grint as the magic-wielding trio Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley. Along with Harry Potter: Holiday Magic: The Official Advent Calendar, Insight Editions also has other collectible and items books for Harry Potter fans such as Harry Potter: Christmas at Hogwarts (an illustrated, interactive book about Harry Potter holiday staples like Mrs. Weasley’s holiday sweaters and the Yule Ball) and Harry Potter: Christmas Sweater Blank Boxed Note Cards (a box of 20 uniquely designed cards and lined envelopes inspired by Mrs. Weasley’s famous knit sweaters.)
Harry Potter: Holiday Magic: The Official Advent Calendar is available on Amazon.
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