The Cutest (and Spookiest!) Halloween Advent Calendars to Buy

Updated: Feb. 06, 2024

Why wait until Christmas to let the Advent calendar fun begin? We found spooky countdowns to enjoy all October long. Warning: Halloween Advent calendars go fast, so pre-order yours today!

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Williams Sonoma Halloween Advent Calendar

Why wait until Halloween to trick or treat when you can indulge in this treat-filled 13-day Advent calendar? I tested the Williams Sonoma Halloween Advent calendar and can confirm all the treats arrived in tip-top shape. (Don’t worry, I won’t spoil all the surprises!)

I love peeking inside each haunted house door for a new spooky surprise every day. Plus, each door includes multiple treats perfect for sharing—but we won’t blame you for keeping ’em all to yourself! Beware of the lurking mallowcream pumpkins in this Halloween decoration.

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Halloween Advent Calendar House
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Haunted House Advent Calendar

If “go big or go home” describes you perfectly, you’ll love this giant Halloween Advent calendar that looks like a haunted house. The wooden doors and windows open up to reveal spooky surprises inside. Yes, it’s an investment, but you’ll treasure this Halloween decoration for years to come.

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Hocus Pocus 13 Frights Of Halloween
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Hocus Pocus 13 Frights of Halloween Calendar

Celebrate the glorious mornings leading up to Halloween with the Hocus Pocus countdown calendar. This mini-book features 13 prizes—including stickers, recipes, games and holiday decorations—plus all of your favorite characters. Have you picked up your bright orange Halloween Christmas tree yet?

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Halloween Advent Calendar for Pets

Why should your pup miss out on all the Halloween fun? With this 13-day pet Halloween Advent calendar, Fido enjoys a new, spooky toy (almost) every day. I’m not exaggerating when I say my puppy has been obsessed with the toys inside this spooky countdown since the day it arrived.

And honestly, I’m equally obsessed with the size and quality of toys—the value is such a steal for the price. The countdown is loaded with goodies your dog will actually want to play with, like a spooky ghost squeak toy and an adorable Frankenstein plush. My whole family is pumped for spooky season! Note: This Advent calendar is designed for small or medium-sized dogs.

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The Nightmare Before Christmas Calendar

Perhaps you adore both Halloween and Christmas. Channel your inner Jack Skellington with this The Nightmare Before Christmas calendar that holds a figurine from the movie for each month of the year. Need more Halloween-meets-Christmas decor? The Home Depot is selling a 13-foot Jack Skellington fit for every creepy (grave)yard.

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Ghostly Countdown Calendar
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Ghostly Countdown Calendar

For a Halloween Advent calendar that your little one will love to hang up in their room, consider this felted ghost countdown. The sweet (not scary!) ghosts and black stars fit right into any kids’ room decor. Plus, you can add a monogram or name for an extra-special touch. Speaking of ghostly decor, the whole family will love eating spooky snacks with this ghost-shaped mini waffle maker.

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Halloween Countdown Wood Halloween Calendar
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Graveyard Halloween Countdown

Made of wood with mini numbers that rest on top of a spooky bone, this wooden Halloween Advent calendar is not only cute but small enough to display on any table. We love the graveyard-inspired scene and hanging jack-o’-lantern details. It looks great in the kitchen—right next to your Halloween Scrub Daddy sponges!

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Funko Pop! Halloween Advent Calendar
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Funko Pop! Halloween Advent Calendar

Know someone who loves Funko figurines? We just found the perfect gift. This Funko Pop! Horror Halloween Advent calendar is filled with 13 eerie figures they can proudly display on a shelf. They’ll enjoy unwrapping classic horror characters like Pennywise from It.

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Sale Halloween Advent Calendar Felt
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Felt Halloween Advent Calendar

Are you searching for a Halloween Advent calendar that’s equal parts charming and kid-friendly? Look no further than this felt countdown, outfitted with tiny fabric “ornaments.” Little hands will look forward to moving a different piece each day until the spooky scene is complete, making this a great Halloween gift for kids.

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13 Days Of Creepy Creativity Advent Calendar
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13 Days of Creepy Creativity Advent Calendar

Calling all scary good creatives! Countdown to Halloween with creepy crawling art supplies (think shocking lime green iridescent paint and a paint-your-own pumpkin) hidden inside this creative Halloween Advent calendar. Plus, you’ll learn tricks, tips and engage in creative challenges along the way. By the end, you’ll have everything you need to paint the haunted house of your dreams.

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Trick Or Treat Town Tasting Collection
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Trick or Treat Town Tasting Collection

Trick or treat! Follow the Sugarfina bears on their way through trick or treat town where it’s rumored that some houses are handing out zombie brains and graveyard cookies. File it under gifts for people who love fall and snag one for yourself ahead of spooky season.

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Halloween Advent Calendar Garland
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Garland Halloween Countdown

Make the mantel your October countdown headquarters with this handmade Advent garland. It’s readied with tiny bags perfect for stashing Halloween candy or other small treats. Opt for either a 14-day or 31-day set.

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Additional research contributed by Shelby Deering