Advent Calendars and 25 Days of Christmas Activity Schedule

I started a family tradition with my kids last year for the 25 days of Christmas. I purchased an advent calendar from Target (its the Merry Christmas one) and wrote down an event that would take place each day of the month. It was as simple as watching a Christmas movie or baking Christmas cookies or we featured the big events like meeting Santa, Christmas Parades and snow days! I placed those in each drawer of the calendar and my kids took turns opening the drawer and pulling out the piece of paper to see what they had in store that day! They had so much fun and it really built the anticipation and the magic. I will definitely keep this tradition going for years to come.

I have rounded up several cute Advent Calendars with drawers that are all under $25! I’m also sharing out family’s 25 days of Christmas countdown list to hopefully inspire some fun events for you and your family!adventcalendars.png

  1. Merry Christmas House
  2. Rocking Horse
  3. Christmas Tree
  4. Santa and Elves
  5. Wooden House
  6. Reindeer


Our 25 Days of Christmas Countdown:

  1. Pick out toys to donate
  2. Watch Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
  3. Make paper garland
  4. Bake Christmas cookies
  5. Christmas Parade
  6. Read a Christmas Book
  7. Christmas Train Ride
  8. Live Drive through Nativity
  9. Make Pinecone Bird Feeders
  10. Pick out a new ornament
  11. Build Gingerbread Houses
  12. Meet Santa Clause
  13. Snow Day at the Park
  14. Take Family Christmas Photos
  15. Lights at Bellingrath Gardens (local)
  16. Make Christmas Treats to bring to the neighbors
  17. Read a Christmas Book
  18. Drive around and look at Christmas Lights
  19. Watch the Grinch
  20. Christmas Party at School
  21. Drive through Light Show Spectacular (local)
  22. Color Christmas Cards to give to family with their gifts
  23. Make reindeer food to put on the lawn
  24. Christmas Eve Celebration
  25. Christmas Day! Open your presents!

The lists will change with the age of the kids and activities available to everyone locally. Our town has a movie in the park night that they are still a bit too young for and I would love to get them volunteering with me as they get older. You may have Christmas books and movies on repeat, but that’s fine! Its more about spending time with family than it is anything else.

Wishing your family a very merry Christmas!



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