Advent calendars are the best way to kick-start the holiday season and these days they come in all shapes and sizes. Even the grinchiest scrooge can’t resist the excitement that comes with opening a carefully crafted box every single day for 24 days in December!
Our team has put together a list of some of the best advent calendar must haves in Calgary this holiday season.
The Italian Centre Shop’s advent calendar is back with 100 advent calendars available online starting Tuesday, November 15 at 10:00 a.m. Another 120 are available at each Alberta location for in-store sales starting Thursday, November 17 at 9:00 a.m. $59.98
Those Chocolates has created a calendar featuring Calgary landmarks including a Where’s Waldo theme built into the box. Delivery guy Kevin is hidden in the calendar landscape making this both an activity and an edible delight all in one.
Dive into the 12 Days of Christmas beer advent calendar from OT Brewing Co. An assortment of beers from the brewery will be available in a wooden crate. Limited quantity available via pick-up or delivery. $75
Say Cheese Fromagerie in the Crossroads Market launched their first cheese advent calendar last year. It was so well received, owner Isaac Bignell and his team are bringing it back. Each cheese is carefully chosen by the team, wrapped up and arranged in a box. Once you pay for the calendar, plan to drop in weekly for your weekly instalment of cheese. Without a doubt this is the best cheese advent calendar Calgary has to offer.
Count down to Christmas with the Lakrids by Bulow Advent Calendar from Denmark. Discover all-time favourites along with exciting new flavours. A special bonus is there are enough treats in the calendar for two people!
Squish Candy has created a candy-lover’s wish come true with 24 days of candy available in vegan and classic options. The vegan holiday countdown calendar holds planted-based gummies while the classic version is full of sweet surprises. $40
Willow Park Wines & Spirits has a little something for everyone in its advent calendar selection this holiday season. Experience any or all of the following: 12 Seasonal Scotches, 24 Whiskey’s of the World, 24 Gins for the Holidays, 12 Wines of Christmas or 24 Brews of Christmas.$120-$350
Market Wines has curated a hand-selected a 12-day advent calendar of their most loved bottles in the store. Open a bottle every day for 12 days or count down to the new year. Limited quantities available. $249.95
Twenty-five Alberta breweries are featured in the 2022 Wise Guys Liquor advent calendar. Twenty-five tall cans have been hand-picked this holiday season with partial proceeds of all calendar sales supporting the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Only 150 are being made. Pre-order yours now before they sell out. $200
Delight in a chocolate a day from award-winning company Cococo Chocolatiers. The team has curated a collection of award-winning chocolates and a few extra surprises to bring the joy of chocolate into your home for the holidays. Even better is they are holding their 2021 prices. $49
Treat yourself and your loved ones to a surprise box every day of December until Christmas from CAKEify Studio. Delight in tried-and-true favourites plus a few new bites to tantalize your taste buds. Presale ends November 15th or until supplies last. $69
Discover the world of port with the Quevedo Port Advent Calendar. The port lover in your life will enjoy sampling a range of dry white port, tawny ports and single vintage Colheitas in the festive box. $119.99
Choose from 12 day, 12 day or family size advent calendars from The Sugar Cube this holiday season. Those with a sweet tooth will want to order their calendar online as soon as possible before they sell out. Delight in sweets, sours and other gummies every day until Christmas morning. $35-$120
Bricks Wine Company has created a YYC Beer Advent Calendar featuring 24 cans of local (and neighbouring communities) brew. Discover a new beer to love each day as you embark upon a local brewery tour right in the comfort of your own home. $124.95