This blog is updated in 2020
It may seem a little premature to be thinking about Christmas when we’re not even done with August, but it’s the season to pre-order your LEGO Harry Potter Advent calendar before it’s out of stock. On September 1, LEGO will release its December countdown calendar, which is comprised of 24 doors that open to reveal a different LEGO toy for every day leading up to Christmas.
The 305-piece set includes Harry, Ron, and Hermione figurines (among others), a miniature wizard’s chessboard, and everything else you need to stage magical reenactments of your favorite Hogwarts holiday scenes. And yes, Harry and Ron are wearing Mrs. Weasley’s famous monogrammed sweaters.
When it comes to Harry Potter-themed Advent calendars, LEGO isn’t your only option. Earlier this summer, Funko released its version, which is available for pre-order on Amazon and will ship on October 1.
You can combine the toys from this year’s calendar with other LEGO products from the Harry Potter universe while you wait to find out which new LEGO collections from your wishlist appear under the Christmas tree come December 25.
Harry Potter Advent calendars are becoming a new Christmas tradition among wizards and witches at heart. For the 2020 holiday season, LEGO is launching an Advent calendar set of Harry Potter minifigures, and Funko is releasing its own calendar themed around the Yule Ball. Now, Amazon is getting in on the action with four new Advent calendars packed with Harry Potter-themed socks.
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No matter what type of Harry Potter fan you are, there’s a batch of socks for you in Amazon’s line-up. If you’re someone who gets assigned a different house every time you take a sorting hat quiz, go with the first Advent calendar. It includes socks in men sizes 6 through 12 emblazoned with the crests and colors of all four Hogwarts houses.
The other three packs feature women’s socks with a somewhat random assortment of designs. You’ll find footwear branded with iconic Harry Potter imagery, like Hedwig the owl, the golden Snitch, and the Hogwarts Express. Other socks bear quotes from the books and films, like “Mischief Managed” from the Marauder’s Map and Hagrid’s famous one-liner, “You’re a wizard, Harry.”
Every Harry Potter Advent calendar from Amazon comes with 12 pairs of socks. If you’d like to start planning the holiday season early this year, you can order them today from Amazon.com. And to make the holidays even more magical, don’t miss out on this Hogwarts castle tree topper that plays “Hedwig’s Theme.”