Halloween Countdown Calendars Are Officially a Thing

10 picks that'll make spooky season more fun.

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September 29, 2020
By: Amanda Mushro

Start Your Countdown

While advent calendars usually pop up during Christmas, Halloween fans are taking the leap and breaking out calendars to prepare for the spookiest day of the year. From calendars that feature your favorite horror movie characters to not-so-spooky ghosts, here’s a few of our favorite Halloween countdowns.

Hanging Countdown Calendar

A black cat, a spooky owl and a witch on her broom–this calendar comes with 30 fun Halloween felt figures that kids can use to countdown the days until the 31st of October.

BUY IT: Amazon, $13

Haunted House with Spinning Wheels Countdown Calendar

Spooky and fun, this Halloween countdown calendar can be used year after year. Two wheels change the numbers in the windows, so you can count down to October 31. As you change the numbers, the characters in the windows change to an assortment of monsters.

BUY IT: Etsy, $18

Countdown Blocks

These Halloween countdown blocks are perfect for a desk or mantle. Each number is painted with a fun design and the colors are perfect for the Halloween season.

BUY IT: Etsy, $15+

Haunted House Countdown Calendar

Make counting down the days to Halloween a little sweeter by putting a few treats inside each of the doors of this haunted house countdown. As a bonus, this haunted house even lights up.

BUY IT: Kirklands, $85

The Nightmare Before Christmas Countdown Calendar

If you have fans of The Nightmare Before Christmas in your house, then this is the Halloween countdown calendar for you! Jack, Sally and other main characters from the movie are featured around the calendar’s border, making it ideal for Tim Burton lovers.

BUY IT: Bradford Exchange, $60

Personalized Halloween Countdown Calendar

Add a little bit of personalization to your Halloween countdown by including your family’s names. The calendar features 30 little pockets for tricks and treats, and a surprise behind door 31 for Halloween night.

BUY IT: Walmart, $34

Funko Advent Countdown Calendar

If your Halloween countdown includes watching lots of horror movies, this is the calendar for you. This Halloween countdown calendar contains 13 vinyl figures from some of the most famous horror movies ever.

BUY IT: Amazon, $45

Monster House Countdown Calendar

Feeling crafty? You can stitch up this calendar and personalize each of the monsters for your very own house.

BUY IT: Etsy, $20

Ghost Countdown Calendar

Counting down the days to Halloween has never been more fun or cuter. This advent calendar is perfect for kids that can’t wait until Halloween, or for teachers who want to add a little fun to their classrooms.

BUY IT: Amazon, $19

Countdown Sign

You can’t have Halloween without a few pumpkins. So, of course, this pumpkin countdown is not only adorable but a great addition to your spooky décor.

BUY IT: Amazon, $20

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