This Harry Potter Advent Calendar Is Full of the Best Wizarding Sweets
We'll take one of these from the trolley, dear.
William Sonoma just released their Hogwarts-inspired Christmas countdown calendar for 2020. The Harry Potter Advent Calendar has 24 tasty candies for December 1 to 24. Each candy is placed behind windows so you can enjoy a daily treat and be surprised at what the next day will bring you. (It's its own Bertie Bott's experiment, but none of these candies will taste like ear wax or grass.)
The front of the Advent calendar says "Christmas in the Wizarding World," which is fitting for the season, and there is a gray and cloudy background to resemble the brooding sky that so often seemed to surround Hogwarts. The grounds are covered in a dusting of snow, which probably means the school's students are in the Great Hall enjoying a Christmas feast.
Buy it: Harry Potter Advent Calendar, $40; williams-sonoma.com
Behind each of the 24 pockets, you can expect a total of four Lemon Sherbets, two packets of Fizzing Whizbees, four Butterscotch Drops, three packets of Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans, four packets of Gummy Frogs, three packets of Gummy Slugs, and four pockets of Dolly Mix. It's all of your favorite wizardly treats.
The calendar starts shipping out now for delivery October 19 so you'll have it in time for the start of the Advent calendar season on December 1. But don't wait to order. Last year, the Harry Potter Advent Calendar sold out in days and wasn't restocked.
Buy it: $30; target.com
Target is also offering a Harry Potter-themed Advent calendar. This one, however, is filled with "magical artifacts" and features a pop-up Christmas tree.
Harry Potter: A Hogwarts Christmas Pop-up Advent Calendar ($30; target.com) features a magical holiday scene with a snowy Hogwarts in the background. Each day, you'll open days to reveal ornaments including Hermione's Time-Turner, the Monster Book of Monsters, and Hogwarts house crests. Add them to the pop-up 13-inch tree, and you'll have a beautifully decorated centerpiece at the end of the Advent season.