6 Tasty Advent Calendars You Can Buy in Calgary

Treat yourself to a daily chocolate, whisky, wine and more in the days leading up to Christmas.

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Excited about the holidays? Pick up an Advent calendar to help build up the excitement all December long. Savour the countdown to Christmas with a variety of bonbons, whiskies, wine, candy and chocolate, or gift the experience to a loved one this year.


Chocolate Bonbon Advent Calendar from The Chocolate Lab


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Don’t be surprised if you’re tempted to eat all of the delicate, hand-painted sweets in The Chocolate Lab’s Advent calendar ($58) at once. If you can hold out, relish in 24 days of gorgeous bonbons whose flavours will be revealed on November 15.

The Chocolate Lab, 202D Centre St. S.E., 403-455-3022, chocolatelab.ca


KWM 2019 Whisky Advent Calendar from Kensington Wine Market


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Kensington Wine Market’s popular whisky Advent calendar ($359.99) returns for a sixth year and is already selling out fast. Shoppers can expect 24 50-ml whiskies in their calendar, as well as a 100-ml Scotch whisky pour to enjoy on Christmas Day. Drink from the Glencairn glass that’s included with purchase and find tasting notes about each whisky on KWM’s blog.

Kensington Wine Market, 1257 Kensington Road N.W., 403-283-8000, kensingtonwinemarket.com


Weird and Wonderful Winter Advent Calendar from Kin + Pod Chocolate


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Get ready for 24 days of ethically sourced, gluten-free and organic chocolate when you buy this Advent calendar from Calgary’s Kin + Pod Chocolate. Inside, you’ll find puffed rice, coconut milk, dark and milk chocolate treats. A vegan version of the calendar is also available.



24 Days of Indulgence from Master Chocolat


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Local chocolatier Bernard Callebaut started Master Chocolat in 2015 and is once again offering chocolate Advent calendars ($49.95) this holiday season. The calendar includes 24 chocolate treats in flavours like white matcha, dark Christmas spice, caramel raspberry, pine nut and more.

Various locations, masterchocolat.com


Christmas Advent Calendar from The Sugar Cube


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The Sugar Cube, a mobile candy store, is making the lead up to Christmas a little bit sweeter with its candy Advent calendar that features 25 boxes of sweets ($85). Each cube is stuffed with 75 to 100 grams of candy and can be enjoyed on your own or shared with others. A gluten-free version is available.

The Sugar Cube, sugarcubeyyc.com


12 Wines of Christmas from Willow Park Wine & Spirits


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For this wine calendar ($279.99), Willow Park Wines & Spirits selects 12 full-sized bottles of assorted wines for you to enjoy in the days leading up to Christmas. You never know what kind of wine you’re going to unwrap each day, which adds to the fun. Plus, look for the recipe and tasting notes that come with each bottle.

Willow Park Wines & Spirits, 10801 Bonaventure Dr. S.E., 403-296-1640 and 162, 200 Barclay Parade S.W., 403-262-9463, willowpark.net

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