Tasty Advent Calendars You Can Buy in Calgary

Treat yourself to a daily dose of chocolate, whisky, mini candy canes, olive oil and more in the days leading up to Christmas.

The 2023 Moraine Lake Evoolution Advent Calendar from Evoolution. Photo courtesy of Evoolution.

Excited about the holidays? Order an Advent calendar to help build up the excitement all December long. Savour the countdown to Christmas with items like chocolate, whisky or candy that you reveal each day, 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, handmade sweets in The Chocolate Lab’s Advent calendar ($59) at once. If you can hold out, relish in 25 days of gorgeous chocolates. This year’s flavours include raspberry crisp, eggnog, mango passionfruit caramel and peppermint.

4, 21 Highfield Circle S.E. and 203 8 Ave. S.W., chocolatelab.ca


2023 Moraine Lake Evoolution Advent Calendar from Evoolution


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This Edmonton-based company has launched its 2023 holiday Advent calendar ($69.95) full of 15-ml bottles of vinegars, oils, sea salts, and oil and vinegar blends. Use them in your favourite meals or try the video recipe idea that comes with that day’s item. The calendars also feature beautiful artwork by local artist Jason Carter.

CF Market Mall, 3625 Shaganappi Tr. N.W., 587-353-3866, evoolution.ca


Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar from Italian Centre Shop

The Italian Centre Shop’s Advent calendar ($59.98) went quickly last year, so if you missed out, you can try to snag the third edition this year. Expect 24 items that will add a little bit of excitement to each day leading up to Christmas. There are two ways you can try to get your hands on one: on November 7 at 10 a.m., there will be 220 calendars available for purchase through Eventbrite, and on November 9 at 9 a.m., there will be 110 calendars available for purchase at the Calgary store.

9919 Fairmont Dr. S.E., 403-238-4869, italiancentre.ca


KWM 2023 Whisky Calendar from Kensington Wine Market

Kensington Wine Market’s popular whisky Advent calendar ($290) returns for its 10th year and usually sells out quickly. Shoppers can expect 25 28-ml whiskies in their calendar, which they can drink from the Glencairn glass that’s included with purchase. There will also be five virtual tasting events in December if you want to discuss the whiskies you try.

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


Advent Calendars from Master Chocolat


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Local company Master Chocolat is offers Advent calendars for adults and children this year. The 24 Days of Indulgence calendar ($69.95) features 24 treats ranging in flavour from milk chocolate-covered gummy bears to mini peanut butter cups, while the children’s Advent calendar ($19.95) features a mix of milk chocolate wafers and rice crisp wafers.

Multiple locations, masterchocolat.com


2023 Candy Advent Calendars from The Sugar Cube

The Sugar Cube makes the lead up to Christmas a little bit sweeter with its candy Advent calendars that come in a variety of sizes (starting at $40). You can get a 12- or 25-day calendar in individual or family size. Depending on which one you choose, there are candy options for a variety of dietary needs, including halal, vegan, gluten- and dairy-free, or nut- and peanut-free options.



2023 Advent Calendar from Those Chocolates


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This year’s chocolate Advent calendar from Those Chocolates ($58) features 24 treats in a fun Calgary Stampede-themed box. You can also opt for a gluten-friendly calendar. Stay tuned for more details on this year’s flavours.



Mini Candy Cane Advent Calendar from Volio’s Confections

This Advent calendar ($45) by Volio’s Confections will put you in the holiday spirit with a different mini candy cane flavour to enjoy during each of the 24 days leading up to Christmas. Plus, they are vegan, nut-free and gluten-free.

704 8 Ave. S.W., 403-324-0743, voliosconfections.com

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