10 Best Halloween Countdown Calendars

The countdown to Halloween is on! Start a fun, new tradition with these festive calendars.

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September 10, 2021

Everyone knows that the best holidays have formal countdowns. (Christmas? Check. New Year's Eve? Check again.) And this year, Halloween is no exception. Get in the spirit while you prepare for candy, costumes and corn mazes galore with these thrilling Halloween countdown calendars. We've found 10 that will keep the fun going all the way to October 31.

Generate even more buzz for October 31 with this giant wall clock that reads, "The Witching Hour Draws Near." Small orange numbers line the outside of the clock and make it easy to tell exactly how many days are left. Plus, thanks to its raised witch's hat and black cat, this clock is just bound to inspire thoughts of Hocus Pocus.

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Doesn't this Gothic-style sketch remind you of a Shirley Jackson novel? Keep the candy to a minimum and the spirits at an all-time high with this interactive calendar. Behind each door, you'll discover a message from the manor's supernatural residents, starting with a letter to "Join us." The more you explore, the more notes you'll have to piece together on October 31.

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Bring the fun of Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party to your kiddo's bedroom with this festive tabletop calendar. We love how the stacked pumpkins and cornstalks recreate the look of Cinderella's Castle, while the purple glitter draws attention to the numbers in the center.

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If you can't resist spoiling your pet, then you might want to grab this dog-friendly Frisco Halloween Countdown Calendar. Each slot is packed with a themed rope, squeaky toy or stuffed monster that will keep them busy for hours.

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Jack Skellington always has something good up his sleeve. Make the 13 days leading up to Halloween even more fun with this The Nightmare Before Christmas-themed countdown calendar. (Available for pre-order.) Each pocket comes packed with stickers, mini books, recipe cards and other festive tokens.

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You're pretty much guaranteed to have a fang-tastic Halloween with this Dracula's Castle countdown calendar. Two wheels change the numbers in the windows and send Dracula's bats flying up to the rafters. And best of all? On October 31, you can pull the center tab to reveal the Count himself.

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What would Halloween be without the Monster Mash? Count down the days until October 31 with this adorable haunted house calendar. As you rotate the side wheels, iconic characters like Frankenstein's Monster and The Wolfman appear in the windows. To make it even more fun, play the song while you change the numbers.

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Excuse us while we swoon over this retro, drive-in-themed calendar. Every day, you'll flip open a new window and find an illustrated scene from classic horror movies like The Birds, Young Frankenstein and Rosemary's Baby. It'll help you get into the Halloween spirit and catch up on all of your favorite slasher flicks.

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Earn shrieks of delight from your little ones with this calendar full of age-appropriate puns. Behind each of the haunted house's doors, they'll find a riddle or joke like, "Where do mummies go if they want to swim? The Dead Sea!" Ba Dum Tss!

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Everyone knows that witches have the best tricks and treats in their kitchens! Dare your kiddo to find each one hidden in this spell-binding calendar. Behind each flap is a so-bad-it's-good joke like, "What did the little ghost have in his rock collection? Tombstones!"

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