20 Best Halloween Countdown Calendars

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

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September 20, 2023

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 adorable Halloween countdown calendars. We've found 20 for kids, adults and pets that will keep the fun going all the way to October 31.

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The month of October will just fly by with this fun, friendly ghost-themed countdown calendar. The banner is crafted from polyester felt and boasts 31 pockets in the shape of specters and stars (which actually glow in the dark). Best of all? You can personalize the piece with your family name to turn it into a special heirloom.


Halloween is the perfect time to indulge in sweets and seasonal stories. Start a new tradition with this hardcover book, which contains 31 tales of costumes, parties and pumpkin patches all centered around the Peanuts gang. (And yep! "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" is absolutely included.)


If you're looking for a countdown calendar that you can stuff with sweets and other surprises (like adorable costume-clad critters, perhaps), this is it. Crafted from galvanized iron with light-up bats, this tabletop structure is at once ghoulish and utterly gorgeous. It also boasts 31 compartments that you can fill year after year.

$19.99 $17.68
12% Off!

Set the scene for a monstrous Halloween with this interactive tabletop calendar. You'll take your pick of a spooky sheet ghost, a cackling witch or a brain-eating zombie (the set includes all three) and move the piece through a grim graveyard. The numbered tombstones will help you count down the days!

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Did someone say "killer socks"?! Get comfy and cozy while getting in the Halloween spirit with this WB Horror-themed countdown calendar. Inside the cheeky machete-shaped container, you'll find 12 pairs of socks (some no-show and some crew) inspired by classic movies like Friday the 13th and The Conjuring.


This haunted house is a real scream. Earn squeals of delight from your little ones by surprising them with this calendar full of age-appropriate puns. Behind each door, they'll find a new riddle or joke like, "Where do mummies go if they want to swim? The Dead Sea!" Ba Dum Tss!

$14.99 $8.99
40% Off!

Pay homage to Salem, Thackery Binks and other beloved black cats with this whimsical tabletop calendar. A green-eyed feline guards the number blocks from mischievous spirits (like any good familiar would) and keeps your Halloween countdown right on track.


If you're a horror movie buff, then you'll love this Funko countdown calendar. Every day, you'll flip open a new window and find a Pocket Pop!-sized vinyl figure from horror movie franchises like IT, A Nightmare on Elm Street and The Shining. It'll get you in the Halloween spirit and give you some inspiration for your next movie marathon.


It wouldn't be Halloween without a dose of Hocus Pocus. Kickstart the season with The Sanderson Sisters and this bewitching calendar. Inside the booklet, you'll find 13 envelopes containing mini keychains, stickers, recipe cards and more.


Let Casper the Ghost countdown the days until the 31st with this Halloween countdown calendar, aptly shaped like a coffin. Constructed of high-quality wood, the piece will fit right in with your other seasonal decor and serve as a fun activity that the kids (and adults) will look forward to each day of October.

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Keep the candy to a minimum and spirits at an all-time high with this fun "Monster Mash" calendar. As you rotate the two side wheels, creep-tastic figures like Frankenstein's Monster, The Wolfman and The Mummy appear in the windows. For a special touch, play the song every time you change the numbers.


Bring the magic and fun of Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party home with this decorative tabletop calendar. Your kiddos will love admiring the sculpted figurines and haunted castle setting, not to mention turning the giant harvest moon (which doubles as a "Days Until Halloween" banner) in the background.

$24.96 $19.47
22% Off!

Jack Skellington always has a few tricks (and treats!) up his sleeve. See for yourself by snagging this The Nightmare Before Christmas "13 Frights of Halloween" calendar. As you count down the days, you'll collect stickers, booklets, ornaments, recipe cards and other items hand-selected by the residents of Halloween Town.

$30.98 $26.33
15% Off!

Don't forget about your favorite four-legged monster! Celebrate Howl-o-ween and spoil your pup in one fell swoop with this countdown calendar made for dogs. The cardboard box comes packed with 13 ropes, squeaky toys and stuffed animals.

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