Playmobil for the Holidays

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Last year the boys received  the  Playmobil NHL Rivalary On The Pond Advent Calendar and it was a big hit. I’d never had an advent calendar growing up so it wasn’t a tradition I was used to, but it was obvious right away how much the boys loved counting down the days to Christmas. 

Playmobil makes a number of different advent calendar themes so this year we are trying a new one and we can’t wait for December 1st to arrive so we can start the Santa’s Workshop Advent Calendar

playmobil advent calendar

I love that the package sleeve shows parents exactly what they can expect the kids to find each day, but each compartment is still a surprise for the little ones. I just tuck that outer sleeve away so the boys don’t see it. Starting on the first day of December kids will love opening a door each day until Christmas Eve. With the Santa’s workshop advent they be will finding presents, reindeer, toys and of course Santa himself.

playmobil hockey advent

Last year the boys were excited about the nets, pucks, hockey players, ref and the Stanley Cup in the NHL set. Included in each set is a cardboard scene to collect and display your pieces each day. 

Because the boys still have all their pieces from the Rivalary On The Pond advent, this year we will be adding to their set with the NHL Locker Room Play Box.


Get ready for tonight’s big game with the PLAYMOBIL NHL Locker Room Play Box. Change into your jersey in the locker room and choose your lucky stick for the night. Go through the game’s plays on the whiteboard with the coach and listen attentively to his pep talk. It’s time! Put your helmet and protection on and enter the rink. Let your imagination play!  Perfect for on-the-go play, all the pieces can be stored inside this portable set and the top can be turned into a handle, making it a must-have travel accessory. 

Playset includes play box, one goalie figure, one coach figure, hockey sticks, pucks, desk, chair, whiteboard, bin, pens, computer, folders, cup, drink, clock, weights, and lots of other accessories. Figure with puck shooting and puck stopping action. 

For fans of the How To Train Your Dragon movies (and seriously, who isn’t?) Playmobil has a line up of amazing products geared to the Isle of Berk and all your favourite characters good and bad!

Choose from sets featuring Astrid and Stormfly, Gobber with a catapult, Draco and Thunderclaw or with his huge ship and even Berk itself. 

The Playmobil Building Set retails for about $65 and is recommended for ages four to twelve.

Battle the dragon-riders’ fiercest enemy yet, Drago, as he approaches on his ship. This floating ship has everything Drago needs for his devious attempts to trap dragons. The dragon cage with lock is used to contain captured dragons, while the functioning crossbows defend against any incoming fire. Set includes Drago, one other figure, spears, torch, and other accessories. 

playmobil dracos ship


To view all the Dragons, NHL and Advent sets, visit 


  1. Darlene Schuller says:

    I love Playmobil sets! They are always such a huge hit with kids and a complete package!

  2. The advent calendars are really cool! Nice that they have different ones!

  3. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    My children played a lot with Playmobil when they were kids and that’s 40 years ago! I do like that they now make Advent Calendars, must be exciting for the kids to get something every day. With different calendars on offer it also means that if you have more than one child they don’t have to get the same one – always a huge plus point. 🙂

  4. kristen visser says:

    I love how playmobil has these cool advent calendars ! so much better then your typical chocolate one (although my girls love the chocolate in the morn before school lol) This would be a heck of a lot more fun

  5. Judy Cowan says:

    These are great, love the Advent Calendar. Better idea than the chocolate ones.

  6. kathy downey says:

    I love these sets they are really good quality and so much fun to play with

  7. The playmobil sets are quite fantastic!

  8. I discovered these Playmobil Advent Calendars last year and my boys loved the one that I bought. I am going to buy one again this year.

  9. lori galbraith says:

    This set would provide hours of fun.

  10. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    We didn’t have Advent calendars when we were kids either. However it’s the norm in Germany where my kids grew up. I made cross-stitch ones for my 7 and have made 5 for my grandchildren, another is almost finished, then I have 2 more to do – that’s if no more babies arrive. 🙂

  11. very cool themed toys

  12. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Strangely enough none of my grandkids seem to have gotten any Playmobil at all this Christmas – it was all Lego and Beyblades etc

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