Published by Rebecca Maness.

As you start the countdown to Christmas, advent calendars can help get you in the mood to celebrate. Even if you don’t observe Christmas, they can be a great way to treat yourself during the holiday season. (Think of it as a countdown to the new year instead.) Many advent calendars contain chocolates made with cow’s milk, which is stolen from mother cows who are subjected to the dairy industry’s cruel practices. Keep mother cows and their babies together by choosing dairy-free goodies to celebrate the season.

These vegan advent calendars will help you get into the Christmas spirit:

Peace on Earth Vegan Advent Calendar

Each day of this Advent calendar features a different vegan chocolate treat from PETA Business Friend Divine Treasures along with an interesting fact about animals and how you can help them.vegan chocolate advent calendar

No Whey! Foods Vegan Advent Calendar

This calendar is also nut- and gluten-free, so it’s perfect for anyone with allergies.

Moo Free Dairy Free Kids White Chocolate Advent Calendar

If you’re more of a white chocolate fan, this advent calendar is for you. Moo Free also makes a vegan milk chocolate calendar option.

Divine Chocolate Dark Chocolate Advent Calendar

Luscious, lightly sweetened dark chocolate pieces make this advent calendar absolutely divine.

DIY Vegan Chocolate Advent Calendar

Start with a refillable advent calendar or make your own, then fill it with your favorite vegan chocolate—dark, milk, white, or a combination of each.

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Nonchocolate Options

Pukka Herbs Tea Holiday Advent Calendar

When the weather is cold, enjoy a new vegan herbal tea every day.

Joe & Seph’s Vegan Popcorn Advent Calendar

This U.K. brand offers international shipping, so you can enjoy unique vegan popcorn flavors for 24 days leading up to Christmas.

Ciaté London Mini Mani Month Nail Polish Advent Calendar

Ciaté’s advent calendar features 23 mini vegan nail polishes and one full-size nail polish.

Advent Calendars for Your Animal Companions

Happy Pawlidays Vegan Dog Treat Advent Calendar

Include your special boy or girl in the seasonal celebrations, too! These organic vegan dog treats are handmade for PETA by Threepaws Gourmet. Each calendar contains a mix of three seasonal flavors: Bac’n Circles, Pumpkin Circles, and Northern Lights Circles.

vegan dog treat advent calendarMidlee Cat Advent Calendar

Cats can never have too many toys, so here’s another option that they’ll love. Scoop up both sets and they’ll have a full 24 days of Christmas fun.

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Celebrate the holiday season with compassion by going vegan. Whatever holidays you celebrate, we have tips for making them animal-friendly:

8 Ways to Have a Vegan Hanukkah Celebration

Animal-Friendly Holiday Decor

How to Cat-Proof Your Christmas Tree

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