Easy $3 Advent Calendar (Free printable too!)

Easy $3 Advent

I found this cute Snowman countdown to Christmas in the Target dollar isle for $3. I knew it would be perfect for our Christmas Advent Calendar. I created a word document using fun holiday themed fonts found for free online. I printed the document, cut the papers into daily strips, folded each day, then placed it into the appropriate day slot for the countdown. It’s now ready to go!!

(FYI: The 1st is actually put in the 25 spot because we are counting down but my pdf is listed by the date.)

We live in San Antonio so I searched and asked friends for some of the holiday festivities around the area. Then I planned my other advent days around those events. I tried to choose activities that are free or almost free AND could easily be put together!

Some of the local events I found are:
Boerne Lights Celebration (Dec. 6th & 7th)
San Antonio Children’s Museum Gingerbread Men (Dec. 7th) (There is a groupon for this attraction right now!!)
Tamales at Pearl Brewery (Dec. 7th)
Winterfest Helotes (Dec. 7th)
Drive through Live Nativity (Dec. 7th & 8th)
Helotes Lighting of the Trees and Parade (Dec. 13th & 14th)
McKenna Children’s Museum Gingerbread Houses Event and other fun all month long! …(There is a groupon for this attraction right now!)
Devine Acres Farm pick your fresh tree and breakfast with Santa! (Now till Dec. 21st)
Santa’s Ranch (all month)
SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration (all month)
Caroling and Lights on the Riverwalk (all month)
Windcrest Neighborhood Annual Light Up Contest (all month)

Other Fun Activities I included on our advent are:
Snowman Soup from Homemade Cravings
Kissing Reindeer Hunt from Teach Mama
Christmas Tree Tic Tac Toe from BlackDog
Reindeer Thumbprint Family from Meet the Dubiens
Christmas Trivia Game (we plan to play at dinner) from Lil’ Luna
Snowman Breakfast (we will do this for dinner or dessert) from Hoosier Homemade
Christmas TV Specials from My Life and Kids

Follow my Pinterest boards for more ideas:
Gifts great for finding the perfect gift to make your children’s teacher, grandparents and more!
Christmas for everything from decorations to activities.
Desserts for great recipes for candy, cookies and other holiday desserts!

For anyone living in the area here is a FREE PRINTABLE San Antonio Advent Calendar.

San Antonio AdventSimple, fun, and the kids (read ME) will really enjoy the daily advent adventure!



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  1. I’m so glad you posted this! We’ve gone to the parade in Boerne the past few years, but my husband has a work event on Saturday and we can’t to both. Hopefully the Helotes parade will fit into our schedule!
    Melissa D recently posted…Lone Star Signers Class Schedule: January 2014 | San Antonio Baby Sign LanguageMy Profile

    • I’m happy to help! Hopefully you can make it. My kids have no idea of all the fun local places I have planned for us to go this year.


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