Create Your Own Winter Wonderland with Magic Advent Calendar


Price: $2.99
Magic Advent Calendar — Interactive Christmas Countdown
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Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Alas, the holiday season is finally upon us. Thanks to stores putting out decorations months in advance, it’s easy to become burnt out before December even arrives. If you’re looking for a way to get back into the holiday spirit, this is the perfect app for you!

Magic Advent Calendar is sure to become your new favorite Christmas tradition. Developed by EduCat, this amazing new app is full of incredible goodies that can be unlocked each day during the holiday season.

Concept and Functionality:

The tradition of advent calendars dates back to as early as the 19th century. Thanks to Magic Advent Calendar, this timeless tradition is now available for iPhone and iPad.

While there certainly isn’t a shortage of advent calendar apps on the App Store, Magic Advent Calendar absolutely surpasses anything I’ve seen. Those who are looking for a great way to get into the holiday spirit won’t be able to resist this wonderful app.

The first thing I noticed about Magic Advent Calendar is the incredible amount of detail in the app. Once you select which day you celebrate Christmas (December 25th or January 7th), a whole winter wonderland unfolds in front of your eyes.

You’ll spend a bit of time catching up on past advent days, but this is far from a chore. Each day unlocks a new feature within Magic Advent Calendar, including a snowman to decorate and a pond to ice skate on.

While it might not be as sweet as a piece of chocolate, Magic Advent Calendar is certainly more fun. Users will actually look forward to revealing the next day’s hidden treasure, and it’s incredible to watch your very own winter wonderland flourish as the season progresses. My favorite thing about the app is that it’s fully interactive, from being able to turn lights on and off to baking gingerbread cookies from scratch.


Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

As you entertain yourself with Magic Advent Calendar, you’ll likely find it difficult to wait until tomorrow comes before you can unlock the next gift.

Thankfully the app doesn’t allow users to get carried away, but that doesn’t mean it’s unusable. The worth of the app extends far beyond the daily reveal and you’ll spend hours enjoying your virtual home.

Magic Advent Calendar is meant to get you into the holiday spirit, so when baking gingerbread cookies within the app gives you a craving for homemade cookies of your own, the app features a “Make It Yourself” section.

This not only includes a great gingerbread cookie recipe, but also decorations featured in the app. You can only access patterns and recipes for items you’ve unlocked, though.


Magic Advent Calendar can be downloaded from the App Store for $2.99 and is universally compatible with both iPhone and iPad.

If you enjoy the timeless tradition of advent calendars during the holiday season, Magic Advent Calendar is an app that can’t be passed up!

magic_advent_calendar.jpgMagic Advent Calendar requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.

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