Update 27 November 2020
Thank you so much for your interest in our Christmas Around The World advent calendar. We have now completely sold out of them for the year and will not be producing them again in 2020. We would encourage you to take a look at our stockists to see if they have any still available.
Thank you for all of your support!
Countdown to Christmas by unboxing a festive surprise every single day with the Gibsons jigsaw puzzle advent calendar.
Jam-packed with puzzles that are illustrated by Claire McElfatrick, each of the 22 jigsaws portray Christmas traditions from around the world, such as BBQs on the beach in Australia, to the magical Christmas markets that are held all over Germany. Each completed puzzle takes a festive shape of either a Christmas tree, snowman, bauble or stocking, which will certainly get you in the Christmas spirit!
Here are the images that feature behind each door:
Day 1 - Christmas in London Oxford Street
Day 2: A pot of puzzle glue. Glue your puzzles together to turn them into Christmas decorations!
Day 3: Krakow szopka - Kraków szopka is the Polish nativity scene and a Christmas tradition originating from Kraków, Poland. An unusual and characteristic feature of the szopka is the use of historical buildings of Kraków as backdrop for the Nativity of Jesus.
Day 4: Christmas Day on the beach in Australia
Day 5: St Nicholas Day in The Netherlands
Day 6: Ribbon for you to turn your puzzles into Christmas decorations!
Day 7: Reindeers in Lapland
Day 8: The winter tradition of Mummering. Mummering is a Christmas-time house-visiting tradition practised in Newfoundland, Canada, Ireland and some parts of the UK.
Day 9: Chinese Christmas Apples
Day 10: The Giant Lantern Festival is an annual festival held in mid-December in the City of San Fernando in the Philippines.
Day 11: Decorating a Banana Tree in India
Day 12: A nisse tomte tomtenisse, the mythological creature from Nordic folklore today typically associated with the winter solstice and the Christmas season.
Day 13: Saint Lucy's Day, also called Lucia Day or the feast of Saint Lucy, is a Christian feast day observed on 13 December in Sweden, Norway and some parts of Finland.
Day 14: A day out at the Christmas pantomine
Day 15: Fireworks in Russia
Day 16: Decorating a gingerbread house
Day 17: The Spanish tradition of that Los Reyes Magos, known as the Three Wise Men or the Three Kings in English, when Spanish children receive their gifts on the Day of the Epiphany, January 6th.
Day 18: Ice skating at the Rockafeller Centre in New York
Day 19: Christmas Carnival in the Caribbean
Day 20: Arpilleras: Andean Region, South America
Day 21: German Christmas Market
Day 22: Traditional British Christmas Dinner
Day 23: Christmas in Latin America - Around midnight, paper lanterns, called globos, are launched into the sky. The lights symbolise the birth of Christ and the star over Bethlehem.
Day 24: Christmas reading