FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                          

 CONTACT:   Diane Charles

Vice President of Corporate Communications

Art Van Furniture

(586) 983-3022 office – (586) 850-7332 cell



Spectacle to feature over one million lights, 12-foot tall vintage-inspired wooden rocking horses, spectacular trees,                               custom built Santa set, authentic Lionel train and more


WARREN, MI (October 26,  2015) – Making spirits bright! Oh what fun Art Van Furniture has in store for families this holiday season at its spectacular Art Van Wonderland display in Downers Grove (1021 Butterfield Road). The Midwest’s No. 1 furniture and mattress retailer’s showroom will be brimming with breathtaking holiday trimmings and décor. Guests will get their first glimpse of this year’s spectacle at an official lighting ceremony and special community event on Wednesday, November 4. The dazzling Art Van Wonderland will be a must-see destination for young and old alike to shop, stroll and savor the spirit of the season.


Over one million lights will illuminate the store inside and out, and the store’s entire solid exterior façade will be covered in a glimmering LED light curtain comprised of 61,000 mini red lights accentuated with 185 shimmering oversized snowflakes. The south side of Art Van Furniture’s luxury division, Scott Shuptrine Interiors, will resemble an enormous holiday package wrapped in a giant red ribbon with bow made of 3,500 mini red LED lights. Flanking the entrance to the showroom will sit 12-foot tall, vintage-inspired wooden rocking horses with textured manes and tails, and leather saddles and bridles decorated with jewels. Snow-flocked Christmas trees decorated in red, silver and white will line the store’s first floor boulevard, and enormous birch branches adorned with sparkling sequins, metallic touches and holiday-themed décor will be suspended overhead.


Families will be transported into jolly old St. Nick’s cozy living room at Art Van Furniture’s custom-built, movie-style Santa set, complete with a fireplace, frosted faux windows, ornate velvet throne, and Christmas trees, with classic Lionel trains circling around them, imaginatively decorated using toy-themed ornaments. Kids of all ages can take complimentary photos with Santa on Saturday, November 28, December 5, 12, and 19 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., and on Sunday, November 29, December 6, 13 and 20 from noon to 4 p.m.


“The holidays are all about family, tradition, and spreading happiness, good will and cheer,” said Art Van Elslander, founder and chairman of Art Van Furniture. “Art Van Wonderland is a magical destination that embodies the beauty and whimsy of this special time of year, and we invite the entire Downers Grove community to stroll through our showroom and experience the wonder of the season.”


Art Van Wonderland runs through January 1, 2015. For additional information, visit


About Art Van Furniture

Art Van Furniture is the Midwest’s largest furniture retailer and America’s largest independent furniture retailer. The company operates 94 stores throughout Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, and Indiana, including freestanding Art Van PureSleep mattress stores, Art Van Flooring stores, and Art Van Furniture franchise locations as well as a full service e-commerce website. Founded in 1959, the company is family-owned and headquartered in Warren, Michigan. Visit for more information.



Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Divi Child Theme Development