WARREN, Mich., Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Art Van Wonderland, Michigan's ultimate family holiday destination, is set to sparkle more, shine brighter and scintillate the senses when the retailer unveils its sensational second season decor at its Warren store (6500 E. 14 Mile Road) on November 7, 2013 and its Grand Rapids location (4375 28th Street, S.E.) on November 14, 2013. Both stores will host formal lighting ceremonies followed by private VIP events on those evenings, and will open to the public the following mornings.
Festive new additions have been incorporated at both Art Van Wonderland destinations, including a show-stopping, 22-foot Christmas tree covered with over 1,000 crystals and diamond-shaped LED Christmas lights; oversized ornaments and gift-wrapped packages; and life-size gingerbread men. Guests strolling through Art Van Furniture's youth bedroom department will enter a kid-friendly North Pole setting, where Santa's candy-covered house, king-size mailbox and friendly, faux reindeer will greet them. In addition, classic Christmas movies that warm the heart and bring back fond memories of holidays past will be shown in the youth department.
"I remember the joy and excitement of the holiday season growing up," said Art Van Elslander, founder and chairman of Art Van Furniture. "We wanted to create the same magic at Art Van Wonderland to showcase the splendor of the season, and invite every children of every age to experience the whimsy and wonder of the holidays."
Santa and his elves will be on hand to greet families and take complimentary photos at Art Van Wonderland every weekend starting on Black Friday, November 29 through Sunday, December 22. This year, children can also write letters to Santa and deposit them in a magical mailbox in each store.
Special community events will be held throughout November and December at both Art Van Wonderland locations. Art Van Wonderland runs through January 1, 2013.
About Art Van Furniture
Art Van Furniture is the Midwest's largest furniture retailer and America's largest independent furniture retailer. The company operates 35 stores throughout Michigan, five stores in Chicagoland, one store in Toledo, Ohio, a full service e-commerce website, plus 39 freestanding Art Van PureSleep bedding stores in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. Founded in 1959, the company is family-owned and headquartered in Warren, Michigan. Visit artvan.com for more information.
SOURCE Art Van Furniture