The ‘Biggest Advent Calendar’ Is Back

CHICAGO, IL (November 6, 2018) – Major Chicago department stores are known for their window Christmas displays, but Jesus People Covenant Church is attracting a lot of attention for their Advent calendar windows.

Beginning December 1, they will unveil one window a day in their three-story building to reveal seasonal images.

This year “celestial themes with a mix of magic realism” will occupy each window. For example, “This year there will be doves in outer space, and the Tuskegee Airmen represent the three wise men,” said Karl Sullivan, building manager and co-founder of Everybody’s Coffee, a JPUSA business.

“Our objective is to show the intensity and beauty of the Advent season,” Sullivan said.

The windows will be composed of mixed media such as sculpture, textiles, innovative lighting, as well as layered paintings. Designers and artists are Sullivan, Suzanne Stewart, Genesis Winter, and Diane Borden.

New this year will also be a Winter Wonderland in the ground floor windows of Everybody’s Coffee.

The JPUSA building is located at 935 W. Wilson Avenue.

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