The Tradition of the Advent Calendar

Whether filled with beautiful images or tasty treats, the advent calendar is a fixture in many homes across the world during the Christmas season, as a way of marking the time leading up to the big day. With roots in 19th century Germany, this traditional holiday display gradually made its way to all sorts of places, including communities in Scandinavia, the UK, and the US. Our Blue Hill Bach Advent Calendar will feature artist bios, stories about beloved carols, AND observations of Hanukkah and the Winter Solstice….and more surprises along the way, too!


“Vom Himmel hoch” from Magnificat—Blue Hill Bach, 2016