Headed to the Magnificent Mile lights Festival® presented by BMO Harris Bank tomorrow? Garrett Popcorn Shops® will be there, too! There’s lots happening throughout the day, so it’s best to plan to see (and taste) it all!
Between 11a.m. – 3:30p.m. families can enjoy live musical performances at the BMO Harris Bank Stage in Pioneer Court (401 N. Michigan Ave.). The lineup includes China Anne McClain, American Idol finalists Haley Reinhardt and Casey Abrams, and others. If you find that you’re a little thirsty after so much entertainment, walk over to the Garrett booth. We’ll have hot cups of CaramelCrisp® Apple Cider for sale. The best part, aside from the amazing taste, is that $1 from each sale benefits The Boys & Girls Club in your community.
While there, you may want to start your holiday shopping with a tin of The Chicago Mix. We’ll have seasonal, 1 gallon tins available for $34. Cash only.
Continue shopping in Pioneer Court until 5p.m. or walk along Michigan Avenue to see the decorations and take in the entries to the window design contest. You may find yourself near our 625 N. Michigan Avenue Shop as you wander the scene. If you don’t have time to stop before the parade, this Shop and our Ogilvie Station Shop will be open until 9p.m. for your convenience.
Find your spot along Michigan Avenue before 5:30p.m. when the Lights Festival procession begins. Over fifty floats are in the parade this year, and we’re proud to make our first appearance with our “Tins the Season” float! Carolers will sing songs of holidays and popcorn while customers anticipate the savory treats waiting for them behind the counter. Our float will smell as great as it looks, too, with the wafting aroma of CaramelCrisp® making people crave a taste. Fortunately, we’ll have runners handing out samples of The Chicago Mix to waiting fans.
Stick around until the end of the parade. We plan to “Shake it up!” a little before the grand finale of Santa and fireworks!
If you’re unable to attend, we’ll be broadcast on ABC 7, or you can get a real time feel for the parade action by following our Twitter account, @GarrettPopcorn. Hope to see you there!