Nov 152012
 

Tins the Season!

Lights Fest
If you’re headed to the 21st annual BMO Harris Magnificent Mile Lights Festival® on Saturday, November 17, Garrett Popcorn Shops® will be there! With so much happening throughout the day, it’s best to plan in order 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.), and can walk over to the Garrett booth for complimentary samples of our famous Chicago Mix. We’ll also have hot cups of CaramelCrisp® Apple Cider for sale for $2 a cup. All proceeds benefit the Lurie Children’s Hospital Heroes for Life program.

Continue shopping in Pioneer Court until 5p.m. or walk along Michigan Avenue to take in the decorations. If you’re near our 625 N. Michigan Avenue Shop, pop in for a taste of Gingerbread CaramelCrisp®. If you don’t have time to stop before the parade, this Shop will be open until 11 p.m. for your convenience.

Tins the Season!
Find your spot along Michigan Avenue before 5:30p.m. when the Tree-Lighting Parade begins. We’re proud to make our second appearance with the “Tins the Season” float! Fans can enjoy the delicious aroma of CaramelCrisp® as our chef cooks everyone’s favorite treat on-board. Garrett representatives will also hand out bags of The Chicago Mix to boys and girls along the parade route.

Stay to the end and enjoy the fireworks display over the Chicago River.

If you’re unable to attend, we’ll be broadcast on ABC 7 Chicago at 6 p.m., or you can get a real time feel for the parade action by following our Twitter account, @GarrettPopcorn. Hope to see you there!

Nov 212011
 
Scooping Chicago Mix for hungry fans!

Scooping Chicago Mix for hungry fans!

The scene at Pioneer Court

The scene at Pioneer Court.

Tins the Season crew ready for actions!

Tins the Season crew ready for actions!

Tins the Season!

Tins the Season!

Handing out popcorn along Michigan Avenue

Handing out popcorn along Michigan Avenue.

Fireworks finish the parade!

Fireworks finish the parade!

Want to see more pictures from The Magnificent Mile Lights Fest presented by BMO Harris Bank? Visit our Facebook page!

Nov 182011
 
Festival of Lights Float

Festival of Lights Float

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.

Tins the Season!

Tins the Season!

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!