CHICAGO, Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BMO Harris Bank announced today, as title sponsor of the 2012 Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, it will bring to life their "Helpful Steps for Parents" program through a variety of activities at Chicago's annual kick-off of the holiday season.
On Nov. 17, families can visit the BMO Harris Bank tents in Pioneer Court and along Michigan Avenue to participate in "Hubert's Adventure," win great prizes, meet BMO Harris Bank's beloved mascot Hubert the Lion, and learn about BMO Harris Bank's "Helpful Steps for Parents" -- a 24/7, free online community that gives parents access to age-appropriate games, tools, videos and blogs developed by leading family and financial experts to teach smart money skills.
"We want our customers to feel confident about financial decisions at all ages, and our 'Hubert's Adventure' activity reaches out to both kids and parents in a fun, interactive way," said Justine Fedak, Senior Vice President, Brand, Advertising, and Sponsorships for BMO Harris Bank. "Each year, the Lights Festival showcases the spectacular city of Chicago and embraces the special holiday spirit of the Magnificent Mile -- as title sponsor, we are once again pleased to bring this spirit to all of Chicagoland."
The BMO Harris Bank Stage at Pioneer Court will host a full lineup of live musical performances including previous American Idol runner-up Colton Dixon. Families can also visit BMO Harris Bank's mascot Hubert the Lion, the "Wheel of Fun," life-sized Lego Hubert and create their own "Holiday Wish & Give Lists" throughout the day in Pioneer Court.
On the North side of the Hancock building, ESPN 1000 radio personalities, Sarah Spain and Jeff Dickerson, will host a handful of rounds at the Helpful Steps for Parents life-sized board game for kids to play.
In partnership with Radio Disney, Chicago, BMO Harris will also continue their month-long Justin Bieber Flyaway Sweepstakes through their new interactive displays placed throughout the Mag Mile during Lights Festival. By visiting the kiosks, visitors can enter to win a trip to see Justin in Orlando, Florida with three friends, check out featured Helpful Steps of Parents games, and even share a holiday photo with BMO Harris' mascot Hubert the Lion.
About BMO Harris Bank
Based in Chicago, BMO Harris Bank N.A. provides a broad range of personal banking products and solutions through over 600 branches and approximately 1,300 ATMs in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Nevada, Arizona and Florida. BMO Harris Bank's commercial banking team provides a combination of sector expertise, local knowledge and mid-market focus throughout the U.S. Deposit and loan products and services provided by BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. BMO Harris Bank(SM) is a trade name used by BMO Harris Bank N.A. BMO Harris Bank is part of BMO Financial Group, a North American financial organization with 1,600 branches, and a retail deposit base of approximately $180 billion.
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