"An Up North Holiday" enthralls the lobby of the BMO Harris Bank in Downtown Milwaukee

Posted at 7:44 PM, Dec 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-09 20:45:03-05
It's impossible not to get in the spirit when checking out the enthralling lobby of the BMO Harris Bank Downtown.
The theme of this year's annual holiday display is  "An Up North Holiday." About 15,000 visitors check it out every year.
"I can't tell you how many people I talk with say my uncle took me there as a kid my parents took me there,it brings back immediately so many memories for these people from all around our great city," says Kara Kaiser, Managing Director of BMO Private Bank.
The colorful exhibit includes adorable stuffed animals synchronized in motion. They are ice skating, playing hockey, even ice fishing. The Christmas creation took hours to compose.
"It's just shy of a year long process that it takes to put this together."explains Kaiser. 
The theme changes every year, but 150 prized Steiff animals are always included. The gift to Milwaukee has been captivating audiences since 1972 when it was an M&I Bank. Kaiser was taken to the display when she was only eight months old.
"The bank then and today still has an employee holiday party  every year around this display, he brought me here as a young child." she explains. 
For every visitor,  BMO Harris donates five dollars to help the hungry.
For families looking for a charming Yuletide activity, the 2016 BMO Harris holiday display is a must.
"It's free. it's open to the public. We welcome you to come," exclaims Kaiser.
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