BMO Harris Bank
770 N. Water St.
BMO Harris Bank presents its much-anticipated annual holiday display, A Super Duper Holiday, at the bank’s downtown Milwaukee location. Open to the public through Jan. 2, BMO will celebrate the marvelous world of superheroes through this year’s display. The display is free and open to the public.
As part of the 47-year long tradition, the bank’s lobby has been transformed into a fantastic winter wonderland featuring more than a dozen superhero stories depicted with the bank’s treasured collection of life-sized Steiff animals. The animals will be displayed in an elaborately designed vignette in BMO’s downtown bank lobby, sharing the spectacular tales of mystical powers, tremendous obstacles and courageous adventures.
Display dates and hours:
Visitors may enter the lobby through the North or South doors on Water Street
December 2, 2019 – January 2, 2020
Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Special dates and hours:
Saturday, December 7, 2019: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 24, 2019: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 25, 2019: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 1, 2020: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 2, 2020: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
In conjunction with the holiday display, BMO Harris will donate $30,000 to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin to help feed Milwaukee-area families throughout the holiday season.
The BMO Harris Bank holiday collection of animals began in 1972, when 30 life-sized Steiff animals were discovered at the world’s largest toy store, FAO Schwartz in New York City. The BMO Harris Bank collection of Steiff animals has steadily grown to include more than 150 Steiff animals – collectors’ items originally made in Germany by Margarete Steiff, who hand-stitched the first tiny elephant and stuffed it with straw. Many of the figures are no longer being made. The world-renowned Steiff Company made the original teddy bear in 1903.
Over the past 45 years, the annual holiday display has included pieces such as: a fishing tugboat, a Victorian park, an igloo at the North Pole, a Yukon train, a snow queen palace, a candy factory, 1950s nostalgia featuring antique Harley-Davidson motorcycles, and a Holiday Busytown featuring the well-known characters from various illustrated children’s books by Richard Scarry.