BMO Harris Magnificent Mile Lights Festival 2017

The BMO Harris Magnificent Mile Lights Festival returns on Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18! This beloved tradition – and the nation’s largest evening holiday celebration – features family-friendly activities, a grand tree-lighting parade and fireworks!

The fun starts in Lights Festival Lane (Pioneer Court, 401 N. Michigan Avenue) at 4:00pm on Friday evening. Activities include local vendors, a visit with Santa, live entertainment and much more.

It all leads up to a magical Saturday evening tree-lighting parade down North Michigan Avenue. Grand marshals Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse of Walt Disney World Resort in Florida lead more than 40 magnificent floats, larger-than-life balloons, lively marching bands, celebrity appearances and more. The event draws to a grand conclusion with a spectacular fireworks display over the Chicago River.

Find more information about Lights Festival here.

Lights Festival Schedule of Events:

Friday, November 17
4pm – 8pm
Lights Festival Lane (Pioneer Court, 401 N. Michigan Avenue) opens early this year with more than a dozen family-friendly activities from Chicago favorites and popular brands – plus live music and a visit with Santa Claus!

Saturday, November 18
11am – 4pm
The fun continues at Lights Festival Lane (401 N. Michigan Avenue).

5:30pm
The BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival lighting procession steps off from Oak Street and Michigan Avenue. The Lights Festival draws to a grand conclusion at 6:55pm with a spectacular fireworks display over the Chicago River at Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive.

Look for Lifeway Foods and Jewel-Osco in Lights Festival Lane and the parade! 

 

Chicagoland’s Lifeway Foods, America’s favorite probiotic kefir company, is proud to join the BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival again! It’s the season of giving, so show a little gratitude towards your body with some probiotic goodness! Lifeway’s delicious kefir products have the protein, vitamins and probiotics that help keep you healthy and glowing. With a wide variety of delicious kefir and frozen treats there’s a Lifeway product for everyone in the family – including ProBugs kefir for kids.

 

Jewel-Osco is proud to be part of the special Chicagoland tradition that is the BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival! From horse and buggy home deliveries to today’s state-of-the-art supermarkets, Jewel-Osco takes great pride in being Chicago’s local go-to grocery for 118 years. With the holiday season fast approaching, Jewel-Osco can help you ease into entertaining with everything from festive party trays and delicious dinners to custom-baked cakes, fruit platters and other crowd-pleasers. Stop by the Jewel-Osco booth in Lights Festival Lane. Spin the prize wheel for exciting giveaways!