2018 BMO Harris Magnificent Mile Lights Festival: Nov 16-17

The 27th annual BMO Harris Magnificent Mile Lights Festival® kicks off the 2018 holiday season on November 16 and 17 with two days of free, family-friendly activities!

The celebration begins with activities in Lights Festival Lane, including a visit with Santa Claus and culminates in a Saturday evening-tree lighting parade down North Michigan Avenue led by Grand Marshals Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse from Walt Disney World®.

Lights Festival Schedule of Events:

Friday, November 16
4pm – 8pm
Enjoy Lights Festival Lane in Pioneer Court (401 N. Michigan Avenue) the evening before the parade. Explore an interactive wonderland of holiday-themed activities and sample tasty treats.


Saturday, November 17
11am – 4pm
The fun continues at Lights Festival Lane in Pioneer Court (401 N. Michigan Avenue).

The BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival lighting procession starts on Michigan Avenue at Oak Street. The Lights Festival draws to a grand conclusion at 6:55pm with a spectacular fireworks display over the Chicago River at North Michigan Avenue.

For more information, visit TheMagnificentMile.com.