The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

Pioneer Court - 401 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611

Magnificent Mile Lights Festival
Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, beloved holiday celebration for more than 25 years, returns this year for the kick-off celebration of the holiday season!

Start Date: Friday, November 17, 2017 
End Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017
Time: 4 – 8pm Friday / 11am – 4pm Saturday
Location: Lights Festival Lane (Pioneer Court) – 401 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
Cost: FREE

For the full schedule of events, please visit their website.

The festival promises TWO days of free, family-friendly activities. The fun begins at Lights Festival Lane on Friday afternoon, November 17 at 4pm and continues throughout the day on Saturday.

The celebration culminates in an evening tree-lighting parade on Saturday evening, November 18, 2017, which has become a beloved tradition in Chicago and across the nation via a one-hour television broadcast.

The parade steps off at 5:30pm at Oak Street & N. Michigan Avenue, traveling south on Michigan Ave. to Wacker Dr. Grand marshals Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse from Walt Disney World illuminate more than one million lights on 250 trees along the route!

The Lights Festival draws to a grand conclusion with a spectacular fireworks display over the Chicago River at Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive.

Once we officially kick off the holiday season, get a start on your holiday wish list at The Magnificent Mile District. Major attractions, hotels, shops and restaurants celebrate with special events and offers through the new year.