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!

Date: Sunday, November 22, 2020
Time: Varies
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.

ABC 7 Chicago showcases the magic of the holiday season with a re-imagined Lights Festival TV special on Sunday, November 22 at 6:00P (CT). ABC 7 Eyewitness News Anchors, Cheryl Burton and Alan Krashesky, will serve as hosts of this hour-long special, with Janet Davies contributing.

A whimsical winter wonderland set, with the iconic Wrigley Building as the backdrop, sets the scene for dynamic musical performances:

Chicago native Jennifer Hudson, winner of Academy and Grammy Awards and star of the upcoming Aretha Franklin Biopic, Respect, will treat viewers to an unforgettable performance. Heather Headley, Tony and Grammy Award-winning actress who now hails from Wheaton, Illinois, will lend her incredible voice to the show. Headley is also starring in the upcoming biopic, Respect.

Joining us from afar with remote performances: platinum and chart-topping country music stars, Rascal Flatts will contribute their special sound. Other performances will include Disney’s amazing a cappella group DCapella; folk, soul, pop duo Johnnyswim; Disney Channel star, Kylie Cantrall; American Idol winner, Laine Hardy; international global pop group, Now United; and Caroline Bowman and Colby from Disney’s Broadway Musical FROZEN.

The BMO Harris Magnificent Mile Lights Festival will be streamed on the ABC 7 Chicago News app and will be availabe on-demand at abc7chicago.com. The TV special is syndicated to audiences nationwide and in Canada through the holiday season.

Read more about our featured talent below!

Other Holiday Lights:
ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo Free Family Fun
Holiday Magic Brookfield Zoo’s Lights Festival
Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum