Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. Photo courtesy Choose Chicago
Photo courtesy Choose Chicago

CHICAGO — The BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival returns on Saturday, November 20, 2021 to Chicago.

Free family fun culminates in the grand Tree-Lighting Parade down North Michigan Avenue with Grand Marshals Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse from Walt Disney World Resorts in Florida.

The event-filled day begins at 11 a.m. starting at Lights Festival Lane (401 North Michigan Avenue), with the parade of floats commencing at 5:30 pm.

The holiday tree lighting ceremony will kick off on Friday, November 19 at 4 p.m. at the Wrigley Building Centennial Plaza.

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The parade features more than 60 minutes of floats, giant helium balloons, exciting marching bands, celebrities, musical performances, Santa Claus, and more, all helping to illuminate more than 1 million lights along The Magnificent Mile. 

The event draws to a grand conclusion with spectacular fireworks over the Chicago River at the DuSable Bridge at 7 p.m.

If you’re staying closer to the Lake Geneva area for the holidays, a list of Walworth County Christmas parades is HERE.

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By Staff Report

Walworth County Community News