Chicago’s iconic Michigan Avenue will shine even brighter during the 31st annual Magnificent Mile Lights Festival On November 18, 2023. This beloved holiday tradition combines a parade, lights, music, tree lighting and family activities for joy-filled holiday fun.
The event kicks off at 11:00 a.m. starting at Lights Festival Lane (401 North Michigan Avenue) with a festive line-up of booths and family activities, including photos with Santa Claus. A tree lighting ceremony opens the nighttime events at 5:30 pm, which culminates with a parade down North Michigan Avenue with Mickey and Minnie Mouse as grand marshalls.
Over 200 trees are festooned with one million lights for the largest night-time parade in the U.S. Live performances, celebrities, marching bands, floats make the Magnificient Mile Lights Festival the most anticipated parade of the season.
The parade will be broadcast on ABC 7 Chicago on November 20, 2022.
Magnificent Mile Lights Festival
North Michigan Avenue, from Oak Street to Wacker Drive
November 18, 2023, 11am- 8pm