There is always something magnificent to do on The Magnificent Mile®. From extraordinary events to exclusive experiences, absorb the sights, sounds and excitement of special activities all year round. Check out our annual events below to to see what is in store along one of the great avenues of the world.

Also, stay up to speed on the hottest happenings in The Magnificent Mile district. From grand store openings and designer trunk shows, to enticing wine dinners and opening theater shows, visit the What’s Hot section for all that is buzzworthy on North Michigan Avenue.

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    The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival™

    September 4 - 7, 2015

    The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival™ fuses fashion, food and fitness for the perfect end-of-summer getaway! Enjoy exclusive in-store offers and events, celebrity appearances, fashion shows, culinary celebrations, outdoor concerts, fabulous hotel packages and much more.

    Plus, registration is now open for The Magnificent Mile Chicago Women’s Half Marathon & 5K, the only sporting event in the city to feature Chicago’s iconic Magnificent Mile as the course centerpiece.


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    The BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival®

    Saturday, November 21, 2015

    Dubbed the nation’s largest evening holiday event, The BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival will return in 2015. A full day of festivities include family-friendly activities in Lights Festival Lane, live entertainment from top artists in Pioneer Court on the BMO Harris Bank Stage and tons of holiday shopping throughout the district.

    The highly anticipated lighting parade, led by Grand Marshals Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, features a host of friends from Walt Disney Parks in Florida, more than 30 floats, giant balloons, exciting marching bands, celebrities, musical performances and, of course, Santa Claus. More than one million lights on 200 trees along The Magnificent Mile will be illuminated this magical evening. The parade culminates with a spectacular fireworks display along the Chicago River.



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