Schedule of Events

On Saturday, November 21, The BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival will be offering a full lineup of activities, starting bright and early in the morning and continued throughout the evening.

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    BMO Harris Bank Stage

    November 21, 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM

    BMO Harris Bank Stage, Pioneer Court, 401 N. Michigan Avenue

    A series of musical performances by top artists rock the BMO Harris Bank stage all afternoon at Lights Festival Lane.

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    Lights Festival Lane

    November 21, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Pioneer Court, 401 N. Michigan Avenue

    It’s non-stop holiday fun in Lights Festival Lane, an interactive holiday wonderland! Enjoy interactive holiday activities, delicious treats and live performances played all afternoon at the BMO Harris Bank Stage in Pioneer Court.

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    Tree-Lighting Parade

    November 21, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    North Michigan Avenue, from Oak Street to Wacker Drive

    Is there anything more magical than North Michigan Avenue Tree lighting parade illuminated with twinkling white lights throughout the holiday season? Grand marshals Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse lead an extraordinary Tree-Lighting Parade down North Michigan Avenue with magnificent floats, giant helium-filled balloons, lively marching bands, classic characters from Walt Disney World and Resort and appearances from top musical artists.

    Parade steps off at 5:30 PM at Oak Street & Michigan Avenue, traveling south on Michigan Avenue to Wacker Drive.

    The Lights Festival is broadcasted LIVE on ABC7 Chicago at 6 pm CST on November 21, 2015, and will broadcast across the country throughout the holiday season. Click here to see when it aired in your city!

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    Fireworks Spectacular

    November 21, 6:55 PM

    North Michigan Avenue and the Chicago River As a grand finale to the parade, a spectacular fireworks show begins at 6:55 p.m. over the Chicago River. The fireworks offer a perfect ending to the fun-filled day of holiday activities and events!

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Lights Festival Countdown

Watch Highlights from
the 2015 Lights Festival