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.

  • Run Mag Mile

    September 10, 2016

    Registration is now open for Run Mag Mile, the only race in Chicago to feature The Magnificent Mile as the course centerpiece. This is your chance to experience on of the Great Avenues of the World like never before.

    The first 1,000 registrants will receive a Fannie May® Chicago Collection Milk Chocolate Bar!

    Register now >>

  • Lights Festival

    The BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival®

    Saturday, November 19, 2016

    Dubbed the nation’s largest evening holiday event, The BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival will return for the 25th Anniversary Celebration in 2016. A full day of festivities include family-friendly activities in Lights Festival Lane, live entertainment from top artists and tons of holiday shopping and special offers 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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