Where are the best viewing spots during the procession? What should you pack? Click through the below link to view helpful hints and resources for answers to these and other Lights Festival-related questions.

From booking your hotel to tips on what to bring day-of, reference this handy “to do” list when planning for your visit!


Trains, planes and automobiles, see how to get to The Magnificent Mile, whatever your choice of travel!


Want to know which side of the parade route has extra elbow room? Where to find public restrooms? Information on street closures?  Click through for details.


Information on special wheelchair viewing areas for concerts and the parade.


We anticipate street closures as early as 7:00 am on Saturday, November 19. Please plan accordingly.


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