Pioneer Court, 401 N. Michigan Avenue
11:00am – 4:00pm

See below for a full list of Lights Festival Lane activities! 

  • BMO Harris Bank

    Photo Memories Corner

    See yourself riding on the 2015 BMO Harris Community Float through our instant print holiday photo session. We're here to help you cherish this moment for years to come by placing your photo in a one-of-a-kind customizable picture frame!

    Face Painting Tent

    Two face painters will be providing free face painting services from 11:00am-3:30pm. There will be four face painting options to select from. People of all ages are welcome to participate.

    Helper Tent

    The BMO Harris Bank Helper tent is a space for guests to charge their mobile phones, receive informational brochures, and get free hand warmers while quantities last. BMO Harris Bank volunteers will also be answering frequently asked questions and leveraging the 'We're Here to Help' platform.

    Blackhawks & Bulls Tent

    Get in the Chicago sports spirit at the Blackhawks & Bulls tent! Reach into Santa's sack, filled with mini Hubert the Lion dolls. If the doll you pick (without looking!) has a Blackhawks or Bulls jersey on, you'll win a special prize associated with the team. No matter what, you get to keep the doll!

    There will also be a surprise appearance at the Blackhawks & Bulls tent at 1pm. Make sure to bring your camera!

  • The Magnificent Mile Information Booth

    Stop by The Magnificent Mile booth to pick up your Holiday Activity Guide and event maps; and to learn more information about the day's festivities. The information booth will be staffed by professional concierge, in partnership with KEY This Week in Chicago magazine.

  • Meet and Greet

    Don't miss your chance to meet your favorite performers at the Meet and Greet tent at Lights Festival Lane! Pick up your wristband at The Magnificent Mile Information Booth starting at 11:00 AM. While supplies last.

    12:30 PM: MAX, presented by Radio Disney
    2:30 PM: Michelle Branch, presented by Southwest Airlines®

  • Blue Buffalo

    The Blue Buffalo booth will be having fun giveaways, such as coupons and other Blue Buffalo branded merchandise!

  • Connie’s Pizza

    Our deep dish pizza has been a Chicago favorite for over 50 years. Similar to the pan pizza with just an extra amount of goodness. Our deep dish is legendary, being featured at festivals and sporting venues throughout the Chicagoland area.

  • Disney Store

    Visit the Disney Store booth in Pioneer Court. Walk into our wintry wonderland for a festive family photo! Share it, treasure it and receive a special Disney Store offer.

  • The Eli’s Cheesecake Company

    Visit Eli’s tent between 11am and 4pm for FREE cheesecake slice decorating with whipped cream and fun candy toppings with students from the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences. Plus, bring a non-perishable food donation for the Greater Chicago Food Depository and get a FREE slice of cheesecake to take home. Donate $10 to the food depository and get a free whole cheesecake!

  • Fannie May Fine Chocolates

    Visit the Fannie May®  tent and taste why we've been Chicago's chocolate for over 95 years. Enjoy complimentary Pixies® and festive holiday giveaways.

  • Garrett Popcorn Shops

    "BrighTin the Holidays"

    Visit the Garrett Popcorn Shops® booth for a complimentary Treat Size Bag of Garrett Mix® and a warm cup of our delicious CaramelCrisp® Apple Cider. Donations will benefit Lurie Children’s Circle of Friends.


  • Lurie Children’s & Kohl’s

    Stop by the Lurie Children's & Kohl's booth to learn some safety tips and play the spin the wheel game to win a prize! They will be handing out giveaways all day.

  • Museum of Science and Industry

    Get in the holiday spirit at the Museum of Science and Industry's booth! Enjoy festive giveaways and share in the holiday cheer of MSI's annual Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light exhibits and Robot Revolution, supported by with additional major support from The Boeing Company.

  • Reddi-wip

    Reddi-wip, in partnership with ABC Family, will be bringing holiday delight to this year's Lights Festival! The Share the Joy Food Truck will be parked in Pioneer Court at an unannounced time. Reddi-wip will then bring surprise and delight to those waiting to see Santa with delicious hot cocoa and Reddi-wip topped treats!

  • Subaru

    Attendees are invited to stop by the Subaru tent and check out the full line of symmetrical all-wheel drive vehicles. While there, you’ll be treated to a professional ice carving demonstration and holiday themed giveaways. Subaru’s goal is to keep you and your family safe and confident on the road in all weather conditions.

    While there, be sure to ask about our annual Share the Love event. For every new Subaru purchased between November 19th and January 2nd, Subaru will donate $250 to those in need.

  • Sport Clips

    Stop by the Sport Clips tent and spin the prize wheel! Win one of many cool prizes, including coupons offering free haircuts for 1st time clients and free MVP upgrades.

  • Whole Foods

    Join us at the Whole Foods Market tent to create your own sweet and savory holiday trail mix for yourself or a loved one. While you’re there, take a picture at the Whole Foods Market photo booth and enter to win a $250 gift card to spend on your holiday feast!

  • 93.9 MY Holiday FM

    93.9 MYfm Chicago's Christmas music station! Join us as we celebrate the holiday season with Chicago's favorite reindeer Edison, MYfm's personalities, and our partners Entenmann's and Skinny Pop. Stop by the MYfm holiday booth to get your picture taken with Edison, play games, and sample Entenmann's Little Bites and Skinny Pop.

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