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Lights Festival

Returning on Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17, 2018
Start planning now for a holiday tradition!

Check out the 2017 Holiday Activity Guide for things to do during the Lights Festival, helpful hints and a map of the parade route. Our kick off to the holiday season is a great time to start shopping and experience some of the best restaurants in Chicago, and the activity guide always includes special offers from businesses around The Magnificent Mile!

Can’t see it live?
Each year, the BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival is scheduled to air in more than 90% of the country...

Check local listings to see when the 2018 Lights Festival parade will be playing in your city during the holiday season!

Where Your Holidays Begin!
The BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, the nation’s largest evening holiday celebration, promises a full day of:


Check out highlights from our 26th annual celebration in 2017!

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