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BMO Helpful Hints

BMO Helpful Hints

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.

Planning Ahead and Remember to Pack

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

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Getting Here

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

Get Moving

Tips to experience the best

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

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ADA viewing 

Information on a special wheelchair viewing area for the parade.

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Street Closures

We anticipate street closures as early as 7:00 am on Saturday, November 17. Please plan accordingly.

Event Map 

Check out the 2017 Holiday Activity Guide for event descriptions, helpful hints and a map of the parade route - plus special offers from businesses around The Magnificent Mile!

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