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Tips to Experience the Best

Refuel on The Magnificent Mile

It is easy to find snacks for everyone at Lights Festival Lane in Pioneer Court! Stop by the Connie’s Pizza booth for a slice of their famous pizza or the Eli’s Cheesecake Company booth to decorate a piece of cheesecake. Follow your nose to Garrett Popcorn Shops at 625 N. Michigan Avenue for some of their famous popcorn or any of our fine downtown Chicago restaurants and coffee shops for a power boost.

Trolley Tours

Enjoy the sites of The Magnificent Mile from one of the trolleys while the driver gives an entertaining and informative tour of the area. Visit www.chicagotrolley.com for more information.

Kid Friendly Stops Along The Magnificent Mile
While there are dozens of interactive activities to take the kids to at The BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival presented, here are a few additional stops that will be a huge hit with children of all ages:

  • American Girl Place, 835 N. Michigan Avenue, Water Tower Place
  • The Disney Store, 717 N. Michigan Avenue

Outstanding Views of The Magnificent Mile

For the most amazing aerial views of The Magnificent Mile, visit 360 CHICAGO Observatory at 875 N. Michigan Avenue – see The Magnificent Mile from a thousand feet up!

Tree-Lighting Parade Viewing

When choosing your spot to view the lighting procession, remember that Michigan Avenue is less crowded on the east side of the street, especially at the north end of the procession route!

Fireworks Spectacular Viewing

A spectacular fireworks show is displayed over the Chicago River at the DuSable Bridge (formerly Michigan Avenue Bridge), so standing along Wacker Drive or in Pioneer Court at 401 N. Michigan Avenue are the prime places to view!

REMEMBER: The DuSable Bridge (formerly Michigan Avenue Bridge) closes as early as 3:30 p.m. each year. If you want to get to your favorite spot for the lighting procession, be sure to make your way across the bridge before that time!

Public Restrooms

  • Lights Festival Lane, Pioneer Court, 401 N. Michigan Avenue
  • 900 North Michigan Shops, 900 N. Michigan Avenue
  • Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan Avenue
  • The Shops at North Bridge, 520 N. Michigan Avenue

First Aid

Northwestern Memorial Hospital is located at 251 E. Huron Street

Street Closures

During The BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, street closures are anticipated around the district. Please plan your day!


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