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Tree-Lighting Parade

North Michigan Avenue, from Oak Street to Wacker Drive.

The tree-lighting parade steps off at 5:30pm at Oak Street on Saturday, November 17, heading south on Michigan Avenue to Wacker Drive.

2018 Participants Include:

  • BMO Harris Bank
  • Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida
  • 93.9 LITE-FM
  • ABC7 Chicago
  • AT&T
  • The Blue Buffalo Co.
  • Brookfield Zoo
  • Chicago Park District
  • Chicago Transit Authority
  • Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co. 
  • Choose Chicago
  • Constellation Energy
  • Entertainment Cruises
  • Frango
  • Garrett Popcorn Shops
  • Greeley and Hansen LLC
  • Hilton Hotels Chicago
  • Illinois Lottery
  • Illinois Office of Tourism
  • The Ogden International School of Chicago
  • Northwestern Medicine
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Subaru 
  • Texas de Brazil, Ronald McDonald House
  • Walgreens Co. 

Learn more about our sponsors!

Featuring special guests:

  • Cailee Rae on the BMO Harris Bank Float
  • Cozi Zuehlsdorff on the Southwest Airlines Float
  • Alex Aiono on the AT&T Float
  • Louis York on the Hilton Hotels Holiday Train
  • Michael J. Woodard on the Blue Buffalo Float
  • YaDonna West on the Walgreens Float

Learn more about our talent!

Marching bands from around the country!

  • Crystal Lake Strikers
  • Firestone High School Band
  • Greendale High School Band
  • Hartselle High School Band
  • Palmetto Ridge High School Band
  • Sylvania Northview High School

Dance cast:

  • 3rd Street Dance & Theatre Company
  • Bonnie Lindholm School of Dance
  • Dance Factory INC
  • In Motion Dance
  • Ovation Academy
  • The Happiness Club
  • Trilogy School of Performing Arts

Plus helium-filled balloons brought to you by:

  • BMO Harris Bank, Hubert the Lion
  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
  • Angelo's Gelato, Nutcracker
  • Special Olympics Illinois, Champ the Penguin
  • Snickerdoodle the Reindeer


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