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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, heading south on Michigan Avenue to Wacker Drive.

2017 Participants Include:

  • 93.9 MYfm
  • ABC7 Chicago
  • BMO Harris Bank
  • Brookfield Zoo
  • The Blue Buffalo Co.
  • Chicago Blackhawks
  • Chicago Park District
  • Choose Chicago
  • Constellation Energy
  • Garrett Popcorn Shops
  • Gift of Hope
  • Hilton Chicago
  • Jewel-Osco
  • Lifeway Kefir
  • Night Before Chritmas Float
  • Northwestern Medicine
  • Radio Disney
  • Shedd Aquarium
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Subaru 
  • Texas de Brazil, Ronald McDonald House
  • UIC
  • Walgreens
  • Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida
  • Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co.

Marching bands from around the country!

  • Calhoun County All Star Band
  • Libertyville High School Band
  • Greendale High School Band
  • Bainbridge High School Band
  • Jeffersonville High School Band
  • Mosley High School Band

Dance Cast:

  • Bonnie Lindholm Dance Company
  • Center Stage Academy of Dance
  • Dance Factory 
  • The Happiness Club
  • In Motion Dance
  • Trilogy of Dance

Plus helium-filled balloons brought to you by:

  • BMO Harris Bank, Hubert the Lion
  • Lurie Children’s
  • Angelo's Gelato, Nutcracker
  • Christkindlmarket, Fiddlesticks
  • Chicago Flower & Garden Show, Bookworm


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