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
- The Blue Buffalo Co.
- Brookfield Zoo
- Chicago Park District
- Chicago Transit Authority
- Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co.
- Choose Chicago
- Constellation Energy
- Entertainment Cruises
- 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
- 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
- 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