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Sponsor Greetings

The BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival would not be possible without all of our partners’ support!

Learn more about the sponsors who are helping to Shine Bright for 30 years!

  • BMO Harris Bank

    As a proud sponsor of the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, BMO is committed working with the communities we serve and we are focused on helping bring Chicago together for the 30-year mark on the festivity of lighting our city, our people and most importantly our children. We support the Lights Festival because our Chicago roots are deep, and we share that goal of spotlighting the good.  As a Chicago-based bank, BMO Harris considers it our responsibility to use our resources and expertise to build strong, resilient neighborhoods. It’s part of our purpose to Boldly Grow the Good. BMO is proud to take a leadership role in revitalizing communities by augmenting public investment with private investment.

    BMO Harris Bank provides a broad range of personal banking products and solutions through more than 500 branches and fee-free access to over 40,000 ATMs across the United States. BMO Harris Bank's commercial banking team provides a combination of sector expertise, local knowledge and mid-market focus throughout the United States. For more information about BMO Harris Bank, visit the company fact sheet. Accounts are subject to approval. BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. BMO Harris Bank is part of BMO Financial Group, a highly diversified financial services provider with total assets of CDN$971 billion as of July 31, 2021.

  • Enjoy Illinois

    Illinois is unique among Midwest destinations. We're the best of many worlds, including big city excitement, deep historic roots, beautiful vistas and open spaces. But Illinois is not just about our places – it's about our people who will welcome you with open arms.

    The Illinois Office of Tourism, part of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, manages industry efforts that result in sustainable and significant economic and quality-of-life benefits for Illinois residents.

    Learn more at EnjoyIllinois.com

  • Subaru

    Subaru invites you to celebrate the season during their annual Share the Love event, going on through January 3.

    When you purchase a new Subaru during Share the Love, Subaru will donate $250 to the ASPCA, Meals on Wheels, Make A Wish, The National Parks Foundation or local hometown charities.

    By the end of this year, Subaru and participating retailers will have donated over $225 million dollars to help those in need through the Share the Love event.    

    Love.  It’s What Makes Subaru, Subaru.

    Subaru wishes your family a safe and joyous holiday season.

  • ABC7 Chicago

    Since 2007, ABC 7 Chicago has teamed up with The Magnificent Mile Association to ring in the holidays with the broadcast of The BMO Harris Magnificent Mile Lights Festival.  Capturing the magic of the season, the ABC 7 parade broadcast, hosted by Alan Krashesky, Cheryl Burton, Janet Davies and Rob Elgas, features musical performances, Disney characters including Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, an appearance by Santa and a grand finale of dazzling fireworks. This year, the parade broadcast will air in nearly 100% of the country! Check your local listings. 

    ABC 7 is Chicago’s #1 choice for news and the most watched television station in Chicago. 

    You can find ABC 7 Chicago on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @abc7chicago and online at abc7chicago.com.

  • Walt Disney World Resort

    Walt Disney World Resort, The Most Magical Place on Earth, is a contiguous, nearly 40-square-mile, world-class entertainment and recreation destination featuring four theme parks (Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park); two water adventure parks (Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park and Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park); more than 25 resort hotels; 63 holes of golf on four championship courses; two full-service spas; Disney's Wedding Pavilion; ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex; and Disney Springs, a shopping-dining-entertainment complex. Located in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., 20 miles southwest of Orlando, Walt Disney World Resort opened Oct. 1, 1971.  

  • Choose Chicago

    Choose Chicago® is the official destination marketing organization for Chicago, Illinois. Our mission is to bring regional, national, and international business and leisure visitors to Chicago for the economic benefit of the city, the community, and our membership — while being an advocate for the tourism industry and our partners. Choose Chicago comprises 10 departments that work together to achieve these goals.

    Find out more at choosechicago.com.

  • T-Mobile Signature Store

    As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services. Our customers get our award-winning customer care and unmatched benefits, like unlimited text and data roaming in 210+ countries and destinations, free stuff every week with T-Mobile Tuesdays, and monthly taxes and fees included in our Magenta Plans. Our advanced nationwide 4G LTE network is the fastest in the U.S. according to OpenSignal, and we launched our 5G network nationwide in 2020.

    For more information, check out https://www.t-mobile.com.

  • The Wrigley Building

    One of the largest and most highly ornamented terra cotta skyscrapers in the city of Chicago, the Wrigley Building is celebrating its Centennial year! It was built in 1921 for gum magnate, William Wrigley, Jr, and was the start of a development and style that transformed The Magnificent Mile into what it is today!

    And at 100 years old, it’s still making history!

    International awards in building management and green certification, it stands every day as an illuminated beacon for our city. Happy 100th birthday to The Wrigley Building!

  • Hiltons of Chicago

    Join the Hilton Chicago, The Drake Hotel and Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel as Chicago kicks-off the holiday season with the return of BMO Harris Lights Festival illuminating The Magnificent Mile.

    This year’s Hiltons of Chicago, representing Hilton Chicago, The Drake Hotel, and Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel, locomotive float will steam along The Magnificent Mile with Mrs. Claus to jingle and mingle throughout Chicago’s largest holiday procession tradition. Partake in all Michigan Avenue has to offer with a number holiday package and events including Dr. Seuss experiences and the return of Chicago Dibs, at one of these Hilton Hotels, collectively celebrating 344 years of hospitality excellence, surrounding The Magnificent Mile. Rate start at just $159 per night.

    Visit https://bit.ly/HiltonsofChicago2021LightsFestival

  • Constellation Energy

    An integrated energy strategy incorporating power, gas and efficiency upgrades can reduce one of the top five operating costs to your business.

    As you think about your electricity or natural gas supply requirements, imagine reducing your total energy budget and usage at the same time through high-impact energy conservation measures. Constellation’s Efficiency Made Easy® (EME) is a solution that can play an integral role in achieving your strategic financial and environmental goals.

    EME provides an opportunity for you to pay for conservation measures — with no upfront capital — through monthly charges that appear on your competitive power or gas supply bill from Constellation.

    If you’re interested in learning more about integrated solutions for electricity, natural gas, energy efficiency and more—and seeing how teaming up with Constellation, the endorsed electricity supplier to The Magnificent Mile® Association, can help you make informed decisions about energy management—go to constellation.com/TakeChargeMM.

  • The Eli's Cheesecake Company

    In 1980, restaurateur Eli Schulman decided cheesecake would be the signature dessert at his legendary Chicago steakhouse, Eli's The Place For Steak.  His unconventional no-water bath, fast and hot baking method resulted in a beautiful caramelization on the outside and a rich and creamy consistency on the inside.  The key to Eli's unique taste and texture is sourcing the purest and best ingredients, like Madagascar Vanilla from Nielsen-Massey, and baking in small batches with custom slow-cultured cream cheese and sour cream. 

    All of our desserts are handmade and decorated by a team of extraordinary pastry chefs at our bakery located on Chicago's northwest side. Eli's Cheesecake and desserts can be shipped anywhere in the continental USA, and local delivery is available. Still a family-owned business, Eli's is committed to quality, empowering its workforce and following our founder's mantras:  "Charity will never bust you" and "Treat others as if you were the other."  

    For more, visit elicheesecake.com.

  • Walgreens

    Walgreens is proud to call Chicago home and is thrilled to be joining the Magnificent Mile Lights Parade for another year! Don’t forget – we are conveniently located on the Mag Mile for all of your parade day needs – like hand warmers, face masks, warm weather gear and umbrellas (but hopefully not umbrellas!), Walgreens is here for you, all season long, for every last minute Holiday need that pops on your list. Wishing our team members & customers a very happy & healthy holiday!

  • Lurie Children's

    Lurie Children’s delivers the highest quality, family-centered care and high-impact research. As one of the largest pediatric specialty providers  in the region, with more than 1,830 physicians and allied health providers in 19 locations in the Chicagoland area, Lurie Children’s mission is to enhance the health and wellbeing of children through patient care, research, education and advocacy. In the 2021–22 U.S. News & World Report rankings of the Best Children’s Hospitals, Lurie Children’s continues to be the top-ranked hospital in Illinois, ranking in all 10 specialties.

    For more information about our services, locations, providers and patient stories, please visit luriechildrens.org.

  • The Office Experience

    The interactive two-story experience on the Mag Mile features 17 rooms filled with original props and costumes,set re-creations and more as fans visit Scranton Business Park and other sites associated with the beloved series. Guests will be able to take pictures throughout the Dunder Mifflin office including Pam’s desk, Michael’s office as well as Schrute Farms. Fans will relive iconic episodes and memorable moments such as Kevin’s Chili Spill and Beach Day. The Office Experience will celebrate all the series’ major characters and will also commemorate, among many other things, the Dundie Awards and Jim and Pam’s love story. An on-site themed retail store replicating the Warehouse, featuring exclusive products never before offered for sale will be open to both ticketed and non-ticketed guests. 

     Guests can reserve timed entry tickets starting at $37.50 plus taxes and fees. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.theofficeexperience.com. Private access tickets, as well as corporate and private rentals, will also be available. For more information on space rentals, email privateevents@theofficeexperience.com.

     

  • Northwestern Medicine

    Northwestern Medicine is proud to be anchored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the No. 1 hospital in Illinois and No. 10 in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report, 2021 – 2022. With 11 hospitals, more than 4,000 physicians on our medical staffs and more than 200 locations across Chicagoland, Northwestern Medicine offers better care and better treatments close to where you live and work. Our physician-scientists are pushing the boundaries every day, because they know that what makes us better, makes you better. 

    Learn more at nm.org/better.

  • Starbucks Reserve Roastery

    Discover all 5 stories of Chicago’s Starbucks Reserve Roastery, on the corner of Michigan and Erie. Every step of the Roastery’s 35,000 square feet promises you a spectacular journey through inventive beverages, extraordinary culinary creations, exclusive merchandise, and of course, coffee. 

    We welcome you, Chicago, to one epic Starbucks experience.

    Discover more at starbucksreserve.com.

    For a guided tour or more information, contact us at Chicagoroasteryevents@starbucks.com.

  • Special Olympics Illinois

    Special Olympics is a global movement that unleashes the human spirit every day through the transformative power and joy of sport.  Through programming in sports, health, education, leadership and community building, Special Olympics is creating a new world of inclusion – building a culture that accepts and welcomes every single person. Special Olympics Illinois athletes meet at the intersection of race, ethnicity, poverty, hunger, sexual orientation, religion, nationality and of course, disability. Special Olympics advocates for loving those who hate, equity and equality.

    Special Olympics Illinois offers sports training and competitions year-round in 18 Olympic-style sports.  Currently, the statewide program serves more than 23,100 athletes with intellectual disabilities and over 17,000 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics is also more than just sports. It is the world’s largest public health organization for the intellectually disabled. Through its Unified Champion School program, Special Olympics Illinois works with over 300 elementary, high school and colleges in the state of Illinois to foster Unified Sports (sports where athletes and student peers participate together), as well as whole school engagement. Your donation this holiday season supports all of those initiatives and are vital during COVID. Please click HERE to donate.

    Through sports, our athletes celebrate their abilities, not their disabilities. Their world opens with acceptance and understanding, while becoming confident and empowered by their accomplishments. They make new friends, joining the most inclusive community on the planet – a global community that’s growing every day.

    DONATE NOW

  • WGN Radio AM 720

    For 96 years,  WGN Radio AM 720 has been dedicated to being the #1 source of Chicagoland news, information, entertainment and sports. WGN Radio is the official broadcast of the Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago White Sox and Northwestern University.

    Listen at AM 720, online at wgnradio.com, on your WGN Radio app, smart speakers or TuneIn. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @wgnradio and Instagram @wgnradio.

  • PAWS Chicago

    PAWS Chicago (Pets Are Worth Saving) is a national model in No Kill animal sheltering, committed to bringing an end to the killing of homeless cats and dogs. As Chicagoland’s largest No Kill shelter, and one of the largest in the nation, PAWS has helped to reduce the number of homeless pets killed in the city by over 91% since its founding in 1997.

    PAWS Chicago finds homes for 5,000 dogs and cats annually through its adoption centers and operates one of the largest high volume free and low-cost spay/neuter clinics in the country, performing thousands of spay/neuter surgeries every year for communities that need the most help in controlling pet population. In 2020, PAWS opened the nation’s premier medical hospital for homeless pets which provides treatment for sick and injured dogs and cats in Chicagoland and from shelter partners in 13 states where pets are most at risk of euthanasia.

    Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest independent evaluator, has rated PAWS Chicago at its highest 4-star ranking for 18 consecutive years—an accomplishment that less than 1% of the charities in the nation have reached. For more information, visit www.pawschicago.org and follow PAWS Chicago on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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