The Magnificent Mile Announces 2013 Annual Event Lineup

The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival presented by MasterCard®

Thursday, August 22, 2013 – Monday, September 2, 2013

This summer, The Magnificent Mile once again provides the ultimate reason to shop. The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival™ presented by MasterCard®, the much-anticipated annual shopping event along North Michigan Avenue, returns August 22 – September 2, 2013 for a first-class celebration. For 12 days, The Magnificent Mile district offers fashionable fetes for all including all new merchandise at the Avenue’s most coveted stores, celebrity appearances, fashion shows, fabulous hotel packages, culinary celebrations, live outdoor concerts, special perks for MasterCard cardholders and more.

Visitors are invited to indulge in the offerings of The Magnificent Mile in a truly unique way that only takes place once a year. For 12 days, the shopping mecca is alive with fashionable festivities ranging from outdoor fashions shows to VIP experiences.

The Shopping Festival is the perfect reason to book an end-of-summer getaway to The Magnificent Mile. For more information, visit

The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival® presented by BMO Harris Bank 
Saturday, November 23, 2013

The country’s largest evening holiday celebration, The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival® presented by BMO Harris Bank, returns to kick off the holiday season for Chicago and the nation on Saturday, November 23.

One million visitors from around the country will travel to the city to experience a weekend of nonstop holiday festivities that lead up to a magical evening procession featuring more than 40 magnificent floats, musical performances from top artists, helium-filled balloons, classic characters from Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida, lively marching bands and more. Grand marshals Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse of Walt Disney World® Resort will appear together on the lead parade vehicle for the fourth year in a row to illuminate one million lights on 200 trees along North Michigan Avenue.

The nationally-televised event is broadcast in more than 70 markets around the country throughout the holiday season. For more information, visit

About The Magnificent Mile®

The Magnificent Mile® is Chicago’s premier destination, offering more than 3.3 million square feet of retail space, 460 stores, 275 restaurants, 23,000 hotel rooms in 60 hotels, five unique museums and entertaining attractions to more than 20 million visitors each year. As One of the Great Avenues of the World, The Magnificent Mile district features extraordinary shopping, critically-acclaimed dining, world-class hotel accommodations, annual events and exceptional urban landscaping with more than 52 unique parkway gardens that reflect the changing seasons and complement the unique architectural beauty of Chicago. For more information, visit or follow The Magnificent Mile on FacebookTwitter and foursquare.


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Katie Fanella, The Magnificent Mile
(312) 344-2317



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