The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, (#BMOLightsFest) starting at 11 a.m., Saturday, November 21, and ending with Spectacular Fireworks.

The festival starts at Pioneer Court where Connie’s Pizza, Eli’s Cheesecake, Fannie May and others will offer treats beginning at 11 a.m.

Entertainment starts with performances on the BMO Harris Bank Stage, at Pioneer Court:

11:00 a.m. – Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players,
Noon – Isaiah Grass,
12:45 p.m. – Petoskey Steel Drum Band,
1:45 p.m. – Michelle Branch,
2:45 p.m. – Lazaro Arbos,

Festival of Lights Parade on Saturday November 22 2014 Charles Cherney Photography
Thanks to “The Magnificent Mile® Association” for the photo

The parade kicks off at 5:30 p.m. starting at the corner of  Michigan and Oak.  One million lights will illuminate 200 trees along the route down Michigan Avenue.   The official Grand Marshals are Mickey and Minnie Mouse, joined along with over 40 floats. Some of the people and groups you will see on the floats are: Anthony Kearns, Charles Perry, Million Dollar Quartet, MAX, The Girl and The Dreamcatcher featuring Dove Cameron and Ryan McCartan, Benny the Bull, and Tommy Hawk. Santa Claus will also make his first appearance of the season!

Many shops will have exclusive offers during the festival.   Don’t forget! Chicagoline  Cruises offers Architectural Tour – gift certificates for the 2016 season, as well as the current 2015 season.  We will run daily until December 6th.

Have a Magnificent Weekend!

Festival of Lights Parade on Saturday November 22 2014 Charles Cherney Photography
Thanks to “The Magnificent Mile® Association” for the photo