The BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival: November 22The BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Get in the spirit of the holidays at the Lights Festival, the Magnificent Mile's popular seasonal celebration. This year, the country's largest evening holiday party takes place on November 22, 2014. Check out the BMO Harris Bank tent's Community Art Project, which honors the city of Chicago. Paint a small tile to leave your own artistic mark on the massive mural. This masterpiece will be on display in Pioneer Court throughout December.
Drop by the Board Game Tent in John Hancock Center Plaza, where the kids can hop around the life-size board games while winning prizes. If you work up an appetite while you walk around, grab a table at Eli's Cheesecake Company. The little ones will love decorating a slice of cheesecake in the spirit of the holidays. The adults can bring a non-perishable food donation to enjoy a free slice of the signature dessert. Garrett Popcorn Shops® will hand out free treat bags and sell warm apple cider outside their booth. Lurie Children's and Kohl's booth will welcome the kids to safety learning games with great giveaways.
Bob your head at the BMO Harris Bank Stage as top musical artists perform their popular hits. Watch the grand Tree-Lighting Parade down Michigan Avenue, led by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse all the way from Walt Disney World Resort. As a grand finale for all the festivities, be sure to catch the Fireworks Spectacular show over the Chicago River.
The Magnificent Mile is a paradise for shoppers year round. While you roam this spectacular stretch, take advantage of the area's first-class fashions and big-name stores to start your holiday shopping.
To learn more about this star-studded event, visit http://www.themagnificentmile.com/events/lights-festival/.