The BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival is November 17 and 18, 2017.

Friday, November 17

4-8PM: Lights Festival Lane in Pioneer Court (401 N. Michigan Avenue) opens early this year with more than a dozen family-friendly activities from Chicago favorites and popular brands—plus live music and a visit with Santa Claus!

Saturday, November 18

11AM-4PM: Enjoy a full day of family-friendly activities and explore an interactive wonderland of holiday-themed activities at Lights Festival Lane in Pioneer Court (401 N. Michigan Avenue). Live music along with a visit with Santa Claus,

ALL DAY: Enjoy holiday experiences and special offers at participating retailers, restaurants and attractions around The Magnificent Mile District!

As early as 3:30PM: Dusable Bridge (formerly Michigan Avenue Bridge) closes to pedestrian traffic.

4:00PM: North Michigan Avenue closes to vehicular traffic between Oak Street and Wacker Drive.

5:30-7:00PM: Here they come! The BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival tree-lighting parade steps onto North Michigan Avenue at Oak Street. Grand Marshals Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse and their friends from the Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida travel down North Michigan Avenue to Wacker Drive, lighting one million lights along the way! The procession features spectacular floats, helium-filled balloons, marching bands and top musical performers. Look out for lively appearances made by Hubert the Lion, Benny the Bull and other well-known Chicago mascots from BMO Harris Bank.

6:55PM: Fireworks spectacular over the Chicago River at North Michigan Avenue.

7-9PM: Enjoy extended hours at participating retailers around The Magnificent Mile District!