Bring friends and family to Michigan Avenue in Chicago on Saturday Nov 19th for the nation’s largest evening holiday event, the 20th Annual Magnificent Mile Lights Festival (click at bottom for all the details). The highly anticipated lighting procession, led by Grand Marshals Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse from Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida, steps onto Michigan Avenue at 5:30pm and features a host of Disney friends, more than 30 floats, giant balloons, exciting marching bands, celebrities, musical performers and, of course, Santa. More than one million lights on 200 trees along
The Magnificent Mile will be illuminated this magical evening. The procession culminates with a spectacular fireworks display along the Chicago River. Columbia Records multi-Grammy Award-winning inspirational recording act Mary Mary will kick off The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival in the Broadcast Viewing Zone on Michigan Avenue, outside Wrigley Building with their holiday number, “Tis the Season.” Dance and drill team troupes South Shore Drill Team, Happiness Club, Endure, Dance Factory and the Bonnie Lindholm School of Dance will all be part of the opening number to help kick off the Lights Festival procession. Mary Mary will also close the festival with their hit “Shackles (Praise You)” supported by Chicago’s very own The Soul Children of Chicago and Chicago Mass Choir.