The 20th Annual Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

What do you get when you mix a million lights and a million visitors with a side of Mickey and Minnie Mouse?

You KNOW it!  It’s The 20th Annual Magnificent Mile Lights Festival® presented by BMO Harris Bank!  This family-friendly day long event starts at 11am in Pioneer Court with music and activities leading up to the ceremonial lighting by Mickey and Minnie Mouse.  At the conclusion of the parade, stick around for a magnificent fireworks display at 7pm right over the river.

In the attached JenChat video, I’m talking with Bob Dion, co-chair of the Lights Festival.  Tune in to find out:

  • Where you can stand to get a good look at the procession
  • Great reasons you should get there early
  • How you can score free treats sponsors like Eli’s Cheesecake and Garrett Popcorn
  • How you can be a part of the event by bringing a glow stick
If you can’t get downtown on Saturday night, tune in to ABC and its affiliates for live broadcast information.  Click here for a printable guide to the The 20th Annual Magnificent Mile Lights Festival® presented by BMO Harris Bank!


Jen Knoedl is Executive Producer of JenChicago Productions, as well as its enthusiastic video host. Click here to find out about sponsorship and partnering opportunities regarding travel, Chicago and entrepreneurship. Tweet Jen at @JenTravelsLife


  1. Wow! There’s a lot more going on than just looking at lights!

    Sounds fun!

    Great Jenchat!

  2. JenChicago says:

    It’s a beautiful festival! Go Chicago!

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