Mag Mile Lights Festival


The Wintrust Lights Festival is the official holiday season kick-off in Chicago. The Magnificent Mile has been producing this event since 1992, and the tradition is still going strong. It is the third-largest parade in the USA, and a celebration for all generations.

Festival Schedule

Friday, Nov. 18

4 pm: Tree lighting at The Wrigley Building

Saturday, Nov. 19

From 11 am until 4 pm: Lights Festival Lane

5:30 pm: The Wintrust Magnificent Mile Festival Parade Steps Off

7 pm: The Wintrust Fireworks Spectacular

No worries if you cannot make it in person, as you can watch it from the comfort of your own home. ABC7 will air the parade on Sunday, Nov 20th, on Saturday, Dec 10th, and on Christmas Eve.

For more information, click here!

Volunteers Wanted

The Wintrust Magnificent Mile Lights Festival needs more volunteers to guarantee a successful event. If you volunteer, you get front-row seats to see The Spinners, C+C Music Factory, Debbie Gibson, Kurt Elling, The Pointer Sisters, and, of course, Minnie and Mickey, up close! Who would want to miss that?

Written by: Mariah Sturdivant

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