Take Transit to the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival!
November 11, 2019
The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival is one of the nation's largest evening holiday events and takes place in Chicago each year. The trees along North Michigan Avenue illuminate to signal the official kick-off of the holiday season in Chicago and around our region.
I’m here to remind you like any other great event in our region, the best way to get there is by transit! Avoid the headache of traffic and finding parking downtown by taking the bus and train. Make sure to check out CTA’s website and Metra’s website for updates on service to the festival and plan your trip at RTAChicago.org.
Here’s some parade logistics to help you plan your weekend!
Friday, November 22
From 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. The Lights Festival Lane in Pioneer Court (401 N. Michigan Avenue) opens the evening before the parade with more than a dozen family-friendly activities plus live music and a visit with Santa Claus!
Saturday, November 23
The Lights Festival Lane will be open from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., but the main attraction is the tree-lighting parade! Here is some information to know before you head out:
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