Wintrust Magnificent Mile Lights Festival


Nov. 19/CHICAGO – For 31 years, this event has been a thrilling holiday celebration: A day-through-night, mile-long extravaganza drawing more than one million celebrants. Its centerpiece is the largest nighttime parade in the U.S. — a spectacular parade down Michigan Avenue. Led by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse of The Walt Disney World Resort, the parade features fabulous floats, giant helium balloons, marching bands, celebrities, musical performances, Santa Claus, fireworks and more —illuminating one million lights on The Avenue’s 200+ trees. The event culminates with the Wintrust Fireworks Spectacular over the Chicago River starting at 7 p.m. For more, visit

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