The holiday season has officially arrived in Chicago. Holiday decorations are all around, signaling that the holidays are drawing near. The Magnificent Mile is preparing to kick off the season with the annual BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. The lighted spectacular will convene on Saturday, November 23, 2013.
Festival staples, such as Lights Festival Lane, the BMO Harris Bank Stage and the Tree-Lighting Parade are back again this year. From 11:00 am until 3:30 pm, photos with Santa, Eli’s Cheesecake, Garrett Popcorn and many other goodies will be available at Lights Festival Lane. Once again, the BMO Harris Bank Stage lineup will include Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players and the Radio Disney Road Crew. This year's celebrity appearances include, 20 year old Bad Boy/Interscope recording artist, Megan Nicole, Grace Phipps, and Debbie Gibson. Additional artists will be announced as they are confirmed. The BMO Harris Bank Stage is located in Pioneer Court at 401 N. Michigan Avenue. The tree-lighting parade steps off at 5:30pm on North Michigan Avenue at Oak Street, heading south on Michigan Avenue to Wacker Drive. Shops along the Magnificent Mile will extend hours and offer special Lights Festival savings throughout the day.
The schedule of events and addition information is available at the Lights Festival Website.