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Festival of Lights

| November 23, 2011 | Parties

The 20th Annual Magnificent Mile Lights Festival presented by BMO Harris Bank featured a full day of festivities including family-friendly activities in Lights Festival Lane, live entertainment from top artists in Pioneer Court on the BMO Harris Bank Stage and tons of holiday shopping throughout the district. The highly anticipated lighting procession, led by Grand Marshals Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse from Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida, stepped onto the Avenue at 5:30PM and featured a host of Disney friends, more than 30 floats, giant balloons, exciting marching bands, celebrities, musical performers and, of course, Santa. More than one million lights on 200 trees along The Magnificent Mile were illuminated. The procession culminated with a spectacular fireworks display along the Chicago River. Photography by Matt Binder of Matthew Stephen Photography


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