The BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival
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The event is held along North Michigan Avenue between Oak Street and Wacker Drive. Festivities run all day and the lighting procession begins at 5:30 p.m. Grand marshals Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse lead a parade of more than 40 floats, helium-filled balloons, marching bands and top musical performers as they illuminate more than one million lights along The Magnificent Mile. Event concludes with a fireworks display over the Chicago River.