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Magnificent Miles Lights Festival

Bring the family to see the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival November 16-17 and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel in historic Hyde Park!

The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival has something for everyone, with a parade and more than a dozen family-friendly activities from Chicago favorites and popular brands—plus live music and a visit with Santa Claus! Explore an interactive wonderland of holiday-themed activities and a visit from Santa Claus!

Stop by the Kid’s Zone tent, featuring face painting with holiday. Come with your family and friends to get your photo taken with fun props which will be printed and available to share via social media. Kids will enjoy a decoration station for their photos, too.

Stop by 10pin Bowling Lounge’s booth to play a game of bowling to win fabulous prizes, including an adult party for 6 or a children’s birthday party for 12! Also, be sure to get the mini pin coupon, good for a free game of bowling at Chicago’s famous 10pin! Warm up with mini deep-dish pizzas and hot chocolate for sale. Visit Eli’s tent for FREE cheesecake slice decorating with whipped cream and fun candy toppings with students from the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences. Plus, bring a non-perishable food donation for the Greater Chicago Food Depository and get a FREE slice of cheesecake to take home. Donate $10 to the food depository and get a free whole cheesecake! And there is so much more!

The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival is at Pioneer Court, 401 N. Michigan Avenue. For a full schedule of events and times, go online to and follow the prompts.

Make your Magnificent Mile Lights Festival experience more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, in historic Hyde Park. Chicago Lake Shore offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. The Lake Shore Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights.