Must see Monday: Magnificent Mile Holiday Lights Festival

Celebrate the start of the holiday season on the Magnificent Mile Photo from gochicago.about.com

Celebrate the start of the holiday season on the Magnificent Mile
Photo from gochicago.about.com

The city of Chicago is gearing up for the holiday season, which means the annual Magnificent Mile Holiday Lights Festival is just around the corner.

This festival is well-known in Chicago as a day of celebration before the Magnificent Mile is illuminated with lights to officially mark the start of the holiday season. This year’s festival will take place on Nov. 23, with the festivities beginning at 11 a.m.

Start the your day with with some special musical guests set to perform throughout the day. Popular names in the music industry such as Deborah Gibson, Megan Nicole, and Megan and Liz are scheduled to take the stage to get the crowd into the holiday spirit. All performances will be held at the BMO Harris Bank Stage on N. Michigan Ave., according to the festival website. Continue reading

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Wicked Wednesday: Haunted Seadog Speedboat Tours

Photo from beyondthepark.com

Photo from beyondthepark.com

Just one more day until Halloween! If you’re still looking for one last spooky thrill this October, head over to Navy Pier for a speedboat ride on the popular Seadog cruise.

A speedboat ride on Lake Michigan? What’s so scary about that?

It’s a haunted boat ride!

Join your ghoulish tour guide as you make your way along Lake Michigan, viewing Chicago’s spectacular skyline and bright city lights. But prepare to brace yourself as you experience “Chicago’s darker history with spine tingling tales of supernatural occurrences, moonlit mysteries, and infamous figures along the beautiful Chicago River,” the SeaDog website describes. Continue reading