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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Must see Monday: The Magnificent Mile

The Magnificent Mile is home to some of Chicago's most popular destinations Photo from shakingthetree.wordpress.com

The Magnificent Mile is home to some of Chicago’s most popular destinations.
Photo from shakingthetree.wordpress.com

Looking for the best shopping and dining options Chicago has to offer? Then head over to the Magnificent Mile.

The Magnificent Mile is a “13-block stretch of North Michigan Avenue that runs from the banks of the Chicago River to the south, to Oak Street to the north,” according to the official website.┬áThis Chicago hot-spot is home to over 460 stores, 275 restaurants and 60 hotels, the website also states.

As if the shopping and dining isn’t enough, the Magnificent Mile offers a variety of other attractions: