Going to the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival Parade Saturday? Here’s what else to check out along North Michigan Avenue.
Architect Daniel Burnham first dreamt up the Mag Mile in his 1909 Plan for Chicago. Built in the ‘20s and named in the ‘40s, the prestigious commercial strip is home to architecture like the Wrigley Building, the Tribune Tower, Water Tower, and the John Hancock building.
Grace Rappe is helping plan the parade and shares what else to check out on and near the Mag Mile.
Something to Eat
- 🍳 For breakfast, go to the Langham or the InterContinental.
- 🍽️ There’s lots of variety for lunch and dinner: Shanghai Terrace, the Evie, Beatrix, RPM Steak, Shaw’s Crab House, and Lou Malnati’s.
Something to Drink
- ☕ Sip on afternoon tea at the Drake, Peninsula, Waldorf Astoria, Four Seasons Chicago, and more.
- 🍸 For drinks with a view, head to Terrace 16 or LondonHouse.
Something to Do
- 🛍️ Pop into boutiques like Mary Mary Gifts or Colores Mexicana.
- 🍦 Visit museums about sports, contemporary art, and ice cream.
- 🎹 For live performances, head to Broadway Playhouse in Water Tower Place or the Redhead Piano Bar.
Something to See
- 🎨 Step down to Lower Michigan Avenue, and discover murals created by three emerging Chicago artists in Undercurrent.
🏆 Learn more about Saturday’s festivities, including being part of an effort to set the world record for most holiday sweaters at a parade.