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What to Do Along Chicago's Magnificent Mile

Sidney Madden
Sidney Madden
Posted on November 15   |   Updated on November 29
The 2019 Magnificent Mile Lights Festival Parade in Chicago

The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival Parade. (Vito Palmisano / Magnificent Mile Association)

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

Something to Drink

Something to Do

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.

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