Lonely Planet Writer

The holidays begin with Chicago’s Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, Chicago, 2010.
Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, Chicago, 2010. Image by Rachel Kramer / CC BY 2.0

Billed as the festival ‘where your holidays begin’, Chicago’s Magnificent Mile Lights Festival takes place on Saturday bringing fireworks, Disney characters, and Dee Snider (you know: of metal band Twisted Sister), to Michigan Avenue. The evening culminates in the annual switching on of the Christmas tree lights. Altogether now: ahhhh. Read more: themagnificentmile.com