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Magnificent Mile Festival of Lights River Cruise and Other Special Offers

Join the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) for a special Chicago architecture river cruise on Saturday, November 21st, 2009 at 4pm to celebrate North Michigan Avenue's Festival of Lights.

Santa and Reindeer, Magnificent Mile Holiday Lights Festival. Photo by Rex Libris.

Santa and Reindeer, Magnificent Mile Holiday Lights Festival. Photo by Rex Libris.

For 50 years, the trees along North Michigan Avenue have been illuminated to signal the official kick-off of the holiday season in Chicago and around the nation. With the help of over 800 volunteers, The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival encourages everyone to join in the spirit of the holiday season and enjoy a host of festive experiences along Chicago's Magnificent Mile.

In addition to the river cruise, this year you can celebrate the magic of the Lights Festival with a book and a postcard series that highlights the past of this historic annual event. Written by Ellen S. Farrar, the book, titled The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, is part of Arcadia Publishing’s popular series Images of America and can be purchased through Amazon.

Tickets for the river cruise can be purchased online through Ticketmaster. For more information on the Chicago Architecture Foundation, visit their website.

Other Special Offers

Visitors can also take advantage of other special offers including:

Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co.: Free Garrett’s Popcorn & Free Hershey Bar

Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co.
November 1 – December 31

Enjoy the sights and sounds of Chicago from a famous Chicago Trolley or Double Decker bus. Free Garrett’s Popcorn and Hershey Bars for all ticketed passengers.

Best Western River North Hotel: Gourmet Hot Chocolate Bar

Best Western River North Hotel
November 21-22

Enjoy complimentary gourmet hot chocolate and homemade cookies from 7-9 p.m.!

John Hancock Observatory: Santa’s Winter Wonderland More than a Thousand Feet Up!

John Hancock Observatory
November 1 - December 31

No better way to celebrate the holidays than for free from a thousand feet up! During November and December, one free youth (3-11) per full –fare paying adult. Check out for our full schedule of Winter Wonderland events and for terms & conditions.

The Doubletree Chicago Magnificent Mile: The Winter Wonderland Package

The Doubletree Chicago Magnificent Mile
November 22, 2009 – January 3, 2010

Package includes: One double queen room for two nights, in-door parking for one vehicle for two nights, two adult drink coupons redeemable at the lobby bar, two kids drink coupons redeemable at the lobby bar, four tickets to
view a movie of choice at the Navy Pier IMAX theater that includes “A Christmas Carol” in 3D.

For more details about Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, visit:

Photo by Rex Libris

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