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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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