Magnificent Mile Lights Festival Parking

Biting temperatures don’t keep Chicagoans from celebrating outside during the holidays. The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, hosted by BMO Harris Bank, lights up Michigan Avenue every year with a massive parade, concerts, and shopping.

Read on for the best ways to get to the festival, as well as the most convenient, affordable options for Magnificent Mile Lights Festival parking nearby.

Reserve Discounted Parking:

We recommend reserving parking in advance with SpotHero. To reserve your parking spot today, visit the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

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Traveling to the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

Location: The festival runs from the corner of Oak Street and Michigan Avenue to the corner of Lower Wacker Drive and Columbus Drive.


Public Transportation: River North and Streeterville are always dense with traffic, but you can expect a lot more congestion during the holidays and the festival. Your public transportation options include:

  • Metra: If you’re coming from the suburbs and don’t want to drive, the Metra is your best bet for getting to the city.
  • Divvy: Multiple Divvy stations are located throughout the city and near the Magnificent Mile.


Parking: Parking during the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival requires some planning beforehand. With increased traffic and congestion,lots and garages do sell out and street parking can be very difficult.  You may want to find and reserve parking in advance to ensure you’ll have affordable parking.


Best Bets for Magnificent Mile Lights Festival Parking

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430 N. Rush St. Lot Book Now
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 900 N. Michigan Ave. Garage Book Now
221 E. Chestnut St. Self Park Garage Book Now



Magnificent Mile Lights Festival Resources

Magnificent Mile Lights Festival: The official Magnificent Mile Lights Festival website is loaded with useful information, like event details, sweepstake and contest information, and travel tips.

Parking And Other Tips For The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival: This blog post offers tips for attending the festival, as well as provides some helpful parking information.

SpotHero: Find and reserve affordable, convenient parking with parking reservation service SpotHero.