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.
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Traveling to the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival
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:
- Chicago Transit Authority (CTA): The CTA has multiple stops throughout the city. Use the CTA’s Trip Planner to map out your trip to the Mag Mile Lights Festival.
- 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.
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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|100 E. Walton St.||Valet Garage||Book Now|
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|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.