Magnificent Mile Lights Parade

Lights Parade

On Saturday, November 20th, Mickey Mouse and friends will once again play host to the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival!This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Mile Lights Festival and promises to be bigger and better than ever.In the afternoon, families can stroll through Lights Festival Lane and explore different holiday booths, get a picture with Santa, or catch free performances by Choo-Choo Soul, Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players,Allstar Weekend, and KT Tunstall!But the real fun starts when Mickey& Minnie Mouse will leada parade downthe famed Magnificent Mile, lighting more thanone million lights, marking the official start of the holiday season!(Be sure to keep an eye out for the Best Westerns of Illinois float!)choo-choo-soul-2

And don’t forget to stop by the Best Western River North before and after the parade for even more activities.In our restaurant, Pizzeria Ora, we will be hosting a very special meet-and-greet with Geneveive and DC from Disney’s Choo-Choo Soul.This hip-hop duo has been making kid (and adult) friendly music on Playhouse Disneyfor several years and even gaining recognition with a Parents Choice awardin children’s programming.After the parade,warm up with our complimentary gourmet hot chocolate bar and fresh baked cookies or get your picture taken with some friendly holiday characters.

In honor ofall the great activities coming up as part of this month’s Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, the November secret password is LIGHTS!Be sure to mention the password to the front desk when you check in for a secret surprise!


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