Mickey!

It's right around Thanksgiving, and you know what that means. ... No, not Michigan Avenue traffic jams. We mean the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. Your usual encounters with this event are when you roll your unsuspecting self down Lake Shore Drive and wonder why, on a late afternoon-early evening Saturday, traffic is so bollixed up. Because who doesn't love a parade, that's why. This edition of the annual blowout will feature some 40 floats, Disney's Mouse couple (Mickey and Minnie) and plenty of entertainment. Olivia Holt and Shane Harper are on the music stage, but the really cool stuff will come from Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players. But best of all, the Mag Mile Fest is going to blow stuff up. Yes, we mean fireworks, but still ... ka-boom! Saturday, music runs from 11 a.m.-3:45 p.m. at the stage in Pioneer Court, 401 N. Michigan Ave. The parade begins at 5:30 p.m. and runs along Michigan Avenue from Oak Street to Wacker Drive.
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Fireworks begin at 6:57 p.m. Free; themagnificentmile.com/events/lights-festival</b>

( November 15, 2012 )

It's right around Thanksgiving, and you know what that means. ... No, not Michigan Avenue traffic jams. We mean the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. Your usual encounters with this event are when you roll your unsuspecting self down Lake Shore Drive and wonder why, on a late afternoon-early evening Saturday, traffic is so bollixed up. Because who doesn't love a parade, that's why. This edition of the annual blowout will feature some 40 floats, Disney's Mouse couple (Mickey and Minnie) and plenty of entertainment. Olivia Holt and Shane Harper are on the music stage, but the really cool stuff will come from Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players. But best of all, the Mag Mile Fest is going to blow stuff up. Yes, we mean fireworks, but still ... ka-boom! Saturday, music runs from 11 a.m.-3:45 p.m. at the stage in Pioneer Court, 401 N. Michigan Ave. The parade begins at 5:30 p.m. and runs along Michigan Avenue from Oak Street to Wacker Drive.

Fireworks begin at 6:57 p.m. Free; themagnificentmile.com/events/lights-festival

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