Experience Magnificent Mile New Window Displays!

The Magnificent Mile Association announced a new holiday tradition along with the 29th annual BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival which aired on ABC7 on November 22nd. This new tradition, features festive window displays from 15 cultural and community partners in storefronts available for lease along North Michigan Avenue.

“We created this new tradition as a concrete example of our commitment to the entire City of Chicago,” explains Kimberly Bares, President & CEO of The Magnificent Mile Association. “With our partner, BMO Harris Bank, and their leadership in the Invest South/West initiative, this seemed like the perfect time to find new ways to connect downtown with Chicago’s communities of color and together offer an abundance of holiday cheer in these 13-city blocks that will shine brightly through the winter months. This holiday season is not what we all hoped for, but it can be made better through remembering that we are here for one another, especially in difficult and uncertain times.”

Near or far, you can peruse photos to see what makes Chicago so special, and share your holiday traditions with #BMOLightsFestDiscover all of the holiday window displays with this map. Windows are decorated with artisan merchandise, artwork, flowers and more!

Be sure to walk North Michigan Avenue from the Chicago River to Oak Street and tag photos of your favorite displays with #BMOLightsfest!