DATA: 16 and 17 November 201
PLACE: Chicago, United States
Every year, the Saturday before Thanksgiving, Chicago offers visitors a sparkling Christmas appetizer, in one of its iconic places: Magnificent Mile.
In this wide artery of the Michigan Avenue, there are luxury department stores, restaurants, designer stores, large residential and commercial buildings, finance companies, luxury hotels and hotels, mainly aimed at tourists and the rich. John Hancock Center, the Wrigley Building, the Tribune Tower, the Chicago Water Tower are some of the landmark buildings of this district.
In November, the city shines with shimmering lights with the Magnificent Mile Light Festival, an extraordinary event that combines art, music and entertainment. Millions of lights shine on around 200 trees, for a truly unique visual show.
The most anticipated moment is, without a doubt, the extraordinary parade from Oak Street, up to Wacker Drive / the Chicago River, through an extraordinary illuminated path; many famous people take part!
HOW TO GET
Photo ©, Natasha Jelezkina
Chicago is served by two international airports: Midway e O'Hare. The latter is one of the busiest airports in the world. The airport is about 27 kilometers from the city. Every 10 minutes, a train goes to the center. Book your flight to Chicago at the best price, from this link.
Public transport in Chicago is particularly fast and efficient. You can easily travel by public transport to see the Magnificent Mile Light Festival.
By train, on the Red Line, get off at the Chicago Avenue or Grand Avenue stop. Alternatively, you can use 2, 3, 10, 26, 125, 143, 146, 147, 148, 151, 157 buses.
The program of the 2018 Magnificent Mile Light Festival is, as usual, full of events for the whole family.
On Friday, from 16: 00 to 20: 00, and Saturday 17, from 11: 00 to 16: 00, lots of activities await you at Pioneer Court (401 N. Michigan Avenue). Santa Claus will be present for the usual photos and many famous brands. Do not miss a donut, coupons, gift kits and a FREE Garrett Popcorn Shops envelope!
Saturday 17, from 11: 30, live music with international guests who will perform on the stage of the BMO HARRIS BANK.
All 17:30, the parade from Oak Street starts. During the procession, spectacular floats parade, balloons filled with helium, bands and top musical performers. There will be Hubert the Lion, Benny the Bull, Minnie and Mickey and many other spectacular characters.
All 18: 55, Fireworks show on the river, at North Michigan Avenue.
WHERE TO SLEEP
Tea Whitehall Hotel, It is one of the best facilities for location and value for money. Just a few minutes walk from the Magnificent Mile, 4 offers an atmosphere of luxury and historic culture, a fine restaurant on-site, and spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi.
All of the modern rooms at the Whitehall Hotel feature fine bed linens, including Egyptian cotton sheets, a down duvet and white silk bedspread, and a goose down comforter. Bathrooms have a marble floor, granite countertops, a vanity mirror and plush bathrobes. Info and reservations from here.
Located between the luxury and entertainment stores of the Magnificent Mile, the luxury hotel at 4 stars Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel It is located within one of the city's landmark historic buildings and offers unique dining options, an open-air gym 24 hours a day and well-appointed rooms.
The elegant rooms at Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel feature a flat-screen 40-inch TV, plush linens and a modern bathroom with bathrobes, spa toiletries and a rain shower head. Info and reservations from this link.