CHICAGO, Nov. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ The BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival invites visitors to two days of free, family fun to celebrate the start of the holiday seasonNovember 17 & 18culminating in an unforgettable tree-lighting parade.
[skipped stuff]Celebrity appearances include
Asher Angel, star of the Disney Channel's "Andi Mack;" singer-songwriter, Alec Joseph; American singer, Billy Gilman;American Idol finalist, Melinda Doolittle
; jazz singer, Shemekia Copeland; and country music trio, Temecula Road, presented by Southwest Airlines.
Santa Claus soars down the route on a float from Walgreens to officially signal the start of the holiday season. The Lights Festival draws to a grand conclusion with a spectacular fireworks display over the Chicago River.The nationally-televised event
will be hosted by ABC 7 Eyewitness News Anchors Alan Krashesky and Cheryl Burton on Saturday, November 18 from 6 7 PM CST on ABC
7 Chicago and 7.2, with anchor Terrell Brown capturing the magic from the street. The broadcast opens with a performance from the cast of Broadway in Chicago's Margaritaville, and closes with a performance from American Idol winner, Taylor Hicks.The Lights Festival parade will also be streamed LIVE on abc7chicago.com, and will then be available on-demand on the ABC7 Chicago website. The broadcast will air in more than 90% of markets around the United States throughout the holiday season, with repeat airings in multiple markets. Viewers can find their local broadcast times at TheMagnificentMile.com or check their local listings to relive the magic.
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