Chicago Fact: Grant Park has seen two events of great importance for American culture - the 1968 Democratic Convention protests and the 2008 election night acceptance speech of Barack Obama.
(November 19, 2006) - The 15th annual Magnificent Mile Lights Festival presented by Harris held on November 18th officially kicked-off the holiday season for the nation with live musical shows at Pioneer Court, special family entertainment and the spectacular lighting procession led by Mickey Mouse. Chicago Double Decker Company provided 4 Double Deckers, which were adorned with festive holiday decoration and special lighting effects for the procession.
“It is really a thrill for Chicago Trolley and Double Decker to support this wonderful Chicago event. “ says vice president of charter sales, John Curran who is a past chairman of the Lights Festival. “This is not only a wonderful Chicago tradition but has become one of the great family events in the nation.”
The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival presented by Harris marks the beginning of the holiday season in Chicago with the illuminating of North Michigan Ave, a major retail shopping, dining and entertainment destination. The event, produced by The Greater North Michigan Avenue Association, encourages the spirit of the holiday season and fantastic shopping along The Magnificent Mile.
The Greater North Michigan Avenue Association is a private, non-profit membership organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing North Michigan Ave. For more information on the GNMAA, visit www.themagnificentmile.com
The Chicago Trolley Company began operating in 1994 and has since grown to become the largest Trolley and Double Decker fleet in the Midwest. The Chicago Trolley Company operates Chicago’s premier Hop On Hop Off city sightseeing tours, and offers professional transportation for private groups interested in Specialty Tours or special events such as weddings or corporate outings. For more information on the Chicago Trolley Company, please visit www.chicagotrolley.com or call (773) 648-5000.