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Celebrate the Water Tower 150

The Magnificent Mile Association will install beautifully designed, 5-foot tall replicas of the historic Water Tower along the public way from
late August through early October.

Only 25 sculptures will be created and a limited quantity remains. Take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity by sponsoring or purchasing an iconic Water Tower sculpture.

Sponsors have the option to host the sculpture in front of their business, or Association staff will secure a premiere location along The Mag Mile!

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The national kick-off to the holiday season!

The BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

The annual Lights Festival rings in the holiday season with two days of free, family-friendly activities. The celebration culminates in an evening tree-lighting parade along North Michigan Avenue.

Grand Marshals Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse from Walt Disney World® lead the parade, which is broadcast live on ABC7 Chicago and syndicated to more than 90% of the nation throughout the holiday season.

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Nov 15

Mekky Media Masterclass

A one-day transformative workshop for any professional aiming to overcome the anxiety of public speaking, media interviews, and networking.Learn INSIDER SECRETS FROM INDUSTRY VETERANS and improve your career, your business and your future. The first 5 people to use code MAGMILE will receive 10% off

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Nov 15
1029 W. 35th St. #413A, Chicago

The Beginning of the "Legacy Assets"

Join Special Olympics Illinois on Friday, November 15 from 4-6 PM for an evening of drinks, art and conversation as they announce the beginnings of the "Legacy Assets" Sub-Committee for Special Olympics Illinois. Complimentary parking behind Zhou B Art Center.

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Nov 16
The Museum of Contemporary Art

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 2019 Benefit Art Auction

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents its premier art event, the 2019 Benefit Art Auction, on Saturday, November 16, 2019. The museum's most significant fundraising event features work by some of the world's most influential contemporary artists working today.

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Nov 18
Thompson Center

World Day of Remembrance

Join us to commemorate World Day of Remembrance for road traffic victims. The event will be held at the Thompson Center from 9 - 1PM with a press conference at noon.

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Nov 25
Lyric Opera House

Key Magazine 2019 Holiday Showcase

Connect with old friends & meet new ones! Sample holiday cocktails and nibble on delectable bites all courtesy of leading Chicago restaurants. Browse over 50 festive booths from Chicago's leading hospitality organizations.

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Dec 15

Gigi Seasons Holiday Offer

Gigi Seasons offers unique, designer holiday décor. This Christmas, we’ve curated fantastic collections with the option to purchase everything you need to decorate a room with just one click! Use code MAGMILE35 for 35% off, valid until 12/15/19.

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Dec 17
Fig + Olive

December Holiday Connection

Join us for our next Member Connection on Tuesday, December 17 from 5:30 - 7:30PM at Fig + Olive as we celebrate the holiday season with bites, cocktails and networking.

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Dec 30
Embassy Suites Magnificent Mile

Embassy Suites Catering Promo

Host your next meeting at Embassy Suites Magnificent Mile by December 31, 2019 and receive 15% off catering and 500 Hilton Honors Points per day.

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Dec 31

Convene Releases New Fall/Winter Menu

We pride ourselves on our culinary excellence at Convene. Our new Fall/Winter menu offers our guests a delectable selection of dishes, all made with fresh ingredients by our team of chefs.

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