Although winter cold and snow snuck up on us all early this season, properties along The Magnificent Mile were quick to swap out the frozen cabbages and mums with unique and festive winter and holiday decorations which will adorn the Avenue up until the first tulips begin to poke through next Spring.

The Winter/Holiday 2019/2020 Magnificent Mile® Beautification Walk was held on December 11th by the Planning and Advocacy Division’s Public Way Committee. Once again, members of the Committee graded each property on North Michigan Avenue between the Chicago River and Oak Street and acknowledged those properties that provided the most festive and visually exciting parkway gardens for the long winter season.

We are pleased to announce the winning property for the Winter/Holiday 2019/2020 season is:

1. The Ritz Carlton Residences / 118 E. Erie Street

The next top scoring properties for the Winter/Holiday season are:

2. (tie) 730 N. Michigan Avenue/Ponte Gadea & Colliers International
Landscape Contractor: Landscape Concepts Management


2. (tie) 626 N. Michigan Avenue/Woman’s Athletic Club of Chicago
Landscape Contractor: Interior Garden Services, Inc.


2. (tie) 875 N. Michigan Avenue/The Hearn Company
Landscape Contractor: Interior Garden Services, Inc.


5. 676 N. Michigan Avenue/CBRE & Omni Chicago Hotel
Landscape Contractor: Interior Garden Services, Inc.


The Public Way Committee would like to thank all of the property owners and their landscape contractors who worked so diligently in preparing their beautiful garden designs and maintaining outstanding public way conditions along The Magnificent Mile. We would also like to thank the Woman’s Athletic Club of Chicago, 626 N. Michigan Avenue, for graciously hosting a luncheon and committee review meeting after the December Winter/Holiday Beautification Walk.