Magnificent Mile Lights Festival and Parade on North Michigan Avenue

Disney Parks Holiday Float on Michigan Avenue near Water Tower Place.

Floats rolled down Michigan Avenue, as crowds of children and families watched more than 1 million lights switch on after parade characters threw a ‘magic dust’ to turn the lights on.

It’s that time of year again. Home Depot has had holiday decorations on display since before Halloween. But, no denying it now, the holiday season is upon us. Here are some helpful links … — a maps of Chicagoland Malls and large-scale shopping centers — helpful Black Friday information — directory for Arlington Heights and nearby areas of Chicagoland — links to coupons and deals Shopping Center — local shopping centers in Arlington Heights