As a national transportation hub, Illinois is a major destination for millions of people each year. From the glittering skyscrapers of Chicago to the wind-swept plains of the south, Illinois offers a variety of activities to suit almost any traveler. As the home state of Abraham Lincoln, Illinois also tempts history buffs with its rich landscape of historical sites.
The city welcomes the fall and winter holiday season with this November gala event that begins with a spectacular tree lighting ceremony along Michigan Avenue presented by none other than Mickey Mouse. Mickey and Minnie also serve as grand marshals for a gala-lighted parade.