CHICAGO (CBS) — The city lit up along Michigan Avenue Saturday during the BMO Harris Magnificent Mile Lights Festival parade.

The parade kicked off at Oak Street and headed south Saturday night.

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Thousands of visitors got to see floats from various sponsors and marching bands from around the country.

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And of course, the guest of honor was in attendance: Santa Claus himself.

Kids also eagerly awaited the arrival of famous duo Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

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It’s estimated that more than 800,000 people attend the festival every year