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Follow up a great day of turkey, family, friends with more fun!


The Christmas season kicks off in Niles with the annual Festival of Lights Parade on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Sponsored by the Niles Merchants Association, this wonderful holiday tradition features over 60 unique floats and other entries, marching bands, specialty service units, costumed characters and of course, an appearance by the man himself - 

Santa Claus

6 PM - Tree Lighting
6:30 PM Parade kicks off!


Presenting Sponsor

Niles Festival Of lights parade Route

Photo credit: James "Jim" Sakane


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Photo credit: James "Jim" Sakane

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We thank all our sponsors and supporters

We also thank:

Fremont City Council for sponsoring
City of Newark for their float entry

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**Please note: your payment receipt will display "Fine Arts and Eats" as they are partnering with with the Niles Festival of Lights Parade this year to help with our fundraising efforts.