In one year, plus…

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 members of the Niles community and the Fremont community at large, 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

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Niles Festival of Lights 2018 Grand Marshal - Chief Richard Lucero (Ret.)

Retired Fremont Police Chief Richard Lucero has been selected as our 2018 Grand Marshal.

Chief Lucero began is career as an officer with the City in 1987 and led the department beginning 2013…. dedication to the City for over 30 years!

Niles Festival Of lights parade Route

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Photo credit: James "Jim" Sakane


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Photo credit: James "Jim" Sakane

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