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December 5, 2007 > Niles Holiday Home Tour

Niles Holiday Home Tour

Submitted By Keith Elrod

The Niles Main Street Association presents the Niles Holiday Home Tour on Saturday, Dec. 8, Niles Holiday Home Tour from Noon - 5 p.m.

There's something for everyone during 'Christmas in Niles' If you fancy nostalgic and traditional holiday cheer, you will likely find everything you're looking for this holiday season in Fremont's historic Niles District.

The early 1900s downtown ambience that Niles District is best known for is a perfect location to remind visitors what a cozy, fun and family-friendly Christmas can be like without all the hustle bustle of modern day holiday trappings.

Known throughout the Tri-Cities for its historical figures like Charlie Chaplin, Broncho Billy and many other Essanay Studio notables who made Niles their home during the early days of motion pictures, this unique corner of Fremont is filled with an impressive history that rivals any found in the "wild west". Storefronts are reminiscent of the days when transportation was fueled by hay and the transcontinental railroad connected through Niles Canyon. Over the years the unhurried and intimate atmosphere of the Niles District has attracted many who appreciate an abundance of antiques, collectibles, art and more surrounded by an old town feel.

Throughout the year, the Niles District draws those who value leisurely-paced window shopping while sipping a hot cup of coffee and strolling through shops where owners will share stories about the early days along with trivia about the area's better known former residents. But it's during the holiday season when the Niles District really glitters and glistens as the area gets spruced up for the holidays! Known as a haven for antique hunters, the Niles District offers a wide variety of shops that cater to those looking for unique, artistic and distinctive items for everyone on their holiday gift list.

Tickets for the Niles Holiday Home Tour are available in advance for $15; and $20 on the day of the tour. The Tour starts at Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum at 37395 Niles Boulevard, Fremont. For more information, please call the Niles Main Street Association at (510) 742-9868 or email at

Saturday, Dec 8
Niles Holiday Home Tour $
Noon - 5 p.m.
Tour starts at Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum
37395 Niles Blvd., Niles
(510) 742-9868

Tickets: $20 (Advance purchase $15)

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