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December 10, 2013 > Niles Holiday Home Tour

Niles Holiday Home Tour

Submitted By Keith Elrod

Eight historic homes will open their doors on December 14, giving visitors a peek into the unique charm of Niles during the holiday season.

All homes participating are within a 10-block radius of the historic Old Niles neighborhood. Attendees will receive a map and can walk or drive the route to see all eight homes on the tour.
Ticket proceeds go to the Niles Main Street Association and support events like the summer concert series and NMSAÕs historic preservation activities.

This year, NMSA is also promoting awareness and fundraising for the Giving Hope program, a program dedicated to helping local seniors, families, and children in need. Giving Hope evolved from the City of Fremont's employees and a giving program they launched to help local seniors and families in need. Their efforts have brought in an impressive $8,000 each year. In 2009, members of the Niles Community asked to join and help expand the effort. A spark was lit and the program has continued to grow year after year.

Like the Niles Main Street Association, Giving Hope is a highly collaborative organization that relies on community volunteers. As the Niles Holiday Home Tour attendees roam from house to house, they will have the opportunity to learn more about Niles Main Street Association, the history of Niles, and the Giving Hope program.

ÒNiles is known for neighbors getting to know one another and help each other, and as residents and members of the community, this is exactly the type of program we want to be associated with, and itÕs always a lot of fun for everyone involvedÓ said event sponsor, Arin Westendorf.

Tickets and a map of the home tour will be available at the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum located at 37417 Niles Blvd, on the morning of December 14.

Niles Holiday Home Tour
Saturday, Dec. 14
11 a.m. Ð 4 p.m.

Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 on the day of the event.
Tickets can be purchased online at, or at My Friends & I, located at 37521 Niles Blvd, Fremont.

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