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November 15, 2016 > Niles Festival of Lights Parade Coming Soon

Niles Festival of Lights Parade Coming Soon

Submitted By Marie Dear

Holiday cheer will arrive in Niles on Friday, November 25 when the 16th annual Festival of Lights Parade rolls down Niles Boulevard to the delight of residents and visitors alike.

Festivities start with a tree-lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. at Niles Plaza near the railroad station. Then, at 6:30 p.m. the parade begins just up the road near the Sullivan Underpass and will roll south on Niles Boulevard, ending at J Street.

More than 60 holiday-themed floats with giant helium balloons and colorful sparkling lights are planned. Music and entertainment will be provided by local and regional marching bands and a cadre of costumed characters. Santa Claus will make an appearance after the parade to meet with visitors and pose for photos at a booth in front of the merchants train at Niles Plaza.

The popular event is hosted by the Niles Merchants Association with its main sponsor Legacy Real Estate & Associates. Visitors should plan to arrive early as the event typically attracts thousands of spectators each year.

Niles Festival of Lights Parade
Friday, November 25
6 p.m. Ð 8:30 p.m.
6 p.m.: Tree-lighting ceremony
6:30 p.m. Parade starts
Niles Boulevard between the Sullivan Underpass and J Street
(510) 742-9868

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