It’s that time of year and we’re so excited to see so many houses and businesses dressed up in festive lights and decorations. Here at the Library, we’re getting into the holiday spirit by enjoying programs curated by our lovely librarians. We’ll be sharing both programs presented by the Library and other programs from around Niles to get you excited for a different kind of holiday season. Enjoy!
Niles-Maine District Library
Wind and Steel Holiday Concert
Saturday, December 12, 1:30-2:30 p.m. | REGISTER
Knit Wits: Knit & Crochet a Gingerbread Man
Monday, December 14, 6:30-8 p.m. | REGISTER
DIY Felt Reindeer
Tuesday, December 15, 6-7 p.m | REGISTER
Knit Wits: Knit & Crochet Holiday Projects
Monday, December 21, 6:30-8 p.m. | REGISTER
Mid-Century Christmas with Leslie Goddard | WATCH NOW
Village of Niles
Outdoor Photo Opportunities
Santa Sleigh at Village Hall
Take a photo on Santa’s sleigh in front of the beautifully lit tree outside the Niles Senior Center.
Waterfall on Milwaukee/Touhy
The Niles Waterfall Fountain located at the corner of Milwaukee Ave and Touhy Ave makes for quite the backdrop to any family photo. Stop by and snap a pic of yourself and your family.
Holiday Lights Contest
Twinkle Lights Contest
The Public Arts and Culture Council presents the 4th Annual Twinkle and Lights Holiday Decorating Contest, for residents who want to show off their holiday spirit. Find all of the information here.
Niles Park District
Write or Email Santa
Letters to Santa
Letters can be dropped off in a special mailbox at Howard Leisure Center 6676 W. Howard. Kids can also email Santa. The deadline is Friday, December 18th.
Virtual Santa Visits
Santa will be calling from the North Pole on December 15th & 21st! Schedule your virtual visit by calling 847-967-6633. $5/Res, $8/Non-Res.
Niles Chamber of Commerce
Holiday Window Displays
Journey around Niles to find all participating businesses that have decorated their windows just for you. Grab a hot drink, settle in your car, and take a trip around town! Businesses include:
- Wildwood Tavern
- Public Works
- Embark Senior Living
- Waxberg’s Walk Shop
- The Great Frame Up
- State Farm Jeff Curry
- Better Kitchens