Twinkle & Lights Holiday Decorating Contest

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2020 Twinkle and Lights Holiday Decorating Contest

We could all use more twinkle and lights this holiday season!   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.  Let's have some fun this holiday season.


Nomination forms can be dropped off at Village Hall, mailed, emailed or faxed. All nomination forms must be received by December 16th at 3:00 p.m.  Nominate your favorite home or nominate your own house!  Nominations can also be sent via Private Message on the Village Facebook page, please include the address of the home and your email address. Nominations will be accepted between November 12 and December 16 by 3:00 p.m.  

Click here for Nomination Form


Judging will take place between Friday, December 18 and Sunday, December 20.  Decorations must be on from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. on these nights.  Judges will consider any home and determine the top 3 winners.  Entries will be judged on attractiveness, creativity and scale.  An entry can win only one award.  Entries will be judged from the curb; judges will not enter private property.  Winners will be announced December 21st and receive a yard sign and gift card. 


On December 21 from 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. anyone can vote for the People’s Choice winner. Photos of the homes will be on Facebook to view.  The photo with the most likes at 8:01 p.m. wins!  The winner of the People's Choice Award will receive a $100 gift card and lawn sign.


Participation is free and open to all Niles residents. All decorating must be done by the resident living in the home, not a professional decorator/designer.   Businesses are not eligible.  Decorations must comply with Village of Niles ordinances and housing codes.  The decisions of the judging committee are final.  Judges and Arts and Culture Council members are not eligible to participate.

Click here for Complete Rules

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2019 Twinkle and Lights Holiday Decorating Contest Winners

2019 1st Place Winner
8226 Oketo Avenue | The Komosa Family

Twinkle Winners 1st-8226 Oketo

2019 2nd Place Winner
7345 W. Greenleaf Avenue | The Trefilek Family

Twinkle Winners 2nd-7345 Greenleaf

3rd Place Winner
8220 Oketo Avenue | The Batrich Family

Twinkle Winners 3rd-8220 Oketo

4th Place Winner
6823 Keeney Street | The Gremley Family

Twinkle Winners 4th-6823 Keeney