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Halloween Home-Decorating Contest 2023

Halloween is a great neighborhood activity and a long standing tradition for every kid. We want everyone to enjoy the fall weather and have fun showing off their Halloween spirit!  Nominate your home by submitting an application online by 9:00 pm on October 22, 2023.  All nominated homes will be post to Facebook for the public to "vote" their favorite home by "liking" the picture.  The home with the most "likes" between 7:00 pm on October 24 thru 7:00 pm on October 25, 2023 will win a $100 gift card to a Niles business of their choice and a First Place yard sign. Second and third place will receive a $50 gift card and yard sign. 

A map will be available October 26th for everyone to see and visit all nominated homes over Halloween.

Nominate Your Home: Online Application


Sunday, October 22 at 9:00 PM
Nomination Deadline (Online Applications Only)

Tuesday, October 24 at 7:00 PM
Village Board Announcement and Voting Kick-Off

Tuesday, October 24 at 7:00 PM thru Wednesday, October 25 at 7:00 PM
Voting Period on Village Facebook Page
*Voting is only allowed on Facebook. Facebook profiles are free to create.

Thursday, October 26
Online and print map available to view all homes through Halloween


  • Entries must be Halloween themed for the general public, no extreme gore or adult themes allowed 
  • Participation is free and open to all Niles residents
  • Only outdoor decorations on private property, visible from the sidewalk or curb will be considered
  • 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
  • Only "Likes" on Facebook will count as a vote

2022 Winners

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2021 Winners

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