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November 26, 2022
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Time Details:
2:00 - 6:00 PM Meet Santa & Inside Activities, 3:00 - 8:00 PM Food Tent & Outside Activities

Niles Civic Center Plaza
Oakton Street & Waukegan Road

987 Civic Center Drive
Niles, IL 60714
(847) 588-8000
Free Admission, Food and Drinks for Purchase
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Holly Jolly Fest

Saturday, November 26, 2022


Saturday, November 26, 2022 from 2-8 pm Niles Civic Center Plaza

Join us for the Village of Niles 10th Annual Holly Jolly Fest and Tree Lighting at Civic Center Plaza. Kick-off the holiday season with hot chocolate, horse drawn sleigh rides, petting zoo, and fire pits to make s'mores.  Plus meet Santa Claus with face painting, balloon artists, crafts for kids and activities for the whole family.  Enjoy food from local restaurants with craft beer and holiday wine.  Village Holiday Tree Lighting and Fireworks is at 5:30 pm. 

Schedule of Events

2:00 - 5:00 PM Meet Santa Claus
2:00 - 6:00 PM Face Painting,  Balloon Artists, Snow Globe Photos
5:30 PM Village Tree Lighting & Fireworks
3:00 - 8:00 PM Food and Beer Tent, DJ Jules Entertainment, PACE Holly Trolley
3:00 - 7:00 PM S'mores, Petting Zoo & Horse Drawn Trolley Rides

Enjoy Food Selections from Local Restaurants:
Dear Franks
Phoenix Flame
Joe Donut

Fitness Center Parking & Hours:
The Senior Center and Fitness Center East-End Parking Lot will be closed on Friday, November 25 through Sunday, November 27. Niles Family Fitness Center will close at 1:00 PM pm Saturday, November 26th.

Event Directions and Parking Information:
The Oakton Street entrance at Civic Center Plaza will be CLOSED starting at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, November 26. All visitors should use Waukegan Road to enter Civic Center Plaza for retail stores, post office and Holly Jolly Fest. Parking is available throughout most of the campus. A designated handicapped parking are is available from 2:00 - 8:00 PM just West of the Fitness Center and South of the Post Office. See Map: Click Here

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