The wait is over - registration for the Greater Niles Sights & Lights Decorating Contest is now open!  Participants must register by December 10, 2021.  Here's how it works:

- Enter a photo of your home, business, or neighborhood at by Dec. 10, 2021.  
- Find out the top five finalists in each category on Dec. 12.  
- Then, vote for your favorite between Dec. 13 - Dec. 17.  
- Winners will be announced on Dec. 18 at the Jingle All The Way Christmas Parade!  
Note: All participants must register (for free) to participate.  ALL voting takes place at

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The contest has accrued over $5,000 in prizes from our generous business owners in the Niles area.  When Niles gets together, we make magic happen!  

The top THREE winners in each category will be awarded prizes donated by local businesses.  
First Place: $275 value
Second Place: $175 value
Third Place: $150 Value

The event also offers different categories so neighbors can really show off their holiday spirit!  The categories include:

Clark W. Griswold's Exterior Illumination Award: Channel your inner Griswold.  This is the display you can see from the moon.  

The Silent Night Traditional Award: May your display be merry and bright.  This is the display that captures the traditional holiday motif.  

Jingle all the Way Interactive Award: Music.  Inflatables.  Interaction.  This is the interactive display that makes the viewer a part of the show! 

The Winter Wonderland Award: More than just the house.  This is the display that best incorporates the front yard or landscape into the presentation.  

The Hollywood Award: Pick a theme, any theme!  This is the display that uses creative and thematic design to express the holiday spirit.  

The Cousin Eddie Tackiest Display Award:  Some displays are just a bit *different.*  This is the display that (hopefully purposely) makes us laugh! 

Santa's Workshop Award:  Local businesses (workshops!) can get in on the action, too!  This is the best business display in Greater Niles!  

The Bling the Block Award:  Show your neighborhood pride and light up your block.  This award goes to the neighborhood or street with the most holiday spirit!  

We are so excited to see what Niles residents come up with!  The holidays are considered the most wonderful time of the year, let's make them even more magical for 2021.  We hope you all have a happy holiday and a fabulous new year spent with the ones you love!