"Twinkle & Lights" Holiday Decorating Contest


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Homeowners show off your holiday spirit and style!

Village of Niles Public Arts & Culture Advisory Council is hosting its 2nd Annual Twinkle & Lights Holiday Decorating Contest.  All Niles residents are encouraged to participate. Applications will be accepted between November 1st and December 5th. Awards and prizes will be given in multiple categories:

Best Overall Display - First, Second and Third Place

Simple Yet Elegant
Most Whimsical
Best Use of Technology


Rules and Information:



  • Applications will be accepted between November 1 and December 5 by 5:00 p.m. 
  • 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.
  • Participation is free and open to all Niles residents. All decorating must be done by the resident, 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 are not eligible to participate.
  • Winners will be announced at the Tuesday, December 11 Village Board of Trustees meeting at 7:00 p.m., and will be notified prior to the meeting and invited to attend.
  • Winners will receive gift cards ranging from $50 - $100 in value, a lawn sign recognizing the award and announcements on the Village website and social media.  The names and addresses of the winners will be made public.

Download 2018 Twinkle & Lights Contest Application: Click Here


Click here for a list of the winning entries.

2017 Winners

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