Holly Jolly Market and Festival

The Holly Jolly Market and Tree Lighting includes a wide variety of entertainment including live music, beer and wine, a fire pit, children’s craft activities, horse-drawn carriage rides, a petting zoo and a special market where businesses will be selling holiday wares and food items. The annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held outdoors at 5:30 p.m. followed by a fireworks show.  
This is a free family-friendly event for everyone!
  • Come meet Santa
  • Listen to Mrs. Claus tell stories presented by the Niles Arts and Culture Council
  • Bundle up for a ride in a horse-drawn sleigh (sleigh rides are free with a donation to Toys for Tots or a non-perishable food item) and the petting zoo
  • Ride the trackless train
  • Free children's activities and crafts
  • Sneak peak at the Village of Niles Holly Trolley
  • Experience the lighting of the beautiful Niles Christmas Tree
  • Food for sale (cotton candy for kids!)
  • Beer, soda, water and hot mulled wine
  • Salty snacks like popcorn and pretzels
  • Niles Christmas Market
Vendors at the Christmas Market will sell all sorts of goodies including holiday ornaments, roasted nuts, poinsettias, and more!

The event free to attend, but food and beer can be purchased with CASH ONLY.

The Village's event partners include the Niles Park District, the Niles Chamber of Commerce, and the Niles Public Library.

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2017 Holly Jolly Market event, information and forms will be available soon.
If you are a vendor or merchant interested in selling your products, please contact the Niles Economic Development Coordinator Ross Klicker at 847-588-8074.

Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors and Donors :

  • Foss Swim School - 8299 W. Golf
  • Fresh Farms International Market - 8203 W. Golf & 5740 W. Touhy
  • JohnsByrne Co. - 6701 W. Oakton 
  • Papagalino Bakery Cafe - 9014 N. Milwaukee
  • America's Best Contacts & Eyeglass - 5762 W. Touhy
  • Groot Industries - 2500 Landmeier Rd., Elk Grove Village
  • Shure Incorporated - 5800 W. Touhy

  • Booby's Restaurant - 8161 N. Milwaukee
  • Korean Pro Billiards - 7946 N. Waukegan
  • Krystyna's Couture Alt. - 8144 N. Milwaukee
  • Miraj Restaurant - 8801 N. Milwaukee
  • Nancy's Pizza - 8706 W. Golf 
  • Smoke & Vape - 8526 W. Golf Unit P
  • Taco Bell - 7535 N. Harlem
  • UNI-MART - 7315 W. Dempster
  • Agit Bar & Grill - 9098 W. Golf Road
  • Dear Franks of Niles - 5699 W. Touhy
  • EZ Pantry - 8208 W. Oakton
  • Flowerville Inc. - 2624 E. Dempster St., Park Ridge
  • Jeron Electronic Systems Inc. - 7501 N. Natchez
  • Niles Pantry - 7041 W. Oakton
  • Tribune Products Co. - 5719 W. Howard