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November 26, 2013 > Jump into Christmas with ÔFestival of LightsÕ

Jump into Christmas with ÔFestival of LightsÕ

As much a tradition as Thanksgiving turkey and decorating the Christmas tree, the Niles Merchants Association always gives the holiday a great local start with their annual ÒFestival of Lights Parade and Tree Lighting.Ó Held the evening after Thanksgiving, this true blue community event features over 60 unique floats with marching bands, specialty service units, helium balloons, costumed characters, and the man of the season - Santa Claus!

Now in its 13th year, Events including ÒSpring Fever Car ShowÓ and ÒHot August Niles Car ShowÓ fundraisers as well as donations and volunteer efforts keep this fun parade going year after year. Grab your friends and family, bundle into coats and gloves and jump into the Christmas spirit at the ÒFestival of Lights.Ó Plan to come early to claim your best viewing spot!

To help with the parade and keep the tradition alive, contact the Niles Merchants Association at (510) 792-8023.

Festival of Lights Parade and Tree Lighting
Friday, Nov 29
6 p.m. Ð 9 p.m.
Niles Blvd., Fremont
(510) 792-8023

For those who want good viewing and an extended celebration, take part in the 5th annual Niles Tree Lighting Parade & Concert at the Mudpuddle Shop. The Mudpuddle Shop offers prime real estate for parade viewing with reserved seating for 25 concert guests. Come at 6 p.m., enjoy the parade, then cozy together inside the Mudpuddle Shop for a one-hour Michael McNevin concert. The concert is usually followed by an informal shop Òjam.Ó Bring your own refreshments or share whatÕs on offer. Be sure to RSVP soon, this event will sell out!

Tree Lighting Parade and Michael McNevin Concert
Friday, Nov 29
6 p.m. Ð 9 p.m.
The Mudpuddle Shop
37433 Niles Blvd., Fremont
(510) 794-9935
Tickets: $20 - $25 sliding scale

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