I love Fall-Winter season because it’s the time of the year where we get together and even the nights get so cold, we feel very grateful for everything we have and a perfect time to attend some holiday festivities in my area like The Holly Jolly Market and Christmas Tree Lighting in Village of Niles.
The annual tree lighting ceremony was held on November 25, 2017 (after black friday sale madness!) at Oasis Fun Center. There were outdoor and indoor activities to choose from:
Indoor: had food and beverage for purchase, local vendors selling different variety of goods, mini concert and meeting Mr & Mrs Santa Claus.
Outdoor: DIY smores, check out the Niles Free Bus Holly Trolley, riding the trackless train for kids and animals at the petting zoo. You can also purchase hot roasted nuts and popcorn outside.
Before the actual ceremony, there’s a holiday performance by the Willows Academy Chamber Choir. I love their sweet and angelic voices and they really captured the audience’s hearts. The annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held outdoors at 5:30 p.m. Three lucky kids were picked randomly to come up on stage to push the button to light the tree followed by a grand fireworks display!