Greater Niles Sights & Lights Decorating winners announced

Published 3:04 pm Thursday, December 21, 2023

NILES — The winners of the third annual Greater Niles Sights & Lights Decorating Contest have been announced.

The overall winner with 517 votes was Four Flags Antique Mall, 218 N. 2nd St. In the residential category, first place with 442 votes went to 1320 Isaac McCoy, while second place went to the decorations at 1350 Weiser Rd. with 316 votes. The home at 1310 Amherst, last year’s winner, finished third with 306 votes.

Organized by Mayor Nick Shelton, Sheila Koebel and Ambrosia Neldon, the Sights and Lights Decorating Contest is a new tradition aiming to make Niles neighborhoods extra holly and jolly each year.

In order to be eligible for the contest, homes had to be located in the 49120 zip code. Decorations needed to be holiday or winter themed. They were allowed to include, but were not limited to: Window displays (inside or outside); Front porch displays entrance ways (including apartments); Fireplace settings; Yard displays.

Voters were asked to use the following criteria when voting: Creativity; Adherence to topic; Use of materials or items; Attention to detail; Cleverness.

An assortment of prizes will be distributed to the winners and all 18 entries.

Here are the remaining winners:

4th Place Residential (269 votes) – 2036 Winn Rd.; 5th Place Residential (245 votes) – 2453 Walton; 6th Place Residential (229 votes): 2431 Lilac; 7th Place Residential (174 votes) – 1540 Superior; 8th Place Residential (165 votes) – 1315 Emerald Dr.; 9th Place Residential (158 votes) – 2706 S.13th; 10th Place Residential (133 votes) – 1158 Shady Shores; 11th Place Residential (86 votes) – 414 Dusenbury; 12th Place Residential (84 votes) – 2660 Smith Rd.; 13th Place Residential (78 votes) – 1409 Sioux Trail; 14th Place Residential (64 votes) – 33261 Clark Ln.; 15th Place Residential (60 votes) – 611 James St.; 16th Place Residential (57 votes) – 3228 N 5th.; 17th Place Residential (55 votes) – 1712 Ferry.

For photos and more information, visit Mayor Nick Shelton’s Facebook page.