2010-12-29

Holiday Lights

As politically incorrect as it is these days to flaunt your Christmas Spirit, there are several places around the city that do just that. There is one street in the city that has been doing it for almost 40 years, we call it Candy Cane Lane and on their web page is a link to Flickr photos of the street.

The video below is Maisie's Christmas House on the north end of the city that we went and visited a few nights ago. (and there is a much better video of the decorations)



If you follow this link, there are a few other wildly decorated homes through out the city and the bedroom communities that we are going to try to get to eventually. We may not get there 'til next year though as some are pretty far away.

The great thing about all these places is that they all have bins to collect food for the food banks of the area.

I hope every one has a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

11 comments:

Leah J. Utas said...

Good for them, Reb. I didn't realize Candy Cane Lane had been around that long.

Reb said...

I remember seeing the news blurbs when I was a kid, but it couldn't have been 40 years ago ;)

the Bag Lady said...

I'm glad that they all have collection bins for the food bank! Very cool.

Reb said...

So am I Sis. If you are going to draw a big crowd, put it to a good use ;)

messymimi said...

Thanks for the video and links. I never seem to tire of looking at Christmas lights.

kcinnova said...

We failed to go out looking at lights this year. I know Seattle has (or used to have) a Candy Cane Lane, too, but I don't know if the residents were so awesome as to have food bank collection bins.

Reb said...

Messymimi, I know, I love it too.

Karen, I have heard about Seattle doing Candy Cane Lane too. I imagine they would do the food bank too.

Hilary said...

Oh I love this. They did an amazing job of decorating as you did of capturing it all and setting it up so creatively. Nicely done, Reb!

Reb said...

Thanks Hilary. They did do a great job.

Janet said...

Such gorgeous shots...thank you for sharing! Happy New Year :-)

Reb said...

Thanks Janet.