Monday, December 24, 2012

Candy Cane Lane


A few days ago, on a cold evening, my family and I bundled up and went on a stroll to Candy Cane Lane.  Candy Cane Lane is blocks of houses lit up with Christmas lights and fascinating decorations.  After you see these images, I think you will be just as amazed as I was looking up at the lights. 

Candy Cane Lane started in 1952, when some homeowners decided to amaze the community with a display of holiday lights and decorations.  There success has been ongoing since with blocks of lights to see.  One house even hired a Santa to visit and take pictures with kids in his sleigh.  Some people come from hours away just to see these extraordinary sights.  It was good we arrived early because as we were driving back, the exit from the freeway was lined with miles of cars waiting to exit and see the lights!

There were lines of cars seeing the lights with many kids standing on the seats popping there heads through the convertibles.  Viewing the lights was amazing, but walking and viewing the lights was even better.  The best decorated houses had music playing.  There was even a building with a train in front of it puffing out thick clouds of smoke.  Some houses even had a motorized seesaws and merry-go-around spinning.  Others had a display of blown up Santas riding on motorcycles, sleeping in bed, and skiing.  Even after seeing all the houses, I still couldn't decide which one was my favorite.  I think the neighborhood did a fantastic job of making the holidays special and exciting!  Hopefully, I will come back next year and take another stroll through the neighborhood!



Everything was spinning and lit up with "Its a Small World After All" playing in the background

Hansel and Gretel walking to the yummy witches house

Puffed up decorations

Santa and us

The Train


The flickering lights made this image blurry but still amazing!



How did you spend the holidays?

16 comments:

  1. Dear Miriam,

    Wow what amazing display of Christmas decorations.

    Love it!
    I really loved the photos you included in this post.
    Here down under we are starting to do the same thing where people are decorating there homes with wonderful decorations. Every year we make it a point of driving around our area to see what amazing display of christmas decorations people have set up in their front yards.

    Thank you for sharing this with us all Miriam.

    Merry belated Christmas to you and your wonderful family and have a wonderful New Year.

    From your friend,
    AA :)

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    1. @AA,

      Thank you for your wonderful comment. I guess most people like to see Christmas lights! Happy New Year!

      Sincerely,
      Miriam

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  2. Dear Miriam,
    I love your pictures, it looks like it was Christmas weather, you all have jackets and hats. I also like to walk around our neibourhood and look at the decorations, some houses look amazing and it's fun to see what people can do with lights and how far the imagination can go.
    I am glad that your parents took you in the evening before Christmas to see the beauty of the season.
    Love you,
    Grandma Tanya and Grandpa Eugene

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  3. Dear Grandma Tanya and Grandpa Eugene,

    Thank you for your lovely comment. It sure was cold that night! It is quite amazing how many people decorate their houses and go in such details.

    Happy New Year!

    Sincerely,
    Miriam

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  4. @ Miriam,

    What a great post about a fabulous location! I have been down Candy Cane Lane before, but it was a long time ago. I have avoided the area because of all the traffic, but I like your idea of walking the area. I'll try that next year!

    Did you enjoy your two-week vacation? I sure did! I got to spend lots of time with Buck. Mr. Yollis and I took him out for long walks in the Santa Monica mountains. Everyone loved it!

    Happy New Year, Miriam!

    Your proud former teacher,
    Mrs. Y♥llis

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    1. @Mrs. Yollis,

      Thank you for your wonderful comment. I did enjoy my 2 week vacation. You really should try again and go to Candy Cane Lane.

      We also went to Malibu Creek Park right after a rainy day and we got all muddy!

      Sincerely,
      Miriam

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  5. I really like your blog

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    1. Thank you for your wonderful comment. I hope you visit again some time soon.

      Sincerely,
      Miriam

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  6. Hi Miriam,

    I am in a blogging class, that I am new to. I stopped by your blog. I was quite impressed good job! Keep it up!

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    1. ♕♔Miriam♕♔January 10, 2013 at 9:14 PM

      Thank you for your wonderful comment. Do you like blogging? Do you have your own blog? I hope you visit again soon!

      Sincerely,
      Miriam

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  7. Your blog is really impressive and creative! Keep up the good work!

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    1. Thank you for your complimentary comment. I hope you visit again soon!

      Sincerely,
      Miriam

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  8. Hi Miriam! My name is Natalie. I am from Mr.Miller's class. Wow! That looks like it was a lot of fun! I wish I was there. The decorations look amazing and very colorful. On the holidays I went to Arizona and spent almost a week there. What was your most favorite part of your holiday?
    ~Natalie:)~

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    1. @Natalie,

      Thank you for your wonderful comment. I also have been to Arizona last spring. I hiked down the Grand Canyon. What did you do there?

      Sincerely,
      Miriam

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  9. Hi Miriam, my name is Julyssa. I am in Mr.Miller class. The Candy Cane lane looks like really fun. This is very amazing. I like how the houses are all light up and all the Christmas decorations. Did you have fun there? Your blog is really impressive. Keep up the good work.

    Julyssa :)

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    1. @Julyssa,

      Thank you for your wonderful comment. I did enjoy going to Candy Cane Lane, and I want to go again next year. I hope you visit again soon! Do you have something like that in your town?

      Sincerely,
      Miriam

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