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Candy Cane Lane drive-thru, or stroll, to see Christmas decorations and lights – Daily News

Catching glimpses of out of doors Christmas decorations is a enjoyable a part of driving round San Fernando Valley neighborhoods and streets in the course of the Christmas season.

Excursions to see the creativity of householders throughout one year might yield a bumper crop of properties festooned with multi-colored bulbs or white icicle Christmas lights — possibly even all crimson, all inexperienced or all blue lights when you’re fortunate in your Christmas Bingo card!

There could also be Santa Claus inflatables, animatronic nodding reindeer and snowflakes (magically projected onto storage doorways and home facades). Some householders are recognized for synchronizing Christmas tunes to blinking lights.



The storied “Candy Cane Lane” space of streets in Woodland Hills has been a drive via Christmastime custom since 1952, with  highly-decorated properties and entrance yards. Some homes previously had cartoon or film characters on show.

Decorating by householders is voluntary, and like a hope of seeing Santa Claus the general public has excessive hopes to see Christmas lights and different decorations on the group of streets off Oxnard Street (east of Winnetka Avenue and west of Corbin Avenue, bordered to the south by Martha Street, subsequent to the 101 Freeway).

Part of the allure of the neighborhood has been authentic indicators with vacation names and accompanying designs that have been planted on designated avenue corners: the “real” Candy Cane Lane (Lubao Avenue) plus Caroler’s Way (Penfield Avenue), Candlelight Lane (Oakdale Avenue) and Avenue of the Bells (Jumilla Avenue).

Motorists transfer via the neighborhood at a really sluggish velocity and with dimmed headlights to take within the decorations. The drive-thru takes place nightly from 6-10 p.m. till Dec. 25.

Even although the custom was to drive via the world, some individuals now stroll the streets.

Residents ask guests to respect householders by not driving by after 10 p.m. on weeknights or after 11 p.m. on weekends.

Don’t spoil the residents’ heartfelt and enjoyable providing by littering or damaging actions within the neighborhood (Santa Claus will know and skip your own home).

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