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#41 nagel

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 10:07 AM

Alan road.

#42 Mike K.

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 10:15 AM

Cherry Road near Wilkinson, is that it?

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#43 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 10:19 AM

Victoria Buzz has a bit of a map.

 

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#44 jonny

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 10:20 AM

The best Christmas lights I have seen in Victoria are at 2820 Grosvenor Road and the neighbouring house. 



#45 Powerforward

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 11:49 AM

Times Colonist downloadable pdf map:

 

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#46 Bingo

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 12:59 PM

The best Christmas lights I have seen in Victoria are at 2820 Grosvenor Road and the neighbouring house. 

 

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#47 Bingo

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 01:05 PM

Recently, wasn't the Candy Cane Lane out somewhere near Wilkinson road, close to the prison?

 

Candy Cane Lane was on the section of Tattersall east of Blenkinsop Road, but that display hasn't been seen in years. I think the residents moved away.



#48 Bingo

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 01:08 PM

This is a thread for talking about the Joy of Christmas and the tradition of light displays, not for ragging on the OB Police.



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Posted 12 December 2015 - 01:10 PM

This is a thread for talking about the Joy of Christmas and the tradition of light displays, not for ragging on the OB Police.

 

OK, thanks for clarifying.  


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#50 Bingo

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 01:10 PM

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#51 AllseeingEye

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 02:49 PM

Candy Cane Lane was on the section of Tattersall east of Blenkinsop Road, but that display hasn't been seen in years. I think the residents moved away.

Thanks for some of those suggestions I will check them out.

 

Yes CCL ultimately faded due to a combination of neighborhood fatigue due to the annual traffic jams, retirements, the sheer cost of maintaining the displays, and also certain key people moving away and in the case of one of main movers and shakers, passing away. Its peak as I recall was late 80's, 1990-ish. the physical display was perhaps 4-5 blocks but you could easily get stuck in the traffic for an hour or more. Ultimately at one point people parked as far away as Cedar Hill X road and walked up the hill on Blenkinsop to take it in....



#52 Bingo

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 10:40 PM

Fireside Grill - 4509 West Saanich Road

 

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#53 todd

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 11:29 PM

Is there any "Griswold Houses" in town? There was one on Beach Drive back in the day but long gone.

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#54 Bingo

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 07:40 PM

Once again 2820 Grosvenor Road is back as great as ever. Christmas tunes and more.

A must see for you and your great-grandchildren. 

 

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#55 todd

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 12:30 PM

Once again 2820 Grosvenor Road is back as great as ever. Christmas tunes and more.

A must see for you and your great-grandchildren. 

 

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#56 Bingo

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 09:36 PM

Then there is the lighted crane...another must see as seen from the Canoe Club.

 

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#57 Bingo

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 10:32 PM

Better still are the lights in OLD TOWN

 

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Drive home safely

 

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#58 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 26 November 2022 - 02:44 AM

TC has the map this year, people can add.

 

 

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A print version of the map will appear in the paper on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. The deadline to be included is Dec. 13 at 5 p.m.

We'll update the online version throughout the holiday season.

 

 

https://www.timescol...hts-map-4831091


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#59 AllseeingEye

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Posted 26 November 2022 - 06:17 AM

I miss Candy Cane Lane at this time of year, every year. As it further recedes into the past you realize how unique and one of a kind, probably never to be duplicated, that experience really was. Awesome for the drive by viewers, not so great for the neighbors after 20 years of course, one major reason it finally ended....

 

In any event we have found the area off "five corners" at Interurban and Wilkinson headed generally toward Royal Oak past Layritz up to and along Mann Rd year in and year out is outstanding if you want to literally see house after house, street after street lit right up with some spectacular light displays. Glynn and Alan roads in particular are mesmerizing.

 

My daughter and I spent a day hauling out the lights, displays, extensions etc putting up the lights at our place and that pales into nothing compared to the effort those folks put into those neighborhoods. Definitely worth a look.


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#60 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 26 November 2022 - 06:26 AM

I miss Candy Cane Lane at this time of year, every year. As it further recedes into the past you realize how unique and one of a kind, probably never to be duplicated, that experience really was. Awesome for the drive by viewers, not so great for the neighbors after 20 years of course, one major reason it finally ended....

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It took months for the residents at that time to set the displays up, and it became very popular. Hundreds and hundreds of people would walk, ride bikes, or drive past that block of houses every year. It finally closed down in 1999 as many residents in the neighbourhood grew older, and some moved away, but a few of the decorations were passed on to other people and are still displayed today.


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