If you’re looking to tootle around Prince George to see all the spectacular lights on display during this holiday season here is a list of some of the more noteworthy.
We all know Candy Cane Lane gives us such a lot of things to see in their neighbourhood but for those who are new to town you can start by finding your way to Mackenzie Avenue off Upland to see the lights.
Along River Road the Central BC Railway & Forestry Museum showcases their Celebration of Lights and going into the museum to see the lights up close and personal goes from Dec. 18 to 23 and 27 to 30 from 4 to 8 p.m. Join in the celebration of the holidays with the biggest light display in Prince George. For more information visit https://www.pgrfm.bc.ca/news-events/celebration-of-lights/
The Northern Lights Estate Winery has their Light Up the Orchard event on now until Dec. 31 where all the light displays offer photo ops galore. This is a walking tour of the orchard filled with thousands of Christmas light and festive holiday decorations. For tickets visit https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/light-up-the-orchard-2023-tickets-745618945337?aff=oddtdtcreator
There are some individual home owners in Prince George that just bring that extra effort to light up their homes:
Looking for that Grinchy attitude? Visit 2451 Olds Street where the Grinch is up to his old tricks of sneaking around and causing trouble.
There’s a bit of tradition that is showcased at one house and that’s the one at the corner of McGill Crescent and Monahan Street in College Heights. Those lights have been put up faithfully for years and it is very much appreciated.
There is a sea of inflatables including a snowman playing a saxophone that you have to see to believe at the corner of Southridge Avenue and St. Anne Crescent.
There's a warning that comes with this one. At 8220 Rochester Crescent just off Malaspina in College Heights there's a giant skeleton at the back of the house but he's facing the road. To be fair he is dressed for winter with a jolly scarf wrapped around his scrawny neck but that's where the holiday happy ends. His eyes look like they are tracking you as you slow down for the stop sign. Merry creepy Christmas in the best possible way! Oh yeah, and in the front there are delightful inflatables including a darling teddy bear and a giant reindeer with a wreath wrapped around his neck.
Right across the street it seems the neighbours tagged team each other so at 8219 Pr. Edward Crescent you can find a whole flock of inflatable farm animals - OK so maybe Peppa Pig isn't really considered a farm animal but she's cute as can be and there are some nutcrackers standing watch over the herd.
At 8002 Malaspina there is a light display admired by all their neighbours. Worth a taking a look.
At 1542 Alward Street visitors will see all the flashy lights they need to get into the Christmas spirit and right next door at 1526 there's a flock of angels on high.
At 4737 and 4738 North Meadow Road, off Foothills Blvd., sees two neighbours who are across the street from each other have lovely Christmas displays featuring reindeer and other delights that complement one another wonderfully. Worth a cruise.
According to a neighbout 4725 Oliver Avenue has a lovely Christmas light display worth checking out.
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