Tri-City Xmas light displays
Does your home have the light stuff? Or do you know one that does?
The Tri-City News is publishing a list of large local light displays for Christmas. To add your home to the list, send your address along with details of your display (how many lights, special displays, hours of operation and any charities for which you’re collecting) to The Tri-City News at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 2988 Forestridge Pl.: Plenty of lights and lawn ornaments, ranging from Disney characters and wise men to trumpeting angels to a herd of grazing reindeer on the roof. A full-size Santa greets visitors at the front door and a special waving Santa pops from the chimney. Donations accepted for St. Paul’s Hospital.
• 927 Lillian St.: Thousands of twinkling red and clear lights, horse and carriage, polar bear, penguins, igloo, snowmen, Santa, reindeer, candy canes, snowflakes, Santa train, etc. Open daily through Jan. 3, 4:30 p.m. to midnight.
• 806 Seymour Dr.: The Grinch house is back for the 15th year, featuring animated characters, including Frosty, Charlie Brown and all his friends. Donations accepted for Coquitlam Firefighters Charitable Society.
• 818 Porter St.: Approximately 10,000 lights, twinkling and racing and glowing from afar; blow-ups, animated displays and dancing Santa (sometimes the real one, too). Lights are on from 5 to 11 p.m., weekends until 1 a.m.
• 678 Folsom St.: The 50,000 plus lights programmed (some take 15 minutes to go completely through programs) twinkling and dancing moving in patterns controlled hundreds of microprocessors and computers; 36 panel displays, rope lights, herd of moving reindeer, shooting stars, bells, roof display, candy cane alley and a 16 foot-long Santa train.
• 853 Kinsac St. (near Blue Mountain/Como Lake): This year’s Christmas display theme is entitled “Rhapsody in Blue,” with a wintry forest of 11,000 blue and white lights beyond the lit, decorative border fence, which captures the many reindeer grazing prior to the big day. Large conventional lights, mini chasing lights and LED lights are displayed on the many trees and shrubs inside the forest. Donations accepted for BC Children’s Hospital.
• 1538 Eastern Dr.: Featured are about 20,000 lights and a winter wonderland, Santa with his reindeer getting ready to take off, an eight-foot Christmas tree all made out of strings of lights surrounded by candy canes. The special feature every year is the manger scene, and a village has been added this year with 30 porcelain houses and many accessories. Donations accepted for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
• 793 Pinemont Ave.: About 50,000 lights along with many inflatables, characters and interactive items; also, the annual free Santa Picture and Hot Chocolate Night is Saturday, Dec. 15 from 7 to 10 p.m. Lights on 5-10 p.m. nightly; Donations accepted for BC Children’s Hospital.
• 340 Seaview Dr.: With more than 20,000 white lights, the elegant themed Christmas display features castle-like structures with soldiers and mini arches in the front yard, and nativity scene with angels, comet and stars in the side yard; giant inflatable and plastic moulded snowmen adorn the garage rooftop and deck at the back.