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Photos: Must-see Tri-Cities 2022 light displays that'll make everyone smile

The Tri-City News will be adding to the list in the days and weeks ahead as homes and business get into the festive spirit.

Tri-Cities residents are already taking note of several can't-miss home holiday lights for 2022.

Homeowners and businesses are putting in the work as we speak, installing creative displays of all sizes that's sure to get everyone into the spirit of winter.

Some of them are also encouraging visitors to help local families struggling to put food on the table by making a donation to local charities.

You can find an ongoing list below of residences across the region welcoming light-seekers of all ages and more information.


Is there a holiday light display you think deserves a visit from Tri-City residents? Is your home decorated for the holidays? Send a photo, address and other relevant information to kbalzer@tricitynews.com

We'll add them to the list below. ðŸŽ„🎄🎄


Coquitlam

The snow has finally cleared for the Bilesky's home holiday display to shine more brightly.

Santa Claus is still around to take last-minute photos with families that drive by the Westwood Plateau residence, the elf workshop remains open for business and the music is playing cheerful Christmas tunes for all to hear.

And even better, the Bilesky's are accepting donations well into the new year for Variety Children's Charity.

The lights will be lit up 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. every night until Jan. 15, 2023.

John and Trudy Wolff are inviting the Tri-Cites to enjoy their home-made holiday lights display.

This is the 38th year the Coquitlam couple has installed more than 6,000 twinkling lights and over 100 hand-painted display pieces on house and in the yard.

There are two themes for 2022: traditional Christmas with a manger scene, shepherds, wise men and angels, and contemporary Christmas with Santa, reindeer, toy trains, nutcrackers and singing snowmen.

John and Trudy are also encouraging visitors to consider making an online donation to SHARE Family and Community Services.

The lights will be lit up every day between 4 p.m. and midnight.

Every year, Steve McCrea adds more lights to his family's home, complete with handcrafted decorations that have been cut and painted.

There are some black light additions for 2022, he tells the Tri-City News, and you can check out Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach joined by characters from Elf's north pole.

Look closely, and you'll also find Olaf, Mickey and Minnie, too.

Roughly 20,000 lights accent the Comin household in Coquitlam, covering (almost) every inch of the property.

Look closely, and you may also notice a Can-can dancer on the garage door. 

A light show that'll bring the house down!

Maria and Mariano Pacheco are inviting the public to let holiday music swoon your spirits as their home light display coincides with an array of tunes that can be heard through your radio.

You can dial in to 100.1 FM when you arrive.

The Pachecos tell the Tri-City News pedestrians can also hear the music by pressing Rudolph's nose near the front of the residence.

The couple's second annual musical light show will be on display each night between Dec. 17 and Jan. 2, 2023, from 6 to 10 p.m.

Here's a trip to Eagle Ridge's neck of the woods you don't want to miss!

"Dangville" is a large, elaborate miniature Christmas Village that includes more than 1,000 pieces that move, light up and dazzle the eyes of local viewers.

This year, the main attractions include New York City, a bustling downtown core, a carnival, the North Pole and a section called "Christmas in the Burbs."

Residents of "Dangville" range from elves to lovable Disney characters, plus a Grinch if you look closely.

Interested residents and visitors are asked to book a private tour in advance, which can be requested at any time between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. daily.

From Dec. 19 to 23, "Dangville" will be open for public viewings 6 to 9 p.m. with no bookings required.

Admission is free, but donations for local charities are strongly encouraged.

For bookings, you can call Joe Dang at 778-229-4181 or email either joedang@shaw.ca or juliebis@shaw.ca.

The Romas' have a bright, colourful holiday light display that's turning heads this winter season.

It's complete with reindeer, trees, a horse and carriage and snowflakes galore.

The home is set to be lit 4:30 to 10:30 p.m. each night until New Year's Eve (Dec. 31)

Coquitlam Centre Mall has gotten into the holiday spirit with several displays inside its four walls.

This includes trees, ornaments, lights and presents. The mall is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 pm. Sunday to Tuesday.

Volunteers have installed more than 100,000 bulbs for Lights at Lafarge Lake in Town Centre Park.

It'll be on display from dusk until 11 p.m. nightly until mid-February, as well as midnight on New Year's Eve (Dec. 31).

The attraction's busiest time is on Saturdays and Sundays, which could present challenges for parking.

Patrons are encouraged to avoid weekends altogether or consider taking transit.

And while any hour of the evening presents a good opportunity for photos and videos, the city stated before 6 p.m. or after 8 p.m. on weeknights are the more quieter times to visit.

Port Coquitlam

Miracle on Rae Street is back with more than 200,000 lights synced to music between now and Jan. 2, 2023.

There's also a 90-foot tall tree in the front yard, as well as a walkway through several themed displays. 

The site is accepting cash donations to SHARE Family and Community Services, which will be earmarked for the organization's food bank.

Homeowner Linda Brindley encourages visitors to enter off Prairie Avenue and exit onto Fremont Street to create a one-way route.

The residence will be lit up Monday to Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 5 to 11 p.m.

Livin' in a penguin's paradise!

The Hansens have turned their home and yard into a playground for the beloved flightless bird, complete with igloos and a skating rink.

Local residents are greeted with a pair of happy penguins holding a "Merry Christmas" sign, plus one more in an ugly sweater and several others in Santa hats.

And all of them are illuminated by hundreds of bright bulbs.

The Tyler Avenue residence is set to have its lights on between 5 and 10 p.m. up until New Year's Eve (Dec. 31).

Port Moody

Fran Topp has decked her Port Moody home with a dazzling display that'll have you foot tapping all the way 'til Christmas Day (Dec. 25).

Her Heritage Mountain residence has coordinated a light show with music, played through outside speakers for all to listen and enjoy.

The display is set to run until Jan. 1, 2023.

Anmore

One of the Tri-Cities' brightest thoroughfares for the holidays is back.

Households along Ravenswood Drive in Anmore are decorated with lights and displays to create Candy Cane Lane for all visitors to be dazzled and amazed.

The third annual event is also set to spread even more holiday cheer by raising funds for the Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation (ERHF).

You can find a donation link on the ERHF's website.

Candy Cane Lane will be on display from 5 to 10:30 p.m. each day until Jan. 2, 2023.

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