(Apologies for this post, I’m not sure when I decided to become a tourist in my own city!)
When Bright Nights in Hawrelak Park was cancelled this year, my across-the-street neighbours and I decided to go to Candy Cane Lane instead (mainly because I was whining about wanting to see something shiny and finding out about the cancellation was very last-minute). (And also because it was a perfect night for a winter stroll – very still, fluffily snowing, only about -12, and not too crowded.)
Tourist shot in front of the sign!
General agreement that this was our favourite house, with the white and the blue and the matching paint.
Loved decorations partly buried in fresh snow.
After seeing this cute little beast, we all kinda wanted one for Christmas too. (Till I reminded everyone that hippos can bite people in half. Then not so much.)
Me, being The Grinch.
JEL, being… well, we weren’t sure. ”What are you doing there, kid?” ”YOU know! From that song! COME ON!” (crickets)
There are some really big-normous trees in this neighbourhood (pretty, hey?). Am hoping those are LED lights, or else that homeowner is going to be looking at several trillion dollars on their Epcor bill.
Another favourite display – the traditional ‘shark munching an unfortunate snowman’ motif.
Anyway, good times had by all – there were sleigh rides and hot chocolate, which we were too late for, but we went back to the house and drank hot apple cider and watched the Shaw holiday fireplace for a little while. A very Edmontony Christmas!