The Christmas spirit takes over the things as November begins. I am a big fan of the Christmas tree and holiday light show. These two are my favorite things to add on my Winter Bucket List. This time I choose the nearest place to view Christmas lights. The Midwest gets cold once November starts. We decided to drive through the display. You can also park your car and walk through the display and enjoy it.
Candy Cane Lane Christmas Lights West Allis
History of Candy Cane Lane
Candy cane Lane holiday lights had started In the year of 1984. These holiday lights are not sponsored by any professional. But the group of neighbors living in West Allis, Wisconsin decorate their houses.
They collect donations in honor of a neighbor’s child. The neighbors worked in concert in decorating their homes and encouraged visitors to make a small donation as they drove through the festively enhanced neighborhood. (Source:- candy cane lane website)
All the money raised went to support research, treatment, and the eventual discovery of a cure for childhood cancers and related blood diseases. The donations collected on Candy Cane Lane will go to the MACC (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.) Fund.
Candy Cane Lane consists of Montana Avenue in the north to Oklahoma Avenue on the south and from 96th Street on the west to 92nd Street on the east.
We started from the 96th street and Oklahoma avenue and we take turns from Montana avenue towards the next street. It will become a Zigzag pattern. Both sides of the street are decorated beautifully. You can park one or two streets away and walk down the street if you want. There will a number of cars driving by so be patient.
You will find volunteers and other police officers at the intersection of 95th and Manitoba collecting the donation.