Candy Cane Lane started in 1968 after the Matcham family moved to Edmonton from Saskatoon. They got the idea from a street in Saskatoon and thought it was a nice way to celebrate their new community.
An Edmonton Tradition, Candy Cane Lane, Returns Dec12th.
Candy Cane Lane is visited by hundreds of thousands of visitors every Christmas season and it has become traditional to flock to this West End Christmas Light and Decoration display.
And for the first-time ever on opening night, you can take in the bright lights and holiday spirit of Candy Cane Lane exclusively on foot or bicycle, no vehicles allowed!
Bundle up and stroll down the historic lane, where there will be activities and treats for all. The route will be open to folks walking, rolling, cycling or cross-country skiing with the traditional sleigh rides running as well.
Every year, donations are accepted for the Edmonton Food Bank. There are donation bins located all along the route for your convenience.
Candy Cane Lane is located at Crestwood Neighbourhood (148 Street between 100 Avenue to 92 Avenue) and runs until December 31
A CBC archived interview with the founders of Candy Cane Lane, Ron and Ester Matcham
For more details on Candy Cane Lane, visit their new website here