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Candy Cane Lane shines again in Kelowna

1240 Collison Road is one of the most decorated houses in Kelowna.

KELOWNA – The most Christmassy neighbourhood in Kelowna is back again this year, delighting young and old with block after block of brightly lit homes. And it's all for a good cause.

Candy Cane Lane has become an annual tradition in Kelowna. Nestled in the Springvalley neighbourhood, it is several blocks of blinding, decorated houses that would impress even Santa himself.

Damjan Madjar is one of the organizers and says last year they raised 7,000 pounds of food for local charities. He hopes to beat that this year.

From now until Jan. 1, there are boxes where visitors can donate non-perishable food, new toiletries, hygiene products and children's toys. This year they will be donating the items to the Kelowna Women’s shelter and Freedom’s Door.

On the evening of Dec. 19, Candy Cane Lane will host a free party with hot drinks, snacks and a visit from Santa. Bring a donation and your camera.

“Candy Cane Lane is beyond just a street with lights collecting food,” he says in a media release. “We have grown, not geographically or with more and more lights, but as a neighborhood. This is what Christmas is about. Friends, family, giving, appreciating and sharing moments, love and kindness.”

For more information on Candy Cane Lane, visit their website or Facebook page.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infonews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.


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