Two Kelowna roads had their names unofficially changed to Candy Cane Lane on Saturday.
People living on Gramiak Road and Mary Court in central Rutland have embraced the Christmas light-up season in wholehearted fashion.
Almost all of the homes are blazing with Christmas lights, decorations, and festive messages. The switch was formally flipped on the eye-popping community display last night, and the show - to which all of Kelowna is invited - will continue until Jan. 2.
People who bring their families to see the colourful lights are asked to bring a non-perishable food donation for the Kelowna Food Bank or Salvation Army.
In just its second season of operation, Candy Cane Lane has become a well-received tradition. Supporters have launched a website and their Facebook page has several hundred followers.
"In other cities around the world, Candy Cane Lane is a place where people of all ages can go out and stroll on any cold winter night and feel warm all over," says Damjan Madjar, who promoted the light-up idea among his neighbours.
"It becomes something a family does year in and year out," Madjar says. "It give you something to build memories around, (and) adds a little heart to the city."