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VIDEO: Candy Canes vs. Polar Bears in Annual Competition

December 12, 2011 8:23 AM | Videos

A south Winnipeg neighbourhood became a destination for some nighttime entertainment over the weekend, as two Lindenwoods streets began competing for the best Christmas light display.


The 20th annual Linden Lights competition began Friday, where Candy Cane Lane and Polar Bear Lane compete in the seasonal tradition to see which street can outdo the other in colourful decorations. The streets, officially named Foxmeadow Drive and Hennessey Drive, respectively, attract several dozen vehicles each night.

Over the years there’s been some changes to the contest, specifically the move from traditional incandescent C9 light bulbs to LEDs. The displays have also become more extravagant, particularly with the addition of homes on Shorecrest Drive — the cul-de-sac just south of Hennessey.

The street with the most impressive display will be crowned later this week and will earn a plaque at the Lindenwoods Community Centre to claim neighbourhood bragging rights.

The contest ends December 17.

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