Candy Cane Lane

If you’re in Seattle and in need of some holiday cheer, take a walk along Candy Cane Lane. Park Road Northeast, as Candy Cane Lane is called the rest of the year, has been dazzling Seattlites for over 60 years, turning up the Christmas music and festooning every house, street corner and roundabout with twinkling lights, reindeer, snowmen and of course, candy canes. The road, in the Ravenna area, is a small loop which takes you past sweet little brick houses with peaked rooftops, graceful archways and curved gates. You can drive it but be warned; it gets awfully busy. I popped along yesterday with a friend of mine and we decided to park around the corner and walk instead. Here are a few photos I took along the way. candy cane lane seattle washington us usa america christmas holidays lights

Signs saying peace in different languages peeped out of every front yard, lending cohesion (and a timely message) to the lights display.

But the star of the show, for me and everyone else who walked Candy Cane Lane yesterday, was a big, fluffy dog sitting on a doorstep next to Santa Claus.

If you’re in the area, Candy Cane Lane is free and runs from 4pm to 11pm through to January 1st. If you can’t make it in person, here’s a little video footage I shot on my walk.

xxx Ailsa

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Hi there! I’m Ailsa. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue wheresmybackpack.com Remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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30 Responses to Candy Cane Lane

  1. I love Christmas displays like this. And that dog! I just want to give him a hug.

  2. fgassette says:

    Thank you for the wonderful walk down candy cane lane. Loved the dog as well.

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

  3. What a neat place! And such a beautiful dog!

  4. Carol says:

    Christmas is breaking out all over. Such a lovely walk you shared, thank you. The dog! He’s a handsome one, and looks so huggable.

  5. rimassolosailingaroundtheworldm says:

    I like it Seattle very much.I live in Port Townsend this moment.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  6. adinparadise says:

    Beautiful place to stroll down, Ailsa. What a fabulous Husky dog. Definitely huggable. :) Happy Christmas to you and yours. :)

  7. Gunta says:

    What a lovely display. Obviously a neighborhood that’s got the spirit!

  8. dadirri7 says:

    such a colourful fantasyland, thanks for the walk-through ailsa!

  9. Candy Cane Lane. Love it! And a fabulous video. Thanks, Ailsa.
    Oh and that dog is gorgeous!

  10. petit4chocolatier says:

    Thank you for the walk via the wonderful video. I love that people decorate like this! Incredible :)
    I love the real dog!!

  11. Debbie says:

    These little neighborhoods that still embrace the traditions of holiday celebrations are so few and far between anymore. I have never made the trip north to see this display but remember fondly our community displays 40 minutes south of Seattle that for years played such an important part of my own holiday traditions.

  12. pommepal says:

    You’ve caught the beautiful spirit of Christmas Ailsa. So festive. Thank you for sharing it.

  13. colormusing says:

    My sister used to live right in that area! Great photos!!

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  15. Nativegrl77 says:

    Thank you for stopping by … saw candy cane lane .. knew it was my city … That big fluffy dog is a Husky … i think representing UW Huskies

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