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.
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.