Christmas lights on Taffy Lane

Oh blog, how I’ve neglected you. I’m in the middle of holiday knitting and have been busy busy busy. Hopefully this blog will be getting a make-over soon, so watch for that in the future.

Anyhow, on Saturday night, before that big dump of snow and freezing rain, we took a drive over to Taffy Lane, in Orleans. I’m not sure what the light displays look like now, but they looked pretty decent on Saturday. Here are some pics!

This one might have been my favourite house. Definitely in the top five.

Then there was THIS  guy. He went all out. His house was pretty wild. I only got one photo of his house, despite it being one of the best, and the damn photo turned out blurry (second pic up there). I wish I’d got a better photo. The guy was even wearing lights. He was nice enough to pose for a photo with A. Santa was there too, but for some reason he stepped out of the photo. I didn’t ask…

This was another nice place. There were a bunch of houses with those giant inflated lawn ornaments, and some of them even played music. I guess that’s what’s hip now, but those things aren’t really my bag. I like the lights. It brings back memories of going to (the now defunct) Cullen Gardens’ Festival of Lights in Whitby, Ontario when I was a kid.

I can’t say I’d ever do this to my house (if/when we buy one), but I certainly admire the effort these folks put into their displays.  If you get a chance, take a spin up there and have a look around. Taffy Lane is just off Sugar Creek Way, which intersects with Orleans Boulevard. If you see the Orleans United Church, with their nice (& giant) roof sign, you’re pretty much there.

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9 thoughts on “Christmas lights on Taffy Lane

  1. I like Taffy lane but the thing I don’t like is all the exhaust fumes you have to breathe in if you decide to walk. Also the cars make it more dangerous for small children who want to experience the lights on foot. WAY TOO MANY DRIVERS….. not looking where they are going. As the mom of an autistic child it is definitely a bit stressful. PARK YOUR CARS PEOPLE. get out and walk and enjoy it like it was meant to be enjoyed. Everyone is in such a rush these days to get things done. Just my two cents….

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    Taffy Lane Reply:

    FOR THE LOVE OF GOD…please You nutty environmentalist never cease to amaze me..just enjoy the damn lights for god sake!

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    Rachel Reply:

    @Taffy Lane, wasn’t being an environmentalist…. more worried about my kids breathing it in and mostly the danger factor of cars driving while not looking at the roads or pedestrians. Obviously you didn’t understand my point. Driving is fine, but walking is also nice. Lots of kids, dogs and seniors walking as well as strollers and sleds being pushed and pulled just want everyone to be safe while enjoying the lights.

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