If you’ve got a spectacular light display at your home this winter, the Now wants to see it.
Send over pictures of your National Lampoon-style lit-up homes, nativity scenes or North Pole playlands for a chance to be featured in an upcoming edition of the paper or in an online gallery at Thenownewspaper.com.
We’ve had a few submissions, but we want to see them all! Here’s what you’ve told us about so far:
- The Bonneteaus, a Cloverdale family at 16951 Jersey Dr., is holding their third annual “Winter Wonderland Christmas” display. They have even more lights and Christmas characters this year. “We have dancing lights, a Santa that is motion activated and dances and sings to music, a large nativity scene, the lights on the roof are called waterfall lights and they have motion. We also have lights that are synchronized to music.” The favourite is a handmade nativity scene including a stable by a popular woodworking teacher. The family is raising money for Variety — The Children’s Charity. The lights are on from 6 to 11 p.m. from now until Jan. 5.
- The Wagner family will be lighting things up on Dec. 4. Like last year, they will be raising money for the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event. The money is raised in honour of Karen Wagner’s father who died of cancer many years ago. The family also lost a friend named Eleanor to the disease. “We remember those we lost but also remember those going through treatment currently,” said Karen in an email. “The lights bring us and everyone much enjoyment and so we look to a great turnout this year.” Check it out at 19056 63B Ave.
- Starting on Dec. 1, thousands of bulbs and dozens of ornaments will be lit as part of the annual display at the Kinna family’s home in Cloverdale at 16956 60A Ave. From reindeer on the rooftop to penguins wearing bow ties, they’ve pretty much got it all. Again this year, the family is collecting donations for incubators for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Surrey Memorial Hospital. See the lights for yourself, Sunday to Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m. and extended hours until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, through to January. And ask Jay for a candy cane – he likes handing them out.
- Every night from Dec. 1 to Jan. 1 from 6 to 10 p.m. you may walk through or just drive past to enjoy the sights at 15097 90A Ave. There are over 10,000 lights as well as the North Pole and nativity scene. On Dec. 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. Santa and Frosty will be on site to visit with candy canes for the kids and coffee, hot chocolate for the grownups.
- A Disney display at a home, 11122 90th Ave. in North Delta, has a 15-foot “Olaf” with music, Disney’s “Mater,” A “Frozen” snow globe. There are about 50 different characters from Disney, Pixar, Universal Studios and lots of twinkling lawn decor. According to the owners they will be finished for Dec. 1. All told, there will be roughly 15,000 to 18,000 lights in total.
- The “Wish Upon a Star” display from the McLean family returns at a new location. Formerly in Surrey, the display is now in Langley at 20681 44th Ave. Check out 40,000 lights with many animated characters, an interactive musical snowman, as well and Santa and his sleigh flying overhead. Sip hot chocolate and take a picture with Bumble, Rudolph and friends. Donations will be accepted for BC Children’s Hospital.
- With over 30,000 lights and more than 50 lawn decorations, the Kelly family and their neighbours would love to share their joy with yours through their festive Christmas display, at 15349 85A Ave., running now through the New Year. Every Friday through Sunday they will be collecting donations for the Surrey Food Bank. Boxes will be out at the end of the driveway. With warm wishes they wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
- Check out the Fletchers’ “Rudolph & Friends” display at 15499 22nd Ave. from 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 5 to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. “A must see with large displays in yard, roof, windows and carport. We have extended it into a neighbour’s yard. There is a train display and animated Santa in our carport plus lots more to see.” It takes the family three to four weeks to set up. They accept donations for the Surrey/White Rock food banks.
- The Marquez family tells us they have over 15,000 lights up, plus a large assortment of displays and inflatables at their home at 11376 154A St. See more pictures on their Facebook page.
Email your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “Christmas lights.”
Please include address, description and high-resolution photos. (Please note submissions without a photo will not be used.)