Sparkeland awaits!. A guide to the best Christmas home lights in the City.

(December 07, 2016 )


In Abbotsford, at 3464 Sussex St., the Hood's house features 10 inflatable characters, 15 blow-molds, 19 hand-made wooden cutouts, 27 hand-made rope light figures and thousands of lights.

Burnaby/New WestBurnaby: 4187 William Street

Take a drive past this home and enjoy thousands of lights, Santa on the roof, wreaths, angels, decorated trees and much more.Burnaby: 

6357 Neville Street

Lots of twinkling lights for your enjoyment, plus a manger and toy shop, a Santa train and hot air balloon, Rudolph and gingerbread men.Burnaby: 

8222 Burnlake Drive

The lights are on at the DuPlessis Family home for the 2016 Christmas season. In additional to thousands of twinkling lights, this year’s new additions include drumming soldiers, a five foot tall flamingo, Rudolph, peacocks, Snoopy in a sleigh, a big cedar tree decked out with large lights and bobbles, a 14 foot Santa peeking over the roof and much more. Accepting donations to the B.C. Children’s Hospital • The lights are on every night from 4:30-11:30 p.m. until Jan. 8

Dube’s Christmas Lights Display
Once again the Dube family has lit up their home for the holidays are accepting donations to Variety – The Children’s Charity. Enjoy thousands of twinkling lights, festive displays and lawn ornaments. Join them on December 16 from 5-8:30 p.m. for a holiday celebration.

4990 Bellville Ave., Burnaby
6980 Napier Street, North Burnaby: Jim Barazzuol, otherwise known as Father Christmas, takes great pride in his outdoor Christmas display.
609 Robson Avenue
This charming display of lights gets bigger every year. Rinaldo’s Christmas Light Display
After decades of lighting up North Burnaby and raising over $125,000 for Childhood cancer research, this will be the last year of Bortolo Rinaldo’s famous 50,000 light Christmas display. 

• 950 Kensington Ave., Burnaby 

Christmas Lights ExtravaganzaThis lovely home on Baffin Place is decked out for the holidays again this year. Enjoy more than 15,000 coloured lights, lawn displays, a huge decorated tree and roof ornaments. Accepting donations for the Alzheimer Society of B.C. 

• 5951 Baffin Place, Burnaby 
• The lights are on every night from 4:30-11:30 p.m. until Jan. 1 

6980 Napier Street
Jim Barazzuol takes great pride in his outdoor Christmas display. Showcasing Santa and his reindeer, snowmen, the nutcracker, and a 40-foot Christmas Tree crowned by a six-foot angel; this yard has something for everyone. Thousands of lights are programmed to display different colours at any given moment which brighten up the pathway to his latest addition, a Nativity Scene.

North Shore
McNair Park Holiday Display
More than 18,000 lights adorn the 1907 Edwardian heritage home and gardens, McNair Park, named after James Archibald McNair, a lumber baron from the late 1890s.

 • 256 E. 6th St., North Van Chalet Place Light-up 2016

The Ribalkin/Viau family are at it again – covering their roof, gardens, gutters, railings and driveway in thousands of lights, blow-up displays, Christmas decorations and holiday cheer. This year’s charities include the Harvest Project, Shriners Care for Kids and the B.C. Epilepsy Society.

 • 4967 Chalet Place, top of Skyline Drive, North Van • The lights are on from 5:30-11 p.m. until Jan. 6 • facebook.com/events/370260933319312

Richmond
The HoHoHo House

The Woodman’s have been lighting up Steveston for more than 30 years, creating a little piece of the North Pole for all to enjoy. The display showcases thousands of lights, Christmas music playing every night and great photo opportunities. Accepting donations for Wigs For Kids B.C. . 

• 4280 Garry St., Steveston
 • The lights are on 6-10 p.m. until Jan. 1, and 6 p.m.-midnight on Christmas Eve

Surrey/Fraser Valley Maple Ridge: 

21614 122 Ave.
Santa and his sleigh sit on the roof of this festively decorated house in Maple Ridge. Enjoy hundreds of twinkling lights, lawn ornaments and more.

The Canadian Pacific Holiday train hits the rails again this year collecting food and money for local Food Banks. Features a boxcar stage with performances by Dallas Smith and Odds. See website for full details. • Dec. 16: Stops in Agassiz, Haney-Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows | Dec. 17: Stops in Port Moody and Port Coquitlam • cpr.ca/holiday-train
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