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Candy Cane Lane returns in Great Falls

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Posted at 7:56 AM, Dec 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-17 15:06:34-05

Candy Cane Lane is back for another season of bringing holiday cheer to the Great Falls community. The free annual event will be on Friday, December 18, and Saturday, December 19, from 6 pm to 8:30 pm. at Jaycee Park (23rd Avenue NW and 4th Street).

Nikki Davalos, the founder of Candy Cane Lane, explained, "Our family has grown to love Christmas because the community has made it so great and so I just really appreciate that everybody’s doing such a great job out there decorating and we can just build this as a family event. And the donations are nice, but really it’s all about that community connection."



The Facebook event page includes this overview:

*LIGHT VIEWING-We release the maps at our event on December 18 and 19. You can pick up a map as well as cocoa! You then use your map to go see all the decorated houses. Vote on your favorite one and have fun with our scavenger hunt! They are FREE EVENTS (donations welcomed and are used through local non profit Great Falls Early Education Association.)
SAFETY-This will be an event that can be social distanced so please watch for accommodations as we plan.
CROSS TOWN CLASS-We have separated the town into two sides. GRINCHVILLE-North West (CMR side); ABOMINABLE TOWN-South East (GFH side)
The top voted house on either side with the most decorated houses will hold the Traveling Trophy! The traveling trophy is the leg lamp from the classic movie Christmas Story! It will be held by the family for all of December.

The website for the event states: "Candy Cane Lane was created in 2014 by a husband and wife who wanted to see Christmas Spirit in their community. One of the big traditions they did as a family was drive the town with hot cocoa and look at the lights. They wanted to make this easier and the first year they handed out 150 cups of hot cocoa next to a fire pit while promoting the well light festive area of Skyline. 2017 event gave out 1,300 cups of cocoa next to a fire pit with Santa & Mrs. Clause! The event is meant to bring people out and together. It is a FREE event and open to anyone."

All donations to Candy Cane Lane will go toward the Great Falls Early Childhood Association.