Colourful characters and tens of thousands of lights illuminate the night at the home John Ribalkin and Aurore Viau on Chalet Place in North Vancouver. The display is also a fundraiser.
Photograph by: Mark van Manen , PNG
East Vancouver's Trinity Street is widely-known as being one of the region's top destinations for stunning and elaborate Christmas displays.
Thousands upon thousands of multicoloured bulbs illuminate the dark skies on a four-block stretch between Nanaimo and Renfrew streets.
But it's not the only shining star in town, as a reader-driven and interactive map posted at VancouverSun.com/christmaslights shows. Over the past week, Sun staff have been logging recommendations from readers on where to find this year's top displays, and there are bright spots across the Lower Mainland.
CLICK HERE for a list of addresses for the best Christmas lights in Metro Vancouver.
From Aurore Viau and John Ribalkin's lights display at 4967 Chalet Place in North Vancouver to that of Parallel Acres at 232nd Street at 0 Avenue in Langley, and from the Woodmans' recreation of the North Pole at 4280 Garry Street in Richmond to Tinseltown at 6516 Fern Street in Chilliwack, there's sure to be a stunning display near you.
Many light displays have been set up with hopes of raising money for charities or gathering food donations, so it's not a bad idea to bring a little something for someone in need when you set out to ogle some of these displays.
Ken and Bonnie Fletcher's South Surrey residence at 15499 22nd Ave. is annual highlight, with their display encouraging donations to the food bank.
In Burnaby, the Jacoboni family hopes to raise cash for the Alzheimer's Society of B.C. with their winter play land at 6728 Grant Pl. Nearby, the display at 950 Kensington Ave. has threatened in recent years to blind passersby who come too close to its brilliant bulbs.
Equally dazzling is the display at East 17th Avenue and Sophia Street in Vancouver.
As you move around the region this holiday season, take note of the best Christmas light displays you see and send them in firstname.lastname@example.org, with Christmas Light Map in the subject line, your report will be added to the map. Business and residential displays are welcome.
To add a display we need to know the specific street address or cross street, and a description of what makes the lights at this address worth seeing. Photos are also welcome, so attach one to your email if you can.
If you're on a mobile device, please click here to see the map.