The decorated tree, stockings hung on the fireplace mantel, Grand-maman’s yummy tourtière in the oven, my nutcracker collection placed perfectly and a drive down Taffy Lane! We have many traditions at our house when it comes to celebrating Christmas. When we pull out the Christmas tree the kids eagerly and enthusiastically help us decorate it. They are so excited to hang their stockings by the fireplace and they love helping me place my nutcrackers throughout the house. But Christmas is not Christmas without a drive down Taffy Lane.
Taffy Lane is a small little street in Orléans that puts the Griswold’s to shame!
Aunt Bethany – Is your house on fire, Clark?
Clark Griswold – No, Aunt Bethany, those are the Christmas lights.
~ Quote from Christmas Vacation
It is known throughout Eastern Ontario as the place to go to see Christmas lights. The houses on the small lane are decorated with every Christmas light and inflatable imaginable. It is a sight to see.
My kids just love driving or even walking down the lane to see the beautiful lights. We look forward to seeing our old favorites.
If you are planning to head down to Taffy Lane you can either walk or drive. I suggest parking at Orleans United Church at the corner. It is a great walk and the lights are just beautiful. If you are walking with the kids be sure to watch for those driving slowly on the street. They are most likely looking at the beautiful lights and not at the road ahead.
You can get to Taffy Lane by taking Orleans Boulevard heading North (over the 174) and taking your first right onto Sugar Creek Way and then your first right on Taffy Lane.
Joanne is the proud mom of Amélie (8 years old) and Mathieu (5 years). She is new at blogging and you can find her at Our Money Pit.