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Spectacular Christmas Lights

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I am sharing here some over the top pictures of spectacular Christmas lights.  The private homes and families that live in these homes have transformed their properties into these Christmas lights extravaganza. These Christmas lights were switched on last Saturday, December 1st. This is a Christmas tradition here in Pickering, East of Toronto for many years now. The Mayor of Pickering have this Christmas Lights Competition among the residents where the winner is determined through voting on December 15th. On this particular street three private homes have these mega Christmas lights display which have caught the attention of the residents and all around Toronto.

These families deserve all of the exposure here because they designed and assembled all of these wonderful lights on their own and from their own pockets. No corporate sponsorships here. Just plain old fun, dedication and philanthropy from the families. As they share  these Christmas lights display for the Community and also contributing to their own choice of Charity through voluntary donations from the visitors. This first house is owned by the Wrights Family who accept donations for their local church Food Bank. It took them a month to assemble all of these using numerous electrical extensions. Everything was done to the detail as I captured in the photos here. The event last Saturday night was so much fun complete with hot chocolate with marshmallows, some home baked goodies, hot chili soup and even some gifts for giveaway. Then after the spectacular switching on of the lights, someone special showed up too. Who showed up is a surprise later!


Visitors are encouraged to bring non-perishable Food for the Community Food Bank.
Even Santa is up on the roof.
Huge icicles on display.
The electrical connections all through out to make all this possible.
I love the pine cones here..Everything was showcased to the detail.
Some hot chocolate drink with marshmallows, goodies and chili soup for the visitors.

House #2

This is the neighbour's house. 


The Nativity Scene.
Snoopy dressed as Santa and some reindeer.
Here's some snow!

Santa Claus is up on the roof!

House #3


I like the elves climbing up the ladder.


Then guess who showed up?

"Ho Ho Ho!"
Santa Claus here doesn't want to miss out on the fun. So he posed here for a picture. Then greeted everybody including children asking them for their Christmas wishes.
This boy asked Santa Claus for a Bicycle. Santa Claus told the Boy that he will do all he can to give him the Bicycle.


I hope these have brought you some Christmas Spirit!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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  1. Your photos of the lights are fantastic. People that do this must be totally driven, it takes me all of my time just to put up one tree!!!

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    1. Oh yes, Rosemary, the families have been doing this for a decade now. They are very dedicated to this and they love doing it.

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  2. Oh my!!!:D Hi Pamela! Thanks a lot for this gorgeous post! Just wish to be there and see these marvelous Xmas lights from real!! My jaws are dropped! Oh Tim Hortons chocolate^^ Happy weekend dear, say hi to the beautiful TO from me please! xoxo

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    1. The lights display are magnificent and the hot chocolate from Tim's were delicious. I will say hi to TO for you.

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  3. Hi Pamela - What spectular lights...I wish there was something like that near me! Great photos, also. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Sandy. We are lucky to have this tradition here in our city.

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  4. These people have done great job! Amazing decorations! I wish to see like this also in my city!
    Have a nice weekend!

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    1. These families assemble all of these lights with lots of love and dedication.

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  5. Hi Pamela,

    We don't have Christmas displays like this in Holland. It looks amazing!!!

    Have a lovely weekend!

    Madelief x

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    1. Madelief, here Toronto, it is a tradition to add some lights outside of the homes. We kind of miss them when January comes.

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    1. Grazie Francesca. It is truly amazing!

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  7. oh wow!! I love all of them! Can't imagine the amount of work put into decorating a house like that..
    mmm now I'm craving hot chocolate with marshmallows!

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    1. Oh Tiffany, you won't believe how much hot chocolates with marshmallows I have drank this month so far?! These families assemble the with lots of time, dedication and love.

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  8. OMG that's such a wonderful an amazing job, it should took for ages to prepare them.
    I guess Pickering is a great place to visit over Christmas... Love the snowflakes and the reinders.
    Have a great week Pamela, kisses

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  9. Thanks Laia, yes Pickering is a very nice city to visit in all season. Have a great week too.

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  10. cheers to internet!!! U show me sth , I show u sth different:P....thanks for the Christmas photo PAM!!!!

    kisses

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  11. Your choice is always the right one

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  12. Wow I bet the kids go crazy for this, I know I would {as an adult!} So so fun!
    xo Mary Jo

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  13. This is soo beautiful! Love all the decorations in the houses.... and the chocolate with marshmallow :D
    xoxo

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  14. Pam, I am amazed at these homes! I cannot imagine how much effert and time must go into them. How nice they are using the attention for charity. Thanks for sharing!

    xx
    Kim

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  15. They have gone to so much trouble and for such a good cause. A good idea to accept food donations too. Wonderful photos and I especially like the one of Santa and the little boy.
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  16. wow! these decorations are so lovely! this post immediately changed my mood. so beautiful! thanks for sharing!

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Pamela lives in Toronto, Canada, currently working in Banking in the field of Credit and Finance. The Chic Delights blog has evolved into an on-line magazine about my experiences and inspirations on style, travel, people, lifestyle and current events. My features are not sponsored posts. The photographs and stories featured here are all from my own resources and experiences. [Pamela RG] (https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-43Wqs-SmwEU/UggtnO60INI/AAAAAAAAQw0/HZa9oGRC8Bc/w200-h200-no/DSCN0550.jpg)