City sparkles with Christmas light displays

Several homes in Abbotsford and Mission have decorated the outside of their homes for the holidays.

This home at 33232 Keats Court is one of many in Abbotsford that are decked out for the holidays.

A number of Abbotsford and Mission homes are now sparkling for the holidays.

Here is a list of some of the Christmas light displays that can be viewed, as supplied to The News by homeowners.

To add your display to the list, send an email to newsroom@abbynews.com with the name of the family or individuals hosting the display, the address, a description of the display, hours of operation and whether donations are being accepted.

Submissions may also be dropped off in person at The News office at 34375 Gladys Ave.

You may also include a photo if you wish.

ABBOTSFORD:

34229 Woodbine Cres. (above photo)

Large palm trees and many other items decorate the home of Ron and Dianne Por from 4 p.m. to midnight daily until Jan. 5. Several other homes on the street are decorated with twinkling lights and holiday characters.

3856 Balsam Cres.

The Loewen family’s house features thousands of lights, blow-up figurines, and reindeer. They have also decorated with unique home-made characters such as the Grinch. Cindy Lou, Snoopy and more. Open nightly from 4 to 10 p.m. until Jan. 1.

32270 George Ferguson Way

Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service’s Fire Hall 1 has been decorated with hundreds of lights. Several handmade frames include a replica of Engine 1, a ladder truck that protects the city core.

2136 Primrose St.

This display is open daily starting at 4:30 p.m.

33232 Keats Court and 1675 Keats St. (above photo)

The homes of Mel and MaryAnne Myhre and Rick and Lorraine Sempowich feature displays that include stars, wreaths, lighted bushes, Santa and his sleigh and reindeer, and thousands of lights. View nightly from 5 to 11 p.m. until Dec. 31.

32895 Harwood Place (above photo)

The Keis family hosts a 20,000-light display including a life-size nativity and carolers, winter wonderland figurines, an animated sleigh, a snowman and bell and other pieces. Open nightly from 5 to 10 p.m.

33385 Townshipline Rd.

This property features one of the largest and longest standing displays in Abbotsford, covering two acres on the Matsqui flats. Too many lights to count and more than 100 figurines and rare items. Open nightly from 4:30 to 10:30 p.m. until Jan. 1.

27862 Whistle Drive (above photo)

The Davison family has just started a big display, which they plan to grow over the years. It includes a collection of candy canes, Santa’s snowmen and more.

#8 – 3755 Clearbrook Rd. (above photo)

The home of Gord and Robbie Holloway has a simple festive display.

Exbury Court and Exbury Place

Several homes in this neighbourhood participate in decorating their homes for the holidays. Lots of lights, blow-up characters, hand-painted wood decorations and an angel silhouette.

1566 Tracey St. (above photo)

The Suderman family has a colourful display that is open daily from 4:30a.m. to midnight until Jan. 2.

Creekside Cats, 4290 Wright St. in Clayburn Village (above photo)

This display, started by staff member James Reinheller, 16, features thousands of lights on tree, shrubs and outbuildings and decorations that include snowflakes, candlesticks, reindeer, candy canes, snowmen and the Creekside Cats mascot, a lighted pink Christmas cat. The property’s historical farm equipment is incorporated into the display.

MISSION:

7883 Nelson St.

The Gough family has decorated their front yard with more than 10,000 lights for the past five years. Food and new toys can be dropped off for the Mission Christmas Bureau. Runs nightly from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.

10221 Wilson St.

Triple Park Estates (located off Lougheed Highway and 287 Street) has 140 units, with many of them displaying Christmas lights.

12876 Stave Lake Rd. (photo above)

The Randall family hosts “Auntie’s Workshop,” featuring 40,000 lights and  more than 90 handmade wooden figurines with a Precious Moments theme. The drive-thru is open from 5 to 10 p.m. daily until Jan. 1. Non-perishable food donations for Hope Central are welcome.