Christmas light displays aglow across southeast Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE –The switches were flipped on at light displays all over Southeast Wisconsin Friday night. 

West Allis transformed into Candy Cane Lane for the 32nd year. Neighbors from Oklahoma and Montana Avenue and 92nd Avenue and 96th Street decorate their homes.

“It’s just cool to see...how many decorations and how much time was spent doing all this, said Katherine Yndo. 

Candy Cane Lane is going on through December 26. It's open Monday-Friday, 6pm-9pm and Saturday-Sunday, 5pm-10pm. It’s free to drive or walk through. Donations benefit the MACC Fund.

West Bend is home to one of the biggest holiday light displays in the state. This is the ninth year for Enchantment in the Park. There are close to a million lights filling Regner Park. You can walk or drive through the display or ride a horse-drawn carriage some nights for a cost. 

“I don’t know why people are driving through when you can just walk through cause it’s so nice tonight, but it’s awesome it’s really cool,” said Jason Madsen, West Bend. 

Enchantment in the Park is open on select nights from 5pm-9pm through December 31. There’s no charge to go through. Non-perishable food and donations are encouraged. The Rotary Club donates the collection to local food pantries. 

Country Christmas has been going on in Pewaukee for 22 years. There are more than a million lights on the mile long trail at Country Springs Hotel. Organizers said this is the largest drive-thru lights display in Wisconsin. 

“It was actually pretty cool. I haven’t been to many places like this,” said Joe Jacklich, Pewaukee. 

Country Christmas is open November 24-November 26 & December 1-31. Sunday-Thursday, 5pm-9pm. Friday-Saturday, 5pm-10pm. It costs $15-$20 per carload depending on the day. 

 

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