WEST ALLIS — Candy Cane Lane is scheduled to begin Friday, as they raise money for the MACC Fund during their annual event.
This is the 35th year Candy Cane Lane has taken over West Allis, turning one neighborhood into a winter wonderland.
Since its inception in 1985, Candy Cane Lane has raised just shy of $3 million for research for childhood cancers and blood disorders.
On Nov. 27, Craig Witz, VP of Retail Banking at North Shore Bank, will be on-site to make a donation of $2,514 to bring the grand total to $3 million dollars, the MACC Fund said in their press release Monday.
This year, the holiday lights will be open from Nov. 27 through Dec. 27. You can drive through and check out the lights from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 6 p.m. until10 p.m. on Fridays, 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. Saturdays, and 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Sundays.
The event is free but visitors can make a donation to the MACC Fund if they choose to.
The official collection site is at the corner of 95th & Manitoba in West Allis. However, Candy Cane Lane stretches from Oklahoma and Montana Avenues and 92nd to 96th Street.
Overall cure rates have risen from 20% to over 80% during the almost 44-year history of the MACC Fund. MACC Fund’s support of over $70 million has played a major role in that success, the MACC Fund said in a press release Monday.
If you wish to make a donation but won't be able to make it to Candy Cane Lane, don't worry. You can make a donation and learn more about the event here.