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Best Christmas Lights in Winnipeg

Published Nov 27, 2017 | Updated Feb 19, 2020

Are you looking for the best places to see Christmas lights in Winnipeg? Check out our quick list of the "coolest" locations in the city.

Every year many Winnipeg residents and neighbourhoods cover their houses with festive Christmas lights and other awesome decorations. To make things simpler for families, we’ve listed out the absolute best spots to take the kids to see Christmas lights in the Winnipeg this year.

Polar Bear Lane - on Hennessey Drive

Nicknamed “Polar Bear Lane”, this long standing Chirstmas hot spot is an incredible area to drive through with the kids. For years residents of Hennessey Drive have covered their houses with beautiful Christmas lights of all shapes and sizes. Your kids will quickly notice there is a theme to all of the streets decorations - Polar Bears! How Manitoban.

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Candy Cane Lane - on Foxmeadow Drive

Located close to Polar Bear Lane is of course Candy Cane Lane! This street is a part of Linden Lights and is one of the more iconic themed streets in Winnipeg during the holiday season. Prizes are always awarded for the best decorated house, so you know homeowners go all out the win this prestigious award.

Shorecrest Drive  

Lucky for Linden Woods there is another Christmas light hot spot in the neighbourhood. Although there is no festive name associated with Shorecrest Drive this street always has spectacular decorations. Most years there is a house that recreates the North Pole, and others that synchronize their light display to coordinate with their very own holiday radio station. Santa would be impressed.

503 Kildare Ave. E

What Peter Kwiatek does on 503 Kildare Ave. E (in Transcona), to honour of his wife and the community is really something special. For another year Peter has continued his long standing tradition of decking his house out in over 30,000 Christmas lights. He also accepts non perishable foods items, which he then donates to Winnipeg Harvest in his wife's name.

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18 Mildred St.

Come out to North Kildonan to take a look at the 100K Christmas Lights that decorate 18 Mildred St. Talk about holiday spirit, eh!? There is no doubt that Michael Geiger-Wolf's home is one of the best in the city. From holograms, to the Christmas movie that lights up his garage door this house is something special.

To sweeten the deal Michael does more than just bring a smile to your face during the holiday season, he also uses it as a fundraiser for a cause dear to his heart. A donation box is placed on his driveway where visitors can give a donation to Canadian Cancer Society.

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The Forks

Every year (weather dependent) the Red River Mutual Trail opens up at the Forks. Besides being the longest naturally frozen skating trail in the world, the trail also has various Christmas decorations placed throughout. For more lights check out the outdoor areas and paths closer the the Forks main terminal. We’ve heard this a great winter spot in Winnipeg for an instagram photo.

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Canad Inns Winter Wonderland at the Red River Exhibition

Every year a popular holiday tradition for Winnipeg families is to take a drive through Canad Inns Winter Wonderland at the Red River Exhibition. We recommend making some hot chocolate or tea at home and then bundling up for a cozy car ride. Admission is not free, however your toes will stay warm, and there shouldn’t be an issues with getting frost bite! Remember to tune in your radio to their broadcast to fully enjoy their synchronized light display.

Besides going for a drive to check out the best Christmas lights in the city, there are a ton of other family friendly events to check out in Winnipeg during the holiday season.

Check out our local events page for some great indoor and outdoor activities to do with your kids.

Carly Paracholski
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