07 Dec

Candy Cane Lane (DuBoistown) annual holiday lights

12/07/2017 - 12/31/2017
05:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Candy Cane Lane

Candy Cane Lane is the name given to the 200 block of Summer Street in Duboistown in the U.S. stateof Pennsylvania when it is decorated for Christmas from Thanksgiving to The Epiphany each year. In 2007 Candy Cane Lane celebrated its fiftieth anniversary and was honored with a parade and a proclamation by the mayor of the borough proclaiming the month of "December as Candy Cane Lane month forever more in DuBoistown."

Candy Cane Lane was first decorated for Christmas in 1957. On December 9, 2007, the borough of Duboistown celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of Candy Cane Lane with a parade and proclamation. The parade featured thirty units, including floats, fire and police vehicles, marching bands, local politicians and celebrities, and people dressed as elves, Dugout (the Little League Baseball mascot), Frosty the SnowmanSanta and Mrs. Claus. A celebration followed in the Duboistown Fire Hall.[1][5]

The 200 block of Summer Street has only thirteen houses on it: five on the west side and eight on the east.[4] All of these house are heavily decorated for the holidays with lights and figures. The proclamation for the fiftieth anniversary of Candy Cane Lane specifically recognized six residents of Summer Street who have lived there the entire fifty years. Borough mayor Lou Plankenhorn’s proclamation officially declared the month of "December as Candy Cane Lane month forever more in DuBoistown".[1]

Candy Cane Lane is a popular destination for sightseers between Thanksgiving and Epiphany.[5] On Christmas Eve traffic backs up on Euclid Avenue as people wait to drive up the street.[1] A visit to Candy Cane Lane is an important Christmas tradition for many area families.[1][6] Even after Christmas, Summer Street is often referred to as "Candy Cane Lane" locally

Candy cane lane