Touring Alberni's best Christmas lighting displays
The results are in for the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Light Up the Night Christmas light display contest.
Judges spent three hours winding their way through the streets of Port Alberni last Thursday night, and after much deliberation they came to the conclusion that if there were more entries they would have had to judge over two or three evenings. There are so many homes with wonderful displays of lights.
As we had more than 30 places registered we have many “honourable mentions as well (please see list).
Uptown Port Alberni and the Quality Foods district have many great streets to wind your way around, particularly when you stop to listen and watch the music at 2415 Seventh Ave.
We travelled over to the Harbour Quay area where there were three business entries.
At Trends Design Team at 4663 Margaret St. the judges loved the boughs and lights enough they picked them as the third choice in Business Category. As they rounded the corner and stopped at Pescadores, judges decided this should be the No. 1 Business category winner.
As the judges made their way over to what’s known as Westport Place they found another array of nicely decorated homes.
This is where they found the second-place winner in the Residential category at 5445 Woodland Cres.
In the Echo area, Maitland Street is well lit up and definitely worth a mention.
We found ourselves driving out Beaver Creek Road stopping just before Stamp Falls.
There on the side of the road, in a yard was a plethora of lights and blow-up statues.
Apparently if one drives further out there is another well lit up residence.
Winners and other light displays throughout Alberni
1st – Pescadores, 5093 Johnston Rd.
2nd – Pet Sitters for your Pampered Pet, 6467 Walker Rd.
3rd – Trends Design Team, 4663 Margaret St.
1st – 8299 Beaver Creek Rd.
2nd – 5445 Woodland Cres. East
3rd – 5646 Willow Rd.
Other great light displays
3833 Meares Drive
3631 11th Ave
2937 Seventh Ave (top of Angus)
4344 Bruce Street
2415 Seventh Ave
2459 Fifth Ave
5344 Argyle Street
4977 Argyle Street
3853 Sixth Ave
3854 Sixth Ave
3941 Maitland Street
3831 Anderson Ave
4139 Steede Ave
4355 11th Ave
4766 Johnston Road
5008 Compton Road
5522 Maple Street
6110 Renton North
3765 Bexley Road
3837 Morrison Road
4297 Glenside Road
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