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Touring Alberni's best Christmas lighting displays

Pescadores has won first place in the business category of the chamber of commerce’s 2012 Light Up the Night Christmas lights contest. - Photo submitted
Pescadores has won first place in the business category of the chamber of commerce’s 2012 Light Up the Night Christmas lights contest.
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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

WINNERS

Businesses

1stPescadores, 5093 Johnston Rd.

2nd – Pet Sitters for your Pampered Pet, 6467 Walker Rd.

3rd – Trends Design Team, 4663 Margaret St.

Residences

1st – 8299 Beaver Creek Rd.

2nd – 5445 Woodland Cres. East

3rd – 5646 Willow Rd.

 

Other great light displays

3838 Whittlestone

3833 Meares Drive

3631 11th Ave

2937 Seventh Ave (top of Angus)

4344 Bruce Street

2415 Seventh Ave

2459 Fifth Ave

3074 Kingsway

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

5505 Kitsuksis

6110 Renton North

3765 Bexley Road

3837 Morrison Road

4297 Glenside Road

4543 Beale

 

DEB OAKES special to the News

 

 

 

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