There's nothing quite like the twinkle of lights on a cold dark night. The Burnaby NOW has collected a few of the biggest and brightest light displays around town, each from families who have made a tradition of putting on top-notch decorations every year.
So get the family, pile up in the car and check out a few of these highlights:
6728 Grant Place (corner of Sperling and Grant Place)
The Jacoboni family continues their annual tradition of decorating their North Burnaby home with thousands of lights and over 30 decorated trees, deer, snowmen, cartoon characters, and a winter play land theme where penguins are taking a ride on a hot air balloon or sliding down an igloo. This year, the family has added more lights and some new characters to join their two decorated 14-foot trees and massive display.
The Jacobonis, who have been putting on the display for over 25 years, dedicate their display to their family and friends who are no longer with them, but "remain lit in our hearts just like the lights." This year the Jacobonis will be collecting donations for the Alzheimer Society of BC.
Display runs until Jan. 1, 5: 30 to 11 p.m. on weekdays and 5 p.m. to midnight on weekends.
8222 Burnlake Drive (off Government Road, near Lougheed Highway and Brighton)
The DuPlessis family is back again with their huge annual display. The family says they've added a few thousand more lights, improved some old decorations and upgraded some displays to LED. There's a new snowman on the roof and a variety of lawn decorations. In all, there's about 25,000 lights, a 23-foot tall animated tree and plenty more.
The family will take donations for Children's Hospital. Lights are on daily, until Jan. 6, from 4: 30 to 11: 30 p.m.
5951 Baffin Place
The Sherwoods have been a long-time staple on our annual list of unique holiday displays. Tina and Herb Sherwood spend every weekend through November setting everything up, with decorations on the ground, trees, house and every where in between. "Star light, star bright, drive by and see our bright stars tonight," the Sherwoods said in their note to the NOW.
This year, they will have a donation box in support of the Alzheimer's Society.
Runs nightly till Jan. 4, from 5 to 10 p.m.