As a kid, it was an annual holiday tradition for my family to venture down to a unique spectacle on Milwaukee’s southwest side. Block after block, houses were not only decorated for the holidays, but were lit up like Christmas trees. Many others had inflatable animals and ice sculptures in the front lawn! Now that I live just a few blocks away from the renowned Candy Cane Lane, this impressive neighborhood collaboration serves as great inspiration for me to raise my Christmas decorations to a higher standard. If you find yourself in the Milwaukee/West Allis area this holiday season, you’re only a short drive away from this iconic display!
About Candy Cane Lane
Started in 1984 by a group of neighbors, this free event now spans multiple blocks and draws impressive crowds each year. While an amazing sight in and of itself, Candy Cane Lane was created with a greater purpose in mind – to help find a cure for a local child diagnosed with cancer. If you are interested in making a contribution, donations collected from visitors during this month-long event help the MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer) in their efforts to find a cure for childhood cancer.
Candy Cane Lane begins shortly after Thanksgiving and runs until December 26th. Santa Claus himself even makes appearances on select days! Need directions? When you see wrapping paper on the trees, you’ll know you’ve arrived!