Tag Archive | Christmas lights

1st Annual Henry Vilas Zoo Lights


Zoo Light poster

Many places in the Madison area are decorating their establishments with lights  for their patrons to see them at night.  It is a fundraiser idea that has been getting more popular over the years. The Henry Vilas Zoo jumped on the bandwagon this year with their first Zoo Lights event. We went on the first night while it was still warm outside.

Zoo Lights sign

This event was well attended for its first night, the weather helped too. Madison radio station Z104 was also there that night. Many animal lights too of course, very cute!  Mallard ducks at Vilas Zoo lights

See all the displays in our video!


 The Vilas staff and volunteers did an awesome job in their inaugural year of this great new event.  We look forward to seeing what they will do next year!

2016 Waunakee Rotary in Lights


Welcome to Waunakee

Holiday Season sign at Waunakee Lights

We have not been here for awhile, our last visit was in 2011.   The Waunakee Rotary Club works hard to put up this fine display every year.  As you pass under the lighted archway, they hand you a booklet full of recipes and a candy cane and thanks you for stopping by.  They appreciate your donation to support the club and pay for the lights to put up next year.

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This year with our new mini-video camera we made a video of our drive through the park.

We also got closeups of the displays too. It was larger than 5 years ago.

They outdid themselves this year, we plan on returning next year!





Candy Cane Lane in West Allis

Candy Cane Lane Logo


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It was our last chance to see Candy Cane Lane, it ran only between Nov. 27-Dec. 27. It’s actually a rather area of highly decorated houses on 96th to 92nd Ave in West Allis, a suburb of Milwaukee.  This event is also a fundraiser for the MACC Fund.  We just saw a small area, as it was raining out.

Candy Cane Lane boundaries

You can tell the area by tree marked to look like candy canes.

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Let’s go see some of the houses! The rain made a pretty reflection of the Christmas lights on the street.

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This one was cute, the snowman was singing in synch to music.

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The view down the street, many cars after dark.

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Even Smurfs!

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And a biking Santa!

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Near this location were volunteer collecting money for the MACC Fund.

IMG_0528 Donation for MACC

We had a great time here and it will be back the day after Thanksgiving next year.

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DeForest 1st Annual Holiday Light Show


DeForest !st Annual Christmas Light Poster

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This was the first year of the DeForest Holiday Light display in Veteran’s Park.  It had 11 displays.  Barnes, Inc.  set up the display, they are a landscaping company.  They also makes the grounds of the Madison Mallards beautiful.  Madison’s Holiday Fantasy in Lights began with only 12 displays its first year, now over 50.   We were lucky to see the first year of this new Holiday tradition in DeForest.

DeForest Lights Collage

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And the whole display from end to end.

DeForest Holiday Lights all

We look forward to watching this display grow in the years ahead.