Candy Cane Lane
Holiday Light Festival
NRG is pleased to announce that after costs, the net gate proceeds have generated $12,500 to be distributed to the Festival Beneficiaries:
Souls Harbour Rescue Mission
Regina & District Food Bank
NRG Community Grant Program
The CCLHLF Committee is already planning improvements for the 2017 Campaign that will have a New Entrance Gate, separate from the Concession Elf Hut. Look for our Float in upcoming Regina Parades throughout the year.
Tour homes in Normanview that comprise the “Premiere Holiday Group Display” in Regina
The Festival is now closed. The main site will no longer be open or have displays engaged as may some of the Normanview participant homes. There are still many of the 390+ homes in the neighbourhood that may still have their lights and displays on during the evenings for those who are still wishing to go out and see the Festive Spirit of the Community!
The weather this year has not been favourable which has resulted in a 33% decline in attendance from last year. The fund-raising efforts have also been curtailed, but will surely be appreciated by the 3 festival beneficiaries. The results of our community fund-raising efforts will be announced by mid January 2017.
We thank the Regina and area residents that have supported this community initiative with their patronage and participation.
Winners of Best Decorated Festival Displays Announced! – See Winner & Runner up in each Category on Right Side Column
Please adhere to the mandatory one way traffic, during operational hours.
Hot beverages available at the gate, will help get you in the Spirit of the Season!
December 23rd, NRG was very proud to showcase country recording artist, Justin LaBrash, at the main site of Candy Cane Lane. He performed some of his 12 days of Christmas and previewed his upcoming new release single coming out in February. Check out his facebook page (Justin LaBrash singer/songwriter) as well as his website https://www.labrash.net/ . Please come out and enjoy the free concert, with normal gate admission. Justin has been a long time volunteer elf at CCLHLF. CD’s will be available for purchase until the festival closes on December 30th.
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!
The original part of the tour is on 7th Avenue North and Champ Crescent, while over 350 decorated homes indicated in the Normanview neighbourhood are shown on the tour map. We have over 380 on record, although not all will show on the map.
The main site on Champ Crescent can be accessed using the East entrance off 7th Avenue North. The mandatory counter-clockwise, one way traffic is to make the procession less congested for visitors and residents alike. Please adhere to this requirement, supported by the City of Regina, Traffic Division.
See Full Map at the bottom of this page.
2016 Main Site Open 6:30 to 9:00 pm Nightly
Walk through Displays
November 30th to December 24th.
The main site will be closed after the 24th. Individual participant homes may have their light displays active beyond indicated dates and hours of operation. Weather conditions colder than -25 will require the main site to close or close early.
Santa will be present for photos on Sundays between 7:00 & 8:00 pm.
While there is no cost to tour the homes on the route, there is a Required Admission for entry into the main site on Champ Crescent that features the the “North Pole Village” Display as well as the back yard “Winter Wonderland” Display.
$1 for Children under 14
$2 for Teens 14 – 17 & Adults 60+
$3 for Adults 18 -59
Hot Chocolate, Coffee, Tea and Hot Apple Cider Available for $2 each, Courtesy of Ambassador Coffee.
Christmas Cookies 2 for $3, Courtesy of Tom’s Independent Grocer & Teanna Morgan
For your convenience, we now accept Interac, Debit Flash, Apple Pay, Visa & Mastercard for payment of Admission, Concession Sales & Additional Voluntary Donations.
Signed George Reed Saskatchewan Roughrider Jersey with name and number to be raffled off, Courtesy of SaskPower
The Winner is Colin Belcourt, as drawn by George Reed at Main Site, December 23rd
“Noel”, the Christmas Critter Piggy Bank Raffle, Courtesy of Local Artisan, Ed Gatzke
The Winner is Colin Stead, as drawn by George Reed at Main Site, December 23rd
We are most grateful to Mr. George Reed who joined with hundreds of visitors on site to take in the musical performance of the much appreciated, Justin LaBrash. Mr. Reed is not only a football legend and national celebrity, he is now an Honorary Candy Cane Lane Master Elf! We wish them both the best of the Season and rewarding New Year!
Net Financial Proceeds from the Gate Admissions will be generously shared with the Designated Beneficiaries selected from the non-profit charity applicants to our Community Grant Program. The Beneficiaries for 2016 are: Regina & District Food Bank, Souls Harbour Rescue Mission & NRG Community Grant Program Fund.
We can no longer accept food donations at the main site and will be directing those wishing to donate such items for The Regina & District Food Bank to our community partner Tom’s Independent Grocer at Normanview Crossing.
See Tour Map.
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Nov. 30th to Dec. 24th
Depending on the weather and availability of volunteers, it may be extended in duration on busy nights or closed if colder than -25.
Hot Chocolate, Coffee, Tea & Hot Apple Cider for $2
Courtesy of Ambassador Coffee Service
Courtesy of Tom’s Independent Grocer & Teanna Morgan
2 for $3
Santa will be present for photos on Sundays
between 7:00 & 8:00 pm
For All Well Behaved Chidren & Pets
The Main Site location now has over 30,000 lights and an impressive collection of over 100 inflatable components. Many residents in the community continue to enhance their impressive displays each year.
NRG has a program to allow participation by Normanview residents with restricted finances, offering free lights to those that display them each year at their location. This not only encourages inclusiveness and community building, it rejoices the Holiday Spirit between neighbours representing a diverse mosaic of cultures and religious beliefs.
- We can no longer accept Non-Perishable Food Items for the Regina & District Food Bank. If you wish to still do so, the items can be dropped off at the collection bin in Tom’s Independent Grocer, Normanview Crossing.
Hot chocolate (with or without Marshmallows, courtesy of Tom’s Independent Grocer) as well as Coffee, Tea or Hot Apple Cider for $2, courtesy of Ambassador Coffee Service.
Delicious Christmas Cookies, courtesy of Tom’s Independent Grocer & Teanna Morgan, available for 2 for $3.
This festival is run by volunteers not only from the Normanview area but citywide, serves as a crucial fund raiser for our non-profit community association. High school students from all areas of the city have stepped up to participate in this worthy cause that addresses Food Security in our community. Aside from Creation and Set-Up of Displays, the Festival has commitment of over 400 volunteer hours to adequately serve the anticipated 15,000 visitors this year.
We are working to establish different “Greet & Meet” local celebrity nights as well attracting local choir groups for carolling.
The planning begins on constructing a new Separate Entrance Gate. The Elf Hut for Concessions will be moved inside the main site away from the entrance
A Promotional Float to be entered in Various Regina Parades is underway…
Proudly Supported By
Festival Main Site
“North Pole Village” Display
“Candy Cane Arcade” Display
“Winter Wonderland” Display
The “Elf Hut” – Hot Chocolate & Pinwheel Shortbread Cookies (3 Pack) Available