Candy Cane Lane
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, especially for the residents of Murdoch Avenue in St. Louis, Missouri. Every holiday season for the past decade, the neighbors of this Saint Louis Hills street transform this ordinary lane into a winter wonderland that most of St. Louis knows as “Candy Cane Lane.” Hundreds of strands of Christmas Lights are strung, inflatable snowmen and Christmas trees are blown up, wreaths are hung, and even sand displays are made. Every year, hundreds of family-packed cars drive down Candy Cane Lane to see the wonderful Holiday sights. Many of these families have incorporated this trip down Murdoch Avenue into their annual, family holiday traditions. Not only is Candy Cane Lane exciting to see, but the residents of this sweet street use the opportunity to raise money for charities including the Salvation Army. In the 2009 Holiday season, this festive Saint Louis neighborhood raised over $10,000 for charity.