Candy Cane LaneIt’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.
It all starts with a stop at Ted Drewes Frozen Custard for some hot chocolate and tasty treats. Then the take a spin down Candy Cane Lane!
This is a classic family tradition that is never to late to start! Your kids (and you) will treasure the memories of grabbing a treat at Ted Drewes and then enjoying all of the holiday spirit as you drive down Candy Cane Lane in St. Louis. Just about every house is lit up with colorful lights and holiday decorations. Most of the trees have lights wrapped around them and hanging high over the street. The block is located in the St. Louis Hills neighborhood between Ted Drewes and Francis Park. There are several other streets in St. Louis Hills neighborhood that are worth checking out as well, so drive around a bit and enjoy the sites!