Candlestick Lane: An Urbana Tradition

Real Estate Agent with Beringer Realty

Santa in UrbanaGuess who I found strolling along Candlestick Lane this evening? None other than Santa Claus!

Candlestick Lane, otherwise known as Grant Place, has for 50 years been an Urbana holiday tradition. It began in the early 1960s when the power company sponsored a house decorating competition. The homes on Grant Place won and ever since have decked their homes with lights, holiday decor and, of course, candlesticks during the weeks leading up to Christmas.

During those weeks, all the homes are lit up from 5pm to 10pm daily and on some evenings, such as tonight, Santa hands out candy in the middle of the street as cars, bumper to bumper, slowly pass by with passengers marveling at the sight.

The light show continues through Christmas day. Be sure to drive by...and please give my kind regards to Santa!

Candlestick Lane

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Shannon Lewis is a Realtor® and broker at Beringer Realty located in Urbana, Illinois. She and her partner, Debbie Hensleigh, help home buyers and sellers in Urbana, Champaign, Savoy, and many other surrounding communities.

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