PHOTOS: Hope is shining bright, for holiday lights contest

This home in the Silvervalley Estates on Beacon Road featured Santa and a reindeer waterskiing. The majority of homes in the estate were lit up for the Christmas Lights contest. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)This home in the Silvervalley Estates on Beacon Road featured Santa and a reindeer waterskiing. The majority of homes in the estate were lit up for the Christmas Lights contest. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Jack Skellington of Nightmare Before Christmas peaked out from this 7 Avenue home. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)Jack Skellington of Nightmare Before Christmas peaked out from this 7 Avenue home. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
The grinch made an appearance at this Hope home. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)The grinch made an appearance at this Hope home. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Christmas characters in Kawkawa Lake, Christmas 2020. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)Christmas characters in Kawkawa Lake, Christmas 2020. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
A magical display at this Kawkawa Lake home, one of the over 100 homes taking part in the Hope Christmas Lights contest. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)A magical display at this Kawkawa Lake home, one of the over 100 homes taking part in the Hope Christmas Lights contest. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
This Kawkawa Lake neighbourhood home featured candy canes and plenty of inflatable characters. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)This Kawkawa Lake neighbourhood home featured candy canes and plenty of inflatable characters. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
A Silver Creek Christmas display. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)A Silver Creek Christmas display. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
The beauty was all in the details in this Silver Creek Christmas light display. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)The beauty was all in the details in this Silver Creek Christmas light display. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
A homage to the Christmas tree, and lots of them, at this home on Silverhope Road. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)A homage to the Christmas tree, and lots of them, at this home on Silverhope Road. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

With over 100 homes registering, when a few dozen or so normally do, the annual Christmas lights contest has Hope shining extra bright this year. Here are photos of just a few of the homes dekked out for the holiday season.

A list of participating streets and route maps can be found at hopebc.ca, and residents can vote on their favourite street until Dec. 27 online or at the visitors centre.

Homes on the following streets have been decked out for the contest:

Downtown Hope/Junction District: Allison Ave., Dewdney Ave., Douglas St., Fort St., Fraser Ave., Hope St., Park St., Queen St., Stuart St., Water Ave., Willow St., 4 Ave., 7 Ave.

Kawkawa Lake: Cottonwood Dr., Dogwood Dr., Gordon Dr., Kettle Valley Pl., Kettle Valley Pl., Mallard Dr., Mountain Ash Dr., Park Ave., Summer Rd., Swallow Pl.

Silver Creek: Beacon Rd., Flood Hope Rd., Marie St., Silverhope Rd.

When viewing the lights, organizers ask that people avoid socializing or gathering in groups, even outside. And those who are voting shouldn’t enter anyone’s property. Also stick to your household bubble when you are out viewing the lights, whether in a vehicle or walking.

For those who may be from outside Hope and want to come view the lights, organizers are encouraging people not to engage in any non-essential travel.

Do you have something to add to this story, or something else we should report on? Email:
emelie.peacock@hopestandard.com


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