A festival of lights around Red Deer

Lighting up homes has been a Christmas tradition for hundreds of years.

Twin nutcracker soldiers stand guard in the yard at 4216-35th Street.



The darkest month of the year is perfect for a string of lights.

Lighting up homes has been a Christmas tradition for hundreds of years.

Germans and other Europeans lit their indoor trees with candles followed by the arrival of electric lights in the late 1880s. These indoor lights eventually migrated outside, leading to the detailed displays that grace many modern municipalities.

Red Deer is no different, with plenty of examples around the community to delight both young and old.

The homes on this page were among the many featured on the recent seniors bus tour, an annual event sponsored by the Red Deer Kinettes and Kinsmen.

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