I remember the first time I visited Candy Cane Lane 15 years ago. 99% of the house were decorated with amazing and fancy Christmas lights. It has gone down since then. I took my family this year hoping that it would surprise me again, yet it did surprise me with great disappointment. I am no expert or anywhere near it, but I could only see a few houses where I see the old glorified passion about Christmas lights. If you don't mind driving farther, Eagle Hill Kraemer and Birch in Brea is much much better where you could find a place to park and walk around for Christmas lights that are like Candy Cane Lane 15 years ago or even better because I was there last year. This place has gone down a lot and it barely hanging there.
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