Visit Candy Cane Lane in Edmonton, Alberta

If you like Christmas and are all for the lights, Candy Cane Lane can’t be missed. Candy Cane Lane was started over 40 years ago by a small group of residents in Crestwood Community of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It all started with a few houses putting up some impressive lights and decoration displays. The spirit spread to other residents along 148th street from 100th avenue to 92 avenue. Today there…

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History of the Christmas Market in Europe

I did a guest post over at the lovely Marcia Richard’s blog on the History of Christmas in Europe. Here’s just a taste of what I write about: In many towns in Germany and Austria, Advent (coming of Christmas) is usually ushered in with the opening of the Christmas market or “Weihnachtsmarkt”. In southern Germany and Austria it is sometimes called a “Christkindelsmarkt” (in German means “Christ child market”). The markets…

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