Christmas is the most wonderful time of year and would not be complete without one of the most popular traditions of looking at Christmas lights. So if you need an activity for the kids, a date night idea or you are a loner feeling the Christmas blues then here are some of the best lights to see in Corpus Christi.

“Candy Cane Lane means celebrating Christmas. I guess you call it traditional but it’s (about) celebrating God and that’s what Christmas stands for,” said local resident Elian Barnes.

Candy Cane Lane started back in 1980 when Barnes’ 14-year-old son went up and down his block to encourage his neighbors to decorate for Christmas and volunteered if they needed the help. What started off as only 10 houses being decorated on one street collaborating around a theme turned into nearly 100 percent participation in the Country Club area until some neighbors formed a little committee to plan for their annual block party.

“We are going to have a block party Dec. 22 and it is a time to give. So it will be open to the public from 6-10 (p.m.). We’ll be having free popcorn. We’ll have Salvation Army down here too. We’ll have candy and free pics with Santa and free pics with Mrs. Claus and elves also,” said Monica Casanova.

At 4033 Roney Drive, if you tune into 90.3 FM, the Christmas lights will be in tune with the music. Also in the Country Club neighborhood, you can find beautiful luminary paper lanterns at 4626 Congressional Drive. Don’t forget to check at carolers at Mr. Bill’s Wonderland at 3242 Hampton Road.

Here are more Christmas lights to check out around town:

15301 Isabella Court, nationally recognized in 2015 on ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight.”

3241 Kennsington Court, Santa’s sliegh

6402 Long Circle, snowman and tallest tower

4826 Willowbrook Drive, nativity scene

4414 Pontchartrain Drive, air-blown figures

643 Carmel Parkway, extravagant light display

Patrick Luce

Patrick Luce is a photographer/reporter for the Del Mar College Foghorn. He has been on staff since Fall 2015 and is currently majoring in Journalism. You can reach Patrick via e-mail at or follow him on Twitter @patrickmluce.

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