(Above: Christmas lights on Renshaw Avenue, 2014. Photo by Barry Gray.)
Have you noticed the Christmas stars along Stittsville Main Street? They’re looking a lot brighter this year thanks to the Stittsville Lions Club and a donation from Minto.
Minto kicked in about $1,300 that helped pay for new garland and new lights for the 17 stars that adorn the lamp posts along Main. It’s been at least 15 years since they first were put up and this is the first time they’ve been refurbished.
“It becomes part of the history of the village,” says Lion Beth Lewis.
“I got some Stittsville Lionnettes, and some of the Stittsville Lions, and some people from Shad’s office, and there were some Stittsville Food Bank people involved.”
One afternoon at the Lions Hall, volunteers worked in pairs to re-string the stars. “It’s all rope lighting, so one held the lighting and one put the zip ties on them… what they didn’t get finished, myself and my daughter finished the rest of them.”
The Lions also supply and install all the Christmas lights on the trees at Village Square Park.
Here are some more spots in Stittsville with Christmas light displays.
PAR-LA-VILLE & MONSERRAT (FAIRWINDS)
Every year, Jennifer and Sheldon out-do themselves with a display that’s synchronized to an FM radio music track. There’s a video preview here…
THE WEST RIDGE / CROSSING BRIDGE CLUSTER
Lots of great light displays in this area, in particular Renshaw Avenue (pictured above), Belton Drive, Bert G. Argue Drive, Elm Crescent and Bell Street, just east of Elm.
FERNBANK @ SUNNYSIDE
Jhoanna and Nick always have great Halloween and Christmas displays, and this year is no exception! (Here are some pics from last year.)
There’s a low-key but pleasing “garden of lights” on the east side of Springbrook, between Deer Moss and Bay Hill Ridge. (There have got to be more nice houses in Amberwood – please email us or add a comment below if you know of any!)
There are two open houses scheduled for this week, Wednesday December 16 and Friday, December 18. You can see the lights from 6pm-9pm at 6830 Fernbank. Bring a donation for the food bank.
GLEN CAIRN IN KANATA
Not quite Stittsville, but close enough! Check out displays on Rickey Place, Melanie Crescent and the big tree near the tennis courts on Castlefrank.
MORE READER RECOMMENDATIONS
- Mistral Way in Fairwinds, off Huntmar
- The big tree in front of Cabotto’s on Hazeldean
- Check out this map of Christmas light displays from across Ottawa (via our sister site OttawaStart.com)
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