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Candy Cane Lane

A Neighborhood of Holiday Light Displays

In December of 1985, a group of neighbors in West Allis, WI got together to festively decorate their homes and wrap their trees like candy canes for the holidays in honor of a neighborhood child that was diagnosed with cancer.  The neighbors encouraged visitors to make a small donation as they drove through the neighborhood enjoying the holiday lights to support the MACC Fund, and Candy Cane Lane was born.

Since 1985, Candy Cane Lane has grown to include 300+ homes and has raised more than $3 million for the MACC Fund!  2020 was a record-breaking year, raising $201,052, and 2021 was the second-highest fundraising year, raising $158,273! From November 24th through December 25th, Candy Cane Lane will have its light aglow in West Allis, WI, bordered by Montana Avenue on the north to Oklahoma Avenue on the south, and from 96th Street on the west to 92nd Street on the east. The MACC Fund donation spot can be found on 95th Street between Oklahoma Ave. and Manitoba St. Look for the Candy Cane Lane volunteers collecting donations in blue buckets with MACC Fund and North Shore Bank logos!

Come take a stroll or drive through the neighborhood (remember to drive with your lights on!) from 6-9 pm Monday-Thursday, 6-10 pm Friday, 5-10 pm Saturday, and 5-9 pm Sunday. From December 6th through December 23rd, you might event get a chance to see Santa!

Make Candy Cane Lane a part of your family’s holiday tradition and help provide HOPE for kids battling cancer and related blood disorders. If you drive through Candy Cane Lane, please keep your headlights ON. If you walk through Candy Cane Lane, remember that Candy Cane Lane attendees are not permitted on personal property.



November 24th – December 25th, 2023
Dates are subject to change



6 – 9 PM Monday-Thursday

6-10 PM Friday

5-10 PM Saturday

5-9 PM Sunday
* hours may change due to weather, traffic and other conditions



96th Street to 92nd Street
Montana Avenue to Oklahoma Avenue

MACC Fund donation spot can be found on 95th St between Oklahoma and Manitoba (½ block south of the past collection location)



Free to attend, but donations are greatly appreciated! Donate online

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