The Christmas season has arrived in full force and amid the ongoing global pandemic, Vancouver Islanders are seemingly more eager than ever to piece together bigger and brighter displays this season.
As a way to share some of the picturesque displays from around Vancouver Island and spread the holiday cheer, we’ve reached out to our CHEK viewer community and rounded up a collection of holiday-themed photos!
Introducing the 2020 CHEK Light Up collection.
In a year where residents are limiting their non-essential travel and not visiting different locations to take in the dazzling lights, let us bring the illumination to you virtually.
The photographs below have been submitted to CHEK News by viewers.
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Shandra & Lionel Huard – Ladysmith
The Huard family says they typically do a full walkthrough of their light display at this time of year, but with COVID-19 we will all just have to enjoy from a distance.
Tony & Kellie Moniz – Victoria
This home in Victoria has maximized the entire space on their front lawn to illuminate the neighbourhood, turning their lights on a few days ahead of December 1 to give people “a few extra days of brightness.”
Alanna Gurney – Victoria
This is how you ultimately maximize the display possibilities of a fourth-floor apartment.
Robert Archer – Sidney
Another good example of efficiently and effectively brightening up a smaller unit!
Tracy & Debbie Barton – Colwood
How can you not love the tree-sized Christmas lights, made up of a series of regular-sized lights?
Bill & Irene van Schagen – Central Saanich
It turns out Charlie Brown and friends are big fans of Dr. Bonnie Henry and were listening to the latest mask regulations…also Snoopy on a Zamboni is the cherry on top.
Yvette Fornelli – Victoria
I’ve been crossing streets at crosswalks for nearly 30 years and I can tell you that this corner along Torquay Dr. in Victoria is the most festive place to do it – with 80 vintage blow moulds, hand-cut and hand-painted.
Tracy & Matt Irwin – Campbell River
Light displays are not just appearing around the southern regions of Vancouver Island, but also further north. Special shoutout to keeping the deer safe amid COVID-19.
Lewis Corkum – Sidney
PRO TIP: If you run out of space to hang your lights, the lawn makes a great alternative to lay them out.
Heiner & Michelle Gruetzner – North Saanich Marina
Christmas displays are not required to be land-based…see above.
Gary Boyer – Cobble Hill
Icicles and candy canes gracing a neighbourhood in Cobble Hill.
William Hollomon – Sidney
Here’s to hoping Olaf – the snowman seen in this display – is the only type of Frozen we get to experience this year.