Candy Cane Lane Illuminates West Allis

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WEST ALLIS - If you live anywhere in Southeast Wisconsin, you know about Candy Cane Lane. Each year, residents of four blocks just north of Oklahoma Avenue fill their yards with the well-lighted spirit of Christmas. Hundreds of homes are decorated.
 
Residents say this is the 24th year they've decorated their homes to benefit the MACC Fund. But Pat Wolfe allows that she has decorated her home at the heart of Candy Cane Lane for 37 years.
 
"On Thanksgiving day my grandchildren come and put all the figures together," she says as she points to the nativity scene in her front yard. "They each have their favorite figure that they pound into the ground."
 
The effort put forth by the residents here is appreciated by the many visitors who drive or stroll through the neighborhood each night.
 
"I just like seeing how much effort everybody puts into the decorations," says Dan Roche as he walks along 95th Street.
 
There are no slouches living on the streets of Candy Cane Lane. Nearly every yard is illuminated by lighted nativity scenes, reindeer or Santa Clauses.
 
A little 3-year-old girl patiently explains the importance of Santa to TODAY'S TMJ4.
 
"He gives lots of presents to all the people," Carly says knowingly. "He has a really big sleigh too because he is a big Santa."
 
Santa will make his first appearance on Candy Cane Lane December 6.

Candy Cane Lane is located just north of Oklahoma Avenue between 96th and 92nd Streets.