Since moving to Portland 6 months ago, Daniel and I have been having fun eating and seeing what the city has to offer. Thanks to Instagram and Portland hashtags, I discovered a street called Peacock Lane during this past holiday season.
Located in Southeast between Stark and Belmont, this cute little street is transformed during Christmas time with a spectacle of lights. Since the 1920s, every house is decorated from mid-December through New Year’s Eve. I was really excited when I learned about Peacock Lane, because I never got to visit Candy Cane Lane when I lived in Los Angeles, which is very similar (but on a much bigger scale).
Here are some of my favorite houses and decorations from 2013!
I loved seeing how creative some people got and their use of beloved Christmas characters. Can you spot them all?
These last few displays were my favorite… I guess you can say I’m a little nerdy!
Don’t blink! The lights were off at this house, so it was hard to get a good picture, but I can’t resist sharing this Doctor Who display!
The Muppet Christmas Carol is one of my favorite Christmas movies, so I was pretty happy when I saw this!
Daniel and I tried going before Christmas, but the crowds and traffic were pretty nuts! We did go on a Sunday at around 6pm, so that may have had something to do with it. We ended up leaving because we weren’t really in the mood to deal with crowds. We returned after Christmas and practically had the whole street to ourselves! If you want to go before Christmas, which is understandable, I would suggest trying to go during the week and later at night (when all the kiddos are asleep).
While the homes of Peacock Lane have taken down their lights for this season, be sure to add it to your Christmas to do list for next year!