Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Nanaimo 2012 Christmas Lights Contest

Spirit of Christmas Decorating Contest

The results of this years residential Christmas Decorating Contest are in and the displays are absolutely spectacular. Nanaimo residents have really outdone themselves once again.

The annual event is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and Laird Wheaton who supplies fuel and transportation for the judges who this year actually had winter-like driving conditions as they made their rounds on Monday night.

The judging is done by 6 volunteers headed by Marilyn Sullivan who has been judging the Christmas lights for 25 years now. Kudos to Marilyn and the other volunteers who make this contest possible.

So over the Christmas season, fill up the thermos with hot chocolate, program the GPS and set off for a night of ooowing and awwwwing as you discover this year's winning displays.

This Year's Residential Christmas Lights List 
WOW 34 Homes This Year!

  • 5140 Hammond Bay Road
  • FIRST PLACE - 6262 Olympia Way - Nixon's (absolutely amazing)
  • 6247 Olympia Way - Ed Mayers
  • McGirr - Candy Cane Lane
  • 6060 Nelson Rd. (off Turner) - Hank Wouters
  • 5683 Renata Lane - Steve Guizzo (off Turner Rd. R. on Carlton to Renata Lane
  • 5152 Sam's Way Ron & Diane Brown (off Oliver Road)
  • 3930 Rock City Rd. Jo-ann Drnasin
  • 3096 Rock City Rd.
  • 3666Cottleview Dr. - Kathryn Wilkins
  • 887 Brookfield Dr.
  • HONOURABLE MENTION - 4311 Jingle Pot Rd. - Norm
  • 2320 Whitney Road - Chris Bragg
  • HONOURABLE MENTION - 2172 Duggn Rd. - Duane Plested
  • 2535 Holyrood R. Wilson's
  • 520 Churchill - Geoff
  • THIRD PLACE - 1205 Townsite Rd. - Jennifer
  • 921 Cadogan Street
  • SECOND PLACE - 2875 Shady Mile Way - Colleen Budd (Beautiful)
  • 449 Renfrew St.
  • 431 Selby St.
  • 491 Howard Ave.
  • 365 Howard Ave.
  • 435 Fourth Ave.
  • 886 Ney Drive (off Vista View to the right)
  • 5994 to 6010 Icarus (4 homes in a row)
  • 1675 Meredith Road
  • 710 Hunter
  • 1755 Harvest Place
  • 5122 Kaitlyns Way
  • 3425 Durin Road
  • 363 Harwell Rd.
  • 2177 Wren Place
  • 3209 Cheyenne Place



  1. Hello,
    My name is Duane Plested and I have the light display at 2172 Duggan Rd.I just wanted to let everyone know that I am accepting non-parishable food items on behalf of The Loaves and Fishes so come on by and look at the lights and listen to the xmas music. Please don't forget your food donations..
    Thank you so much and Merry Christmas

  2. Thanks to everyone who stopped by my display this year! It was my first year with an animated display,and your positive comments were very appreciated. See you next year, bigger and better!

    Steve G

    5683 Renata Lane


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