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Taffy Lane in Ottawa might have the best Christmas lights in Canada

The residents of one Ottawa neighbourhood have a reputation for taking their holiday decorating to a whole new level.

Those living on the aptly-named Taffy Lane have banded together every December for a number of years now to put on the most epic Christmas lights display.

Every house on the street really goes all out, drawing crowds from near and far to admire the lights, snap some photos and get into the spirit of the season.

Most of the lawns are completely covered in illuminated Santas, snowmen and other Christmas characters.

And how about some reindeer mid-flight? This fixture would surely have taken a lot of time and effort to pull off, and the effect is impressive.

One house even has a festive rubber duck in a Santa hat, evoking memories of the giant inflatable duck that once graced Toronto's waterfront.

A visit to the neighbourhood would definitely serve as the perfect night-time holiday activity: just gather some family and friends, fill some travel mugs with hot chocolate or hot apple cider, and get Christmasy.

Taffy Lane has long been recognized as one of the best holiday lights displays around, and for good reason. The street's residents are definitely doing their job to keep the good vibes of the holidays alive and well in Ottawa.

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