Candy Cane Lane at the Carson Valley Inn |

Candy Cane Lane at the Carson Valley Inn

Staff Reports
Published Caption: Photos by Jim Grant

Candy Cane Lane, a custom outdoor drive-thru holiday display at the Carson Valley Inn, will be lit-up for nightly viewing starting Saturday. In its third year, Candy Cane Lane features thousands of seasonal lights and a variety of scenes depicting traditional characters and images getting ready for Christmas. Accompanying music can be heard by tuning FM radio to the frequency posted at the entrance. To experience this visual and musical salute to the festive holiday season, pull into the Carson Valley Inn parking lot at the RV Resort Entrance — between the Carson Valley Market and the Inn’s electronic sign. The lighted arches mark the way.“The popularity of Candy Cane Lane has been truly amazing. It only takes about a minute to drive through, but the smiles and glowing reactions from kids and adults is so gratifying,” said Steve Chappell, Carson Valley Inn general manager. “As I talk to people in the community I’m constantly surprised at how many people have not only driven through once, but have come back through again with friends, family or just to see what they missed the first time.”Candy Cane Lane is free to drive through, and opens at dusk nightly through December.The Carson Valley Inn is located on Highway 395 in Minden.