30,000 Christmas lights raising money for Heart, Stroke Foundation

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Several hundred people lined the street in Beacon Hill subdivision in Stratford Saturday night to watch the first night of an extraordinary Christmas light show in aid of the P.E.I Heart and Stroke Foundation that is hosted by Landon Holmes and his family. Last year he raised more than $4,000 for the foundation and hopes to raise more this year. All the money comes from donations from people who come to 13 Beacon Hill Drive to watch the show. The 30,000 LED lights are synched to Christmas music and flash on and off during the 20 minute show. 

Organizations: P.E.I Heart and Stroke Foundation

Geographic location: Beacon Hill

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  • David Dunphy
    December 04, 2011 - 21:09

    Congratulations to Landon, his brother and friend who helped him, and his mom and dad, Wendy and Glenn Holmes. This is an amazing accomplishment by such a young man! I know his parents are very proud of him as is all of Stratford. If you get a chance, drop over to 13 Beacon Hill Dr. in Stratford between 5 & 11 PM daily. Raising money for a charity (Heart & Stroke) demonstrates a great understanding of the real meaning of Christmas! Great job, Landon!

  • Pauline
    December 04, 2011 - 20:00

    Love it. Looking forward to going to see this beautiful light show again this year. Truly amazing, my children are grown now but we all go to see it. Thank you Landon for all your hard work. You should be very proud of your accomplishments, for putting people in the CHRISTMAS spirit and raising money for a great cause.

  • Gerry
    December 04, 2011 - 18:56

    I am convinced that Guardian employees (similiar to "Island Atheist") deliberately post controversial comments to get a rise out of the public. It obviously works.

  • Island Atheist
    December 04, 2011 - 11:12

    You mean Holiday lights, right?

    • doneright
      December 04, 2011 - 11:39

      no, they mean CHRISTmas lights, if you choose to believe in nothing, then you shouldnt be offended, since it shouldnt have any meaning to you.

    • Note to Island atheist
      December 04, 2011 - 12:43

      NO...they are Christmas Lights as the person who owns the property and the lights is a Christian and has the right to decorate for his or her celebration to their belief. You are entitled to your non-belief, but don't assume you can' tell someone else what they can or can't call their own festive decoration.

    • Santa's Little Helper
      December 04, 2011 - 12:58

      to the island atheist...after reading this article, the only thing you feel the need to make a comment on is the use of "holiday" lights, instead of "christmas" lights?? you should be ashamed of yourself. This family spent hours and hours doing something great for those in need, and does it out of the goodness of their hearts...that's what you should have taken from it...after all december is for celebrating and giving, and spending time with family, irregardless of your beliefs. Shame on you for turning a wonderful thing into a way to be a grinch, and downright out rude. And to Landon - you should be very proud of yourself for what you've accomplished...there are a lot of people, especially children, that enjoy having something like this to see at Christmastime (or the holidays if you will)...good for you!

    • Twiggy Rathbone
      December 04, 2011 - 14:24

      Island Atheist - I am sure The Guardian means Christmas lights. Christmas is a Christian holiday that has been celebrated for centuries. Maybe atheists can claim Halloween as their own holiday. You call yourself Island Atheist, but you are more of an Island Troll who gets his jollies, seasonal or otherwise, by stirring the pot and hoping to upset people. I bet you are at this moment sitting at a computer in The Confederation Centre Library or maybe one in your mother's basement wracking you little mind trying to come up with comments to get under people's skin. You are pathetic.

      December 04, 2011 - 19:04

      PLEASE ...pick your battles buddy ...this ain't one of them !

  • Landon
    December 04, 2011 - 10:55

    The show runs constantly from 5-11PM. You can drop by whenever you like!

  • mary kaufield
    December 04, 2011 - 01:07

    Fantastic Landon! Merry Christmas to you and your family. Say Hi to your parents for me. I am out of province, wish I was there to see your display.

  • Holiday Spirit
    December 04, 2011 - 00:30

    What time are the 20 minute shows at? Or do they run every 20 minutes? I would love to take my daughter to see. Thanks!