Candy Cane Lane is the nickname given to a stretch of Second Avenue south of Foothill Boulevard where most of the homes are decorated for the holidays. Its local fame has been supplanted by the more outrageous Thoroughbred Street decorations in Rancho Cucamonga.
More than 30 oversized and identical candy canes are displayed this year in front yards on Second. They start at F Street, a block north of Arrow Highway, and continue to Mesa Court, a block south of Foothill.
A reader named Alicia writes with a question about the Upland tradition — which is in her neighborhood:
“I purchased one of the 1950s homes on “candy cane lane” on 2nd ave just south of Foothill in 2007. The previous owners lived in the home for 30 years, and could not tell me the history on it. I have been trying to find more information on the history of the Candycanes. If anyone can tell me, I’d appreciate it. I heard from a neighbor that there used to be a lollipop lane and something else? Any info would be great.”
Can anyone fill her, and us, in? I’d also suggest she poll more neighbors.