Christmas Lane in Dover: Facts and Figures

Care to guess how many lights, how many amps, how many volunteer hours it takes to build, man and display the winter wonderland walk-through in Dover? Here’s a list of facts and figures.


Here's what you need to know, in facts and figures, about the Christmas Lane winter wonderland walk-through in the Greater Brandon community of Dover. These facts were taken from signs on display at the Christmas village, shot Dec. 8, 2012.

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Christmas Lane Tree Facts

  • 72,000 lights
  • 35 feet tall
  • 17.5-foot diameter base
  • 56 individual panels
  • Tree alone draws 100 amps
  • Six men and eight hours to assemble
  • Original owner paid $47,000


Christmas Lane Facts

  • Originated 1980.
  • Grown annually every year.
  • Display light bill: $4,500.
  • Requires 6-200 amp dedicated services totaling 1200 amps.
  • 15 to 35 volunteers on any given night.
  • 200 volunteers every year.
  • Display made up of mostly retired mall displays.
  • Assembly begins in mid-October.


Electric costs and annual improvments to Christmas Lane are offset by visitor donations. There is no cost to visit Christmas Lane and parking is free.


If You Go

  • Christmas Lane is at 2015 Wooten Road in Dover.
  • Parking and entry is free.
  • Lights are on nightly, from 6 to 10. 
  • The display is open through Dec. 30.
  • Santa Claus hours are Dec. 14-23, from 6 to 8 p.m. Christmas Eve hours are from 6 to 7 p.m.



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