Bob Fedina is a carpenter by trade and he hand-crafted most of the decorations at the residence, aka Christmas At Bob’s. He made mechanical waves of light, a circling cuckoo nutcracker turnstile, dancing soldier, light tunnel, and flamingos with a mechanical alligator. To top it off, he built a crane for his house in order to install a 3 storey tall snowman. His construction started after Halloween and opened on the first Saturday of December. Fedina has been running the show for the last 12 years to many people’s surprise as it is in the heart of the city.
While at the locale, Fedina says if you look at the details, you’ll notice various elements a first-time visitor may miss, such as spinning candy canes. More lights are also around the corner in the alley way. You can take photos on a lit up bridge, with Olaf, or at an angel station on the south corner. If you’re driving or have headphones on, you may also enjoy the music on site on radio frequency 88.1 FM.
The Yegventures Facebook album last year had by 50,000 views in its first 24 hours (and hit 75,000 views before a Facebook glitch deleted the photos). Here’s this year’s photos of the landmark. The video posted a day later has also received over 1000 views in its first 24 hours. People are in love with Bob’s house.
Christmas at Bob’s is located at the corner of 75 av and 108 st (in Old Strathcona). A Google Maps view is below. Christmas At Bob’s is open daily 5-11pm until January 6.
Here’s the latest video of the Christmas At Bob’s holiday lights house including an interview with the owner. It’s been a hidden gem for 12 years, and now the secret is out.
Here’s the Google Maps address to Christmas at Bob’s: