Will Sullivan with Black Diamond Tree Services places candy canes along Diamond Point Road on Nov. 20 as part of the community’s effort to decorate the road for Christmas. Sullivan with his son Geoffrey volunteered their time to help dozens of neighbors decorate.

Will Sullivan with Black Diamond Tree Services places candy canes along Diamond Point Road on Nov. 20 as part of the community’s effort to decorate the road for Christmas. Sullivan with his son Geoffrey volunteered their time to help dozens of neighbors decorate.

Christmas stretches across Diamond Point as community decorates road for holidays

Tis’ the season in Diamond Point.

Thanks to community members, Diamond Point Road transforms into Holiday Lane each year with Christmas decorations lining the road for nearly 4 miles starting from the road’s intersection at U.S. Highway 101.

It’s a tradition that started in 2007 with Beverly and Wallace Teal after they saw a similar road in New Mexico, residents said.

The couple led the decorating efforts for three years before passing it on to current organizer Marty “Tall Elf” Hoffman, he said.

About 35 volunteers helped hang ornaments, candy canes, banners and more on Nov. 20.

Will Sullivan with Black Diamond Tree Services donated his time and bucket truck to hang bulbs and candy canes high up. Usually focused on tree damage, he said it was his first time hanging decorations from his truck.

Hoffman said they added Christmas lights to their banners along the road, and a second nutcracker. Hans and Fritz the nutcrackers sit with the Holiday Lane sign about one mile north of U.S. Highway 101, he said.

“This is truly a community effort and much appreciated by the residents and visitors for the holidays,” Hoffman said.

Diamond Point residents Kent Bohac, left, and Craig Tenhoff ready candy canes and ornaments for trees along Diamond Point Road. Sequim Gazette photos by Matthew Nash

Diamond Point residents Kent Bohac, left, and Craig Tenhoff ready candy canes and ornaments for trees along Diamond Point Road. Sequim Gazette photos by Matthew Nash

Judy Thomas hangs ornaments in trees along Diamond Point Road on Nov. 20 as part of a community wide decorating effort. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Judy Thomas hangs ornaments in trees along Diamond Point Road on Nov. 20 as part of a community wide decorating effort. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Kent Bohac hands decorative bells to Will Sullivan to place in trees along Diamond Point Road on Nov. 20 as Craig Tenhoff looks on. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Kent Bohac hands decorative bells to Will Sullivan to place in trees along Diamond Point Road on Nov. 20 as Craig Tenhoff looks on. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Craig Tenhoff readies to hand off candy canes to place along Diamond Point Road last Saturday. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Craig Tenhoff readies to hand off candy canes to place along Diamond Point Road last Saturday. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

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