Frequently Asked Questions
We get many questions year after year. This page is a quick place to find answers to those questions! If you don’t find the answer to a question you have, please contact us at [hidden email].
- Where is it?
Holidays on Franklin is located in Vancouver, Washington, in the Northwest neighborhood.
Our address is: 4616 NW Franklin Street, Vancouver WA, the block is at 46th and Franklin.
- What does it cost?
Holidays on Franklin is FREE!
We do appreciate if you are able, that you bring a cash donation or Venmo. We have a collection bin attached to the fence in the driveway at the main house on the block.
- Is it a walk-through or a drive-by?
Holidays on Franklin is a walk-by or drive-by display. These are homes on one block. When walking make sure to stay on the sidewalk or on the inside of the cones, do not block traffic. You can park in the residential neighborhood or the school parking lot on Franklin Street (only after school hours). If you drive by do not stop in the middle of the street and view, please pull over. It is important that we keep in the good spirits of our neighbors who have been so supportive of the display over the years.
- Where can I park?
We are located in a residential neighborhood, Northwest. There is a lot of on-street parking available in the neighborhood or in the school parking lot on Franklin Street. We ask that you be careful to park legally and not block driveways and not park in right-of-ways. Our neighbors have been wonderfully supportive of the display over the years, and we want to keep it that way! On certain nights, the school/church across the street will serve food and beverages to support the boy scouts, please support them as a thank you for allowing us to use the parking.
- Is it pet-friendly?
Yes, walking your pet on a lease is always welcome.
Reminder to walk on the sidewalks surrounding the display when you have your pets. However, given the presence of little kids, unstable elderly folk, and others always keep an eye on your pets.
- Is it wheelchair accessible?
The display is largely accessible via wheelchairs, walkers, strollers, and the like. There is some gravel in front of a few of the homes, but they can be viewed from the sidewalk on the other side of the road.
- Is it on a bus line?
No. We are not on a bus line.
- Why the heck do you do this?
We are a group of neighbors who love to celebrate the holidays for our community. You can read more about our story here.
- Where do you store everything?
This is one of our most asked questions. We have two large storage sheds that house all our Halloween and Christmas decorations.
- When do you start decorating for Halloween and Christmas?
We start Halloween decorating around September 12. It takes us three weeks to set up. Christmas we start the day after Halloween so we are ready the weekend after Thanksgiving.