Welcome the D Street Holiday Display
Mark has been building this holiday display on his lawn for about 30 years. The display has grown and changed over the years
The purpose of this webpage is to explain all the details that are in the display for a more through experience.
There are three main sections to the display, also featured are items no longer part of the display
This has been the latest growing feature of the display. It started with on pre-lit dog, and then grew into what you see today. What you may not know is the story behind the display
First is the “Dog Sled”. The sled itself come from my wife’s childhood. It had been stored in our garage for many years. We were developing a small collection of dogs, and then the idea came, why do we add the sled to the display an put the dogs on top it. So a small ramp was built, and the Dog Sled was born
If you look closely at the dogs, you will notice several of them have names. They are named after the Golden Retrievers that have been a part of our family over the years. Four of the names dogs have passed away, the fifth is our current dog. A story about each dog is below. You may also see some cats on the display, plus some fun snowmen as well as additional dogs all having fun!
The named Dogs
Decoration acquired: 2019
Flame was our first golden retriever
Flame did not like when we went snow sledding, apparently she still doesn’t
Learn about the real Flame Here
Decoration acquired: 2018
We adopted Cinnamon from Craigslist. She was a fiesty one
Decoration acquired: ??
We adopted Nikki as a senior dog. She was a sweet girl with beautiful eyes
Rusty (with Freddie)
Decoration acquired: ??
Rusty was best buds with Cinnamon. He was afraid of our cat Freddie at the time
Learn more about the real Rusty here, and Freddie here
Decoration acquired: 2020
Life: 2016 –
Our current dog, also adopted from Craigslist. He loves to play!
This display started when Costco has a steam train deocaration in 2018. It was a bit spendy, but I decided it was unique enough, and I’m a railfan, so I got it. Later in the Christmas season Costco marked down the train by over 50%. So I decided to get a second one with the idea of a golden spike ceremony. That display came into being in 2019. Rudoplh is driving the train from the North pole, and a puppy is driving the one from Salem.
The two penguins had been in our light display for years, acquired in 2010 (from Costco). In 2013, the two penguins were stolen from the display, among some other vandalism. I was able to acquire exact replacements in newer condition from Craiglist. The following year I institute cable locks on most of the display. The Penguins then moved to the Dog sled, before becoming part of the Golden Spike ceremony in 2019.
Date Acquired: 2011, 2013
The original penguins were stolen in 2013. Found exact replacements via Craigslist
The North Pole Train
Date Acquired: 2018
Rudoplph is driving this train from the North pole. We had one train on display the first year. Rudolph had been on display for a few years prior.
This is how the display started, with a couple of innocent deer in the mid 1990s and it grew from there. The two original deer still survive, although there motors no longer work, and the lights have been re-strung several times over the years.
Below are some decorations not featured above that are currently in the display, or are no longer around