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York street transforms into winter wonderland

Twinpike Way is just your average residential street January through to November.

But on 1 December it transforms in to ‘Twinkle Pike Way’.

“All residents of the cul-de-sac seem to enter into the spirit and the light displays are spectacular,” said councilor of Wigginton, John Gate.

Donation Box
Twinpike Way charity donation box

Every year as the build up to Christmas comes around, the residents team together to create a street full of twinkling lights and decorations. A special collection box is set up at the end of the street to collect donations from visitors to the attraction to give to charities.

Christmas light decorations
Christmas decorations at a property on Twinpike Way

Mr Gates of Wigginton has called the event a “must-see Christmas venue for many residents”. He also confirmed that he always attends the event with his own family as a personal Christmas tradition.

He added, “I would urge all residents on Wigginton, Haxby & further afield to make the trip to Twinkle Pike Way, enjoy the experience and give generously.”

A style coach from York, Sara also commented via Instagram, “here’s a street near me that have fabulous lights every year to raise money for charity. If you live in York Twin Pike Way is worth a visit.”


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The event takes place from the start of December up until new years eve. It’s all in aid of raising money for different charities chosen by those who live on the street. This year’s charities include St Leonard’s Hospice, Yorkshire air ambulance and York hospital’s dementia unit. Last year the street raised a massive £3,500 through donations generously given by residents and visitors to the attraction.

Here’s a handy map on where to find this festive street.

Map of street
Map of Twinpike Way from OpenStreetMap contributors