Trinity Street still has Christmas lights but annual festival has been kiboshed

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      For 14 consecutive holiday seasons, pedestrians and motorists descended on the 2400 to 2900 blocks of Trinity Street in East Vancouver for one of the city's most spectacular Christmas displays.

      But this year, the annual Trinity Street Christmas Light Festival has been cancelled.

      There are still homes that are still being lit up in the neighbourhood to the southwest of the Ironworkers Second Narrows Memorial Crossing.

      However, organizer Cate Jones told CBC News that the street has become jammed with motor vehicles in recent years, so the festival is no longer taking place.

      As part of the festival, people would pay $2 to vote for their favourite block and favourite house. Proceeds went to local organizations, such as Kiwassa Neighbourhood House, and St. James Cottage Hospice. Jones told CBC News that the amount of money raised has dwindled dramatically in recent years.