West Seattle tonight: Lights, camera, music – and shimmying!

December 15, 2009 at 2:11 am | In Holidays, West Seattle news, WS culture/arts | 9 Comments

Yes, at long last it’s another video from the creators of one of West Seattle’s most-talked-about Christmas-lights displays this season, the synchronized-to-music Helmstetler Family show across from the Charlestown water tower. (Here’s our original report, with the first video from the show.) Jim Winder has actually published three more videos in all – they’re all linked here. And that’s just one option for your Tuesday night (and beyond) – here’s our West Seattle Holidays page with tons more, including live holiday music tonight at The Mount (and planning ahead, check out the West Seattle Big Band plan for a Thursday night holiday concert at Grace Church.) Back to tonight, a non-holiday highlight: The monthly “Alauda” belly-dance showcase at Skylark Cafe and Club (WSB sponsor), 7:30 pm.


  1. Tracy – Don’t you ever sleep?

    Comment by Amanda — 8:18 am December 15, 2009 #

  2. My guess is no– she doesn’t.

    Comment by k — 8:24 am December 15, 2009 #

  3. Oh of course! We just have it arranged so there’s not much of a gap between me going off-watch and Patrick going on-watch – I’m a night owl and he’s an early bird anyway. (Although calls/texts when big news breaks are especially helpful in case something happens in one of those gaps – or any time really – 206-293-6302 …) – TR

    Comment by WSB — 9:11 am December 15, 2009 #

  4. That is funny! I am not sure how many people pray for snow around here after last year!

    Comment by Living in West Seattle Since 1985 — 9:48 am December 15, 2009 #

  5. THANK YOU !!!!

    Comment by JoB — 1:11 pm December 15, 2009 #

  6. Have the Winder’s added more lights since about a week ago?

    Comment by RobertSeattle — 2:08 pm December 15, 2009 #

  7. No new lights this season…but we are up to 12 different songs. I am sure we will at least double the lights for next year though…

    Comment by jim — 2:57 pm December 15, 2009 #

  8. I don’t know but have been corresponding with Jim Winder, who’s the tech guy, while the home is actually that of the Helmstetler Family, will ask – I do have the song list too and will have to dig it out of inbox for another folo … TR

    Comment by WSB — 3:33 pm December 15, 2009 #

  9. We stopped by tonight – what fun!

    Comment by B and F's mama — 8:41 pm December 15, 2009 #

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