West Seattle Lights: The famous music-synched show starts going up

The e-mail from lightmaster Jim Winder began with the subject line: “Now that Halloween is over …” and continued:

…then it must be time to set up CHRISTMAS LIGHTS!!!!! … we are going to start setting up the lights this weekend for our West Seattle Lights – Helmstetler Family Christmas Spectacular.

Looking forward to some new things this year and LOTS more lights and new songs. Our lighting ceremony will be Saturday, November 26th at 7:00 pm.

If this is going to be your first holiday season here, a bit of background … this is a light-synched show on a house across from the water tower on SW Charlestown. A sample from last year (WSB opening-night coverage here):

The Helmstetler Family owns the house; family friend Jim masterminds the lights. More at westseattlelights.com.

6 Replies to "West Seattle Lights: The famous music-synched show starts going up"

  • Jacob November 2, 2011 (6:42 am)

    I can’t wait to see a video of this year’s display with all the new LEDs. I am sure Jim will out do himself again this year!

  • Wendell November 2, 2011 (6:55 am)

    I must’ve overslept. How was Thanksgiving?

  • Santa November 2, 2011 (7:19 am)

    Wendell…you must have had your turkey dinner a little early this year!! That L-tryptophan will get you every time!!! LOL

  • Brontosaurus November 3, 2011 (9:55 pm)

    Thank you Helmstetler family and Jim. So nice of you to do this for the community. We love to watch it every year!

  • Mike November 4, 2011 (4:51 pm)

    He’s ALIVE! My brother has been out of contact for month’s. Now I know why, he has been busy building the best light show in Seattle. I can almost see it from Maryland!

  • Peggy November 19, 2011 (1:51 pm)

    What a wonderful treat for the citizens of West Seattle and surrounding communities to view during the Christmas holiday season.

    When we lived in Eureka, CA., years ago, there was an entire cul-de-sac we would go to because every home put up a display.

    As a child growing up in West Seattle, many times we did go by the Gai family home (not far from the Helmstetler’s home) on Christmas Eve. Always wonderful to drive by the various homes that put on displays.

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