Video: Hundreds cheer Our Lady of Guadalupe tree lighting

December 9, 2011 at 8:51 pm | In Holidays, West Seattle news, West Seattle religion | 3 Comments

That’s our first video clip from tonight’s Our Lady of Guadalupe tree lighting in Sunrise Heights – first the countdown by emcee Brian Callanan (an OLG parishioner and longtime local TV newsperson who’s now with Seattle Channel), then “O Christmas Tree/O Tannenbaum,” featuring not just the hundreds-strong crowd and OLG choir members caroling, but also Engine 37 roaring north on 35th to a call, and a brightly lit pickup truck turning up in the lower part of the frame.

Something new is largely unseen (given the time of night) off to the left of the frame – the new Parish Life Center that has almost fully taken shape north of the church. As Brian noted – sharing the impromptu under-the-tree stage with OLG’s Father Jack Walmesley – next year, the post-tree-lighting cocoa and chatting will happen inside the new center, instead of the school building. Here’s more from tonight’s event – two of the songs that preceded the actual lighting:

If you love Christmas caroling, make a note to be at this event next year – the crowd went through all the classics (with a program featuring lyrics, in case you’ve forgotten them), including the ever-popular “Jingle Bells” accompanied by car keys.

3 Comments

  1. Thank you for such a pretty & simple thing to enjoy!

    Comment by resident3 — 10:18 pm December 9, 2011 #

  2. Now THAT’S a Christmas tree!

    Comment by Gina — 8:10 am December 10, 2011 #

  3. nice truck with the lights on it…

    Comment by Mo Bro — 11:25 am December 12, 2011 #

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