Video: Let it snow, let it snow … @ Menashe Family Lights

December 1, 2013 at 8:46 pm | In Holidays, West Seattle Christmas lights, West Seattle news | 10 Comments

Could it be a preview of things to come sometime this winter – maybe even later in the week? “Snowfall” graced the holiday wonderland known as the Menashe Family Lights on their first official night of the season. It’s a new feature this season, according to Josh Menashe; if it’s on, you’ll see the flakes flying from the south side of the front yard. Walking by is the best way to get a close look at so many of the megabright display’s features including the bear:

(This photo and the next four are by WSB’s Patrick Sand)
Look closely between the lights for an unlit decoration – the St. Nick statue:

And look up to see the many stars … including these, on the south side of the house:

Look toward the house to see these nutcrackers standing watch by the front door:

Here’s an opening-night-only scene – Menashe family members posing for group photos under the lights – at center, your hosts for the light show, Linda and Jack Menashe:

Last but not least, a step back to see the show in all its splendor, thanks to Jeff Pond of JP Images:

You can see the Menashe Family Lights at 5605 Beach Drive SW (map) nightly.

10 Comments

  1. Thank you, Menashe Family, for bringing this to our neighborhood each year!

    Comment by West Seattle Wanderer — 6:02 am December 2, 2013 #

  2. You are one of the families that I miss living here in Arizona. Love to see this on line! Very nostalgic …a real blessing to West Seattle families!

    Comment by Marilyn Rayner — 8:44 am December 2, 2013 #

  3. just a little over done!!!

    Comment by j — 11:53 am December 2, 2013 #

  4. I would think twice about using Beach Dr after dark if you’re not going to see the lights; people do amazingly stupid things (like stopping their black car in the middle of the street and turning their headlights off so they can see better or standing in the middle of the road in dark clothes to take a picture or slamming on the brakes without warning so Aunt Gladys can get a better look.)
    If you have to go this way, drive slowly in this area even if no one is in front of you, beware of ‘darters’ behind parked cars and leave plenty of room.
    Oh yeah, you might want to bring sunglasses too.

    Comment by metrognome — 6:26 pm December 2, 2013 #

  5. Love the lights! Love the family photo!

    Comment by FionaEnzo — 6:55 pm December 2, 2013 #

  6. Oh how PGE or Seattle light loves these people. lol
    don’t know if I’ve seen such overkill.

    Comment by S — 12:02 pm December 3, 2013 #

  7. Thank you for doing this, Menashe family! We look forward to it every year and love bringing our out-of-town relatives to see it. Such a nice treat for the neighborhood.

    Comment by WS Lady — 2:35 pm December 3, 2013 #

  8. Every year we tour West Seattle and look at the Christmas lights people have on display. This year is our son’s first Christmas season and we cannot wait to introduce him to the Menashe Family house!

    Comment by LH — 10:29 pm December 3, 2013 #

  9. Beautiful and so neat that you do this every year! Many Thanks

    Comment by Kris — 6:33 am December 4, 2013 #

  10. I graduated from Frankllin High School in Mt Baker Park. I remember a guy named Jeff Menashe who attended. I wonder if this beautiful house of lights belongs to the same person who attended my high school?

    Comment by Martha — 11:52 pm December 5, 2013 #

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