We featured the famous Beach Drive Christmas house with a photo on 11/28 … then this week, the Menashe family graciously allowed us to stop by and get a narrated tour, including answers to some of the questions everybody asks (such as, “how many lights?” — the big tree alone has 100,000!). The display’s on 4:30-11:30 pm every night through New Year’s, and its location is one of many on our special West Seattle Christmas lights map (you’ll find it on our new WSB Holidays page). First clip: Josh Menashe shows us what’s new, and talks about what it takes to put this together:
Here are 3 more clips, starting with a longer walk-through:
Now, some more behind-the-scene info from Josh Menashe, starting with the question they’re asked most often, ending with one of the most unusual things that’s ever happened at the display:
And we end with a closer look at one of the special features that might seem to get a little lost in the brightness at times … the creche, and the sign next to it:
(If you aren’t familiar with the family business, our question referred to the Menashes’ iconic jewelry shop, which they’ve operated in The Junction for more than 30 years.) Thanks again to the Menashe family for taking time to show us the sights; more West Seattle lights tomorrow night … send us your suggestions!