West Seattle holidays: Christmas-lights highlights, mapped

Since the weather is suddenly lovely – we know some may go out for a walk or ride tonight to look at Christmas lights, and we’ve mapped some of West Seattle’s most brightly lit homes, as in years past. Among them, the home you see above – 4152 46th Ave SW, where Duane Davis explains that they “have been decorating the home for 17 yrs and now have 10,000 lights – half are the energy efficient LEDs. Drive by and enjoy the cotton candy trees, our home, and our well lit neighborhood. Merry Christmas, West Seattle!” We expect to add at least a few more after tonight, but here’s what we have so far:

View West Seattle Christmas lights, 2012 in a larger map

To make the map printable, we left off the descriptions, but note that a few spots have multiple homes – in particular, the vicinity of 4043 Fauntleroy Way SW, which is the stub of Fauntleroy that is something of a frontage road along the southwest end of the bridge – that house is great, and even more of the neighbors have joined in this year.

Meantime, if you have other homes/apartments to suggest, please comment, or e-mail us the address to check out (photo/s welcome too if you have them): editor@westseattleblog.com – we’re adding this map to the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide so you can find it if you need to, in the nights ahead.

8 Replies to "West Seattle holidays: Christmas-lights highlights, mapped"

  • Bob H December 21, 2012 (3:16 pm)

    There’s a pretty nice looking house (amidst a sea of darkness) on the west side of the 4800 block of 50th SW, between Hudson and Edmunds.

  • Kevin December 21, 2012 (4:49 pm)

    There is a house on the 7900 block of 32nd Ave SW that WSB did a story on last year. All the lights are back up again, my wife and I have walked by and seen the presumably now 73 year old man working diligently on them.


  • Bonnie December 21, 2012 (10:06 pm)

    There is a few really nice ones on Concord in Fauntlee Hills.

  • Cheryl December 22, 2012 (10:32 am)

    What, no pin for Fauntlee Hills? :(

    • WSB December 22, 2012 (10:47 am)

      I haven’t been through there yet. Could not in good conscience put up something that I hadn’t seen nor received a note about – and didn’t get a chance to go through last night after all. When we do get confirmation of bright homes there, we’ll add … TR

  • JC December 22, 2012 (12:16 pm)

    I took my kids (12 yrs and 10 yrs) to see the HELMSTETLER house and I have to admit, I was a tad bit disappointed. The lights were good, but could barely hear the music and parents would not control their little kids running around, screaming and hitting those play buttons while the music was playing. And folks were parking their cars right out in front blocking the view. We ended up leaving before the show was over :-(

  • Mary E OConnor December 22, 2012 (2:36 pm)

    Thanks WSB. I’ve been looking for something like this!

  • Joyce December 22, 2012 (9:54 pm)

    Does anyone know why the Helmstetler house is quieter than previous years? You can barely hear the music unless you sit in the car. I hope nobody complained about the noise since the family does such a service for the community…

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