West Seattle scene: Helmstetler Family Spectacular lights up Saturday

Way up on a steeply pitched roof across from the Charlestown water tower, Jim Winder was hard at work today with finishing touches on the 5th edition of West Seattle Lights / Helmstetler Family Christmas Spectacular, which debuts with a ceremony Saturday night.

We dropped by to catch him in action after he sent the official announcement about what’s new this year:

On Saturday, November 30th, West Seattle Lights will have their 5th Annual Lighting Ceremony at the home of Corey and Taylor Helmstetler at 3908 SW Charlestown. The public is invited free of charge, but attendees are asked to bring a food or cash donation for either West Seattle Food Bank or The Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation.

This year the Helmstetler Christmas Spectacular will have a NEW Master Of Ceremonies … a talking and singing 8 Foot Tall Snowman!!! Along with his two talking/singing Christmas Trees, Jaeley and Jaxton!

Earlier in the year we had a Name The Snowman Contest and we will be announcing the winner and the Snowman’s new name!

Last year West Seattle Lights collected nearly 1100lbs of food for the West Seattle Food Bank and over $2500 for both the Food Bank and NW Parkinson’s Foundation.

Jim Winder, the creator and brains behind West Seattle Lights, said, “I’m looking forward to having our new Master Of Ceremonies. We will also have a few other new features in our display that I am sure will delight the kid in all of us. Am also looking forward to another banner year of giving by our giving friends and neighbors of West Seattle and surrounding communities that will benefit our charities and bring smiles to all those who attend”.

The Lighting Ceremony begins at 7 pm on Saturday, November 30th at 3908 SW Charlestown in West Seattle.

Please be advised that SW Charlestown Street will be closed between 39th and 40th Ave SW from 6:30pm until 8:00pm during the Ceremony.

Hard to believe this is already the 5th edition; we looked back into the archives and found a couple reports from 2009.

4 Replies to "West Seattle scene: Helmstetler Family Spectacular lights up Saturday"

  • Silly Goose November 27, 2013 (4:12 pm)

    Looking forward to seeing what the name of the snowman will be!! See you there!!

  • AMI November 27, 2013 (4:29 pm)

    Looking forward to hearing his daughter Julie sing that night. She has an amazing voice.

  • Bug November 27, 2013 (4:45 pm)

    My household, family and friends are all looking forward to this wonderful production. It has become a happy addition to our holidays. Yahoo!

  • evergreen November 30, 2013 (9:38 am)

    Thanks for the community building & all the wonderful memories you provide for our children! Visiting your house has been part of our tradition for 3 years now. We drive by often during the holiday season, and my kids have gleefully danced on your front sidewalk more than a couple of evenings.

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