West Seattle holidays: Menashe Family Christmas Lights, night 1

Tonight was the first night for the 2014 edition of the Menashe Family’s big, bright Christmas lights (5605 Beach Drive SW). You can certainly admire the densely decorated display from down the block, or driving by, but you’ll want to walk right up to see and hear it all.

That includes listening to your fellow light-watchers, who might be heard asking such questions as “Where do they store all this during the year?” But mostly, what we heard were exclamations of wonder. See why, ahead:

It’s partly about who you’ll see – faces familiar …

And friendly …

And of course, iconic …

The original Christmas story is told by the creche:

There are features to transport a sense of holiday joy, like a plane:

And a train:

If you’re coming to visit, don’t forget the letter for Santa – the mailbox is right there by the sidewalk:

As mentioned in our preview earlier this week, that’s new this year. You can even see Santa himself there on the Saturday night before Christmas – December 20th, 6-10 pm – bring a can for the West Seattle Food Bank.

3 Replies to "West Seattle holidays: Menashe Family Christmas Lights, night 1"

  • Vincent Dakotah Langley December 1, 2014 (2:13 pm)

    Way to go, Menashe family! I’ve never seen this before, but then, I don’t have transportation to get to a place such as your home down there on Beach Drive. The pictures of it here are ABSOLUTELY-GREAT, though!!! “Hello!” to you, Jack, Josh and the others in your wonderful Menashe family!!! And, HAPPY HOLIDAYS to each and every one of you — and, also to ALL of yours!!! Peace-of-Christ be with you all, ALWAYS!!! ESPECIALLY during this BEAUTIFUL Season of Advent!!!

  • Millie Faber December 1, 2014 (4:27 pm)

    Thank you Menashe Family for your wonderful Christmas/Holidays gift to West Seattle. It is appreciated by young and old.

  • Patricia Stuart December 7, 2014 (10:21 pm)

    As we are living in Arizona it was certainly wonderful to be able to see pictures of your light show guys. Miss the days when the kids were at Seattle Luthern and we would come by every year to see them in person. Now we see all the plants from the desert decorated but the sun shines most every day.

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