VIDEO: Lights on! Menashe Family launches 2019 West Seattle display

6:07 PM: As previewed on Monday and noted in today’s daily-highlights list, this is the first night you can go see West Seattle’s brightest Christmas lights, the Menashe Family‘s display at 5605 Beach Drive SW [map]. Above, the big tree’s candy-cane pattern of red and white lights is part of what’s new; below, the front-door reindeer who has joined the assortment of inflatables:

When we visited at dusk, the bucket truck was still in use as some final touches were being worked on; our photographer has gone back for a few more views we’ll add later.

6:57 PM: The wide view:

A video walkthrough:

The train is a favorite sight:

One more reminder that this year’s visit by Santa – free photos; bring donations for the West Seattle Food Bank – is 6-10 pm on Saturday, December 14th.

9 Replies to "VIDEO: Lights on! Menashe Family launches 2019 West Seattle display"

  • XMas Light Lover November 27, 2019 (8:22 pm)

    The video isn’t working.

    • WSB November 27, 2019 (8:30 pm)

      Try again? I resaved. Thank you.

  • dsa November 27, 2019 (9:05 pm)

    Works for me.  It all works for me.  The family is a WS treasure, thank you Menashes.

  • bolo November 27, 2019 (9:54 pm)

    The candy cane treatment on that tree is Amazing!!!

  • West Seattle Lurker November 27, 2019 (10:07 pm)

    I drove by on my way to check out the sunset at Lowman Beach Park and they were using a crane to assemble everything. It was pretty impressive. I started wondering if they run all the lights off of a generator? Or somehow plug that into their house outlet and not trip a breaker? I’ve read some stories over the years about the display but I’m not sure any mentioned how they pull it all off. It was great to see the lights on already. On a side note – there’s an adorable cat Mona who hangs out at Lowman Beach Park and was very friendly. 

    • Question Authority November 28, 2019 (8:04 pm)

      They have an upgraded main service panel using line power, slowly moving to LED’s has been a wise investment as this spectacular show can’t be cheap to operate.

  • Matt November 28, 2019 (7:47 am)

    I just wish people wouldn’t clog up the road past the house.  If you wanna stop and look that’s fine, but please pull over.  Driving slowly or nearly stopping in the road makes a frustrating and dangerous situation for everyone.  

  • Walter D Smith Jr November 29, 2019 (4:40 pm)

    Always a treat to see

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