WEST SEATTLE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: Hillside happiness ‘in full display mode’

(WSB photos)

As noted in our West Seattle Holiday Guide, we’re spotlighting lights again this year. We noticed while out this evening that many have theirs up already – from houses’ yards to apartments’ balconies – not surprisingly (today’s dry weather might have helped). We’ve already received a few spotlight suggestions, including this announcement from Ken Arkills:

“The Arkills home on the corner of 39th Ave SW and SW Trenton in Fauntlee Hills is in full display mode. The response from the children and parents and those walking and driving by has been incredible and has touched our hearts as we see their smiles and hear their words of appreciation during such difficult times. With all the challenges in 2020. we knew we had to turn up the electricity here and deliver for our Community. … We are on a corner off the beaten path and folks are able to walk or drive by and enjoy the display from many vantage points and still maintain social distancing and they do.”

Lots of cheery characters – some animation, too. Here’s a map.

If you have – or know of – decorations/lights to share, let us know! Photos welcome but not required; we’ll be out with our camera many nights. westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

9 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: Hillside happiness 'in full display mode'"

  • Eddie Martin November 28, 2020 (6:50 am)

    We love this festive display.  Our two young daughters always talk about the lights and want to walk by and soak it all in.  Thank you for bringing holiday joy to the neighborhood!Eddie

  • George Walker November 28, 2020 (9:00 pm)

    We came all the way from Edmonds to see Ken’s display. Word has reached way up in Snohomish County. We weren’t disappointed. Clark Griswold is alive and well in West Seattle.

  • Max November 29, 2020 (5:51 pm)

    Had no idea when we moved into the neighborhood that we would be living up the street from the modern day Menashe and Sons. I’m pretty sure Ken brings his  attention-to-detail Real Estate acumen to his lighting skills as they are so well done.  Im counting on him to keep this tradition going so that my daughters will have the memories for a lifetime.   Your hobby is greatly appreciated Ken. – Max, Jun, Kalea and Grace. 

  • Barb Blodgett December 1, 2020 (10:02 pm)

    Loved the detail.  There is so much to see.  Don’t miss the street sign! 🎄

  • Ellie December 2, 2020 (10:19 am)

    I live right up the road from this house and have enjoyed watching the process to the finish. It has turned out to be an amazing display and way more incredible than I could have imagined! Job well done! Thank you for bringing a little extra joy during this difficult year!

  • Summer December 4, 2020 (6:44 pm)

    We are so lucky to live nearby this display since our three year old wants to visit every night! Her favorite is little Ralphie with his tongue stuck to the pole :D It’s so much fun with little details and bright lights.  Be sure to stop by for a look! 

  • Tim Muirhead December 9, 2020 (12:07 am)

    Ken Arkills has given us an amazing gift this holiday season, one that is SO needed at the conclusion of this exceptionally brutal year of 2020. His efforts to provide just a little bit of joyousness for all of us that have had the pleasure of seeing his amazing Holiday light display will be forever appreciated! Thanks Ken for all your generosity and efforts! Happy Holidays

  • Erik December 9, 2020 (8:53 pm)

    Drove by tonight with the family and we thoroughly enjoyed the light show that Ken put on.  We got to speak with him briefly and thanked him for all the hard work and for the joy that it is bringing people.  Job well done Ken!

  • WS neighbor December 12, 2020 (9:06 pm)

    Wow! We are so impressed with this beautiful display. My three year old daughter was completely absorbed in the magical scenes that Ken has created. It is a work of art that we will be visiting again and again this season. We got to talk to Ken and he’s so incredibly kind and thrilled to bring this joy to others, especially the kids. Thanks so much, Ken and family, for the effort and energy that goes into sharing this beauty with others!

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