WEST SEATTLE LIGHTS: Window display, and an extension suggestion

Thanks to more tips/photos, we’re continuing the holiday-lights spotlights through New Year’s.

Tonight, cheers for everyone who has lit up windows or balconies. The photo is from Richard, who says, “Here’s a shot of our 2nd-floor Christmas lights at 9159 45th Ave SW [map]. They will be up a few more days, at least.”

Regarding how much longer lights will be up, Sarah sent this suggestion:

We don’t have a fancy light display, but we’re planning to keep our lights up until around Valentine’s Day & hope others do, too. In this really hard year, and especially with our climate and short days, walks among the lights has brought us so much joy. In fact, I think lights should be winter lights from November-Feb, rather than Christmas lights :) all the Santas and Christmas-themed decor can come down, but the lights? I think they should stay :)

Feel free to share this idea if you think it has any merit.

The idea reminds us of the “quarantine lights” that some put up during the stay-home-order months.

Meantime, scroll through this WSB archive to see all the lights shown here this season; they are also linked in our Holiday Guide, which will be up through January 1st.

13 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE LIGHTS: Window display, and an extension suggestion"

  • RovinTar December 27, 2020 (10:10 pm)

    I plotted the addresses you posted, and my partner and I drove all over to see them (and additional… oooo more lights! Go down that street!). We had a wonderful time! Thank you :) My housemate decorates the house holiday lights, and we’ll keep ours up till. Feb, Mar, July?

  • Love the lights December 27, 2020 (10:13 pm)

    Thank you for doing that.  It is a wonderful idea. I hope a lot of people keep their lights up till Valentines Day or even longer. 

  • trickycoolj December 28, 2020 (12:58 am)

    Someone tell the High Point HOA before they send out their passive aggressive emails that all holiday decorations are to be removed no later than 2 weeks after the holiday. I love lights and wish they could stay up through daylight savings time.  😞

    • Lina December 28, 2020 (3:50 pm)

      Yes!  We live on Holly in High Point and I have been thinking the same thing!  The lights on my street and our neighborhood have brought our family so much joy this year.  I wonder if we can band together and ask the HOA to extend.  We got one of those passive aggressive notices last year for a single strand of snowflake lights up after the deadline….

    • HOA Smaytch OA! December 29, 2020 (7:21 pm)

      I’d also like to allow the lights to stay up a little, tiny bit, longer; but I really appreciate the HOA’s kind reminder when the decorations have been up long enough.  On the other hand,  I can’t stand the 24/7 security lights that went up last year.  Rrrrrrr!BTW, I’ve asked for extra time.  :)

  • wsperson December 28, 2020 (1:17 am)

    I’m keeping ours up until Valentine’s Day too, and even then I might just switch them out for some “year-round” lights just to remind myself to be thankful. I think that is a really great idea.

  • Dan December 28, 2020 (4:09 am)

    I agree with this idea of winter lights

  • wssz December 28, 2020 (5:51 am)

    Love this idea! Santas can go but lights stay up for as long as people want them. They are a joy to see during this hard time. 

  • Lisa December 28, 2020 (9:27 am)

    I felt like I wanted to keep our lights up longer this year—it’s great to hear someone feels the same!

  • wendell December 28, 2020 (10:03 am)

    There are many in WS that already have year round lights.

  • LyndaB December 28, 2020 (10:31 am)

    What a great idea! 

  • Cindy December 28, 2020 (8:04 pm)

    Keeping our lights up to February!

  • Doc Swinson December 29, 2020 (8:38 pm)

    Love it! Lights all winter!

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