WEST SEATTLE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: Menashe Family display back to full brightness

(Photo by Jeremy Barton)

We intended to spotlight West Seattle’s renowned Menashe Family Lights last night, the first full-strength night of the year (as announced last month) – but then the power outage hit, so we postponed the plan until tonight. This year, the house, yard, and trees at 5605 Beach Drive are back up to full brightness after a downsized display last year so as not to draw the usual huge crowds.

(WSB photo)

Among the new features – this animatronic singing Santa:

The “real” Santa, by the way, will be there for photos (bring food to donate to the West Seattle Food Bank!) next Saturday (December 11th), 6-10 pm. In the meantime, you can go by any night to see the lights and inflatables:

(WSB photo)

Even if it’s not quite dark when you visit, still a festive sight:

(Photo by Theresa Arbow-O’Connor)

The Menashes’ display isn’t just locally famous – it’s been on national TV multiple times over the years.

P.S. We’re showcasing holiday displays all over the peninsula as the season continues – if you have a suggestion, please email us at westseattleblog#gmail.com (with our without photos) – thank you! (Our list is in the West Seattle Holiday Guide.)

6 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: Menashe Family display back to full brightness"

  • WSCurmudgeon December 3, 2021 (8:07 pm)

    Last evening, roughly 17:40, as the power at the house surged four or five times, the first thought that popped into my head was,  “the Menashes are turning on their display.”  It clearly wasn’t the usual wind caused flickering, as there was almost no wind.

  • Rick December 4, 2021 (9:32 am)

    I remember the display in Burien. Don’t know if it’s still going but I was as impressed with the wall of wildly spinning meters as the display. (Well,almost)  Thanks to the Menashe family once again.

    • Alki resident December 4, 2021 (2:00 pm)

      Sadly he died of cancer years ago. His family sold his stuff to spectators from the past shows. 

  • Pdiddy December 4, 2021 (11:02 am)

    I wonder if their neighbors are as thrilled with this… :)

  • Norskgirl December 4, 2021 (12:43 pm)

    I think it’s a garish spectacle and I like it for that very reason.

  • Tom December 19, 2021 (10:16 pm)

    Have you all see the house on 25th ave sw over by westwood they add more every day it looks like

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