WEST SEATTLE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: New setting for Gai Family’s Madonna

Thanks to Theresa Arbow-O’Connor for sending photos with the news that the Gai Family’s Christmas display is ready for viewing – with a new setting for the Madonna that the family patriarch, the late Phil Gai, built in the ’50s. For this year, his son Ron Gai has created a new crown setting for the Madonna – “a 3-D computer project and labor of love that took 45 days,” reports Theresa.

You can look at last year’s photos for a before/after comparison. To see the display in person, go to the 3200 block of 36th SW [vicinity map].

We’re showing light displays nightly through Christmas – if you have a suggestion, with or without photos/video, please email westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

3 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: New setting for Gai Family's Madonna"

  • Sheila G December 12, 2023 (8:17 pm)

    This crown structure is absolutely gorgeous. Well done, I say; definitely a labor of love.

  • Dad December 13, 2023 (6:30 am)

    Wow, just beautiful.  

  • Brian Feusagach December 13, 2023 (8:47 am)

    50+ years ago, our dad would pile us all in the car and we would “cruise” some of the local light displays. This was – and still is – one of our favorites. Thanks to the Gais for keeping up (and improving upon) the tradition!

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