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For more up-to-date Holiday Lights:

SEE Holiday Lights, Seattle Area.

 

This document is left here for reference.

 

 

 

Holiday Lights Links, Seattle Area, 1999-1996

Articles that contain lists of lights displays
(and a few articles that don't)

"The Article Lists!" LINKS UPDATED 12/23/1999.
Seattle Times' article links last SEARCHED-FOR 12/23/1999.

Previous updates of article links 12/16, ?, 11/24/1999.

"Special Lights Links" SECTION ADDED 12/16/1999.

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Previous updates for some other reason(s) 11/29/1999.

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12/23/1999

Lots of light displays are up this year!  I don't remember a year when I have seen so many lights.  Icicle lights became popular in 1998, and this year there are way more of these than before.

1998 marked the first year of the drive-through display at Marymoor park.  They are there this year too.  Somewhere there are $2-off coupons.

My favorite, large-scale, "local" displays in 1998 were at Enchanted Village (Wild Waves, in Federal Way) and Olympic Manor (in the Blue Ridge area of Seattle, entrance is on NW 85th Street and a few blocks West of 15th NW).  You may find these at the 1998 links below.  If you go to the Enchanted Village display, dress warmly!  (It's a walk-through-only display; you could just drive by the park, but walking is much more fun.  Discount coupons for this may be found at Papa Murphy's locations.)

Anyway, in 1998 I decided that others might appreciate having lists of addresses to light displays, and that's what this document is about.   Below you will find lots of links to Seattle Times and Eastside Journal articles that list displays and their addresses.

Past years' lists may be useful because many of the displays that were up in previous years may be up this year as well.

Some of the links list addresses of displays at people's houses, while others list addresses of commercial light displays.

And some links are something other than lists of light displays (but somewhat related to holiday fun and/or edification).

REVIEWS 1998:  In addition to this list of article links, in 1998 I made a private list of lights addresses.  After seeing the lights that year I wrote a few short reviews about them.  You can read those reviews at http://sadsongs.org/shared/ChristmasLights1998various.htm.

REVIEWS 1999:  This year I haven't taken much time to visit lights, but in short -

Getting out and seeing the lights can be fun!  They can also be a reminder and an encouragement, for YHWH is Light!

This may (or may not) be my last update before Christmas.

Have a great holiday and Y2K New Years! (Are you ready?)

Y2K:

halleluYah!  EnJoy!

In Messiah, Stephen DeVore, Seattle, WA, 12/23/1999.

halleluYah!
Praise Yah!

Copyright 2000-1999 Stephen DeVore, Seattle, WA.
All rights reserved.

 


Sections


 

 


Special Lights Links


 

 


Search Method


I searched through the Seattle Times for links to lights.  I went to their Search Archives page, and entered the following (without using quote (") marks around any of the phrases):

I found the following articles.

 


The Article Lists!


Jump to article years:  | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 |

 

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(St. James's west wall of lights.)
Local News: Tuesday, December 21, 1999
St. James gets into the spirit with display of light
"While other churches and buildings commemorate Christmas with strings of holiday lights and wreaths, St. James has commissioned two instructors at Cornish College of the Arts to illuminate its west wall with giant swaths of multicolored light."
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=3860a15165

(Not lights exactly.)
Lifestyles : Tuesday, December 21, 1999
How much do you really know about Christmas? Here's a cheat sheet
by Janet Burkitt
Seattle Times staff reporter
"You hear about it pretty much nonstop from Thanksgiving through New Year's, but how much do you really know about Christmas?"
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=3860a13522

(Cute! (though not exactly holiday lights.))
Local News : Sunday, December 19, 1999
In a bright moment, couple weds in driveway
by The Associated Press
"VANCOUVER, Wash. - Jenny Templet had about three hours to line up a site for her wedding after learning the church was double-booked.
"So she knocked on the door of a local landmark - the home of Bill and LaVerne Lee, who every year spend weeks putting up their dazzling display of Christmas lights."
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=385dfe577b

(Light displays: Includes Seattle, East, North, and South.)
Lifestyles: Saturday, December 18, 1999
Which way to the holiday light displays?
Neighborhoods are aglow with holiday light shows; a visit to them can be illuminating.
by Stephanie Dunnewind
Seattle Times staff reporter
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=385b5b3b1a

(Some large public holiday light displays.)
Saturday, December 18, 1999, 06:05 p.m. Pacific
Large public light shows are going with the glow
"Here are some large public holiday light displays."
http://www.seattletimes.com/news/lifestyles/html98/slgh_19991218.html
or
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=385b5b4a2c

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(Hmm.)
Local News : Thursday, December 16, 1999
Man hopes to illuminate King park for holidays
by Charles E. Brown
Seattle Times staff reporter
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=385a09fc5

(More like a list of places to light up your place.)
Tech News : Sunday, December 12, 1999
Cornucopia of sites to light up holidays
by J.J. McCoy
The Washington Post
EXCERPT: "If you need a garland of evergreens for your front door or a plastic Santa for your roof, chances are you can find it online. Here's a sampling of Web sites specializing in products and suggestions for decorating your home for the holidays."
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=3858b8771&query=Christmas+lights

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*** Two Eastside Journal articles (12/12/1999 and 11/22/1999). ***   

(Lights on the Eastside.)
Eastside Journal
1999-12-12
Local holiday light displays
EXCERPT:  "If you know of a spot that deserves to be seen, let us know and we'll keep updating the list throughout the holidays."
http://eastsidejournal.com/sited/retr_story.pl?story_id=6253&location_id=7714

(One more Eastside link.)
Eastside Journal
1999-11-22
Holiday lights to shine in Redmond
Journal Staff
EXCERPT: "REDMOND -- Christmas holiday events start this week in Redmond, and community leaders hope they bring visitors to town with them."
http://eastsidejournal.com/sited/retr_story.pl?story_id=5072&location_id=6134
    NOTE: This is just a start of Eastside Journal matches.  There are many more, but I don't have time to list them.  You can do a search if you like.  Note that you can either search in "Headline Words" or "Story Words."  The latter gave me far more hits (e.g. 65 vs. 2 for "holiday lights"):
http://eastsidejournal.com/sited/search.pl?site=ej&level=advanced&action=form

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*** The rest of the articles are from the Seattle Times. ***

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(Light displays and more than lights.)
Lifestyles : Saturday, December 11, 1999
Here are some other holiday events around the area [Seattle and Beyond Seattle]
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=385372313f&query=Christmas+lights

(Events and displays, some with lights.)
Lifestyles : Saturday, December 11, 1999
Holiday destinations [Downtown Seattle]
by Stephanie Dunnewind
Seattle Times staff reporter
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=3853723255&query=Christmas+lights

(Events and lights.)
Saturday, December 11, 1999, 05:59 p.m. Pacific
Here are some other holiday events around the area [Seattle and nearby cities]
http://www.seattletimes.com/news/lifestyles/html98/down_19991211.html

(More than just lights.)
Lifestyles : Friday, December 10, 1999
Get out: Holiday contests, parades under way
by Brian Cantwell
Seattle Times copy editor
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=385220cc1b&query=Christmas+lights

(There may be lights on some of these boats. And the boat rides may take you near some light displays.)
Friday, December 10, 1999, 05:08 p.m. Pacific
If you go [boat and yacht parades and cruises]
http://www.seattletimes.com/news/lifestyles/html98/getgo_19991210.html

(Not lights exactly, but waterfalls are like fluid lights.)
Sports News : Thursday, December 09, 1999
Seeing falls can help cure winter blahs
by Ron Judd
Seattle Times staff columnist
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=3850cf4e36&query=holiday+lights

(More waterfalls! Hey, if I can't find a bunch of lights lists the least I can do is entertain myse--you.)
Thursday, December 9, 1999, 05:05 a.m. Pacific, Outdoors
Wonderful waterfalls everywhere
http://www.seattletimes.com/news/sports/html98/judda_19991209.html

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(Not lights. Okay, so this isn't a lights list.)
National/World News : Tuesday, December 07, 1999
Pilgrims retrace steps of biblical pair
by Karin Laub
The Associated Press
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=3850cf4c3b&query=lighted+houses

(Not lights. Dancing, "Nutcracker" to be specific.)
Entertainment News : Saturday, December 04, 1999
Magic both on stage and backstage
by Mary Murfin Bayley
Seattle Times dance critic
EXCERPT: "Attending Pacific Northwest Ballet's "Nutcracker" is a much-loved holiday tradition for thousands of Seattle-area families. Many parents fit the familiar ballet into their holiday schedule and cherish it as an opportunity to dress up and enjoy an evening of pure fantasy and beauty with the kids.
"For the families of the 200 children who perform in "Nutcracker" each year, the ballet becomes a tradition on a whole different level. Rehearsals start in the fall and the children perform on alternate days all through December. ..."
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=3848e64c3f&query=Christmas+lights

(Not lights. More dancing.)
Posted at 07:16 p.m. PST; Saturday, December 4, 1999
Here are some other holiday ballets
by Mary Murfin Bayley
Seattle Times dance critic
http://www.seattletimes.com/news/entertainment/html98/nuts_19991204.html

(Not lights. Want to ice skate?)
Local News : Friday, December 03, 1999
Skaters flock to Bellevue's holiday ice rink
by Sara Jean Green
Seattle Times Eastside bureau
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=3848e65622&query=Christmas+lights

(Brief mention of lights.  This was the first hit I found for 1999, so I've left it in the list.)
Local News : Tuesday, November 09, 1999
It's always Christmas at two Kirkland businesses
by Peyton Whitely
Seattle Times Eastside bureau
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=384644ba1e

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(Excerpts from)
Lifestyles : Saturday, December 26, 1998
Things for families to do during the holidays
by Seattle Times staff
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=36d4a7d2f

Lifestyles : Tuesday, December 15, 1998
He's lighting up Issaquah
by Sherry Grindeland
Seattle Times Eastside bureau
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=36d4c08a3f

Lifestyles : Saturday, December 12, 1998
Where to see commercial light displays
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=36d4c03d23

Lifestyles : Saturday, December 12, 1998
Where to see the lights
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=36d4c07a75

Lifestyles : Saturday, December 12, 1998
Light displays illuminate the holidays
by Cathy Reiner
Seattle Times staff reporter
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=36d4c0775

(A limited selection, and very short article.)
Lifestyles : Friday, December 11, 1998
If you go ...
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=36d4ce4b5

(Excerpts from)
Lifestyles : Friday, December 04, 1998
There are plenty of holiday events on Eastside
by Seattle Times staff
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=36d4b96a54

(Excerpts from)
Lifestyles : Thursday, December 03, 1998
All aboard the Santa Train
by Sherry Grindeland
Seattle Times Eastside columnist
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=36d4d11922

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Lifestyles : Monday, November 30, 1998
Christmas lights adorn Marymoor Park
by Seattle Times staff
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=36d4c07a1e
(Holiday Light-Parks information)
http://www.lightparks.com/
(Washington State Light-Parks Page!)
http://www.lightparks.com/parks_wa.htm

(Excerpts from)
Lifestyles : Saturday, November 28, 1998
Around town, a full slate of holiday happenings
by Cathy Reiner
Seattle Times staff reporter
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=36d4d31e22

(Contact information and Links:)
Lifestyles : Wednesday, November 25, 1998
If you go ...
Here's some help planning a three-city holiday visit
Here's some help in planning for a quick Christmas-in-a-city getaway.
For general information on visiting Vancouver or Victoria [Portland, and Other]
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=36d4ba653f
[SEE next!]

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(Ideas. For Contact information, SEE previous.)
Lifestyles : Wednesday, November 25, 1998
Three Northwest cities offer a variety of Christmastime experiences
by Suzanne Monson
Special to The Seattle Times
The city sidewalks of Portland, Victoria and Vancouver, B.C. ...
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=36d4d9812c

(Okay, so this isn't a list of lights)
Lifestyles : Sunday, November 22, 1998
Got a holiday card with a personal touch? We want to see it
for scene, sun 11-22
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=370403e01e

(Excerpts from)
Lifestyles : Friday, November 13, 1998
Weekend Datebook - Hobbies/Collectibles to Sales/Bazaars
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=36d4aeaf5d

(Alternative lights?)
Local News : Friday, November 13, 1998
Celebration lighting on bridges to be tested
by Susan Byrnes
Seattle Times staff reporter
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=36d4c0793f

(Excerpts from, limited)
Lifestyles : Friday, November 13, 1998
Looking ahead
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=36d4cbc649

Local News : Monday, November 09, 1998
Woodinville plans Light Festival
by Seattle Times staff
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=36d4b96826
"Thousands of lights will illuminate DeYoung Park in downtown Woodinville from Dec. 11 to 24 [1998]."

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(Excerpts from, limited)
Lifestyles : Friday, October 30, 1998
Looking ahead ...
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=36d4cbc55c

(Fake holiday lights; okay, another one that's not a list)
Local News : Wednesday, October 28, 1998
Northwest is fertile ground for trade in counterfeit items
by Nancy Bartley
Seattle Times South bureau
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=36d4b2729

(Leavenworth lights)
Lifestyles : Wednesday, October 28, 1998
If you go ...
by Kristin Jackson
Seattle Times travel reporter
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=36d4ba6349

(A few stores with Christmas displays. Okay, now we're stretching it. Wait! A big list of Store Displays would be great!)
Business News : Friday, October 09, 1998
Ho ho? Oh, no! Shoppers face Christmas, ready or not
by Eric Fidler
The Associated Press
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=36d4d6053f

Lifestyles : Friday, September 18, 1998
School has big plans to light it up
[Jean Godden]
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=36d4b5fb66

(More Leavenworth information, and a lights blurb)
Lifestyles : Sunday, August 02, 1998
Leavenworth has what it takes for a good family getaway
by Kristin Jackson
Seattle Times travel reporter
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=36d4be685c

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Features News : Saturday, December 13, 1997
Nights full of lights
by Cathy Reiner
Seattle Times staff reporter
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=36d4c07b16

Features News : Saturday, December 13, 1997
Where to see lights
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=36d4d8cf29

(One place mentioned)
Features News : Wednesday, December 10, 1997
It's not too late to make reservations for holiday lodging
by Suzanne Monson
Special to The Seattle Times
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=36d4d2cc1d

(A couple of places mentioned)
Features News : Wednesday, December 10, 1997
Northwest travel: Holiday escapes
by Suzanne Monson
Special to The Seattle Times
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=36d4de3526

(A special way to view the lights. Hey, it's you!)
Features News : Saturday, December 06, 1997
Horse-drawn carriages provide an open-air view of downtown's holiday sights
by Cathy Reiner
Seattle Times staff reporter
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=36d4dd9bf

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(Gracians claim this the world's tallest living Christmas tree, a tree cloaked in 1,200 lights.)
Local News : Friday, December 05, 1997
Grace's tree ready to amaze
by Cheryl M. Harris
Seattle Times Eastside bureau
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=36d4b68379

(Hey, how'd that get in here? Just a break from the lists.)
Entertainment News : Friday, December 05, 1997
John Hartl's hundred: The best American films of all time
by John Hartl
Seattle Times movie reviewer
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=36d4ba1a54

(Hey, lights at a holiday show! Of course!)
Entertainment News : Friday, December 05, 1997
'Nutcracker': For all ages, it's a holiday tradition
by Florangela Davila
Seattle Times staff reporter
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=36d4c86f22

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("Lights Fantastic" I and II)
Features News : Sunday, December 22, 1996
Christmas crazies: This is no halfway kind of holiday
by Susan Gilmore
Seattle Times staff reporter
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=36d4ca7949

(Neighbors filed a lawsuit saying holiday lights, and crowds, are a nuisance.)
Local News : Saturday, December 21, 1996
Neighbors say lights not a bright idea
by Janet I-Chin Tu
Seattle Times staff reporter
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=36d4c07b50

Features News : Saturday, December 14, 1996
Where to see holiday lights
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=36d4c0755

(By you again!)
Features News : Saturday, December 14, 1996
Light 'em up!
by Cathy Reiner
Seattle Times staff reporter
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=36d4c07b33

(Lights advice. Turn them off when done.)
Local News : Thursday, December 12, 1996
Just Ask Johnston: Power company isn't Santa
by Steve Johnston
Seattle Times Eastside columnist
"Hey Johnston: Settle a disagreement between my husband and me. After we put up our outdoor Christmas lights, he insists that we turn them off every night at 11."
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=36d4bd5574

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(More advice related to lights.)
Features News : Sunday, December 01, 1996
Tips on keeping your Christmas tree fresh
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=36d4cb725

(Story of lists. List of stories.)
Local News : Saturday, November 30, 1996
The Christmas race is on
by Lee Moriwaki
Seattle Times business reporter
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=36d4d2533f

(Tours, Christmas ship, and cruises.)
Features News : Saturday, November 23, 1996
A tour of the town
by Cathy Reiner
Seattle Times staff reporter
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=36d4dd8a5

(Some in-city travel too.)
Features News : Sunday, November 17, 1996
Travel: A holiday from holidays
by Brian J. Cantwell
Seattle Times copy editor
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=36d4b96964

(Official lighting date in 1996 - November 29.)
Local News : Sunday, November 17, 1996
Westlake fir: Needles to say, it's a beauty
by Janet I-Chin Tu
Seattle Times staff reporter
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=36d4de505

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That was fun. Wasn't it?

 


Copyright 2000-1999 Stephen DeVore, Seattle, WA. All rights reserved.


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