For more up-to-date Holiday Lights:
Holiday Lights, Seattle Area.
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Holiday Lights Links, Seattle Area, 2000-1996
Articles that contain lists of lights displays
(and a few articles that don't)
There are some lights displays listed below.
However, the Seattle Times article links are all broken.
since 12/23/2000 (?).
Was at 649 on 12/23/2000.
(Counter 11/24/1999, previous versions.)
greetings Blessed holidays
Sorry that I have not updated this much
for 2000. :-( Maybe within the next few days. (Some displays go
through New Years.)
But don't despair. Lots of light displays
are the same, or similar, from year to year. Please enjoy the lights listed.
If you want to actually read articles, or find
longer lists of houses and displays near your area, search the Seattle Times for this year
and previous years. I have not added any articles for 2000. This may (or may not) be my last update before Christmas or "New
MY REVIEWS - just a few! (from 1999 and
My favorite, large-scale, "local"
displays in 1998-1999 were:
- Enchanted Village, walk-through (Wild
Waves, in Federal Way). Dress warmly! Umbrellas just in case. Lots of
lights, with some rides too! (It's a walk-through-only display; you could
just drive by the park, but walking is far more fun.) In 1998/1999, discount coupons
for this could be found at Papa Murphy's locations.
- Olympic Manor, drive-through (in the Blue
Ridge area of Seattle, entrance is on NW 85th Street and a few blocks West of 15th NW).
- Bellevue Botanical Gardens - walk through Bellevue's "Garden
D'Lights." 12001 Main St., 4 to 10 p.m. daily, in 1999, through Jan. 3. (Free,
Some other displays from 1998-1999:
- Candy Cane Lane, drive-through lane, or
walk-through with nearly all the houses decorated. Some people get out and walk.
At the center is a grassy mound with moving display and music (just north of
Ravenna Blvd. and about NE 22nd-23rd in Seattle) has a display that shows its history
since 1949. *8.
- A House in Wallingford, drive-by - One
specially bright light display is at 4059 Latona Ave NE (two streets west of I-5, and
south of NE 45th St.) *7-9.
- The Palermo's house, walk-through house
display a few miles North of the airport. I HEARD RUMOR THAT 2000 IS THE LAST YEAR
FOR THIS HOUSE DISPLAY! This has to be the largest light display at one house that I
have ever seen. *hard to rate
- Northern Lights, drive-through display at
Marymoor Park. In 1999 you could find $2-off coupons at Pacific Science Center,
Eagle Hardware (now called Lowe's), etc. Don't know about this year. This was
more fantasy- and Santa-based than Hanukkah or Christmas. *5-6.
MORE REVIEWS AND LISTS OF LIGHTS DISPLAYS:
SOME DISPLAYS I'D LIKE TO SEE (if still running this
year; info. from 1999/1998):
- Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium hosted "Zoolights," with a
half-million lights depicting animals, landmarks and nursery rhymes. Take the walking tour
5 to 9 p.m. daily through Jan. 3 (closed Dec. 24-25), 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma ($3.95,
under age 4 free, 253-591-5337).
- Warm Beach Camp - Lights of Christmas at Warm Beach Camp near Stanwood
is a festival of lights, music, food, theater, children's events and crafts, 4 to 10 p.m.
Dec. 3-6, 10-13, 17-23 and 26-30, 20800 Marine Drive, Stanwood ($6 adults, $5 seniors, $4
ages 4 to 12, 800-228-6724).
Some are reviewed by me. 1998 document http://sadsongs.org/shared/ChristmasLights1998various.htm.
(Same link as from above.)
ARTICLE LINKS LIST, mainly.
Links broken. 1999 document http://sadsongs.org/shared/Holiday_Lights_Seattle_1999-1996.htm.
All links are broken, but the article titles may help you find articles in the
Seattle Times and Bellevue papers. This document from 11/1999-1/2000 is unchanged.
(When I put just the links I didn't think that they would change their whole Web
site and thus crash all the links!)
Let lights be a reminder and an encouragement, for YHWH is
Have a great holiday and "Millennium" New Years!
In Messiah, Stephen DeVore, Seattle, WA,
© Copyright 2000-1999 Stephen DeVore, Seattle,
All rights reserved.
2000-1999 Stephen DeVore, Seattle, WA. All rights reserved.