Menashe family lights mark the holiday season truly getting underway
What takes seven men, seven days, at 10 hours a day to create? If you said the Menashe family Christmas light display you know your West Seattle history.
This week the largest display in West Seattle and one of the more impressive displays anywhere got underway again with a goal of being complete for Dec. 1. They will mark that date with a 6pm illumination if you want to be there at 5605 Beach Drive SW.
Two years ago (three actually since they film the show a year ahead) they were featured on the ABC special series The Great Christmas Light Fight but did not win. Still they went all out decorating the backyard too.
This year they are back to their more familiar display of more than 200,000 lights, mostly incandescent with some LED bulbs mixed in plus animated displays, Santa, reindeer, a nativity scene, and even a solid wood sculpture of the former Seahawk Richard Sherman (not kidding). It's a beautiful hodge podge of holiday cheer.
More events are yet to be set for the display but it will be up through the holiday season for the public to enjoy.