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Holiday Lights, Seattle Area

Lists of lights displays!

Also, article links to other lists of displays,
holiday-related matters,
and other miscellaneous stuff.

UPDATED 2003-1216.
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A Special Note about this document.  (NOTE: Ignore the dates in the lists! The information is old!)

12/16/2003

When I myself wanted a list of light displays, I thought that others might appreciate one too!

So, in 1998, I started one!

Below you will also find links to neighborhood displays, to Seattle Times articles, and to other articles that list light displays and their locations, including previous years' lists.  Most article links are broken, I know.  (The Seattle Times changed link locations TWICE on me already.  Now they also require a person to be registered, but it's free.)  Some broken sections are marked as such.

Fun and encouragement.

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

Some displays are at people's houses, while others are commercial light displays.

Some links are articles about something other than lists of light displays, but may be somewhat related to (holiday) fun and/or edification.

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

Let holiday lights be a reminder and an encouragement, for YHWH is Light! Have a great holiday and New Years!

HalleluYah! EnJoy!

In Messiah, Stephen DeVore of Seattle, WA.
    HalleluYah!  Hallelu-Yah!  Praise Yah!
    (YHWH is pronounced by some as YaHWeH.  I often say YaHWaH!)

Copyright 2003-1998 Stephen DeVore, Seattle, WA. All rights reserved.

 



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My List and Reviews of Light Displays


Larger Displays - Some of my favorite large-scale displays (beginning 1998):

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NOTE: This information is from older articles. Please contact and confirm where applicable before planning to attend any of these!

NOTE:  Ratings are typically from previous years.
 

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More Larger Displays:    To CONTENTS.

Houses (FREE):
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More Displays (ones that I have not seen):

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NOTE: This information is OLD, EXCERPTED from older articles. Please contact before planning to attend any of these!

Displays:

Guided bus tours of lights (from previous years lists):

 

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Articles titles follow.

Almost all links, however, are broken.



Search Method

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

I found the following articles.

 

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Article Lists!

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MOST LINKS ARE BROKEN!

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BROKEN LINKS, left here for reference:  | 2001 (None) | 2000 (None) | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 |

 

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(A list of light displays of houses.)
Parade of lights
http://www.komotv.com/holidaylights/

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(Lights of a different type!)
What Makes The Northern Lights?
December 17, 2002
By Steve Pool
EXCERPT: "SEATTLE - The Northern Lights are caused when the sun gives off electrically-charged particles from solar flares."
http://www.komotv.com/news/story.asp?ID=21999

(Not lights, but good info. on gifts and recalls.)
Trouble In Toy Land
November 26, 2002
By KOMO Staff & News Services
Annual report highlights some of the greatest toy dangers this holiday season.
EXCERPT: "WASHINGTON, D.C. - Holiday gift giving can end with kids in an emergency room if adults are not wary of dangerous toys, the government and consumer groups said ... Consumer Product Safety Commission... holiday shoppers who bought children's products earlier in the year may have purchased potentially dangerous items that have since been recalled... list of recalled children's products... safety commission toll free at 1-800-638-2772.
For More Information:
CPSC -- www.cpsc.gov
Dollar Tree Stores Inc. -- www.dollartree.com
Estes Industries -- www.estesrockets.com
Graco -- www.gracobaby.com
Lion & Lamb -- www.lionlamb.org
Rose Art -- www.roseart.com
Toy Industry Association -- www.toy-tia.org
Trouble In Toyland Report -- www.toysafety.net
US PIRG -- www.uspirg.org"

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(Lights. 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.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=lite&date=19991221&query=%22St.+James+gets+into+the+spirit+with+display+of+light%22

(Not lights, but interesting.)
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.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=chea&date=19991221&query=%22How+much+do+you+really+know+about+Christmas%3F+Here%27s+a+cheat+sheet%22

(Not lights, but cute!)
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.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=wedd&date=19991219&query=In+a+bright+moment%2C+couple+weds+in+driveway

(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.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=ligh&date=19991218&query=%22Which+way+to+the+holiday+light+displays%22

(Lights. 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://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=slgh&date=19991218&query=%22Large+public+light+shows+are+going+with+the+glow%22

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(Not lights, per se., but lamps!)
"Christmas Lights Recalled"
December 17, 1999
By KOMO Staff & News Services
WASHINGTON, DC - Just in time for the holidays.
EXCERPT:  "100,000 sets of tiny Christmas lights have been recalled by the manufacturer.
Jingle Bell Enterprises Inc., of Philadelphia has recalled the traditional holiday lights and sets of icicle-style lights. They have undersized wires which can pull out easily, causing a fire hazard."
http://www.komotv.com/news/story.asp?ID=3079

(Not lights, but 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.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=park&date=19991216&query=%22Man+hopes+to+illuminate+King+park+for+holidays%22

(Lights. 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.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=nett&date=19991212&query=%22Cornucopia+of+sites+to+light+up+holidays%22

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(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

(Lights. 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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*** Most of the rest of the articles are from the Seattle Times. ***

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(Light displays and more than lights.) (Events and lights.)
Lifestyles : Saturday, December 11, 1999
"Here are some other holiday events around the area"  [Seattle and Beyond Seattle] [Seattle and nearby cities]
http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=down&date=19991211&query=%22Here+are+some+other+holiday+events+around+the+area%22

(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.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=dtwn&date=19991211&query=%22Here+are+some+other+holiday+events+around+the+area%22

(Lights. 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.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=gett&date=19991210&query=%22Get+out%3A+Holiday+contests%2C+parades+under+way%22

(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]
COULDNOTLOCATELINK
!

(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.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=judd&date=19991209&query=%22Seeing+falls+can+help+cure+winter+blahs%22

(Not 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://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=judda&date=19991209&query=%22Wonderful+waterfalls+everywhere%22

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(Not lights. Okay, so this isn't JUST 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.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=jesu&date=19991207&query=%22Pilgrims+retrace+steps+of+biblical+pair%22

(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.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=nut&date=19991204&query=%22Magic+both+on+stage+and+backstage%22

(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://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=nuts&date=19991204&query=%22Here+are+some+other+holiday+ballets%22

(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.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=rink&date=19991203&query=%22Skaters+flock+to+Bellevue%27s+holiday+ice+rink%22

(Lights. A short list of some bigger light displays.)
Holiday Lights Are On!
November 26, 1999
By KOMO Staff & News Services
PIERCE COUNTY -
EXCERPT: "... something to get you in the holiday spirit:
Fantasy Light Drive in Spanaway... a two mile drive through Spanaway Park south of Tacoma, decorated with more than 200 holiday light displays. You can even tune your radio in to a special station to hear holiday music as you drive through. ... open from five to nine every night through New Year's Eve.
Tacoma's Zoolights and, in King County,
Redmond's Northern Lights begin this weekend."
http://www.komotv.com/news/story.asp?ID=2754

(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.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=xmas&date=19991109&query=%22It%27s+always+Christmas+at+two+Kirkland+businesses%22

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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

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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

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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

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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
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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

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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?

 


Misc. information:

1999: Lots of light displays were up this year!  I don't remember a year when I saw so many lights.  Icicle lights became popular in 1998, and this year there were way more of these than before. 1998 marked the first year of the drive-through display at Marymoor park.  They were there that year too.  At various places there were $2-off coupons; locations are listed elsewhere herein.

Previous years were updated 12/23/1999. Seattle Times' article links last SEARCHED-FOR 12/23/1999.
This document last updated for some other reason(s) 12/16/1999.
Previous updates for some other reason(s) 11/29/1999.

 


Copyright 2003-1998 Stephen DeVore, Seattle, WA. All rights reserved.


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