News Blog for Seattle's Wallingford Neighborhood


Christmas lights around Wallingford

December 23rd, 2010 by master

Wallingford may not have a Candy Cane Lane, but it does have some homes that are impressively lit for the holidays. We found these enchanting photos from 4059 Latona Ave. on Flickr. Thanks to Andre Ferrer for giving us permission to post them. He has more on his Flickr page.

Anita Elder shared images from north Wallingford. Here’s the house at 57th/Latona that sets 50,000 lights to music:

Have pictures of your own festive house or others in the neighborhood? Send them to to share them with our readers!

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Christmas display to light up Tangletown

November 27th, 2010 by master

Our sister site My Green Lake brings us this story.

Tangletown resident Jeff Rodenburg asked us to share the news that he will once again be decking out his home with a Christmas light display.

You will be able to find the display on NE 57th St., just east of Latona Ave NE.

Weather pending, the lights will be turned on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010 and will be on every night through New Year’s Day, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.  A musical light show will play every 30 minutes, starting at 5:30 p.m.  It will be broadcast over 102.1 FM.

“It’s a pretty good size light display,” Jeff initially told us.

I’d say so.  This year, Jeff plans to plug in over 30,000 lights.

Jeff’s 2009 display (photo courtesy Jeff Rodenburg)

Jeff, a software developer, is a self-described “holiday lighting enthusiast.”  This will be the 9th year he has lit up his home.  Each year, he says, the display has improved.  “Yes, it has grown in size,” he says, “but it’s not about quantity. My goal around our display has been to maintain a simple design that fits well with our house, yard and neighborhood.”

Why does Jeff do it?  “I like the technical side of it,” he explains.  “I enjoy figuring out lighting plans and being creative with decorations and music synchronization, because I’m a geek at heart.  But, mostly I do it to see the expressions on the faces of neighbors and friends who stop by, especially the little kids.”

You can read more about Jeff’s light display on his brand-new website,, and you can find him on twitter at @greenlakexmas.

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