Green Lake Christmas Lights Tour 2015
Green Lake may not have an official Candy Cane Lane, but it doesn’t disappoint in the holiday lights department. You may remember last year’s tour, and here’s your updated 2015 version.
For this year’s tour we are starting in North Green Lake. On 77th Ave and 2nd you’ll find a display done by 14-year-old Alex Lubbers. Alex, who has autism, and his mother were recently on KING 5 to show off their festive creation. We were greeted by Alex, and his Santa hat, as soon as we stepped out of our car to get a closer look at the house. In between his cheers of “Merry Christmas you guys” that he would yell to passersby, he told us that he is ‘the Jedi Knight of Christmas lights.’ He said he started working on the lights in September and designed all 10,000+ lights to go in time with seven different songs – including Frozen’s ‘Let It Go’ and other holiday favorites. The shows are nightly from 4:30 – 10:00 p.m. and Alex said will likely go through the end of the year.
The next stop is just a few blocks away at Orin and 75th. Here you’ll find a cul de sac decorated like a giant Christmas tree (something that reminded us of the Dr. Seuss tree at the end of How the Grinch Stole Christmas.) And several well light homes.
Getting back onto West Green Lake Drive North towards the Bathhouse Theatre we found a few of the well decorated homes from last year that line the lake. The abominable snowman is back on top of a second story deck waving at the cars as they pass.
Next we headed up to Greenwood to see the lighted monkeys. This year there are 200 of the neon light rabble-rousers that line Phinney to Greenwood between 59th to 87th.
We ended at the Zoo’s Wildlights. We’d recommend getting tickets online so you can skip the line. You can meet reindeer, get your photo with Santa and enjoy songs by the carolers. The Wildlights run through January 3, but are closed on December 24 and 25.
Happy Holidays Greenlakers!