by Devin Chicras
We asked our neighbors to help make 2020 a little brighter, and you delivered. We’re so grateful to everyone who entered our first holiday lights contest since 2009, and excited to share the official winners.
This year’s judges were King County Fire District #20 Chief Eric Hicks, Skyway Library Teen Services Librarian (and Skyway Youth Network Collaborative facilitator) Maggie Block, and West Hill Community Association board President, Joey Dunn.
Averaging the scores from so many amazing contenders made for some really close results, but here are the official top three.
First Place: 12838 78th Ave S
This display was truly impressive from the ground, but to really appreciate it you had to take to the sky. An overhead drone reveals the showstopping design in the front yard – a massive reconstruction of the “Leg Lamp” from A Christmas Story. Creative, unique, and inspired, the judges were thoroughly impressed with 12838 78th Avenue South, and bestowed upon it the highest honor of first place.
Second Place: 8401 S 114th St
A whole lineup of delightful vintage blow molds encircle 8401 South 114th Street, bringing to life a charming holiday scene and winning the hearts of our judges – solidly earning a highly competitive second place spot.
Third Place: 8038 S 116th St
So many great things to grab the eye at 8030 South 116th Street, from the bright spiral trees to the snowman family scene and icicle lights. This display guided eyes in from the street and kept ’em there, earning the third and final spot on the victory podium.
You can tour ALL of this year’s entries virtually OR plan out your route and visit in person using our interactive map.
Hey neighbors! If you like having a more engaged, informed and vibrant community, you can make a huge impact by joining your neighbors in giving $5 or more a month to the leanest, hardest working all-volunteer nonprofit in the neighborhood.