Falling snow, holiday tunes, Santa sightings and the way your sidekick’s face lights up at brightly colored light displays—it’s what the magic of the holiday season is all about. This year, delight your crew of elves with a drive to see Seattle’s most spectacular neighborhood displays. Synched to music, complete with Santa meet and greets, and sometimes a sprinkling of snow, these good neighbors know how to make winter wishes come true! Flip through the gallery to find one in your ‘hood.

The Very Merry Chistmas House

Be sure to put the Best Of Washington's 2015 winner on your driving route this year. Gena Laws and fam have been working all year on the Winter Wonderland theme that’s set to debut on Thanksgiving night and will run nightly through Jan. 2, 2017. Expect lots of fake snow, handmade displays and over 65,000 twinkling beauties as you watch the synchronized display (located at 30211 176th Ave. S.E. in Kent) with your crew. This is a get out and wander show (with tons of photo ops too!) that’s made from totally green materials the Laws have saved from the landfill. They spend the year going to garage sales, taking donations and scrolling Craig’s List ads to find everything you see in their fanciful display.

Plan to come any time after dusk (around 4:30 p.m.) to catch the show, and tune into 89.1 FM to synch with the music. (Lawn speakers are set out too, so you won’t miss anything if you get out to take an up-close look with your mini-me.) And if the spirit of the season moves you, bring some canned food to support the Black Diamond Senior Center Foodbank. Over the past eight years, The Very Merry Christmas display has collected over 15,000 pounds of food for the organization.

Good to Know: During October, The Very Merry Christmas house becomes The Spooktacular Halloween House with a super family-friendly, crazy fun light display. Put it on your calendar for 2018!

Find them on Facebook.

photo: The Very Merry Chistmas House

Good to Know
Be sure to check the Facebook pages of your favorite displays for progress reports, scheduling changes and amazing photos of what you’ll see. We’ve linked them up for you to make it easy!

Do you have a favorite light display to add? Tell us in the comments below!

— Allison Sutcliffe