We packed up the kids and drove around Ballard and Crown Hill — with the help of a few of you on Twitter –to snap photos of some of the best Christmas light displays in the neighborhood.
One of our favorite discoveries is this home on 8th Ave. and Alderbrook in Crown Hill, suggested to us by @bentsauce. Pretty!
Not too far away, this home on 8th Ave. and 90th is peppered with lights, even covering the roof. It reminds us of that scene from Christmas Vacation.
Just like every year, neighbors at Olympic Manor pull out all the stops. (Enter at 85th St. and 23rd Ave.) This photo doesn’t really do it justice, but nearly every home is covered in lights, drawing a steady stream of onlookers. Thanks @wineandswine for the reminder!
This house on 80th St. and 18th Ave. always draws a lot of attention with its intricate display. Here’s a close-up which includes a full nativity scene.
Another home with attention to detail is 51st near 6th Ave., which features a fishing boat and big train that covers a fence (with rotating lights on the wheels.) Always a treat.
Finally, here’s the Gingerbread House on 9th and 73rd, complete with candy canes, gingerbread people and candies dangling from the eaves.