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Greenlake Christmas light display

What do you think? (2 Comments) November 28, 2011 at 12:16PM

Photo courtesy Jeff Rodenburg

Tangletown resident Jeff Rodenburg has once again decked out his home with the Greenlake Christmas light display.

You can find the display of over 30,000 lights on NE 57th St, just east of Latona Ave NE. The show launched on Friday, Nov. 25, 2011 and will be on every night through New Year’s Day, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

A broadcast on 102.1 FM plays in sync with the lights. The broadcast features christmas music and promos for the Green Lake Elementary School Christmas Tree Sale.

Jeff, a software developer, is a self-described “holiday lighting enthusiast.”  This is the 10th 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 website,, and you can find him on twitter at @greenlakexmas. The light show is also a check-in spot on Facebook and Foursquare.

2 Responses to “Greenlake Christmas light display”

  1. Jansenvictor says:

    Tangletown is a beautiful light display. Another one of my favorite Christmas spots is Orin Ct. It is a quaint little street overlooking Green Lake. The residents do a splendid job with lights and much more during the holidays. My husband and I walk up the street and around the Cul de sac every year. This winter wonder is a must see for all in the neighborhood.