David Rosen
Grammy Award winner Judy Pancoast and Jim Winder, lighting designer, were on hand for the official opening night of the West Seattle lights at the Helmstetler house on Charlestown Street. The event kicks off a nightly display of the lights that are animated and designed to work in time with more than 26 Christmas songs.

SLIDESHOW: Helmstetler house gets the holidays off to a tuneful start

More than 100 people showed up under clear skies to attend the official opening night of the West Seattle Lights at the Helmstetler house at 3908 SW Charlestown Street.

The animated light display has grown to become a West Seattle favorite for the past few years and the crowd enjoyed the choreographed music and light show.

Before the show actually began Grammy Award winner Judy Pancoast sang some songs while kids danced.

Seattle's Best Coffee was on hand serving hot chocolate and coffee.

You can see our previous coverage and see a video of one song here.

To learn more about the schedule for the lights see the show's website at www.westseattlelights.com

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