Vote For Your Favorite Holiday Lights Display

We’ve received all your nominations, driven around the city, and compiled a list of what we feel are the top 9 holiday lights displays in Mountlake Terrace. Now it’s up to you to vote for the top 3.

MLTnews has teamed up with the Red Onion to award the top 3 winners with the following prizes:

  • First Place: $150 cash
  • Second Place: $50 gift card to the Red Onion
  • Third Place: $25 gift card to the Red Onion

View the photo gallery below for a quick glance at the top 9. Don’t make a mistake and vote from just the photos, though. Make sure to head out, grab some coffee or cocoa from an MLT coffee spot, check out the lights and then come back and vote for your favorite in the poll at the bottom of this post. You can download a cheat sheet pdf to help you find the top 9 homes as well as a map listing all the submissions/nominations below.

Many of the homes, including those at 227th/42nd and 227th/66th are collecting donations a food for the Mountlake Terrace Food Bank. If you’re able, please consider helping those in need by donating.

[box type=”download”]Top 9 cheat sheet [PDF]
Holiday Lights Map [PDF][/box]

Voting will be open until December 22th and the winners will be announced on Thursday, December 23.

A big thanks to Mark Hopkins Photography for taking all the photos.

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Voting is also available at the Red Onion so current poll numbers may not represent actual results.

  1. Seriously? it looks like there are only two that aren’t on the same street. MLT is a big place. too bad one area has it monopolized.

    1. In In addition to receiving some nominations, myself and others drove around MLT quite a bit in search of the best displays spending most of our time in other neighborhoods. The fact is that the homes in these couple neighborhoods really did do a fantastic job and we felt like they were the top ones in the City. Still, there is definitely a chance that we missed a couple if they weren’t nominated by MLTnews readers.

      Overall, there were a lot of homes in town that had lights up and it makes a fun night driving around and looking at them all.

      1. So out of the entire of MLT these are the best? Really? A couple are not anything special at all!
        What about the house on 228th off of 48th with the lights all over the yard? much better than some of your selections. #4 is the best house and in addition to his holiday lights his yard always looks amazing.
        Happy Holidays!!

        1. Hey “Really?”…you forgot to nominate the house on 228th so stop being a Scrooge. Enjoy what was selected. There are some nice ones to view. Happy Holidays!

    2. I had nothing to do with the selections, but I drove around as much of MLT as I could while taking these pictures and others, and I have to agree with Dustin on this one. These are the houses that *I* saw as well that had what appeared to be the most lights and most effort into creating a display. There were a lot of other decently decorated houses around the area, but none with the amount of effort put into these that I saw. But like Dustin said, there certainly could be more.

      The fact that 5 are on one street is because that community has grouped together to create a holiday display. This neighborhood doesn’t have it ‘monopolized’, they just have a team, and they use that team to attract viewers with donations and food for charity.

      The other four are in other areas of the city. Two are on another street, on their way to another ‘Team’ like the Cedar Plaza team.

      If you visit the #9 house on a weekend, you just might see Santa on a Harley… 🙂

      Bottom line, get out there and see these lights in person, and all the other creative displays around the area, including the grazing cows on 48th!

    3. I think it’s one of the few neighborhoods where more than three people are decorated. My street only has a couple of houses lit. The lack of holiday spirit wasn’t too irritating around halloween since there are not really any little kids and we don’t really get more than a small handful of trick or treaters anyway, but not even putting up lights even in the window or on a bush or something…that is lame, but their choice. Either that, or I live in a jewish neighborhood and they all celebrate Hanukkah and i didn’t know it. O_o

    4. I can vouch that the neighborhood had not control or intent to “Monopolize” this contest. As I was talking to my brother last night..he had just been informed by someone driving by that his house was in this competition. Maybe a suggestion for next year would to place a “vote for me” sign in the yards?
      It is all good….the $$ will just be donated back to the food bank, which has been my brothers family mission for the past several years. Everybody wins!!

  2. I think the lights are great. The houses on 42nd are very good and the ones off 66th are outstanding. One of the guys on 66th has like 10,000 lights and custom programmed to music via computer software. You should check that one out

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