There are a lot of actors in our display. Let’s learn a little more about them.
Santa Claus has been a mainstay in the show for many years. Hailing directly from the North Pole (by way of Costume and Display in north Seattle), Santa arrived in 2008.
He participates in every song, sometimes in the background, sometimes the feature act. He prominently stars in “Jingle Bells Bass” and has a solo in “Everyone Speaks No Americano” in which he serenades Mrs. Claus.
Mrs. Claus joined the show in 2011 and was a big hit. Originally from the suburbs of Chicago (via eBay) and standing proud at 40″ tall, she watches over the display with pride (and keeps Santa and the Reindeer in line.)
Mrs. Claus is no wilting flower and doesn’t shy away from the limelight. After being serenaded by Santa in “Everyone Speaks No Americano”, Mrs. Claus brought down the house in 2012 with her rendition of “All I Want for Christmas is You”, including hitting all those high notes in perfect form.
The “boy band” of the display, the Reindeer arrived with Santa Claus back in 2008. These high-flyers are fantastic in their support roles, whether flying Santa around the globe delivering gifts, or simply singing backup in much of the show. Although, Rudolph did break out with a solo in “Everyone Speaks No Americano” back in 2011.
The Mega Tree
The Mega light tree is the most prominent member of the display. Standing nearly 24 feet tall from ground to the top, the light tree boasts nearly 19,000 little twinkling lights of white, red and green. Born of imagination and created right here at Greenlake Christmas, the Mega light tree has graced us with his presence since 2008.
Ever the gentle giant, the light tree is quite graceful on his feet. He rocks with the best of them, but shows a very considerate and thoughtful side in songs such as “Carol of the Bells” and “Sugar Plum Fairy”.
Candy Cane Fence
The Candy Cane fence marks the perimeter of the Greenlake Christmas display. While there are many canes, they function cohesively as a unit. One for all, all for one. The Canes first joined the display in 2007, and since then have since grown to 20 in number. Invented right here at Greenlake Christmas, the Canes do their thing with over 8,000 white, red and green lights.
The House stands as the host of Greenlake Christmas. The peak rises over 30 feet from the ground, from which descends hundreds of white, red and green lights across eaves and around windows. Of course, the house holds the landing for Santa, the Reindeer and Mrs. Claus.
Not to be outdone, the house is adorned with ornaments. Ever in charge, the house also informs visitors how to listen to the show with the “Tune To” sign. The House has a fair bit of a “diva” side, and is due for a makeover in the future.