The History of Cascade Splendor ⋆ The Lights of Christmas

Some might not know this, however the gigantic mountain scene at The Lights of Christmas truly has a reputation. The huge show that debuted in 2006 is named Cascade Splendor and it has an exquisite story.

Cascade Splendor is 247 ft lengthy, it’s made of three.65 miles value of string lights, and comprises 60,830 lightbulbs. When lit up in all its glory, it truly is one thing to behold. The breathtaking particulars and scale is what make it probably the most memorable shows on the occasion.

The show was imagined by The Lights of Christmas Out of doors Creative Designer, Laurie Fertello. Cascade Splendor was truly the second mountain scene on the occasion. The primary was Mountain Grandeur and debuted the 12 months earlier than.

“I wished to do a mountain scene that featured extra native mountains.” mentioned Laurie. “I actually wished it to be Mt. Baker with rolling hills.”

Former board members Invoice and Darlene Hartley had a home on Camano Island with an exquisite view of Mt. Baker. Laurie went there, took a photograph, got here again to the workplace, and transposed it onto a grid to basically make it a paint by quantity, however with Christmas lights!

The fishnets and cable had been erected quickly after and Laurie and the crew went to work marking the place the lights wanted to go and attaching it to the nets. All of the work needed to be carried out in a hoist.

“I used to be afraid of heights at first!” Laurie mentioned, “By the top of the undertaking I beloved it!”

From begin to end the undertaking took over three months!

“After we bought all of it collectively and turned it on for the primary time I assumed I used to be going to go out! It was simply so lovely!” Laurie mentioned.

It’s the most important show at The Lights of Christmas and is featured because the background on so many images of the occasion! Search for Cascade Splendor this 12 months as you drive by the Nativity space, it’s on the left.

The Lights of Christmas runs choose nights November 25 by December 31. Order tickets at https://www.thelightsofchristmas.com/admission.

-Carl Kulper, Communication Specialist, Heat Seashore Camp Ministries

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