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Christmas lights: Where on Whidbey are they?

Ben Bess is busy putting up his Christmas lights and he wants others to join the effort and map it out for the community.

Bess, who lives at 330 E. Sleeper Road, said, “It takes me three weeks to get everything ready.” He expected to have them up no later than the second week of December.

Next door to Bess is Lloyd Phillips, who also has joined the holiday decoration craze. Nearby, Greg Benninghall has a nice show on Wilson Road, off Fakkema Road, according to Bess.

Another display well worth the trip is by Navy housing off Reservation Road, by the big water tower.

“It started with one house and everyone else joined the party,” said Bess, describing his neighborhood north of Oak Harbor and east of Highway 20.

Bess would like to see a list and perhaps a map of exceptional Christmas light displays on North and Central Whidbey. Locations may be emailed to the Whidbey News-Times at If enough are reported, the paper will run a list and perhaps a map before Christmas.


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