Dr. Sanford Wright climbs the staircase in Everett’s historic Hartley Mansion recently. This will be the 17th year for the Christmas Spectacular, an entertainment program spearheaded by Dr. Wright that provides a big boost to food banks and other nonprofits. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Dr. Sanford Wright climbs the staircase in Everett’s historic Hartley Mansion recently. This will be the 17th year for the Christmas Spectacular, an entertainment program spearheaded by Dr. Wright that provides a big boost to food banks and other nonprofits. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Everett’s spectacular Christmas show was surgeon’s brainchild

Dr. Sanford Wright, an arts patron, started the fundraising variety show in 2001, after 9/11.

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