Epic ‘Frozen’-themed house draw thousands to Montreal neighbourhood

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WATCH: A home in Cartierville is attracting a lot of attention with people visiting across Quebec to see its Frozen-themed Christmas light display. Karol Dahl's camera captured some of the magic – Dec 12, 2017

It all started 12 years ago with a pack of lights from the pharmacy.

Now, Sammi Hajjar’s Christmas display features a whopping 100,000 lights and endless Christmas magic at his Ahuntsic-Cartierville home.

The 24-year-old worked on the installation for 300 hours and spent $50,000 to bring his vision to life: a Frozen-themed castle complete with 30 inflatable Olafs.

Hajjar says he does it all to bring a little Christmas cheer to his neighbourhood.

“Everyone that comes and says thank you and all the smiles it puts on people’s faces,” Hajjar said.

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Every year, he adds more lights and this year he has music synched up to the display.

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His passion is drawing visitors from across Quebec.

Christina Mokouch and her children took a two-and-a-half hour flight from Northern Quebec just to see the display in person.

“It’s the first time I see a lot of lights like that,” Mokouch told Global News.

During weekends, Hajjar says it’s hard to keep up, with up to a thousand visitors.

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The over-the-top decorations can even create some traffic in the area.

This year, Hajjar is putting an extra effort in the hopes of landing a spot at an international Christmas lights competition.

“They sent me an email that they really found it nice and that I actually have a chance,” Hajjar says.

“I’m gonna have to step it up a lot,” Hajjar said with a smile, confessing he already has big plans for next year.

Sami Hajjar’s home is located at 9035 avenue Jean-Bourdon, in the borough of Ahuntsic-Cartierville.

Light shows start on the hour between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. until January 5, 2018.


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