One newfound holiday tradition in the West Island won’t be returning this coming holiday season as Sami Hajjar’s “Christmas Display” house is taking a hiatus this year.
“Sadly this year I won’t be doing my display,” Hajjar tells Daily Hive. “Since I am moving my display to a bigger location, I have a lot of preparation to do. I’m already working on next year’s display, so it’ll be back in 2020.”
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Last year, Hajjar transformed his home into a Disney themed display which he called Dream Land. The 2018-19 edition featured “five times as many inflatables” as the previous year and his house was decked out with over 250,000 lights.
Hajjar’s Christmas Display house is more than just pretty holiday lights.
The display is an open house (almost literally), allowing tourists and guests to take pictures of the magical lot which is synchronized to music, every hour, during the holidays.
“The decorations light up to the sound of upbeat music, for a riveting sound and light show for children and grown-ups alike.”
The display is free to visit and Hajjar accepts donations which go towards Foundation Plan A, which helps raise funds for Montreal’s homeless community and children with cancer.
Hajjar promises that after this year’s break, the 2020 version of the Christmas Display house will be back and bigger and brighter than ever.