Sami Hajjar has been decking his Montreal home with Christmas lights over the last 12 years, and likewise this year he has again come up with another musical holiday light display, which is being defined as the Frozen Land. Last year he used 15,000 lights, but this year he has increased that number to 100,000 for creating a more elaborate Christmas display in his backyard. The entire yard of his home is decked with illuminated trees and a few characters from Disney’s famous movie ‘Frozen’ including RGB lights, inflatable Olafs and queen Elsa in the balcony.
Last year, I chose the theme of Minions, but this year it’s the snow queen. I ransacked the local Canadian Tire for inflatable decorations, and I ordered tinsel. I also installed lights and RGB projectors with changing colours, as well as loudspeakers and electronic systems to synchronize the lights with the music.
It took him 50 hours to plan, and another 300 hours to cover the complete house with lights in Frozen theme. The hardest part of this unique holiday light display project was syncing the lights with music – for which he had to take help from the Lite-O-Rama company. Sami has spent almost US$50,000 to complete the musically-synchronized Christmas light display.
Sami’s Christmas display will be synchronized to three songs, and will be played five times a day. He debuted the light show on November 26, and there were about 1,000 to 1,500 people waiting outside his house to see the spectacle. His house is located at 9035 Jean-Bourdon Ave, and is lit up every day from 6 PM to 3 AM until January 5, 2017.