What takes 100 hours (and a lot of ladders)?

What takes 100 hours (and a lot of ladders)?

MASSENA, N.Y. (WWNY) - How do you mark the start of the Christmas season?

By the turkey leftovers in the fridge? The rapidly filling closet of packages,, and dwindling bank account?

David Seguin just flips a switch.

At Seguin’s home on Cook Street in Massena, about 75,000 holiday light bulbs are turned on right around Thanksgiving, to glorious, glowing “Yes-This-Is-Christmas” effect.

“I actually did it for my daughter," Seguin explained. “She loved it. Why? She’s probably like me.”

That was 23 years ago, and the display has grown, changed, over the years. Seguin does not tire of tinkering:

“I like doing it. I’m always adding on every year. I just like putting up different things as I think of it," he said.

Seguin said you might not want to try this at home. It takes a lot of ladders and about 100 hours of labor spread over four weekends.

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