You know that crazy neighbor you have who puts up as many lights as his/her house can hold? Or maybe you are that crazy neighbor. Anyway, that's what Laval is like. It's positively laden with Christmas lights.
They choose a theme each year, and the main bridge downtown is the peak of light-ladening frenzy. They actually have to start putting the lights up in September because there are so many of them. They don't turn them on until the last weekend of November or first weekend of December, depending on the calendar. Since my birthday is December 1st, I usually tell the boys they're lighting them to help us celebrate my birthday. I think Boy1 no longer believes my lies.
They'll be turning them on this weekend, saturday night at about 8:00, with fireworks. The theme this year is Monsieur Ubu, who I do not know. He's some famous character of some famous Laval-born writer, Alfred Jarry, or something along those lines. Anyway, if you get a chance, I think the city of Laval website has video and pictures of