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La Maison Théâtre's windows win the award for Montreal's craziest Christmas decorations (PHOTOS)

They're like psychedelic versions of the old Christmas displays at Holt Renfrew Ogilvy.

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The next time you're passing through the Latin Quarter by night, go check out the window displays Maison Théâtre has set up called Fenêtre fantastiques, filled with a massive amount of toys and decorations across four showcases.

Running since December 18 and continuing until January 17, 2021 (specifically during weekends in January), the windows light up at night and the sound picks up: Inspired by subjects like mythology and chimeras the display is set up with its own soundtrack and recorded stories to go with the visual worlds the theatre has created from scratch.

La Maison Théâtre
Photograph: Élizabeth Gartside
La Maison Théâtre
Photograph: Élizabeth Gartside

Visitors can access the audio track for the windows by using WiFi supplied by Maison Théâtre and use the QR codes on the windows, and the theatre suggests you bring along headphones for better sound quality. If you've got kids, the theatre also has a competition and activities to do at home on their website.

Bonus for parents bringing their kids: A hot chocolate bonnus comes from Juliette & Chocolat around the corner, as they're offering free kids' sized hot chocolate with the purchase of a regular old-fashioned hot chocolate for yourself.

La Maison Théâtre
Photograph: Élizabeth Gartside
La Maison Théâtre
Photograph: Élizabeth Gartside
La Maison Théâtre
Photograph: Élizabeth Gartside

"With the constraint of not being able to present shows in its hall, La Maison Théâtre has decided to bring together a team of writers and designers experienced in the performing arts to imagine a project that will make people dream and rediscover the magic of the theater in its place, without opening the doors," the theatre said in a release.

It's not intended for Christmas specifically, but they win the award for the craziest decorations in town just because it's been set up during the season.

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