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the Santa Claus would he have a second home at Draveil (Essonne) ? At 71, Marcel Lauti decorated to House on the theme of end of year party favorite of young and old. A retired electrician, this Draveillois has been decorating his house for nearly ten years with his wife, Yvonne.
“For the pleasure of children and adults alike”
“I take care of the exteriors and my wife of the interior”, confides the Essonnien whose preparation for the decoration of the house begins three months in advance.
Each year, you have to check the equipment, possibly rethink certain arrangements so that everything is ready for the enjoyment of children, but also adults.
In 2019, the house on rue Anatole France welcomed nearly 3,500 people in the space of one month. Last year, attendance was reduced due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
80 replicas of Santa Claus
“For this year, we have planned gels and masks for all visitors, but the interior of the house will only be visible from the outside while respecting the barrier gestures recommended by the government”, warns Yvonne while emphasizing her husband’s passion for the Christmas holidays.
We both come from large families and we want to bring a little happiness to people and especially to children so that they can keep a memory of this house of Santa Claus.
In figures, nearly 80 Santas are placed in the four corners of the house. The exterior white ceiling is 210 meters long, all with LED lighting. Other arrangements are present, such as a sleigh built in 2014 in which Santa Claus will come and settled on December 18.
Until January 10 to visit it
Marcel Lauti also built an Eiffel Tower 3.33 meters high in 2017 and two years later, a map of France in tribute to the future Olympic Games in Paris.
We have never known this magic of Christmas being younger, we want to bring a little happiness in a world not always pink, especially at this time.
Santa’s house in Draveil has been open to visitors since December 4, and it will last until January 10 between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
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