NORWOOD PARK — How do you top Christmas display of approximately 6,000 lights synchronized to classic holiday songs?
You add another 2,500 lights and top it off with a giant snowflake, of course.
For the fourth year in a row, Tim Jahn has transformed his family's Norwood Park home at 6910 W. Farragut Ave. into Christmas central, with approximately 8,500 lights synchronized to holiday songs.
"We added some more this year to make things even brighter," Jahn said, adding that the big blue and white snowflake he added to the top of the house adds a "whole new dimension to the display."
"I love that this is the only way my son has known Christmas time to be and that my daughter will grow up with this tradition, too," said Jahn, of his 5-year-old son and 1-year-old daughter.
Also new this year are three songs, including the Muppets, some a cappella hip-hop and a performance by the Crystal Lake Strikers Drumline, Jahn said.
This is the 10th time he has devoted his fall and winter weekends to setting up the Christmas light display, speakers and more than 1,500 feet of extension cords, Jahn said. The Web developer honed his craft at his parents' house in the suburbs.
Jahn's lights are on from 6-9 p.m. every night through New Year's Eve.
Visitors can hear the music from speakers in Jahn's yard, or by tuning their car radio to 107.1 FM.
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