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Photo gallery: A tour through the McArthur Estate at Christmas

What does it take to deck the halls of a former Trisha Romance estate?

About 15,000 lights, some heavy machinery and a lot of people power, for starters. Not to mention a creative eye.

That's the challenge Cameron Cropper and his team face each year to decorate the McArthur Estate at 210 John St. E. in Niagara-on-the-Lake — the former residence of renowned artist Trisha Romance.

"It's a good team effort. It's pretty large, there's about five, six of us who we just go to town as soon as Halloween is over," Cropper said while giving The Lake Report a tour of the estate Friday.

The job requires special lifts to get the decorations high up in the trees around the house.

Cropper said he's been setting up the lights for about five years and it's something he looks forward to.

"I know when it's Christmas time. You know, Nov. 1 the Christmas music comes on and we get right to it."