The Sullivan home in Ottawa has been bewitching the locals for the last 6 years!
Lisa Sullivan absolutely adores Halloween. The Sullivans have brought hair-raising Halloween haunts with them everywhere that they’ve lived (over 20 years of scares). She states that her love for Halloween began with her older sister in Newfoundland. Lisa shared with us that a portion of her decorations came from her sister. Some of the decorations have been around for 25 years!
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Lisa expects at least a thousand kids this year. Her home boasts a lineup of children and adults alike, craving a scare.
Lisa’s commitment to Halloween is truly impressive. When asked why she continues to put in countless hours of her time and thoughtful construction into her lawn decorations, she replied, “It’s for the kids!”.
It’s not a one time set-up either! She begins around Thanksgiving weekend, slowly adding to her masterpiece in anticipation of Halloween. As she’s had items stolen in the past, she takes a large portion of her decorations in at night, and brings them out again each morning. Sullivan claims that she’s, “got it down to a science”. It’s hard to imagine that anyone would steal items from someone who is making Halloween extra special for the kids of Ottawa. It’s especially upsetting, because some of the items stolen are irreplaceable. Lisa’s late father handcrafted a few decorations, particularly for her.
As shown in the video, the kids are IMPRESSED! Families return night after night, excited to see what new decorations Lisa has added to her scene.
Sullivan goes the extra mile to add her witty sense of humour to her decorations.
If you’re already in awe of this eerie home, just wait until Halloween NIGHT! The Sullivans dress up in costume to add another unpredictable element to their haunts. There will be a tent set up in their driveway, where locals can lineup to enter if they dare.
It’s not a simple, “Trick or Treat” at the Sullivans’ door.
For a child to take home the Sullivan candy, they must make it up to the porch. In the corner, animatronics deceive guests who are unsure which figure is handing out the candy, and which is there for the scare. Lisa adds that most kids have trouble making it to the front door.