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Controversial north Idaho Christmas display lights up sky

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The home, located at 13111 N. Ferndale Dr. is on display through December 20 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The home, located at 13111 N. Ferndale Dr. is on display through December 20 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
HAYDEN, Idaho -

After months of controversy, a North Idaho home is lighting up the sky.

Jeremy Morris, the owner of the Hayden home turned on the lights Wednesday. And with it, brought in a massive Christmas display including a live nativity scene including a camel, sheep, and a donkey, Santa Clause, the Grinch, and so much more.

But Morris almost decorated in the dark this year.

The lawyer representing the West Hayden Estates Home Owner's Association said Morris' display violated the "Special Event" provisions of Kootenai County Zoning Ordinance. The lawyer representing the home owner's association told KHQ in November they weren’t trying to "cancel Christmas," and the letter had nothing to do with Morris' religion. That lawyer said in addition to violating the "Special Event" provisions, the livestock and crowds of people "will violate the recorded Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for West Hayden Estates First Addition, and will constitute a public nuisance under Idaho statutes." 

But Morris said if the HOA sued, he would take them to federal court. Thankfully everyone chose to get along this holiday season and the HOA chose not to sue.

Morris says he can focus on the display which he uses to raise money (donations) for homeless children and children with cancer.

The home, located at 13111 N. Ferndale Dr. is on display through December 20 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Parking is at Croffoot Park and people can take the free shuttle to the home.

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