Neighbors Petition To Shut Down Christmas Display

A massive Christmas display in Connecticut is pitting neighbors against neighbors.
The Halliwell family have decorated their home and yard with more that 350,000 lights.
Their display has grown over the last 18 years and attracts around 30,000 visitors each holiday season.
Some on their street are tired of the added traffic and petitioned the city to do something about it.

“They are requesting some sort of action from the town to minimize the impact to the community,” says Fairfield Police Lt. Robert Kalamaras. “We are going to increase patrols. We have the traffic unit that will go out there and assist with traffic on the high-volume days.”

So police posted signage permitting parking on only one side of the street during evenings through the holidays and the Halliwell’s are working to appease the neighbors.

Mary Halliwell says, “We’ve cut back on our hours and we’ve also lowered the voltage of the lights so they will not be as bright with also lower the music.”

The Halliwells don’t charge admission but donations over the nearly two decades have totaled in the tens of thousands. All the money goes to the Shriners Children’s Hospital.