A New Jersey family is in a holiday battle with officials over an extravagant Christmas display that attracts thousands of tourists. For fifteen years this family has invested over $150,000 in their light display celebrating the Christmas season. The display also gives back: visitors are asked to donate to a charity that helps wounded Veterans.
Despite spreading Christmas cheer to thousands of people for free, the neighbors are not too pleased about the display. They say the show causes chaos on their street from traffic and too many pedestrians. The city is trying to impose a $3,000 fine per night on the family, to cover shuttle services, off-site parking for visitors, and police presence on the street.