Is it simply a case of “Ba Humbug” or too much of a good thing? No doubt if you live in Fairfield, Connecticut and within the Roseville section of the city, where the Halliwell family resides, then there’s a 50/50 chance you might indeed be that character that Charles Dickens made famous within his timeless novel “A Christmas Carole” and you might indeed be that infamous character the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge.

Moreover the reason for your distaste of the holiday season might have nothing to do with the actual holiday itself, but rather the better than 30,000 visitors not counting people driving by invading your neighborhood to view the Halliwell family's huge decorative display with over 30,000 lights of all shapes and sizes, dubbed “Wonderland at Roseville, in Fairfield.”

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Posted by Wonderland at Roseville on Sunday, November 26, 2017

No doubt a wondrous and festive sight to-be-sure, if you’re passing by, however for the folks who actually live there the bumper to bumper traffic and the inability to find adequate parking has become a major issue, not to mention the residual issues of having thousands of individuals within a residential community roaming around without bathroom facilities.

Neighbor Nadine Losquadro submitted a petition with 45 signatures asking town officials to control traffic and minimize the impact the annual display brings to the community.

"We did not move into our homes knowing there would be, or could be, parking restrictions imposed on us for six weeks out of every year during prime holiday time," she said.

To be fair the Halliwells claim none of their neighbors have contacted them directly with any complaints, however, they hope they can resolve the issue, hopefully satisfying their neighbor's concerns, however they fear this might be the last year of their incredible display.

"We're trying to figure out what to do," Maryann Halliwell said. "It's probably our last year. It's a real shame."

The Halliwell family doesn’t charge any admission fees for visitors coming on their property to view the display, however, they do accept donations, which goes to benefit one of their favorite charities the Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Do you think something can be worked out with the township, where everyone can be satisfied?

 
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