New Jersey town wants family with famed Christmas lights to pay hefty fee

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A Christmas light fight is pitting a family against their own town in New Jersey.

Hundreds of people flock to this home to see its light display, but now the town says the family needs to pay them $2,000 a day for security because their display is too popular.

Officials say they’ve had to add extra police detail on the block because of complaints about traffic congestion, and the big crowds have made the neighborhood unsafe.

“They have difficult time getting into the neighborhood. They feel that if they needed an emergency vehicle to their home … that the response of our first aid, fire or police would be compromised and I agree with that,” Old Bridge, NJ Mayor Owen Henry said.

The family has been putting on the show for 15 years now, and they say donations from visitors go towards a non-profit called “Home for Troops”.

Because of this, they say they plan to keep it going.

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