Connecticut December 16, 2017
This Might Be The Last Year To View This Astounding Display Of Over 350,000 Christmas Lights In Connecticut
There is a house in Connecticut that puts on the most over-the-top holiday display and it might all come unplugged at the end of this season. Wonderland at Roseville has become a seasonal tradition here in the Nutmeg State and has always celebrated the holidays with an extraordinary enthusiasm that is contagious to its visitors. The Roseville Christmas lights just might be dimmed permanently and that would be the Grinchiest thing ever!
Wonderland at Roseville began 18 years ago when one family decided to create an enormous holiday display at their home in Fairfield.
The display uses over 350,000 lights and features the most creative decorations. It is open six weeks during the holiday season to visitors and people come from far and wide to check out the Roseville Christmas lights.
Not only are there lights galore, but miniature Christmas trains run around tracks in the backyard.
Attention to detail is what makes this holiday spectacular one of the best in Connecticut. There are so many things to see at this neighborhood house that light up the season.
Christmas enthusiasts are welcomed to wander through the yard and experience the delightful display.
During the holiday season, Wonderland at Roseville receives more than 30,000 guests. There is no admission fee charged for viewing the lights, but donations are accepted and the family has raised a substantial amount of money that is given to the Shriners Children's Hospital.
Wonderland at Roseville communicates a huge message on the roof, "Peace on Earth", but things are less than peaceful when it comes to this seasonal display.
The large amount of visitors to the Roseville Christmas lights causes parking problems within the neighborhood and 45 residents have signed a petition. They are seeking some kind of action from the town that would reduce the impact to the neighborhood.
The Halliwell family who creates the display is trying to work out a solution to the neighbor's complaints about their Christmas display.
The Halliwell's feel hurt that the neighbors did not approach them first before starting a petition. The family has reduced the voltage of the lights and lowered the volume of the music to try to appease the neighbors who have complained.
The Halliwell's wish is that the all the houses in the neighborhood would string up lights and add decorations so that it could become a community event.
What could be better than one dynamically decorated house? Add a few more and create the most festive neighborhood display in the state.
Hopefully Wonderland at Roseville will continue to have a bright future, but you should plan a visit this year in case this holiday extravaganza gets unplugged.
This year you can find the Roseville Christmas lights at 226 Roseville Terrace,
Fairfield, CT 06824.
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