Tom and Kris Apruzzi live in Old Bridge New Jersey and have a tradition of decorating their home for Christmas. These aren’t your average Christmas decorations, the Apruzzi’s spend three months setting up more than 300,000 lights hoping to bring joy to those that view them.
The city isn’t happy about the traffic problems that are caused by the crowds that come to the neighborhood to see the lights at the Apruzzi’s home. The city has met with the couple and has told them that they would be charged $2,000 per day that their Christmas light display is illuminated. The city explains that the fees would go to police security and bus transportation to help reduce traffic to the neighborhood.
The Apruzzi’s are trying to crowdfund to cover the costs as they don’t have any plans on stopping their yearly display. "I'm not taking it down," Tom Apruzzi said. "It's my religious right and my first amendment right. I do this for the veterans and everything else like that. If people have a problem with that, I can't say anything about it. There are people that are going to be happy, and there are always people that are going to be unhappy."