>> It's the most wonderful time of the year, but not for some residents in Fairfield, Connecticut. Homeowners are going over the top, decking their houses with bright lights and festive decorations, drawing large crowds that are becoming an inconvenience for other residents. This display, known as Wonderland on Rosedale, is now in its 18th year and drew 30,000 visitors in 2016.
Local police recently had to step in and defuse conflicts over noise complaints and parking. Reuters correspondent, Barbara Goldberg.>> They came up with a compromise. They agreed that there would be no parking on one side of the street, even if you live on that side of the street.
And then the homeowner, on the part of his compromise, agreed to shut down the lights an hour earlier, which means nine o'clock during the week. And also, he agreed, as a part of his compromise, to turn down the volume on his endless loop of the song from Frozen, the theme song, which plays endlessly.
>> Residents in Dyker Heights in Brooklyn and Old Bridge, New Jersey are also not filled with holiday cheer, as these once quiet neighborhoods have been turned into tourist sites.>> A lot of these communities have done this for awhile, and it sort of snowballed and it's picked up.
And people just really gave into the spirit and go crazy, which delights some neighbors and really angers some other neighbors. Because it means traffic, lots of people coming in. I mean, in Dyker Heights Brooklyn last year they had a 100,000 people come in to view the lights. Nightly buses from as far away as Maryland.
People from as far away as Japan.>> The crowd started attracting food vendors that residents say were blocking driveways, creating mountains of trash, and polluting the air with their idling food trucks. This year, Dyker Heights organizer sought a permit to ban the vendors, secure sanitation and extra police services, but city officials rejected their applications.