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Palm Beach Gardens neighborhood moves past Christmas lights traffic woes

Posted: 10:50 PM, Dec 02, 2016
Updated: 2016-12-03 05:07:06Z

A Palm Beach County neighborhood has officially transformed into a Winter wonderland for the holiday season.

It's a spectacle everyone wants to see despite one downside.

For seven years this Snug Harbor Estates light up for the holidays and it attracts the attention of many near and far.

"Lots of lights. Lots," says Pam Stocks.

"Beyond what you will find anywhere," says Erin Nova.

More than 300,000 lights are put up every year.

"The foot traffic is amazing," says Stocks.

The vehicle traffic can be overwhelming. On the first night, cars lined up all the way out to Prosperity. Two years ago, organizers pulled the plug on the magical display because of the complaints.

"You have to be strategic in your timing," says Eric Nova.

Last year the tradition was revived.

"It gets crazy. We get hundreds of people. They line up all the way down prosperity sometimes all the way to PGA," says one neighbor.

The organizer who puts up the lights has deputies directing traffic.

"Obviously everyone missed it," says Nova.

The light show runs until just after Christmas.