An Australian suburb famous for its intricate Christmas lights is staggering after its local council recently banned the practice.
Over the past few years, Narre Warren, a suburb in southeast Melbourne, was a popular place for festive joy in Victoria.
Casey's Council has controversially finalized family fun at Hugo Court, declaring that the light show is an "event."
The display of Christmas lights in the suburb of Narre Warren in Melbourne has been banned by the local council
Furious residents in Melbourne have even compared the decision of the Casey Council with the work of the Grinch (pictured)
Residents would have been forced to deliver thousands of dollars to cover the costs of insurance and administration, with the administration of suburban street traffic costing $ 23,000 alone.
& # 39; I have some sad news. Due to the great support we have had in recent years with thousands of people who come to visit our Christmas Court, we now have a lot of organizers of shattered events posted on their Facebook page.
"Due to the number of visitors we are receiving, we are now classified as an event, and to carry out an event we must provide liability insurance and traffic management that cost tens of thousands of dollars, only traffic management is $ 23K ".
One screen organizer admitted that the Christmas lightshow had become "too big to handle" in recent years without the advice of the council.
"Out of respect for our neighbors in the surrounding streets, they have to put up with the fact that they can not enter their properties, the noise, the trash and the people who park on the lawn," he said in a follow-up post on Facebook.
& # 39; There will be no lights this year at all & # 39;
The display of Christmas lights in the suburb of Melbourne, Narre Warren, no longer exists, after the local council banned the practice.
The event organizers of Hugo Court Christmas Lights recently confirmed the bad news on social networks through Facebook: now it is considered an "event", which translates into a high cost.
Users of social networks criticized the result, questioning why the Casey Council lacks Christmas spirit.
Some even compared the advice with the infamous Christmas character the Grinch.
Others suggested organizing a public protest or contributing to a GoFundMe page to raise funds to keep the lights on in December.