As a relatively new (11 years) resident of the city, I moved to the area for its excellent schools, its general neighborliness and small-town feel. Every year I look forward to the quieter, less busy winter season as a more family-oriented time compared to the high activity levels of the summer season. I saw the Holiday Road Light Show as an unwelcome encroachment on the family nature of the holiday season, since it is only for show and entertainment.
I’ll have my few lights up outside, and the rest, but it is not for show. It is for gathering at home with family and remembering what is really important in life.
So, thank you to the city government for considering this aspect of it, and let's carry on without all the showmanship.