Lights out on Christmas light show in Wall

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WALL TOWNSHIP — The organizers of an annual Christmas light show have announced that they have been unable to reach an agreement with the township on a new location for the event and will not be presenting it this year.

According to a news release issued by the group, “logistical and municipal issues” have prevented it from going forward with plans for the show, which has drawn large holiday crowds for several years, but “intend to produce the 2018 show in a new format.”

Township officials reached by The Coast Star said that the impact on traffic and parking in a residential neighborhood near the Wolley Road site had prompted them to urge the group to select a different location for the light show. The alternatives, including the municipal fairgrounds, had been rejected, officials said.

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