Homeowners in an Orange County, Calif. neighborhood have been ordered to remove their outdoor Christmas lights because the decorations are an obstruction and violate county code ordinances.
“It’s horrible what they are doing to us and these poor kids,” one homeowner told television station KTLA.
As many as 20 homeowners in the Wagon Wheel subdivision received a letter from Orange County Public Works stating the lights must be removed by Wednesday.
For the past five years, neighbors have gone all-out for Christmas. Their outdoor display draws visitors from across the region. The lights literally connect each house – hence the code violation.
“We’re in violation of a county ordinance that we’re not quite sure of,” resident Brian Kopiec told KTLA.
Homeowners said they are going to keep fighting to keep the lights.