FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) – A Florida judge must now decide whether to let a family’s gigantic Christmas display continue or close it as a safety hazard.
The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that Broward Circuit Judge Marina Garcia-Wood heard closing arguments Friday in a lawsuit filed by the city of Plantation against Mark and Kathy Hyatt.
The Hyatts’ display attracts thousands of guests to their front lawn. The city says the attraction is a nuisance and safety threat as visitors walk between cars parked on a nearby street.
The Hyatts say the display is protected by the freedom of religion. Their attorney, James Helf, told Garcia-Wood that the visitors are orderly. He said the display is for the “betterment of the community.”
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