Let it Glow, Let it Glow, Let it Glow!

The Christmas lights return to Snug Harbor Estates this year.



Local residents are excited that the holiday lights within Snug Harbor Estates is back this year.

The Force Awakens, the long-anticipated seventh installment of the Star Wars franchise, will not be the only show locals flock to see this holiday season. In the small community of Snug Harbor Estates, the lights are back, which means the crowds will be too.

The neighborhood, located on Prosperity Farms Road in Palm Beach Gardens, just north of PGA Boulevard, has been a holiday spectacle for the past 15 years. Every December, the residents there transform their small cul-de-sac into a winter wonderland full of lights and motorized Christmas decorations which draws long lines of cars that drive through the neighborhood to take in the holiday magic.

However, last year, the residents of Snug Harbor did not decorate their neighborhood because, according to an article by Tania Rogers on WPTV.com, the residents were having a hard time getting to and from their houses with all of the traffic created by the lights. The individual who organizes the yearly light show, Mr. John Staluppi, could not be reached for comment by The Neersyde. However, according to a video news package by WPTV, Staluppi said via phone that he “wanted to give the neighbors a reprieve because it takes a long time to get home.”

This year, though, the lights have returned, much to the delight of TBS students. “The Christmas lights sparkle up the whole neighborhood,” said seventh grader Ebba Kilhberg. “The reason why they give me joy is because of all the colors.”

“I love the lights,” said fellow seventh grader Alex Michelon. “They remind me [of] when I used to live in Boston.”

Many of the Snug Harbor residents are happy the lights are back, too.

“People come from every where because it’s just beautiful,” said Snug Harbor resident Mrs. Wilda Collard! “I’m glad we’re having it because it it just brightens the holidays for everyone and it puts people in the Christmas spirit.”

So while students are waiting for the Star Wars blockbuster to hit theaters, they may want to grab some hot chocolate, hop in the car with mom and dad, and head on over to Snug Harbor to enjoy this other holiday spectacle. This one’s not in a galaxy far, far away, but right here in their own backyard.