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Nuisance or nice? Florida family’s holiday lights frazzle neighbors

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When it comes to holiday decorations, Kathy and Mark Hyatt go to extremes. In December, they transform their home in Plantation, Florida, into a 200,000-light spectacle, with Santas, reindeer and candy canes blanketing the lawn, snowflakes and angels twinkling in the sky, and a sign over the garage beckoning visitors to “Believe in the Magic of Christmas.” The reaction of some neighbors and their city? Bah humbug! “This is a war zone, all because of the ego of that guy,”…

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Tree lighting, concerts and local shopping fill St. Pete’s holiday weekend calendar

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St. Pete’s holiday display is going up this Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. Mayor Rick Kriseman and Deputy Mayor Kanika Tomalin will light up the city’s giant Christmas tree and various other holiday displays at Vinoy and North Straub Parks at 7 p.m. Festivities start at 5 with live music from the St. Petersburg Community Band, Musicstars and Expressions Dance Studio. Blanket seating is available in the park. There will also be interactive games for kids as well as concessions.…

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