The underbelly of Christmas light shows exposed

If more people in Minnesota knew how to have a good time without getting drunk, maybe the ginormous holiday light display in Minnetrista would still be lit.

But they don’t, so Ryan Kasper-Cook has pulled the plug, he tells KARE 11.

Up to 500 cars a night invade his neighborhood to see the show, and apparently that’s OK with the residents. It’s a new trend in Minnesota that’s causing problems: Party buses full of rowdy Christmas light fans.

“The visitors are usually pretty rowdy and intoxicated,” Kasper-Cook said.

He made the announcement on his Facebook page.

After careful consideration, our Minnetrista home in Minnesota will be ending the 2017 season early due to rowdy party…

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The announcement has illuminated the dark side of Christmas light shows.

If any of this sounds appealing to you, Kasper-Cook says you can have his light show and he’ll set it up at your house.

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