The rumor was floating around all holiday season. Many Hingham residents believe there is an old law in place that disallows colored Christmas lights on Main Street.
But in fact like most rumors, this tale is false. According to the Hingham Police Department, there is no law or bylaws in Hingham regulating holiday lighting. The Hingham Historical Society believes hanging only white lights on Main Street homes is just a tradition.
When one Patch reporter traveled down Main Street a week before Christmas, he noticed that the majority of residents follow the tradition of only decorating their homes with white lights. There were a small number of homes that did have colored lights.
TELL US: What do you know about this old rumor? Do you think Main Street residents should follow the tradition and only decorate their homes with white lights? Let us know in the comments.