Last year there were tons of CM's ushering everyone through the lights, you couldn't stand still for too long with out a CM waving flashing light stick at you saying "please move along". Very different from years past and I was not a fan. Also, they were only letting you in on one street and exiting on another, I guess so everyone was moving in the same direction. This was the weekend of 12/10, the plan is to go in November this year so maybe it won't be as crowded and they won't be herding us along. Either way, the lights are a blast and I love the "snow"!