Love the comments! When I was brought up as a Witness my parents did not allow us to attend any displays due to the religious history of the event but we were allowed to watch from our bedroom windows like some poor Victorian paupers peering through the frosted panes at the rich children enjoying their presents, as if characters in a Dickensian novel.
What I found out in later years is many Witnesses did not really worry too much and would attend public displays. We went and watched our local big display over the weekend along with all the torches etc. etc. I know elders attend and there are loads of IGs going round of Witnesses going along.
Having your own firework party this time of year is a deffo no no but the whole entry into winter with jacket tatties, mulled wine and chestnuts is really nice.
The overtness of Halloween just seems to spoil the cosy side of our particular take on this time of year...