Australia’s Christmas Number One
Last updated: December 1st, 2013 by admin
While the annual countdown to the infamous Christmas number one single has already begun pretty much across the world, one Australian has already assured himself and his family of a Christmas number one hit. They have just been awarded the Guinness World Record for Christmas lights on a residential property setting up 502,165 of them in a mammoth project which took approximately 2 months to put in place. They comfortably beat the previous record holders, a family from New York, who used a mere 346,283 lights.
David Richards and his family were helped by a local power company, which donated the electricity needed to send power through the 31 miles of wire used in the display. This weekend the Richards’ Canberra home will be opened to the public as a charity fundraiser and the lights will stay on until Christmas. It’s not known what Mr Richards will do if his record is beaten, but he says that putting up any more lights would require a special generator for all the electricity.
Judging by the reaction of the people who have visited the display, Christmas lights are a universal language, but for anyone looking to visit Australia for Christmas or at any other time, there are professional NAATI translators who are happy to help with the paperwork.