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Christmas Wars: The Fight to Hold the World Record for the Most Christmas Lights

Christmas Wars: The Fight to Hold the World Record for the Most Christmas Lights
Christmas Wars: The Fight to Hold the World Record for the Most Christmas Lights  , The Gay’s house in LaGrangeville, New York. Image Courtesy of Guinness World Records
The Gay’s house in LaGrangeville, New York. Image Courtesy of Guinness World Records

In the ongoing battle to hold the Guinness World Record for the Most Lights on a Residential Property (aka the house-with-the-most-Christmas lights), the Gay family in LaGrangeville, New York has once again reclaimed their title. This year the family used 601,736 lights, spanning two acres and set to more than 200 songs. RITZ Crackers, part of Mondelēz International, helped the family top the record, providing 200,000 lights. The Gay family and the Richards family in Canberra, Australia, have been fighting for the title over the past three years. But not to be outdone, the Richards family took home the Guinness World Record for the Largest Image Made of LED lights for their Christmas light installation this year. The installation in Canberra used 1,194,380 lights to make a 3D image of three Christmas gifts spanning 3,865 square meters and raised money for the charity SIDS and Kids ACT. See more pictures and read more about the ongoing lights competition at City Lab and Guinness World Records.

The Richards’ display in Canberra, Australia . Image Courtesy of Guinness World Records
The Richards’ display in Canberra, Australia . Image Courtesy of Guinness World Records
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Cite: Katie Watkins. "Christmas Wars: The Fight to Hold the World Record for the Most Christmas Lights " 24 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/580824/christmas-wars-the-fight-to-hold-the-world-record-for-the-most-christmas-lights/> ISSN 0719-8884

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