Top 5 Christmas Light Displays Around the World

By December 24, 2014 Lighting

richads-fmaily-home-lightsIt’s that time of year again! Time to dust of the old Christmas lights. While a row of lights over the garage is enough to participate in the holiday cheer, some people really take this tradition to the next level. The following are 5 of the best Christmas light displays you’ll find around the world.

Richards Family Home – Canberra, Australia

In 2013 David and Janean Richards set a new Guinness World Record with their home’s ginormous light display. With over half a million lights, the display has more lights than any other residential property in the world. David starts setting up the display in October and when it’s fully lit in December, it adds about $2,500 to his electric bill.

Callaway Gardens – Georgia, USA

Nestled in the large Callaway Gardens resort outside of Columbus, this incredible display features over 8 million lights depicting classic holiday scenes like ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. You can visit the annual display from November 18th to December 30th.

Kobe Luminarie – Kobe, Japan

This intricate light display in Kobe, Japan may look festive, but these lights aren’t here to celebrate the holidays. These lights commemorate the tragic earthquake that struck the city in 1995. Now an annual tradition, millions of people pay their respects and marvel at the lights every December.

grand-place-brusselsGrand Place – Brussels, Belgium

If chowing down on Belgian waffles and sipping on mulled wine sound like good holiday activities to you, this is one light display you won’t want to miss. The famous central square of Brussels illuminates its beautiful historic buildings and hosts a Christmas market with 240 chalets serving holiday goodies.

Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights – Florida, USA

If you’re looking for something really over the top, it doesn’t get much better than Walt Disney World’s Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights. Over 2 million lights are synchronized perfectly with holiday music and topped off with enchanting snowflakes fuelled by 33 snow machines.

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