A family in Canberra, Australia has won the Christmas lights game once again. David Richards and his family have been awarded a Guinness World Record for most Christmas lights on a residential property.
The house has a whopping 502,165 bulbs, coming out to 31 miles of light strings. They set the record in 2011 with 331,038 lights, only to be surpassed by the Gay family of New York with 346,283 lights in 2012, reports CNN.
The Richards ask for donations from people coming to see the lights — donations they then give to charity. In 2011, they raised $78,000 for SIDS. The couple lost a child to the disease over a decade ago.
Living in a former embassy helps them have the space to create huge canopies of lights. The electric bill is nothing to sneeze at though, as it is expected to increase $2,500 for the duration they have the extra strings plugged in.