The Australian city of Canberra set a world record in the most number of lights on an artificial Christmas tree on November 27.
The man responsible for this feat is David Richards, who had brought together a team of volunteers to erect this 72ft steel tree and deck it up with 518,838 twinkling lights. Richards creates such Christmas extravaganzas to raise money for Canberra’s Sudden Infant Death Syndrome charity, SIDS and Kids, by drawing large crowds and inviting them to donate.
This is the lawyer’s third entry into the Guinness Book of World Records, and this time he beat one that had been held for five years by Universal Studios Japan in Osaka. That 118-foot Japanese tree had set a new benchmark of 374,280 lights.
Here’s a video of the historic event.
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