Most lights on an artificial Christmas tree: Canberra breaks Guinness World Records record (VIDEO)
CANBERRA CITY, Australia -- Canberra's David Richards has officially claimed a World Record for the most lights on an artificial Christmas tree and helped raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for SIDS and Kids ACT; about 518,838 lights have been wrapped around the 21-metre-tall Christmas tree that previously illuminated the city's centre each year, setting the new world record for the Most lights on an artificial Christmas tree,
according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Giant baubles, flashing gifts shine among the tree's 518,838 LED lights. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the longest Christmas cracker pulling chain consists of 798 people, achieved by Youth SVP (Ireland) in Waterford, Ireland, on 15 December 2014.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most people wearing red noses; it is 16,092 at the Credit Union Christmas Pageant in the city centre of Adelaide, Australia, on 12 November 2011. The tree, which was retired from its annual display in 2011 but has reappeared for the record, has also been topped with a 1.5-metre star containing 12,000 bulbs.
Giant baubles, flashing gifts shine among the tree's 518,838 LED lights.
It's the centrepiece of a festival atmosphere complete with food, markets, an ice castle, an ice bar serving slushies and ice cream, performances and a 73-metre tunnel of lights encasing an interactive Twelve Days of Christmas display, The Canberra Times reported.