The holiday season is almost here.  You can almost feel the magic of Christmas.  When you say Santa Claus and winter holidays, you say also Christmas lights.  Christmas lights really get people into the festive spirit.  If you decide to come to Australia, you will be fascinated by its Christmas lights.  In fact, the lights displayed in the Australian capital, Canberra, have set a new world record.  Believe it or not, almost 1.2 million LED lights on 120km (75 miles) of cables have been strung in the shape of three wrapped Christmas presents.  Australians can be proud: Aussie Christmas lights have set a new world record.  It is official: Guinness World Records confirmed it was the largest-ever LED image display.

It is interesting to know the fact that the previous Christmas lights record was set in Shurtan, in southern Uzbekistan.

If you decide to spend Christmas in Australia, you can also visit Sydney.  You will be fascinated by the Christmas lights from Berala, Roselands, ErskinePark, North Bondi.  If you look for budget accommodation Sydney, you can stay in Manly.  It takes 30 minutes to get from Manly to Sydney by ferry.  This way, you can save precious money and, at the same time, you can surf on Manly beach.  Christmas in a sunny destination represents a smart choice.

David Richards was helped by many volunteers to transform Canberra in a magic world.   Believe it or not, last hear he also set a world record for the most Christmas lights on a residential property by covering his home with 502,165 bulbs.   Aussie people are definitely creative persons.  Keep in mind that setting up 502,165 bulbs in a mammoth project took approximately 2 months to put in place.  David Richards was not alone.  He and his family members were helped by a local power company, which donated the electricity needed to send power through the 31 miles of wire used in the display.

Christmas lights are a universal language all over the world.  If you decide to stay at Bunkhouse hostel, you should know that the new French owner, Cathy Carney and her team speak fluent French, Dutch, Portuguese and Spanish.  This Manly beach hostel is located only meters from one of Sydney’s finest beaches and a short walk to shops, coin-operated laundry, supermarkets, shops and restaurants. Needless to say, there are so many things to do and visit in Manly.