Canada’s Most Outrageous Holiday Home Found in Georgetown, Ontario
Clark Griswold beware, Darryl Lambert of Georgetown, Ontario has been declared Canada’s Most Outrageous Holiday Home Decorator after a nation-wide search by website OutrageousLights.ca.
Lambert’s home, located at 14 Johnson Crescent in Georgetown, 20 minutes west of Toronto, features more than 45,000 lights intricately choreographed to festive music with a techno beat. The display uses nearly 1,000 meters of extension cord, 230 dimmer channels, 26,000 LEDs and more than 10,000 mini lights. Visitors are able to tune their car radios to an FM radio signal to hear the synchronized music.
Bright idea nets hospital $7,910
As a result of their month-long holiday light display, the Lambert family on Johnson Crescent in Georgetown collected a total of $7,910 from people dropping donations in the collection box in front of the house as they passed by to enjoy the show.
The family recently made a presentation of the collected funds to Georgetown Hospital Foundation.
On hand for the presentation were (from left) Darryl, Ryan, Hayley and Kathy Lambert and Georgetown Hospital Foundation Executive Director K.C. Carruthers.
Story on family's light show sparks huge increase in traffic
Since appearing on the front of The Independent & Free Press December 18, the Lambert family’s seasonal light display on Johnson Crescent has been a popular after-dark attraction in Georgetown.
“There’s been huge, huge traffic coming by since the article appeared,” says Kathy Lambert. “The story has made a huge difference on how many cars have driven by to see it.”
Lambert said, for the most part, the neighbours have been quite supportive, but she said there was one complaint on YouTube claiming there was too much traffic going through the area.
“But most of our neighbours have said to ignore the complaint,” said Lambert. “Just do itó so we have.”
Family's 'monster' light show has 37,000 lights, music and 3,000 feet of extension cords
It all started with a four strings of Christmas lights.
Thirteen years ago, while living in Brampton, Darryl and Kathy Lambert decided to decorate their house for Christmas.
“I had four strings (of lights) to decorate the house,” said Darryl. “It looked okay, but I decided the next year I’d add to it.
“I had no idea I’d be creating a monster,” he joked.
Every year, the Lamberts would add more to their decorations, and Darryl admits it had become a ‘bit of an obsession’.
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