record-breaking light show Captures holiday spirit

Once again, the ERDAJT holiday light display is in full swing at the home of Tim Gay in  Lagrangeville, N.Y.

The annual display, which started in 1995, is named after Gay’s three children — Emily Raejean (ER), Daniel Arthur (DA) and John Timothy (JT). 

The family has earned the Guinness World Record for most lights on a residential property twice — first in 2012 with 346,283 lights, and again in 2014 with 601,736 lights (thanks to a donation of lights from Ritz Crackers, which were lit for three days to reclaim the record).

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