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We went and saw Christmas lights. user banned
23rd Dec '12

This place we went to called Casville has tons and tons of lights. I'm not sure the exact amount but just this year they replaced 80,000 lights. The big trees in the picture cost $640 worth of lights to wrap around the trees. The smaller trees were like $250.



It's a Christian family that does it every year, typically their light bill for just when they do the Christmas lights (a few days after Thanksgiving til Christmas, I believe) is a million dollars. It's free to go and look at the lights, they just ask for donations.



But I got a few pictures.
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ETA: here's some more pictures, I didn't take these.



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This is the little building that makes snow, it's really bubbles. :lol:
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This is their garage decorated.



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Manda❤Alayna 1 child; 1 angel baby; Texas 4160 posts
23rd Dec '12

It's pretty and all but a million dollars??

vagina. 3 kids; Titz, No, Germany 30918 posts
23rd Dec '12

Jesus Christ. :shock: that's one hefty electric bill.

MommaNoodle 2 kids; Pennsylvania 13115 posts
23rd Dec '12

i cannot even imagine an electric bill that is $1 million!! if my bill is over $100 for a month, i am like :shock:

user banned 3 kids; Portland, Michigan 15675 posts
23rd Dec '12
Quoting Manda❤Alayna:" It's pretty and all but a million dollars??"


Yep.



It's more than just those two pictures. My computer is being slow as crap. They have little buildings that you go in, too. Like, one house has a bunch of disney stuff in it. In one house, it has a really huge train set. It's like 10 different buildings that you go in. They have a ton of blow up stuff. You can take your kids to see someone dressed up as Santa. They serve hot cocoa. It's nice.

user banned 3 kids; Portland, Michigan 15675 posts
23rd Dec '12

I posted more pictures and here's some more on a website.



http://www.flickriver.com/places/United+States/North+Carolina/Casville/

Vivian [♥] 2 kids; Balls Deep, in, Georgia 13908 posts
23rd Dec '12

There was a set of 3 houses that did that here. And they had a radio station you could tune too. People stop on the road, it's crazy. And they ask for donations for different charities too. They said their elec bills are only $15 more this month. I call bullshit lol. There wasn't a spot clear of lights anywhere on theses houses!

Mommy of a giggler! 2 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 9017 posts
23rd Dec '12
Quoting V ♥ E:" There was a set of 3 houses that did that here. And they had a radio station you could tune too. People ... [snip!] ... elec bills are only $15 more this month. I call bullshit lol. There wasn't a spot clear of lights anywhere on theses houses!"


That's what I was thinking. I know there's a whole street (10 blocks worth) that does it all up crazy and they were saying on the news, on average, each house pays an extra $100/month, but even at that you're looking at like $12,000 per month total for all of them - and that would be on the high HIGH end.

Either way, pretty awesome when people do that. I love looking at lights :)

Vivian [♥] 2 kids; Balls Deep, in, Georgia 13908 posts
24th Dec '12
Quoting Mommy of a giggler!:" That's what I was thinking. I know there's a whole street (10 blocks worth) that does it all up crazy ... [snip!] ... them - and that would be on the high HIGH end. Either way, pretty awesome when people do that. I love looking at lights :)"


ya, only one month of a high bill wouldn't be terrible though :P

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
24th Dec '12
Quoting V ♥ E:" There was a set of 3 houses that did that here. And they had a radio station you could tune too. People ... [snip!] ... elec bills are only $15 more this month. I call bullshit lol. There wasn't a spot clear of lights anywhere on theses houses!"


This is kinda what I was thinking. Lights have very little effect on an electric bill... We actually did a test of it one month. One month, the lights in our house were always on (becasue these kids don't know what a lightswitch is apparently) and the next we were very vigilant about it and no difference. I can see their bill MAYBE being $100 more.

user banned 3 kids; Portland, Michigan 15675 posts
24th Dec '12
Quoting V ♥ E:" There was a set of 3 houses that did that here. And they had a radio station you could tune too. People ... [snip!] ... elec bills are only $15 more this month. I call bullshit lol. There wasn't a spot clear of lights anywhere on theses houses!"


15 dollars extra a month, yeah right. Not if it was covered in lights like the place we went to.

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
24th Dec '12
Quoting I♥MyTots:" 15 dollars extra a month, yeah right. Not if it was covered in lights like the place we went to. "



Lights really don't draw that much electricity at all...

user banned 3 kids; Portland, Michigan 15675 posts
24th Dec '12
Quoting Michael Westen:" Lights really don't draw that much electricity at all..."


Lol oh okay. :D