Lighting up the world at Christmas

In this latest Infographic from price comparison site TravelSupermarket We take a look at the history of Christmas lights across the ages. From humble beginnings in the 16th century, through the invention of early electronic lighting, right up to the extravagant displays of the present day. See which shopping centre holds the record for the greatest number of lights, and which Australian couple decorated their home in 331,038 individual Christmas lights. Finally we take a look at which celebrities turned out to switch on Christmas lights across the UK in 2012, from double Olympic medallist Beth Tweddle in Glasgow, to Rihanna in London Olympic Park. If you’re planning a winter break to the capital, compare hotels in London with TravelSupermarket.

Lighting up the world at Christmas infographic

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