The Johnson family in San Antonio, Texas, have officially set the bar for Christmas light shows this year with their latest display.
Matt and Melissa Johnson, with the help of their two kids, have been creating their annual Christmas light show since 2013. This year, a video of their 11-minute-long extravaganza, complete with 7,827 lights, is going viral.
The video features dubstep music that Matt remixed himself, according to BuzzFeed News, and runs nightly during the holiday season from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in their neighborhood. So far, the video has been viewed over 300,000 times.
While the annual display might seem like it uses up a lot of energy, Matt told KENS 5 News that it uses about as much energy as a hair dryer.
From creating the music to hanging the lights, the whole setup takes a lot of man hours. 2015 was no exception.
“I have not kept track of the hours, but I bet I average about 4-6 hours per 10 seconds of show, the show is 11 minutes long, so around 450 to 650 hours,” Matt told BuzzFeed News.
The Johnsons are hoping people who enjoy the light show will donate money to Living Water International to raise money to get clean water in central Africa.
“For this year’s light show we have partnered with Living Water International to raise money to build a well for a village in Africa without access to clean water,” the Jonson family wrote on their official Facebook page.
They are hoping to raise $10,000 and have so far reached $1,870. They also raised an additional $485 by selling $1 cupcakes on Sunday to people who came to watch the show in person. They also offered free hot chocolate.