Super Fan Drops $10K on Indiana Hoosiers Christmas Lights Display

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterDecember 14, 2012

One family in Indiana happens to be nuts for both the Hoosiers and Christmas. The culmination of that madness is this wonderful holiday lights show. 

Busted Coverage has video and a report on what it takes to deliver a mammoth Christmas lights display with a college basketball theme. 

Here is a report from WANE in Fort Wayne that covers the the Girardot family and the $10,000 they dropped on sports and holiday affection. 

Not only did they decide to douse their home with thousands of lights, they tied it to the epic game-winning shot from last year's game against Kentucky. 

Not only do you get a blast of festive fun, you get the call of Don Fischer's play-by-play as the Hoosiers, who were down to then-No. 1 Kentucky, get the win thanks to Christian Watford's last-second heroics. 

As for specifics, Busted Coverage has you covered. 

  • 14,000 lights in total
  • $10,000-plus in total costs, up over $1,000 from the previous display
  • Only costs $10-15 more in electric
  • Eight days, each with eight-hour shifts
  • 16 hours to sync music with the lights
  • 107.5 FM radio station is synced to the light show

The important part is you are not belted with shouts of Hoosiers fans all night as the call is synced to a local radio station. 

The remarkable detail to me is that electric is only an extra $15 bucks. Come on now, Indiana. We need to see more of your supposed Hoosiers honks to get with the program and drop some epic outside your front door. 

Here is the full display that you can admire from your computer screen. 

That house just won Christmas. 


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