The Best Outdoor Christmas Lights to Make Your House Merry + Bright

After you've decked your halls and your tree, it's time to take the holiday glow outside. We've rounded up the best sparkle and shine for your home's exterior.

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November 27, 2019

One of our family holiday traditions is to put on our pajamas, fill travel cups with hot chocolate and drive around looking for Christmas lights. Our local moms' blog keeps a running list of the best streets and parks, so definitely do a search for "Christmas lights" in your area to see if someone has already compiled the most festive places in your hometown.

With all the joy our neighbors bring to our evenings with their stunning outdoor displays, let's add our own to the mix. Scroll through our dazzling picks to illuminate your home with plenty of Christmas cheer.

$30.99

Create a winter wonderland with icicle lights that mimic the look of falling snow. The durable, waterproof design will hold up through winter's rain and snow. Hang the lights from your rooftop or in your trees for a completely enchanting aesthetic.

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$34-$78

The mix of starburst-inspired pendant, cascading and tabletop lights set the scene for a truly magical dinner party, but would also make for an equally charming front porch display. Use a variety of lighting and layers of greenery for a fuller, more interesting design.

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$44.99

Hang these glowing orbs in branches or on your porch for a lovely ambience. To create your own one-of-a-kind decoration, fill the hollow center with greenery or ornaments. When it's time to pack away your holiday decor, each frame folds flat for easy storage.

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$99-$149

Dress your door with a welcoming magnolia wreath and garland. A lovely twist on the traditional evergreen swags, the combo of green and copper leaves is illuminated by strands of LED lights.

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$24.98

Snow. Snow. Snow. Snow. (Y'all are singing this in four-part White Christmas harmony with me, right?) These strands of snowflakes bring a sparkling effect to your porch or windows and can hang vertically or be assembled to create a 3-D effect.

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Start your holiday design at the beginning of your driveway. Don your mailbox with a festive swag that begins the merrymaking as soon as guests arrive. The faux spruce and pinecone decoration is pre-lit with warm LED lights for a jolly glow.

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$50-$78

Embrace nature with these rattan vine spheres. The versatile decoration adds rustic charm to your flower beds, under a tree, on your porch, along stairs or placed in planters with greenery. Each sphere is interwoven with fairy lights for beautiful radiance.

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$129-$159

Jack Frost makes it hard to keep beautiful plants in your planters year-round, so we love these pine and cedar inserts that will last all winter long. The mix of greenery and pinecones is dotted with iced sprigs and warm twinkle lights.

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$49.99

If you love filling your yard with delightful creatures and blow-up decorations, we say, "Go for it!" If you're on the more minimal side, but your kids keep begging you for fun decorations, then try this adorable penguin. He glitters with twinkle lights and brings a note of whimsy to your outdoor decor.

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Line your walkway with pre-lit Winchester fir trees that guide guests to your front door. The three-feet-tall trees add sparkle to your front lawn and can also be staked into a planter.

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