Deck the Garden: Holiday Decorating Ideas

From dazzling lights to quaint porch displays, your halls won't be the only thing decked out this Christmas.

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Christmas at Biltmore

If there's one home that knows how to dress up for the holidays, it's the Biltmore Estate. During the holiday season, the Biltmore's 55-foot Norway spruce illuminates the lawn with thousands of glowing lights.

Winter Wonderland

Window boxes filled with evergreens and a potted tree with sparkling lights outfit this Pennsylvania home.

You Can Have Both

Celebrating Christmas and Hanukkah? Design Star season 6 winner Meg Caswell transformed this family's home into a hybrid holiday wonderland.

The Peppermint Treatment

A small tree, wreath and garland filled with bright red and white candy ornaments, snowflakes and striped ribbon are a sweet addition to this front door.

A Snowman in Disguise

Don't throw your pumpkins away! Instead give pumpkins a quick paint job to make this delightful snowman.

Christmas in the Caribbean

"It's always summer in the Caribbean!" says Rate My Space user ivavalle of his Puerto Rico home. But a lack of snow didn't stop him from decking out his tropical garden in jolly Christmas decorations.

Santa's Coming to Town

This cute sleigh and reindeer let you celebrate Santa's arrival all season. Colorful, oversized holiday ornaments brighten up naked winter trees.

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights

The Atlanta Botanical Garden celebrates the holidays by filling the gardens with thousands of glowing lights as part of their "Garden Lights, Holiday Nights" annual show.

A Beachy Christmas

This holiday light box, made of rope and greenery, is a simple but charming addition to Lisa Lampanelli's Connecticut beach home.

Candy Land

Comedian Wayne Brady's colorful cartoon playhouse (ok — it's his daughter's) got the candy treatment as part of an HGTV Celebrity Holiday Home makeover.

Christmas Tree Cones

The simplicity of these cone trees makes for perfect Christmas yard decor that is striking but not overpowering. You can use almost any color or texture to create your own trees and personalize them for your yard.

Twisted Christmas

HGTV's Celebrity Holiday Homes gives Dee Snider, the lead singer of heavy metal band Twisted Sister, a glowing dose of holiday cheer by decorating his home for the holidays.

Santa's Workshop

During the Christmas season, HGTVGardens community member Barbara Stanley transforms her prize-winning garden shed into a magical holiday house.

The Laundry Room

"Ever wonder where Mrs. Claus and the elves do the wash for such a large work force?" says HGTVGardens community member Barbara Stanley, who turns her garden shed into a miniature version of the North Pole for the holidays.

Haylie's Holiday House

Singer, songwriter, actress and food blogger Haylie Duff's home radiates Christmas spirit with a simple arrangement of multicolored and white lights.

The Nutcracker

Rate My Space user Southern Bama Girl shared this snapshot of an adorable terra-cotta nutcracker.

A Truly White Christmas

Sometimes the only decoration you need is a gift from Mother Nature.

Ice, Ice Baby

These super cool DIY ice ornaments instantly add festive cheer to your winter yard.

String Ornaments

These lovely DIY string ornaments are weatherproof, allowing you to decorate your winter yard long after the holidays have passed.

Edible Wreath

Use a variety of colorful vegetables to fashion a charming wreath.

A Very Rustic Christmas

Rate My Space user sueshome decorated her porch with natural decorations from her garden and flea market finds.

Gingerbread House

This family converted their Arizona home into a gingerbread house complete with gumdrops, lollipops and candy canes.

Terra-Cotta Garden Tree

This unique Christmas tree is made from stacked terra-cotta pots and is a wonderful garden decoration for the holidays.

Country Christmas

This lovely holiday display comprises thrift store finds and weeping willow entwined with LED lights. 

Classic Christmas

Rate My Space user Stuff Your Home fills planters with greenery, lighted branches and berries and puts up an extra-long garland around her fanlight window. A classic wreath with sparkling ornaments and ribbon is ready to greet visitors over the holidays.

A Gardener's Christmas

Apples, vintage clay pots, berries, frosted pine cones and magnolia leaves, all topped off with a plaid bow!

Living Succulent Wreath

HGTVGardens community member Anna crafts holiday decor from succulents and other greenery. She writes, "One of my favorite living wreaths to date. Merry Christmas!"

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