8 best outdoor Christmas lights to bring cheer to your home this year
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The holidays are a fun time to bring extra cheer, beauty, and excitement into every facet of your life, including your home decorations. And what better way to spread that happiness beyond your front door than with a light display that illuminates your home and brings joy to those passing by?

Below you’ll find several of our favorite options for light strands, light sets, pathway markers, and pre-lit setups to deck the lawn this Christmas season. Keep reading to see which you should order now so your home stays warm and merry now through the new year.

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MZD8391 105FT 300LEDs Christmas Lights Outdoor Indoor String Lights

You’ll get 300 LED lights that twinkle and shine in eight different modes, all on a 100 foot strand that can be connected to three others of its kind for a light show to illuminate your whole home. A high Ip65 waterproof rank helps these lights withstand any type of harsh weather, and they come with a memory function so you don’t have to reset after every use.


32.6 ft. 50-Light Multi Color LED C9 Light Set on Spool (Set of 2)

These outdoor lights are a blast from the past, evoking the cozy nostalgia of Charlie Brown’s sad sap little tree with two updates: LED technology and a touch of texture.

You receive two sets of 50 lights at 32.6 feet each, giving you enough to string across the front of most homes easily for a touch of Christmas spirit. The bulbs remain cool and offer energy efficiency, and they’re not so unwieldy and long that you can’t use them inside, too, should the need arise.

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Hammacher Schlemmer The 5’ Animated Juggling Snowman

Give your neighbors the impression that you put far more work into your yard display than you actually did with this lively snowman and his animated tricks. He’s made up of 265 LED bulbs and rated for 8,000 hours of use, and the power-coated steel frame can withstand any winter storm with ease.

Hammacher Schlemmer

G50 Warm White FlexFilament LED Shatterproof Garden Pathway Lights, 25 Lights, 7.5 Inch Stakes, 25'

Add a retro look to your lawn with these interesting vintage incandescent visible-filament pathway lights that come in a set of 25. The tool-free assembly simply involves twisting bulbs into sockets, pressing the stakes into the ground, and mounting the sockets onto the stakes before placing and voila! Instant ambience for your yard.

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Harlow Grey Rattan Leaping Doe & Fawn Outdoor Reindeer Figure

The festive motif of reindeer galloping their way across the lawn will delight any and all who see it. They’re high quality, easy to assemble, and crafted from strong gray rattan with 300 LED light bulbs (200 on the doe and 100 on the fawn).


Brite Star 25-Count Old Fashioned Lights in Multicolor

You simply can’t beat the classics, which is why Brite Star makes these old fashioned beauties. They’re 26 feet long with a generous lead, and they come with 25 large bulbs spaced one foot apart. Replacement bulbs and fuses make it easy to enjoy these year after year.

Brite Star

Heritage Mercury C7 String Lights - 20-Count - Multicolor

For a similar vintage effect as the bulbs above but with the added glimmer of mercury glass, pick up this 20-count string from Noma. Each strand has a plug at each end so you can conveniently string up to four lengths together.


100 Light Icicle Lighting

Icicle lights are a staple of the season, especially if the past few winters have been less frigid where you live. Give your neighbors the visual gift of a frosty, multicolored winter wonderland with a few of these 100-bulb light strands dripping from every corner of your house.

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