Best Outdoor Holiday Decorations

Buy the best best outdoor holiday decorations selected and recommended by interior designers. By Tara Gosselin.

Rusty Metal Christmas Yard Stake

Rusty Metal Christmas Yard Stake

$26.99 $32.99

Rusty Metal Christmas Yard Stake

The Holiday Aisle®

$26.99 $32.99

Description

Perfect For: Guiding guests and enhancing holiday spirit

What We Like: Sturdy construction and easy storage

Make your home a holiday haven with this rusty metal Christmas yard stake featuring snowman characters to lead guests to your festive celebrations. Its durable construction ensures years of dependable use, while the narrow profile allows for convenient storage between seasons. Designed with an H-base, you can easily place it in your garden, adding holiday cheer to any home or yard.

Designer Advice

Place this charming yard stake along your driveway or walkway, and pair it with twinkling lights and evergreen wreaths to create an inviting, festive entrance for your guests.

Minimalist Media Console with Glass Doors

Minimalist Media Console with Glass Doors

$33.99 $39.99

Minimalist Media Console with Glass Doors

Three Posts™

$33.99 $39.99

Description

Perfect For: Contemporary and stylish living room entertainment

What We Like: Sleek design and ample storage

The minimalist media console features two spacious glass-paned cabinets, perfect for storing your favorite DVDs, game consoles, and board games. Its sturdy structure and elegant design blend seamlessly with any living room decor. With a cable management system, you can easily organize cords, keeping your space neat and clutter-free. Its versatile design also allows for use as a dining room sideboard or stylish hallway console.

Designer Advice

Pair it with a sleek flat-screen TV and chic decorative accents like a modern tabletop sculpture or colorful vases for a cohesive and eye-catching setup.

Demon of the Night Vampire Bat Statue

Demon of the Night Vampire Bat Statue

$46.9 $52.9

Demon of the Night Vampire Bat Statue

Take your Halloween decor to the next level with this spooky vampire bat with red frightening eyes. This intricately detailed bat is sure to terrify your neighborhood and guests.

Featuring a realistic hand-painted black body hanging upside down, your visitors may even mistake this wall-mounted bat for a real one. Its durable resin design can last for the next Halloweens to come. Simply hang on a wall, a fence, or a tree to create a scary ambiance.

Glory to God Wooden Figurine

Glory to God Wooden Figurine

$123.99 $179

Glory to God Wooden Figurine

Colorful and well-painted, this outdoor display is the perfect addition during Christmas celebrations and festivities. With an overall dimension of 32'' H x 24" W x 0.37'' D, it’s large enough to make an eye-catching statement and features intricate details that instantly elevates your front yard.

Made of high-quality and sturdy Baltic plywood, this figurine can withstand various weather conditions such as heavy rain, snow, and sunshine with its weather-, rust-, and UV-resistant features.

Outdoor/Indoor Christmas Grazing Reindeer Lighted Display

Outdoor/Indoor Christmas Grazing Reindeer Lighted Display

$49.99 $75.99

Outdoor/Indoor Christmas Grazing Reindeer Lighted Display

If you’re looking for an elegant holiday decor to impress your family and friends during the festive season, this lighted reindeer is the right choice.

Nicely constructed with soft glow lights to illuminate the setting, it can be displayed indoors and outdoors and features a sturdy iron frame to keep it standing straight, and a rattan body that adds charms to the whole layout. Take your Christmas decors to the next level by adding fairy lights in the background.

Metal-Lighted Hope Yard Stake

Metal-Lighted Hope Yard Stake

Metal-Lighted Hope Yard Stake

The Twillery Co.®

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing garden or porch with a festive touch

What We Like: Versatile use as both stake and wall hanging

The metal-lighted hope yard stake brings a charming addition to your outdoor spaces, thanks to its red hope greetings and golden nativity patterns. With 5 LED bulbs powered by 3 AA batteries and a waterproof battery compartment, this yard stake is safe for outdoor use. This versatile decoration can be used as a stake, wall hanging, or standalone decor without the metal poles, making it a delightful way to greet guests or brighten up your backyard.

Designer Advice

To create a warm and inviting outdoor entrance, pair it with other complementing seasonal decorations, such as garlands, wreaths, and string lights.

Outdoor Lighted Snowman Christmas Decoration

Outdoor Lighted Snowman Christmas Decoration

Outdoor Lighted Snowman Christmas Decoration

The Twillery Co.®

Description

Perfect For: Adding festive cheer to your indoor or outdoor spaces

What We Like: Glittering accents and adorable design

Welcome the holiday season with this charming outdoor lighted snowman decoration, featuring 80 warm white lights (bulbs included) that create a sparkling effect. Dressed in a black hat, scarf, and carrot nose, this cheerful snowman is adorned with two red birds and tree stake hands, bringing plenty of holiday cheer to your yard or indoor space. With durability enhancements such as ground stakes, zip ties, and a water-resistant power cord, this decoration is perfect for both outdoor and indoor use, except on heavy windy or rainy days.

Designer Advice

Position the snowman in a prominent spot in your yard or indoor space, away from areas requiring glitter cleanup during installation. Enjoy the festive ambiance it brings to your holiday gatherings and celebrations.

Trumpeting Angel Figure with LED Lights

Trumpeting Angel Figure with LED Lights

Trumpeting Angel Figure with LED Lights

National Tree Co.

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing holiday decorations in indoor and outdoor spaces

What We Like: Durable sisal material and silver crystal effect with gold accents

This trumpeting angel figure showcases an elegant design with wings spread wide, crafted from rigid sisal material wrapped around a sturdy wireframe. Pre-lit with 70 sparkling LED mini lights, the angel's silver crystal effect and gold accents make it an eye-catching holiday decoration. Its durable construction ensures long-lasting use, making it a perfect addition to your festive decor in both indoor and outdoor settings.

Designer Advice

Place this angel figure on your front porch or in your entryway, and surround it with greenery, ribbons, or other holiday ornaments to create a welcoming and festive atmosphere for your guests.

Festive Lighted Deer Family Display

Festive Lighted Deer Family Display

Festive Lighted Deer Family Display

The Twillery Co.®

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing holiday spirit in outdoor spaces

What We Like: Glittery reindeer silhouettes with a red bow

Add a touch of Christmas magic to your yard with this festive lighted deer family display, featuring glittery reindeer silhouettes in a sparkly hue. This freestanding metal decoration is adorned with a stylish red bow and includes buck, doe, and fawn, allowing you to arrange them creatively. Equipped with ground stakes, zip ties, a water-resistant power cord, and an adaptor, this eye-catching piece can be used both indoors and outdoors for your seasonal celebrations.

Designer Advice

Illuminate your front lawn and welcome guests with this dazzling display, but avoid using it during heavy wind or rainfall to maintain its durability and longevity.

Red & White Stripe Glitter Blow Mold Candle Stick Set of 2

Red & White Stripe Glitter Blow Mold Candle Stick Set of 2

Red & White Stripe Glitter Blow Mold Candle Stick Set of 2

Mr. Christmas

Description

Perfect For: Adding a festive touch to vintage holiday decorations

What We Like: The combination of classic design and modern LED technology

The Red & White Stripe Glitter Blow Mold Candle Stick Set features two 24" tall vintage candles with blow mold construction and a glittery red & white stripe finish. Flickering LED lights mimic a real candle flame, while the molded "wax drippings" add an authentic touch. These battery-operated candles are outdoor safe and include a 4-hour timer for convenience. Ideal for indoor or outdoor display, they'll be a nostalgic and charming addition to your holiday decor.

Designer Advice

To enhance the vintage appeal, place these candles on either side of a wreath-adorned front door or a mantel decked with classic stockings and garlands.

2-Piece Holiday Cheer Decor Set

2-Piece Holiday Cheer Decor Set

2-Piece Holiday Cheer Decor Set

Andover Mills™

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing your yard or doorway with festive cheer

What We Like: Weather-resistant and versatile setup options

This 2-piece holiday decor set is sure to bring seasonal joy to any outdoor space with its charming metal Santa Claus and snowman. Each jolly figure features bright colors, a seasonal accessory, and either a "Merry Christmas" or "Welcome" sign. The set is weather-resistant and designed for easy setup, whether on the lawn or in a planter. Both stakes measure 36.02" H * 10.24" W * 0.79" D, making them the perfect size for a cheerful holiday display.

Designer Advice

Complement this vibrant decor set by adding twinkling string lights and additional Christmas ornaments on your porch or in your garden area to create a welcoming festive ambiance for guests.

Snowy Ever Christmas Yard Décor with Lights

Snowy Ever Christmas Yard Décor with Lights

Snowy Ever Christmas Yard Décor with Lights

The Holiday Aisle®

Description

Perfect For: Spreading holiday cheer in your front yard

What We Like: High-quality, rip-resistant, and waterproof materials

Make your yard festive this holiday season with the Snowy Ever Christmas Yard Décor, featuring a beautifully decorated North Pole evergreen and 4 big Christmas gifts underneath. Crafted from premium-quality, rip-resistant, and waterproof polyester, this outdoor décor guarantees long-lasting seasonal use. The 6 bright-lite lightbulbs inside create a joyful glow, while the powerful-duty blower ensures stability regardless of weather conditions. With a 6-foot power cord and easy-to-follow instructions, setting up these vibrant decorations is a breeze.

Designer Advice

Store the decorations easily at the end of the season, thanks to the easy-deflate zipper system, and keep your holiday decorations looking fresh and new year after year.

Snowman Lovers Christmas Yard Stake

Snowman Lovers Christmas Yard Stake

Snowman Lovers Christmas Yard Stake

The Holiday Aisle®

Description

Perfect For: Adding a festive touch to your garden or porch

What We Like: Multi-function use as a yard stake or wall hanging

This charming snowman lovers Christmas yard stake is a versatile and eye-catching addition to your holiday decorations. Use it to greet guests on your front porch, add a splash of color and character to your garden, or even hang it on your wall. The stylish snowman design is perfect for spreading holiday cheer and creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere in your outdoor space.

Designer Advice

Place the stake in a well-lit area of your garden or porch so that the snowman design stands out against its surroundings, and surround it with twinkling fairy lights for a magical touch.

Christmas Reindeer with Sleigh LED Display

Christmas Reindeer with Sleigh LED Display

Christmas Reindeer with Sleigh LED Display

Joiedomi

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing indoor and outdoor holiday decorations

What We Like: Festive charm and easy installation

This Christmas reindeer with sleigh is an enchanting addition to any indoor or outdoor holiday display, beautifully capturing the spirit of the season. The set includes a 5ft tall buck reindeer and a 3ft long sleigh, adorned with 215 warm white LED lights on clear wire that illuminates your space. The frames are pre-wired for easy assembly, and the package comes with 8 metal stakes, zip ties, and screws for secure installation, ensuring these festive favorites can withstand any weather condition.

Designer Advice

Place the display near your front door or in your yard for an eye-catching, welcoming scene, and try to add some greenery like garlands or wreaths to complement the reindeer and sleigh for a cohesive and festive look.

Solar Candy Cane Lights 12 Pack

Solar Candy Cane Lights 12 Pack

Solar Candy Cane Lights 12 Pack

The Holiday Aisle®

Description

Perfect For: Creating a festive and vibrant atmosphere along pathways and entryways

What We Like: Multiple lighting modes and easy installation

These 12 pack solar candy cane lights are perfect for adding a touch of Christmas magic to your home. The unique starlight design produces a fairytale ambiance, illuminating pathways with bright LED candy canes. Powered by an upgraded 1500mAh Ni-MH AA battery solar panel, these lights ensure fast charging and a long-lasting 10-12 hour glow with just 6-8 hours of charge. Choose from eight different lighting modes to tailor the festive feel to your liking. Installing these IP65 waterproof candy cane lights is a breeze, so you can create stunning outdoor displays despite any weather.

Designer Advice

Arrange the Solar Candy Cane Lights along your driveway, walkway, or front yard for a festive glow, or use them as charming ornaments on your Christmas trees or windows. They also make a thoughtful holiday gift!

Inflatable Santa Claus Motorcycle Display

Inflatable Santa Claus Motorcycle Display

Inflatable Santa Claus Motorcycle Display

The Holiday Aisle®

Description

Perfect For: Creating a fun and festive outdoor Christmas decoration

What We Like: Self-inflating and weather-resistant design

Light up your yard this holiday season with this inflatable display featuring Santa Claus riding a motorcycle and carrying gifts. Built with ultra-durable, weather-resistant polyester and four sets of internal warm white LED lights, it will create a captivating nighttime focal point in your front or back yard. Easy to set up, the display self-inflates in minutes and plugs into any standard outlet, so you can create a merry and magical Christmas scene in no time.

Designer Advice

Place this festive inflatable near your driveway, walkway, or garden to greet your holiday visitors and neighbors, and pair it with other complementary outdoor decorations to create a cheerful Christmas ensemble.

Inflatable North Pole Sign with LED Lights

Inflatable North Pole Sign with LED Lights

Inflatable North Pole Sign with LED Lights

Gemmy Industries

Description

Perfect For: Adding a touch of whimsy to your outdoor Christmas decorations

What We Like: Eye-catching icy blue sign and striped pole design

Brighten up your yard with this inflatable North Pole sign, featuring an icy blue sign and a striped pole. It's a delightful addition to your outdoor Christmas decorations, sure to catch the attention of passersby. Setup is a breeze: just plug it in, stake it down, and watch the magic happen. Its energy-efficient LED lights illuminate the sign, while it self-inflates in seconds and easily deflates for compact storage. Everything you need for effortless outdoor setup is included.

Designer Advice

To create a festive, custom outdoor Christmas scene, pair this inflatable North Pole sign with other Airblown characters and decorations.

Round Ornament Scene Lighted Display

Round Ornament Scene Lighted Display

Round Ornament Scene Lighted Display

Let your entire neighborhood know that it’s the time for joyful festivities with these large Christmas ornaments. They’re brightly colored, can light up, and serve as a cheery centerpiece for your front yard.

They’re easy to set up, only taking seconds to self-inflate, and can easily be deflated when it’s time to store them away. Pair these ornaments with smaller holiday decors in the background for a visually appealing layout.

Christmas Inflatable Snowman

Christmas Inflatable Snowman

Christmas Inflatable Snowman

Upgrade your outdoor holiday decorations with this 8” inflatable snowman. Setting him up doesn’t require much effort since he can inflate on his own when plugged in and can easily deflate when Christmas is over.

This snowman features lights that make this display even more charming in the evening, a weather-resistant construction that can withstand winter conditions, and stakes and ropes to keep him standing firm and upright. Make your home festive and welcoming by placing it beside your main door.

Pine Sleigh Lighted Display

Pine Sleigh Lighted Display

Pine Sleigh Lighted Display

Glittery and elegant, this holiday lighted display makes a great addition to any table, window sill, and outdoor surface all through the holidays.

With an overall dimension of 14" H x 10" W x 10" D, this festive piece doesn’t take up much space and fits perfectly in smaller spaces. It features a timer that automatically switches the lights on and off and realistic branches covered with warm lights that brightens up the area.

Unicorn Inflatable

Unicorn Inflatable

Unicorn Inflatable

This festive inflatable unicorn is perfect for adding a fun and joyous touch to your interior or exterior holiday decors. It can be placed indoors to welcome your guests or out on your front yard to delight your neighborhood and passerby.

It’s easy to set up, stands 4” tall, illuminates when plugged in, and features ground stakes and ropes to keep the unicorn standing firm when inflated.

32" Lighted Waving Santa and Rudolph Christmas Lighted Display

32" Lighted Waving Santa and Rudolph Christmas Lighted Display

32" Lighted Waving Santa and Rudolph Christmas Lighted Display

Merry with an inviting charm, this waving Santa and Rudolph holiday decoration looks best when displayed in the front yard to greet your visitors during the cheerful seasons.

It features 65 warm white lights that are pre-lit, making your outdoor area bright and festive at night, and ground stakes and a stand to keep the freestanding display upright. Pair with a Clarice the reindeer lighted display to complete the Christmassy layout.

Christmas Santa Claus on Sleigh Inflatable

Christmas Santa Claus on Sleigh Inflatable

Christmas Santa Claus on Sleigh Inflatable

This Santa Claus on a sleigh display makes an attention-grabbing statement that is sure to thrill your neighborhood and guests.

With an overall dimension of 4' 7'' H x 7' 11'' W x 3' 7'' D, this mesmerizing display is large but easy to set up since it self-inflates once plugged in and can easily deflate for storage. It features built-in lights that can illuminate your yard at night, creating a fun and cheery setting for everyone to admire.

2 Piece Elf Pulling Wagon Lighted Display Set

2 Piece Elf Pulling Wagon Lighted Display Set

2 Piece Elf Pulling Wagon Lighted Display Set

Cute and delightful, this 2-piece elf display adds a welcoming touch to your outdoor area during the Christmas season.

Featuring a wire frame wrapped in tinsel fabric, this endearing display remains firm during the wintertime, has 100 warm white lights that brighten up the setting, and showcases an elf pulling a wagon full of presents, perfect for families with kids to get them excited for Christmas eve.

Best Outdoor Holiday Decorations

Buying Guide

Every year, millions of families adorn their homes with Christmas lights, statues, inflatables, and other seasonal decorations. There are dozens of traditional characters and designs to choose from, and new materials and features allow the decorations to last for years.

Here's what to look for when choosing your outdoor Christmas decorations.

The choice of Christmas decorations is huge. You can join in on the much-loved Christmas tradition with a simple display or invest in dozens of decorations to entertain your family and friends. Here are the most popular choices:

Christmas light strings

Light strings are a standard addition to front yards in the winter. Although some are simple lines, some have dangling icicle shapes or unique bulb shapes. They add an ethereal feeling to any yard, especially when there is snow on the ground.

Light-up decorations

Light-up Christmas decorations are a great way to make your display visible at night. This includes figures that are made of plastic or wire with lights inside. Look for figures with LED lights for maximum brightness and energy efficiency.

Statues

Statues are good for porches or other well-lit areas. They include traditional Santa Claus and elf statues, snowmen, candy canes, Nativity scenes, and more. They can be paired with a spotlight to improve visibility.

Inflatables

Inflatables are available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, and generally feature cute and funny designs and are often inexpensive to purchase. They do not always stand upright in high wind, but they can be very durable. Some include an air blower, while others require the blower to be purchased separately.

Door murals

Front door and garage door murals make a huge statement and can be reused year after year. They are designed to fit over the door without interfering with its operation, so you can attach it once at the beginning of winter and then remove it after Christmas.

Light projectors

LED and laser light projectors can add even more charm to an outdoor display. Projectors can put moving snowflakes, Christmas trees, snowmen, and other cute designs on the side of your house without the need for labor-intensive, time-consuming installation.

Many shapes and characters allow you to express your love of Christmas and spread joy throughout the holiday season.

  • Christmas trees can be highly customized with ornaments and colored lights for a one-of-a-kind decoration.

  • Small wreaths and stars make a great addition to porches and balconies.

  • Santa Claus and reindeer figures are perfect for neighborhoods with lots of children.

  • Light-up snowflakes are great for hanging from trees or the front porch.

  • Snowmen and nutcrackers are classic staples that are an easily recognizable and whimsical addition to traditional or country homes.

  • Nativity scenes are a great way to remind everyone of the religious reason for the season.

  • Less-traditional designs, like penguins and giant Christmas ornaments, make great additions to themed displays.

Since there are many Christmas decoration designs, try to stick to a single theme for a more cohesive outdoor display.

Traditional

Traditional outdoor Christmas decorations include nativity scenes, wreaths, trees, and Santa statues. Look for Santas and nativity figures with realistic faces, white Christmas lights, and a large wreath to hang on the front door. A traditional wooden sleigh for Santa can make the front yard stand out.

Traditional designs look great in front of any style of house but work especially well with classic brick or colonial homes. Try to include colors like forest green, red, gold, and white to bring cheer to your front yard. Place small lights along the driveway and front walk to guide guests to your door.

Contemporary

Colorful characters in cartoon designs can bring your yard to life. If you have children or grandchildren, work with them to pick out decorations like snowmen, candy canes, and cartoon reindeer.

Although white Christmas lights look good in any yard, contemporary Christmas décor can use colored lights for a more multifaceted look. If your house has white brick or siding on the front, place your most colorful décor directly in front for a charming pop of color. Get an LED or laser light projector to add snow or other animations to the display.

For a family-friendly adventure, try creating a theme around a location or character. Try a North Pole theme with elves, gift boxes, and a sleigh. Snowmen and giant light-up snowflakes create a more general winter wonderland theme.

Minimalist

Minimalist Christmas décor relies heavily on string lights and simple lighted wire displays. A minimalist display could include one or two lighted wireframes with color-coordinated string lights over the outline of the house. A colored spotlight over the house and driveway can help set the mood.

Blue is an excellent color for a minimalist display, as it creates a winter atmosphere without having to rely on traditional Christmas symbols. However, green and white lights can also set a festive mood.

The optimal size for your decorations depends on the size of your yard. Homes with large front yards can use almost any decoration. If you have a small front yard, decorations more than 36" high may start to overwhelm the space or block windows.

If you live somewhere subject to high winds and snowstorms, remember that large and lightweight decorations can be blown around and become hazards. Make sure to properly secure decorations or bring them inside the garage if the weather calls for bad storms.

  • Wireframe light displays are very durable, reusable, and are an excellent choice for all environments. These displays are usually inexpensive.

  • Resin, including polystone resin, can be made to look like stone or wood and is very tough. Resin statues and figures last for decades if cared for properly, so they make fantastic heirloom sets.

  • Inflatables can be durable if they are made of weather-resistant polyester. Make sure to get a blower and electrical cords that are also weather-resistant for outdoor use.

  • Polypropylene is a strong plastic that holds up well in winter cold and snow. It makes an excellent material for lighted snowflakes and other decorations that uses transparent plastic.

  • The house itself is a great place to put Christmas lights. They can make even small homes look magical and are well worth the time and energy to put up.

  • Put a wreath or door mural on your front door to welcome guests and consider a garage door mural to make your house really pop.

  • Garlands and weatherproof plastic bows make great additions to porch railings, window planters, and balconies.

  • For an even more impressive display, put a Santa and reindeer display or a light-up angel on the roof. The added dimension to your display will wow the neighbors and create great Christmas memories for years to come.

Outdoor Christmas decorations are designed to be waterproof and safe to use outside. Buy decorations that have cords that are rated for outdoor use and use protective boxes or wrapping for added safety. Indoor decorations should never be used outdoors since their electronics are not weather-resistant.

Take care when placing decorations on the roof. Read manufacturer instructions carefully, as some wireframes may be too heavy for safe rooftop use. Never place anything near a chimney or vent. Inflatables should never be set on rooftops, as they can get caught in the wind and blow away.

Decorating townhouses or apartments can be a challenge, but there are plenty of options for you – light-up decorations like string lights and garlands can be hung on a balcony or window planters. Coordinate with neighbors to create an immersive wonderland in the front yard of the apartment block.

Also, look for small statues, bows, and plastic candy canes that can be placed on front porches. If your porch is well-covered, you won't need to worry about rain or snow damaging the finish.

  • Outdoor Christmas decorations include string lights, light-up statues and wireframes, inflatables, door murals, light projectors, and much more.
  • Lighted decorations are convenient for nighttime use, but non-lighted decorations can still be used with a spotlight.
  • Think outside the box for Christmas decorations. In addition to traditional figures like Santa Claus and the Nativity, look for snowmen and penguins.
  • Decorations are available in traditional and cartoon-inspired designs. Try to stick to one theme when constructing a yard display. You can also try a minimalist display that relies mainly on lights and colors to set a mood.
  • Decorations should be large enough to catch the eye, but not large enough to be a hazard if they blow away. Also, be careful not to block front windows with tall displays.
  • Outdoor Christmas decorations are safe when used as directed. Only buy outdoor-rated, weather-resistant decor. Never use indoor Christmas decorations outside.
  • Avoid placing heavy items on rooftops and keep all decor away from chimneys and vents.
  • Townhouses and apartments can still get in on the fun. Look for small decorations that can be attached to balconies or window planters, or that can be placed on front doors and porches.

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