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The best Christmas garden lights for a festive feel

Published: December 9, 2021 at 2:49 pm

Add a fabulously festive touch to your outdoor space with our list of the best Christmas garden lights.

Lighting up your garden with a stylish glow is a lovely way to enter the Christmas spirit! There's an array of stunning Christmas garden lights to choose from, so we've selected our favourites to make your search a little easier. You could go for a charming light up polar bear - which visitors and children are sure to love - or perhaps you'd rather give a subtle nod to Christmas with a set of starry fairy lights. We've also included a striking reindeer display, ideal for those looking to outdo neighbours with some friendly competition!


So spread some festive, merry cheer and make your garden look even more beautiful, with our round up of the best Christmas lights for your garden!

For more lighting options, check out our list of garden string lights!

Best Christmas garden lights

Icicle Curtain Lights

Icicle outdoor lights

Icicle curtain lights are an easy way to create an effective, stylish garden display over the festive period. These outdoor lights are 10m in length, so you've got plenty of string to play with! With eight different lighting effects - including twinkle, slow fade and chase - you can select your preferred mode. They have an IP44 waterproof rating, so these LED lights are ready for whatever this winter has in store. Using the timing feature, the lights will glow for six hours so you can sit back, and enjoy the display without faffing around with settings!

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Penguin Trio

Three light up penguins

Lights4Fun are renowned for their striking light displays and these adorable penguins certainly don't disappoint! The three acrylic figures are the perfect way to greet guests! They look great both night and day, whether they're lit up or not, so they're a worthwhile investment. They require a plug to light up, and they're 34cm in height, so they'll fit into neat spaces if you're tight for room.

  • £99.99

Buy the Acrylic Penguin Trio now from Lights4Fun

Light Up Robins

Five LED light up robins

Create a Christmassy light up woodland scene with this sweet cluster of robins. The five rattan effect robins feature ice white LED lights, and they're suitable for both indoors and outdoors, so if it's a tad stormy outside, you can offer some shelter! They would make a great gift for bird lovers too if you're looking for a gift idea!

Star Battery Outdoor Lights

Starry fairy lights

These delicate little stars are a fabulous way to decorate your garden this festive season! The flexible cable allows you to wrap the lights around foliage so you can jazz up your trees and plants. They require three AA batteries and you can make use of the six hour timer so they automatically light up every evening at the same time, making this a low maintenance choice. They're waterproof, and roughly five metres in length.

You could use these lights all year round as they're not overly Christmassy so you're bound to make great use of them.

Wrap up warm this winter with a stylish garden jacket!

Starburst Wreath

Wreath light

A wreath with a difference! This fetching light up wreath would look fantastic on a wall, or door. The mains operated lights would make the perfect finishing touch to your winter wonderland scene! It's festive without being too loud thanks to its stylish and graceful design.

Light Up Tree Tower

Light up outdoor tower tree

We love the understated and elegant nature of this outdoor light up tree. Thanks to its adjustable design, you can alter the size to make it wider or slimmer, so it should work well in a range of gardens. It's three metres high, so large enough to function as an attractive focal point. You can choose between still or twinkling lights, and there's even a star on top so it's a Christmas tree you don't have to decorate!

  • £95

Buy the Outdoor Light Up Tree Tower now from Cox & Cox

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Snowy Spruce Light Up Wreath

Outdoor light up wreath

This Christmassy snowy wreath is a wonderful way to welcome your guests this season! The light up displays features 30 LED lights and requires two AA batteries. It even works with a remote control so you can zap your pretty display into action!

  • £45

Buy the Snowy Spruce Light Up Wreath now from Graham & Green

Light Up String Polar Bear

Light up polar bear figure

We're huge fans of this stunning Christmas light display that's sure to add a chic and charming touch to your space. With 72 warm lights, this polar bear is sure to create a lovely glow, ideal for cosy nights huddled around an outdoor fire. The cotton wire construction gives the bear figure an arty, crafty look.

It's worth noting, the transformer and plug need to be located indoors so it's something to think about when you're deciding where to put this friendly character!

  • £145

Buy the Light Up String Polar Bear now from Cox & Cox

Rattan Reindeer Light Up Family

Three outdoor light up reindeer

If you fancy upping your garden light game this Christmas, this set of three light up rattan reindeer will do the trick! The endearing stag, doe and fawn feature LED lights and you can choose between icy white, warm white or a combination of both. The stag is 140cm in height and the fawn is 60cm, so they make quite the show-stopping display! The reindeer are weatherproof and feature an eight metre lead cable, so you can have fun choosing where to place them!

  • £439.99


Rachel HowatsonDigital Writer

Rachel Howatson is a digital writer who works across a range of Immediate’s special interest brands. Whatever your passion, whether it’s hillwalking, cooking, gardening, running, socialising or even sleeping, she'll likely have written about it.


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