Lighting up your garden with a stylish glow is a lovely way to enter the Christmas spirit and brighten dark winter days. There's an array of beautiful outdoor Christmas lights to choose from, so we've selected our favourites to make your search a little easier. You could give a subtle nod to Christmas with a set of starry fairy lights or go for some charming light up reindeer - which children are sure to love.


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

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Best outdoor Christmas lights for 2022

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.

Outdoor Hanging Star Light

Best outdoor Christmas lights – outdoor star light

This large micro bead star can be hung inside or outside to add a glow to your home. Illuminated by 176 warm white LEDs and with a diameter of 58cm, it gives an elegant silhouette which looks great against windows, doors or walls. It is also complete with a handy hanging string attached. Plug it in using the generous 5m lead cable and set it to the 6 hour timer for automatic switch on at the same time each evening.

  • £42.99

Buy the Outdoor Hanging Star Light now from Lights4Fun

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Starburst Wreath

Best outdoor Christmas lights - Wreath light

A wreath with a difference. This 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.

Solar robin lights

Solar robin lights

This chain will light up your garden with twinkling robins at dusk. They are both solar and battery operated, and can be used outdoors or inside. The 2.8m cable features 10 robins with warm white LEDs.

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Light Up Tree Tower

Light up outdoor tower tree

This is an understated and elegant 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.

  • £125

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

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Outdoor light up garland

Best outdoor Christmas lights – garland

A glittering addition to your home or garden, this garland is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use and is compatible with solar, mains and battery use. Create a sparkling entrance or a brighten up your outdoor space.

  • £45

Buy the Outdoor Light Up Garland now from Graham & Green

Three Magical Outdoor Silhouette Tree Path Lights

Best outdoor Christmas lights – Cox and Cox

These delicate stylised Christmas tree shapes have a simple silhouette and a warm white LED glow. Use them to highlight the approach to your front door, or as a feature on your lawn. Each tree measures H 72cm x W 32cm x D 0.4cm, on a 5m length of black plastic flex. Note that the transformer and plug must be located indoors.

  • £60

Buy Three Magical Outdoor Silhouette Tree Path Lights 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

Buy the Rattan Reindeer Light Up Family now from Lights4Fun

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Icicle Curtain Lights

Icicle outdoor lights

Icicle curtain lights are an easy way to create an effective 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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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.