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If you're looking for outdoor lights to brighten up your home this Christmas, then you've come to the right place.
We have listed some of the most popular outdoor lights, which kids and adults will both love. Whatever your kids love about Christmas, we have the perfect lights to choose from.
Keep reading to find out Kidadl's top pick for outdoors Christmas lights this year and for more Christmas inspiration, take a look at these Disney Christmas decorations and these eco-friendly Christmas crackers. Just don't forget to take the Christmas decorations down by the 6 January (also known as Twelfth Night)!
Kidadl's Top Pick
Although all of the outdoor decorations on this list are great suggestions for Christmas lights, these are our top pick as they tick many boxes.
1. Ansio Christmas Icicle Lights
If you're looking for a way to really light up your house this Christmas, you can decorate the outside of your home with these beautiful icicle lights. With eight modes to choose from and a timer function, your kids will love seeing the house light up each night. The lights are LED so are safe for indoor and outdoor use. If these white and blue lights aren't for you, you can also get them in multi-coloured and even warm or bright white. These lights come in sets of 220, 320, 500, 760 and 1000. Depending on how much of your house you want covering will determine how many you buy.
- Price: £15.49 for 220 lights
- Timer function
- Great value for money
- 8 modes
Best Christmas Reindeer Lights
2. Christow LED Reindeer Sleigh Lights
Transform your garden into your very own winter wonderland, starting with this fantastic rainbow reindeer light set, featuring two reindeer and a sleigh behind. These showstopping lights are two and a half metres long and feature 480 LED lights to create the ultimate display. Your kids will love the magical display of these bold reindeer lights.
- Price: £59.99
- Freestanding design
- Comes with hooks to secure
- Gives the wow factor to any garden
Best For Inflatable Reindeer Decorations
3. Argos Home Inflatable Rudolph
If you're looking to bring Santa's grotto to your home this year, then a great place to start is with this inflatable Rudolph. This is one of the best outdoor Christmas Reindeer decorations, the reindeer stands at 185 cm and is already prelit. Your kids won't believe their eyes when they see Rudolph in their own garden. This is one of the best outdoor reindeer lights as it's larger than life and truly is exciting for both kids and adults. This Rudolph contains LED Xmas lights inside his eyes and belly.
- Price: £50
- H185 x W157 x D70cm
- Mains powered
- Requires 6 LED bulbs (which are included)
Best Polar Bear Lights
4. Dunelm Light Up Polar Bear
Most of us think of Polar Bears when we think of the cold weather which makes them the perfect outdoor Christmas decor. You can put this battery operated decoration anywhere inside or outside and it will look bright and lovely anywhere. If you plan on creating a Christmas display on your lawn, this light up polar bear will make the perfect addition.
- Price: £30
- 25.5 x 71 x 49 cm
- Battery operated
Best Outdoor Christmas Tree Lights
5. Lights4Fun Ten Metre Warm Light LED Connectable Christmas Lights
Most of us have trees in our gardens already, so why not make the most of them? Wrap these outdoor tree lights around your garden to create a spectacular Christmas tree decoration display. If you're looking for fun decorating ideas in your garden, these outside Xmas lights are bright and will light up your garden this Christmas. This is the perfect outdoor Christmas decoration for any garden or Christmas porch.
- Price: £25
- 10mof lights
- LED lights
Best Showstopper Lights
6. Lights4Fun Rattan Stag Outdoor Christmas Figure
If you're looking for a showstopper for your garden this year, why not get one of these extra large stag lights? Standing at six feet tall, your kids are bound to be amazed by this figure in all of its glory. It is a great piece to have in your front garden or standing next to your porch. It is made up of 400 warm LEDs and will light up your whole street. The stag is made from rattan, so is made to last. Whether this is going outside your back door or on your front porch, this is a top pick for decoration ideas.
- Price: £229.99
- Made from rattan
- 400 warm white LEDs
- 8m lead cable
- Suitable for outside Christmas lights
Best For Christmas Inflatables
7. B&Q Three Metre LED Christmas Inflatable Nutcracker Toyshop Archway
This Christmas inflatable arch is an excellent pick for unusual outdoor Christmas decorations as it stands at three metres tall and is genuinely a fantastic Christmas inflatable. Whether you're looking to have this decoration on your driveaway or as a spectacular entrance to your property it is bound to be much loved. You may be looking to make Christmas extra special this year, so you can use this inflatable to make your very own grotto in your own garden. You will be guaranteed to have fun this holiday season with these Christmas decoration ideas which will make a truly amazing outdoor Christmas decoration display.
- Price: £120
- For outdoor use
- Comes with built in floating motor
- 5 metre lead cable
Best Star Lights
8. Lights4Fun Outdoor Battery Star Christmas Silhouette
It's always exciting to decorate your home and garden with terrific Christmas lights. To add additional sparkle into your home, decorate your door, so every time you come home, you're reminded of the wonderful season ahead. This star light comes with all of the fixtures to hook this to the wall. If you're looking for battery operated lights outdoor you'll love this front door star light for the best outdoor Christmas decorations.
- Price: £19.99
- Requires 3 x AA batteries
- Great for hanging up
- Includes 25 LED lights
Best Santa Lights
9. Argos Home Large Inflatable Santa
Kids love Santa so why not bring an inflatable one to your home this Christmas? This inflatable Santa from Argos stands at 186cm tall and will make a spectacular feature in any garden. The inflatable Santa not only looks cool but it also lights up, so Santa is ready to shine bright even through the night. This inflatable is powered by mains, so it does need to be plugged in for the Santa to stay inflated. However, the light comes with a five metre lead between the power and the decoration, so placing this in your garden should be easy. Santa requires eight LED bulbs which are included and, due to Santa being an inflatable, no assembly is required. Simply plug into the mains and turn it on, within minutes Santa will be ready to go.
- Price: £50
- Inflatable with built in pump
- Requires mains power
- 6ft tall
- Lights up
Best Outdoor Projector
10. Christmas Snowflake Projector Lights
Here at Kidadl, we love projectors at Christmas. As it is getting dark earlier, it's great fun for your whole family and even your street. With this snowflake projector from Amazon, you can cover your house in different types of 'snow', as this projector light offers different types of snowfall. You can set this up in seconds, simply put the the base and spike that comes with the projector into the grass or mount it on the wall. This projector is able to reach up to 23ft, meaning that your house will be the brightest around. To make the transitions more straightforward, you can use the remote to control to change type of snow, the brightness and more. Whether you're using this snowflake projector indoors or outdoors, you and your kids will have some great fun with it.
- Price: £39.99
- Easy to install
- Bright and bold
- This decoration is easy yet looks great
- Great exterior Christmas lights for the front of the house
Best For Families On A Budget
11. Wilko Outdoor Christmas Star Lights
Outdoor Christmas lights can be expensive. However, this doesn't have to be the case as Wilko offers these great lights which are great for families on a budget. Their outdoor starlight is easy to hang on your walls outside or even your door. Why not decorate your porch or front door with these glistening stars and create the ultimate holiday celebration in your garden? These star lights make great external Christmas lights and provide plenty of Christmas cheer for the holiday season.
- Price: £15
- Suitable for outdoor use only
- Easy to put up with hooks
- Bold and festive
- Great for the front door or front porch
- Ideal for hanging up
Best For Rudolph Fans
12. Argos Home Pop Up Light Up Rudolph
If you're searching for a choice of Christmas outdoor lights, then Argos have you covered. We love this pop-up light up Rudolph, which is not only easy to assemble but is already prelit. With a five metre lead between the plug and decoration, you can have this in your garden wherever it fits best. This Rudolph stands at only 72cm, however, for kids, this is still an impressive size decoration. Whether you're looking to keep this lovely Christmas reindeer inside or show it off as outdoor Christmas decor, it is bound to bring some Christmas cheer to your home this year.
- Price: £25
- Easy assembly
- Mains powered
- 72cm tall
- Can be used indoor or outdoor
Best Christmas Present Lights
13. B&Q Multicolour LED Parcel Silhouette
When looking around at Christmas decorations to buy you may come across some great picks, but if you're looking for something unique, why not get these Christmas present lights? These shine in lots of colours and make an incredibly impressive decoration. The stack comes with presents in small, medium and large sizes and are mains powered. Create a fantastic statement piece in your garden this Christmas with these LED stacks, which include around 80 lights. You can place these on your front porch for additional decoration or place them in your outdoor Christmas wonderland to make it as magical as possible.
- Price: £98
- Suitable for outdoor and indoor use
- 5m cable lead
- Rainbow parcel silhouette
- 80 multicoloured LED lights
- Wonderful outdoor Christmas decor
Best For Classic Christmas Colours
14. B&Q Red LED Present Trio
If you're looking for a less pricey selection of presents, this trio of red gifts is a great alternative. This set of freestanding lights is great for any location indoors or outdoors. Whether you're looking to hide them under a tree in your garden to create a present illusion or you want to show them off in the middle of the lawn, visitors will be impressed with the look of these Christmas lights outdoors. Why not wow your kids with light-up Christmas presents this year and go all out on your Christmas decorations with this outdoor Christmas décor for less?
- Price: £28
- 40 x LED bulbs
- Indoor or outdoor use
- Powered by mains
- 8 different light functions
Best Outdoor Christmas Tree With Lights
15. Lights4Fun Two Metre Warm White LED Fairybell Outdoor Christmas Tree
A magical Christmas tree which will deliver plenty of excitement this festive season is this 6.5ft Christmas tree. Towering over the family, your kids will feel the real magic of Christmas. With over 300 LED lights covering the tree from top to bottom, you can expect this to be a real showstopper for years to come. Not only is this a spectacular tree, but it also can be put up quickly with minimum assembly required.
- Price: £175
- 2m lead provided
- Weather and frost resistant
- Built to last year on year
- Take your outside Christmas decorations to the next level
- Great for your front or back garden
Best App Controlled Lights
16. Lights4Fun App-Controlled Icicle Lights
With the winter quickly approaching, being able to control your decorations with an app is a fascinating concept. Lights4Fun have an excellent way for you to decorate your home this Christmas, featuring 190 LED rainbow icicle lights. Whether you're looking to cover your entire home or create a Christmas porch display, these lights are a perfect outdoor Christmas decoration. With these being rainbow lights, they are great for use throughout the year but are incredible hanging Christmas decorations throughout December (or maybe November, dependant on when you put your Xmas decorations up).
- Price: £102.99
- Great for more unusual Christmas decorations
- App controlled
- Interactive for kids
- Light up your front door, porch or create a wonderful Christmas light outdoors show
Best Penguin Lights
17. B&Q Ice White LED Penguin
We often think of Penguins when we think of Christmas, as they're animals who live in a colder climate. With more variety of Christmas lights appearing, this penguin LED light is an excellent pick for outdoor Xmas lights. This light is battery powered, meaning you don't need to worry about sorting long cables to the house. Another exciting feature of this penguin is it has a musical sensor, singing 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town' (don't worry parents, you can turn this off.) Not only is this an excellent choice for outdoor Xmas decorations, but it is one of the best Christmas decorations for indoors too if your would prefer.
- Price: £25
- Requires AA batteries
- Great for indoor and outdoor use
- Put him in your front porch for when visitors arrive
- A great outdoor Christmas decoration
Best Light Up Sign
18. Premier Decorations Santa Stop Here Sign
Our selection of outdoor Christmas lights wouldn't be complete without a Santa Stop Here sign! This wonderful outdoor light up sign stands at just taller than a metre. It will bring a new level of excitement for your kids before Christmas day. With a five metre long cable, this can be plugged in and still used outdoors. Whether you're looking for a light up sign for your front porch or to have near your front door, this is a great addition to any Christmas decor.
- Price: £20
- Features a ground spike for stability outdoors
- Built to last
- For indoor or outdoor use
- Works on the front porch or by the front door.
Best For Porch Decoration
19. Lights4Fun Prelit Outdoor Christmas Wreath Garland
This one is more for the adults in the house, as decorating your porch with a Christmas garland isn't likely to excite your children, however, as an adult, it looks lovely. This is a twist on a traditional Christmas wreath garland. Decorate the outside of your front door with this garland, or even spread this across your front porch for an even more Christmassy feel. This Christmas garland is prelit and only requires batteries, so no long wires are needed. The premium garland is perfect for any home. This prelit Christmas decoration is the perfect pick.
- Price: £29.99
- 1.8m long
- Features LED lights
- Requires AA batteries
Best For Snowman Fans
20. B&Q Multicolour LED Snowmen Silhouette
The next light on our list is this snowman silhouette, which stands out from the crowd. One of the smaller lights on the list, standing at two feet tall, this lovely snowman is great as it looks lovely with or without the lights on. Your kids can enjoy these snowmen year after year as they're built to last throughout the winter months. With such wonderful outdoor Christmas decoration ideas, you can expect your children to love all of the festivities ahead.
- Price: £20
- Multicoloured LED lights
- No assembly required
- Can be used indoors or outdoors
Best For Something A Bit Different
21. 80cm Acrylic Parachute Santa
For those looking for slightly different decorating ideas, this Christmas Santa is ready to fly into action with this Next parachute Santa. This fun acrylic light is a great way to decorate the outside of your home. Father Christmas is made up of 48 red and white LEDs and is bound to bring Christmas cheer to anybody's home. The parachute decoration can be used indoors or as an outdoor Christmas decoration for maximum enjoyment.
- Price: £49
- Lights up your home at Christmas
- Includes 5m wire and plug
- Easy decorating ideas for the front porch
- A great way to decorate your outdoor lamp post, making it a Christmas lamp post
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