8 best outdoor Christmas decorations to radiate the cheer from within

Home is where Christmas is.

Santa Clause is Coming to Town, and what better way to make him feel welcomed than with setting up the outdoor Christmas decorations of his dreams.

They say don’t judge a book by its cover…but at Christmas time this rule is revoked. So, if being deemed the street Grinch isn’t a part of your five year plan, then take a leaf out of Betty Lou Who’s book, and get moving with those outdoor Christmas decorations.

Now, don’t get your tinsel in a tangle. If you were able to create the ultimate wonderland inside the house, then putting together some alfresco niceties should be a treat. 

To make it simple, we have rounded up eight of the best outdoor Christmas decorations, from Christmas wreaths, to brilliant light displays, there is something to explore for every budget and style. 

The best outdoor Christmas decorations 2023

Santa buckle door mat
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Santa Buckle Door Mat, $20.99 (usually $29.99), Bed Bath N’ Table

You’ll want to buckle up for this one! Festive gatherings are certainly a highlight, but with family at your doorstep all season long, what better time to spark a playful and celebratory tone among your guests than right before they even enter the home.   


Aura Home native berry Christmas wreath
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Papaya Native Berries Christmas Wreath, $95, Aura Home

It doesn’t get much more festive than a Christmas wreath adorning your door. Fitted with the warm glow of LED lights, your home is set to illuminate day and night. 


Myer Christmas warm LED lights
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600 LED Warm Light Multifunction Cluster Lights, $129.99, Myer

The holy grail of all Christmas décor is a radiant set of LED lights. If you are looking for Rockefeller results on a smaller scale, then this set exclusive to Myer is the way to go.


Amazon red Christmas bows
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2 Pack Red Christmas Bows Outdoor Decoration, $13.35 (usually $14.46), Amazon

The bigger the bow, the bigger the bag of presents Santa will bring on the 25th, we don’t make the rules. If this sounds like a good time to you, then why not double the fun with this set of two velvet and gold trimmed bows. 


Amazon artificial Christmas tree
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Melli Welli Outdoor Cedar Pine Decor, $178.88, Amazon

Reinvigorate outdoor living with the addition of not one, but two cedar pine trees, artificial but nonethless charming.


Myer LED Christmas gift decoration
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LED Gold-tone set of 3 gift box decoration, $79.99, Myer

Illuminate the garden or veranda with a trio of golden gifts, each fitted with warm lighting technology. 


Solar powered candy cane stakes
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3 Pack Christmas Candy Cane Solar Garden Stakes, $18, Target

Pass through the seven levels of the candy cane forest alongside Elf friend Will Ferrel with these effervescent candy cane stakes. 


Amazon Christmas nutcracker figure
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AMOR 2.9Ft Christmas Nutcracker, $254.21, Amazon

If a battle against the Evil Mouse King is in the books for this Christmas, then this nutcracker measuring at 2.9 feet is sure to bring a show. 


How can I decorate the outside of my house for Christmas?

Whether your outdoor space is a city-side balcony, a lush green garden, or a simple courtyard, decorating the outside of your home for the festive season is an excellent way to spread the cheer.

Firstly, it’s important to consider:

  • Access to electricity
  • Walkways, landscaping, and driveways 
  • Surfaces to decorate 
  • Windows, railings, doorways and stairs

Once you have successfully strategized, let the fun begin! A box of LED lights is always a great place to start, especially for those with access to railings and stairs. Next, have a think about the aesthetic you are setting out to achieve. If you are working towards a more traditional setup, then maybe a pair of velvet red ribbons would be the perfect piece. 

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