Give your garden a magical festive glow with our pick of the best outdoor Christmas lighting ideas, from simple candle clusters to festoons of twinkling fairy lights. Christmas is the party season, so what better way to decorate your (hopefully) snowy garden, patio or courtyard with a spattering of glittery lights.
Whether you want to set the scene for an inimate atmosphere, light the way for your guests, or simply to create a starry silhouette to twinkle in the nights skies, we have all your lighting needs sorted.
Hanging outdoor lanterns
Create a magical winter seating area by hanging a cluster of lantern lights and white Christmas decorations over a patio.
Tie three or four white dinner candles together to create an evocative light on an outdoor table. Surround with a circlet of winter greenery, such as gypsophila, for a pretty touch. Never leave burning candles unattended. Similar candles Habitat
If your garden is less than green, think about tying in some prelit decorative twigs for a little outdoor twinkle – or even a pre-lit tree… Similar pre-lit branches Bents Similar pre-lit Christmas tree John Lewis
Why not go all out and create a twinkling footpath by lining the
approach to your home with chunky church candles and glass lanterns.
Team with tiny fairy lights to ensure Father Christmas doesn’t miss your house.
Do you have a flair for the dramatic and lots of spare time? If so try this design idea – string hundreds of tiny outdoor lights in the branches of the trees leading up to your house to create a twinkling wonderland.