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A Tour of Outdoor Christmas Decorations

Updated on November 9, 2013

Neighborhood Outdoor Christmas Decorations

Outdoor Christmas decorations are popular in my neighborhood so on a beautiful December 1st evening with a full moon and a clear crisp sky,  I decided it would be a good time to tour my neighborhood, camera in hand, and view the neighborhood Christmas decorations.

Everybody seemed to enjoy my tour of Halloween decorations In October so a repeat of the neighborhood in the Christmas splendor seemed to be in order.

My neighborhood goes all out for Christmas with most every house having some type of decoration. Many houses have the classy white lights, like the one in this photo, but others venture into various themes.  I found lots of lighted deer and some wonderful inflatable Christmas characters.  One house even had Christmas music piped out for all that pass by to hear!

I had a very enjoyable walk and I hope you enjoy the tour.


photos by mbgphoto

Merry Christmas

New for 2012 Christmas

Nativity Scene - classic scene shows true meaning of Christmas

As I took another stroll up my street in December 2012 I came upon this beautiful nativity scene.



Decorate your Outdoors for Christmas - choose from a variety of themes

There are lots of different ways to decorate you home for Christmas. I would start with a theme and then pick accessories to fit. Take a look at the photos on this page and see what you like. Then you at the list of items below and perhaps you will find the perfect decoration for your yard.

Alger 23" Lighted Sparkling Tinsel and Sisal Penguin Christmas Yard Art Decoration
Alger 23" Lighted Sparkling Tinsel and Sisal Penguin Christmas Yard Art Decoration

If you'd like some festive penguins you could start with this cute little guy.

Outdoor Nativity Store Holy Family Outdoor Nativity Set (Standard, Color)
Outdoor Nativity Store Holy Family Outdoor Nativity Set (Standard, Color)

This classic outdoor nativity scene would be the perfect piece to build your decorations around.

Penn 55-284-066 Best Seasonal Decoration Product
Penn 55-284-066 Best Seasonal Decoration Product

Deers in white lights make a striking decroation.

Christmas Outdoor Santa Sleigh and 2 Reindeer Set
Christmas Outdoor Santa Sleigh and 2 Reindeer Set

This sleigh and reindeer is a great outdoor decoration.


New Camera=Better Photos - Canon Powershot

I got a new camera this year and it really made a difference in my Christmas decoration photos. I could take good shots of the Christmas lights with little blur when using the nighttime setting.

Reindeer and Sleigh

Reindeer and Sleigh
Reindeer and Sleigh

Lighted Penguin Adds to Christmas Decor - lighted walk

Penquin Outdoor Christmas Decorations
Penquin Outdoor Christmas Decorations

It is hard to get good photographs in the evening without a tripod, but I think you can get the idea of these decorations from this photo. The walk is lined with luminaries and there is a cute little lighted penguin in the front yard.

Lighted Bushes - colored holiday lights

This house had a simple decor with multi-colored bushes and garland around the railing.

Classic but Beautiful White Lights

This house just has their bushes decorated with white lights. It is a simple but beautiful look.

Santa Land Display

Santa Land Display
Santa Land Display

Candy Canes for your Outdoor Display - Christmas lights to line your walk

I think these candy canes would be great to line your walk or driveway.

Lighted Deer by Pond - beautiful Christmas decor

This house is a bit more elaborate. I love the lighted columns and the blue lights around the planting area. It makes it look as if the deer is stopping by for a drink. This house is just a couple doors down from mine and I'm always impressed with their decor.

Total Christmas Decorations

Here you see the deer pond as part of the total picture.

Outdoor Rope Lights - great for columns

These rope lights would work great for lighting columns or banisters.

What a difference a year makes! - my house last year

Last year we got a beautiful snowfall just before Christmas. Here is a photo of my house decorated for Christmas and covered in snow.

A Guide to Outdoor Decorations - beginners guide

Perhaps you'd like a book to help you with your outdoor decorations. This beginners guide will be very helpful.

Merry Christmas

May you and your family have Peace and Joy this Christmas Season!

Do you decorate outdoors for Christmas? - tell us about your decor

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      Fay Favored 

      4 years ago from USA

      You are so blessed to live in an area where people still decorate for Christmas. The neighborhood looks lovely and your house just looks like Christmas. So pretty. Enjoyed strolling through your town.

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      Lisa Auch 

      6 years ago from Scotland

      Yes we do! our new neighbors are a bit in awe of our Christmas lights (we moved to a new area, and they dont seem to do outside lights....well until now :)

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 

      6 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Also just came back to see your new photos - and your new camera did an excellent job! Angel blessed

    • DecoratingEvents profile image


      6 years ago

      Had to come back and see the new Christmas outdoor decorations you posted!

    • Wednesday-Elf profile image


      6 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Lovely new photos. Your new camera really does an excellent job keeping the nighttime 'blur' out of your photos. Happy Holidays.... think you'll have a white Christmas this year?

    • BuckHawkcenter profile image


      6 years ago

      Some great ideas to add to my Christmas lights display!

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      6 years ago

      How pretty! Halloween isn't here yet, but I'm feeling the CHRISTmas spirit already!

    • Wednesday-Elf profile image


      6 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      I visited this page of beautiful outdoor Christmas decor photos on an earlier Christmas, but it's just as lovely to browse through again.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      6 years ago from United States

      I really do love looking at the outdoor lights and decorations! I know I have been here before, but I simply couldn't resist another look :)

    • DecoratingEvents profile image


      6 years ago

      I love to drive around and look at the Christmas outdoor decorations! Thanks for sharing ideas from your neighborhood!

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      Dancing Cowgirl Design 

      7 years ago from Texas

      I love Christmas lights !! I was browsing through your list of lenses and had to stop here. I love to ride around and look at decorations and lights especially if someone else is driving !

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      8 years ago

      Thanks for sharing the fun pictures. Convincing my husband to decorate every year can be difficult, but we drive around a bunch of neighborhoods to look at the lights after going to Christmas eve services each year. We've been doing this for the last 15 years....guess that makes it a tradition :)

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      8 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      We have a lighted Nativity set and a few lights on the trees. One of our neighbors really does things up - his house can be seen from quite a far distance from the overall glow it radiates! The electric company must love him!! =)

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      8 years ago

      When the lights start going up I always get that warm Christmas-y feeling. I love all the decorations and looks like your neighborhood is an excellent place to visit.

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      8 years ago

      A wonderful lens and a great idea to invite us to a tour around your beautiful decorated neighbourhood. I liked seeing your house in the snow, this gives real Christmas mood.

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      Barbara Isbill 

      8 years ago from New Market Tn 37820

      I know it's too early for Christmas (October), but my wif and I have been collecting Christmas junk for years. We love to light up our yard! Great lens. I will try to return around the season!

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      8 years ago

      I haven't done this lately; but I used to make a giant Christmas card out of a 4'x4' plywood board and painted it with a message. I drilled tiny holes around the edge and put little white lights in them. I also like to use luminaries.

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      8 years ago

      Driving around looking at Christmas lights is one of our favorite things to do as a family. My parents gave me a big inflatable penguin for the balcony of my condo; I put it up every year.

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      9 years ago

      I enjoyed this tour! Blessed by an angel! I love seeing decorated homes at Christmas! Yours with the snow looks so cool and Christmasy...(is that a word?)

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      9 years ago

      Love the tour, what a cute idea! I will be sure to stop back and see more as you add them.

      Merry Christmas!

      Robin :)

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      9 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Oh me! We sure do live in a dull neighborhood compared to these great Outdoor Christmas Decorations! I thought your home was the prettiest.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      9 years ago from United States

      These are all so pretty! I love driving around and looking a Christmas lights!

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      9 years ago

      Beautiful Christmas Decorations. Can't wait for updates to the tour.

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      Faye Rutledge 

      9 years ago from Concord VA

      Beautiful Christmas decorations! Loved the tour. These days I only decorate with my Nativity Set and collection of Christmas mugs. We live off the road, so no one would see any outside decorations. Your house is so pretty in the snow. Merry Christmas to you, too!

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      Bambi Watson 

      9 years ago

      What a fun idea for a lens!

      I just love the really gawdy houses with the giant plastic Santas & lots of bright!

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      Lynne Schroeder 

      9 years ago from Blue Mountains Australia

      Your neighbourhood looks lovely and what a great idea.

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      9 years ago

      Liked all the pictures you showcase here. And as I can see there's no need to get extravagant to have a nice (wonderful) looking home for Christmas. Especially the house with simple decor looks so warm!

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      9 years ago

      What lovely Christmas decorations you have in your neighborhood! Look forward to your next trip out.

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      9 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      What a lovely neighbour hood. Can't wait to see more photos. Happy Holidays!

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      Sandy Mertens 

      9 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Great idea. There is a house down the road. The city must be funding it. But the entire house from top to edge of the lawn is decorated. Lights and all.

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      Heather Burns 

      9 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      What a cool idea and fun way to make a sales lens that is a story. I love it! 5*, blessed.

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 

      9 years ago

      Mary Beth...loved the pretty...I so enjoy the decorations at Christmas!! My favorite time of the year!

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      9 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Nice! When our children were small, we used to take a tour around town in the car one clear night every December and look at all the fabulous outdoor Christmas decorations. The kids would oooh and ahh at all the pretty lights and fun Santas and reindeer and lighted displays.


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