A familiar pastime during the holiday season is to drive or walk around neighborhoods in the evening to see the lights displayed on and around other homes. While some homes have no lights, others may have incredibly ornate displays which require weeks to construct. A rare few have even made it to the Extreme Christmas TV specials shown on HGTV, at least one requiring a generator and another requiring separate electrical service to supply the amount of electrical power required. In Australia and New Zealand, chains of Christmas lights were quickly adopted as an effective way to provide ambient lighting to verandas, where cold beer is often served in the long hot summer evenings. Since the late twentieth century, increasingly elaborate Christmas lights have been displayed, and driving around between 8 and 10 p.m. to look at the lights has become a popular form of family entertainment. In some areas Christmas lighting even becomes a fierce competition, with town councils offering awards for the best decorated house, in other areas it is seen as a co-operative effort, with residents priding themselves on their street or their neighbourhood. The town of Lobethal, South Australia, in the Adelaide Hills, is famed for its extensive Christmas lighting displays and many residents go to great effort to put on the best light display in the town. Residents from the nearby city of Adelaide often drive up to the town to view them.
Mini string lights are the most popular because of their versatility. Available in either incandescent or LED technologies and in a wide range of color options, these Christmas lights are the perfect addition to almost any Christmas lighting design. All of our mini string lights are very reliable and stay lit if a single bulb fails. Our incandescent mini string lights come with replacement lamps, and we carry LED testers and "PODS" for repairing the LED light strings.
At Wayfair, we carry a wide selection of Outdoor Christmas Lights so you can choose from many different options for your home. We carry the best Outdoor Christmas Lights products, so you can find one that is just right for you. With our large selection of home goods, you're likely to find something that you'll love. If you're looking for where to buy Outdoor Christmas Lights online, then you'll have no trouble finding a great option on Wayfair!
Christmas lights (also called twinkle lights, holiday lights, mini lights or fairy lights), that are strands of electric lights used to decorate homes, public/commercial buildings and Christmas trees during the Christmas season are amongst the most recognized form of Christmas lighting. Christmas lights come in a dazzling array of configurations and colors. The small "midget" bulbs commonly known as fairy lights are also called Italian lights in some parts of the U.S., such as Chicago.
Dresdens are three-dimensional ornaments. They are made of paper, card, or cardboard. Dresdens were produced mostly in Dresden and Leipzig, Germany, from the 1860s to WWI. They were originally priced between 1 and 60 cents. Subjects included animals and birds, suns and moons, humans, carriages and ships, etc. Some Dresdens were flat, allowing the buyer to collect them in scrapbooks.
Outline your house with Christmas light strings, illuminate your walkway with pathway light kits and inspire imaginations with a lighted Santa motif in the yard! Light show trees, net lights and tree wraps provide festive lighting in no time for businesses and decorators on-the-go, while Starlight Spheres and LED Grand Cascade tubes suspended in trees mesmerize all who pass by your house.
Make your home merry and bright with Christmas decorations that sparkle and shine with the magical mood of the season. Hang your stockings with care along the mantel with rich fabrics from faux fur and velvet to traditional knit designs. Adorn your tree with ornaments ranging from glass balls to bottlebrush creatures and soft, felt reindeer and Santas. Add the finishing touch to your tree with a glorious topper and a soft tree skirt that keeps your floor neat and organized. Wreaths and garlands can be used on tabletops, fireplace mantels and doorways to ring in the spirit of the holiday.
You’ve lit up the outside of your home with Christmas house decorations, Christmas lights and other outdoor decorations, but what about the inside? Pier 1 has the “brightest” Christmas candle holders and Christmas lanterns to add a holiday glow to any space in your home. And don’t forget to spruce up the brightest spot in your home—the fireplace. Hang your Christmas stockings on festive stocking holders from Pier 1 that coordinate with your other unique Christmas decorations.
To bring the Christmas decorations indoors, browse our amazing assortment of artificial Christmas trees. We have a huge selection of pre-lit trees with LED Energy Smart lighting options, including color-changing lights, warm white lights, dual color options and more. For even more holiday touches, check out our Christmas tree toppers and pre-decorated holiday wreaths and garland – perfect for your mantel or front door.