Front Porch Christmas Ideas

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I love to decorate my porch for the holidays! For fall I fill it with a plethora of pumpkins and hay bales! For Christmas, it’s all about fresh garland, wreaths, and trees! Here are some front porch Christmas ideas that you can implement in your home!

It’s all about creating a festive porch that is welcoming and charming for the holidays. Since the month goes by so quickly, I start decorating the weekend after Thanksgiving and keep the decor up until January 1st.

Also, check out ideas for styling a fall porch and Christmas Living Room Decor.

Christmas front porch ideas

Front Porch Christmas Ideas

Porch ideas for Christmas

Real or Faux Trees

Christmas trees look beautiful outdoor too! Whether you’re using faux or real trees, place a few of them on the porch. You can add lights and ornaments to them to give them a very merry Christmas look.

We used real flocked trees this year and they look so festive! I added string lights to them to light the porch up.

outdoor Christmas decorations

Fresh Winter Greens

There are several ways you can incorporate greens into your porch.

  • Fill a large bucket or galvanized tin with tree trimmings and large branches. We filled an antique copper pot with large branches and greens for a very wintery look.
  • Fresh garland strung above doorways, beams or windows is another way to add greens.
Eden Passante on a Christmas porch


Christmas wreaths are a must for creating a Christmas porch. Hang wreaths on the front door, side door, or in windows.

You can even lay a wreath over a chair or lean it up against a lantern for a charming look too.

Decorative Outdoor Pillows

If you have outdoor furniture add a decorative throw pillow on them to create an inviting outdoor space.


Lanterns are perfect for decorating for the holidays. Fill them with ornaments, pinecones, or twinkle lights.

You can also use battery-operated pillar candles that go on and off from a timer.

garland and ornaments


Use plastic ornaments to decorate outside. Hang them from garland, fill lanterns or buckets or hang them in trees.



Poinsettias are a traditional Christmas decoration. They have been used for Christmas celebrations dating back to the 1600s in Southern Mexico. Their bright red and white leaves are perfect for the holidays.

Eden Passante Christmas Porch

Tips for Front Porch Christmas Ideas

Keep real garlands and wreaths fresh by spritzing them with water every 3 days.

Command hoops and strips work really well to hang lightweight Christmas decorations.

Water poinsettias when the soil becomes dry, about once a week.

Put twinkle lights on a timer to go on at dusk and off at dawn.

Eden Passante on her front porch

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