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Christmas Night Lights

I have a special post for you all today!  My sweet friend Rachel at Mason de Pax is hosting her annual Christmas Nights Tour.  Time to take a peek of some beautiful homes all lit up at night.  I love this tour because I LOVE Christmas lights!  Who doesn’t!?  I can’t think of anything more beautiful than the glow of soft, twinkling Christmas lights.  They make all of our homes feel so cozy and warm.  If you are visiting from my friend Sarah’s blog Life on Virgina Street welcome!  I’m so happy to have you over. :)

After you pass through our entry our formal living room is the first room you see.  We finished building this home three years ago and this is my first Christmas having a tree in this room.  I have absolutely loved it.  There is nothing like a Christmas tree all lit up at night.

My Christmas gallery wall is also new this year and I love the way our hallway sconces highlight some of our family’s favorite Christmas pictures.

My kids set up our Christmas village in the entry again this year.  It’s their favorite part of all of the Christmas decor and they do everything themselves!  Aside from carrying in the table.  That’s dads one and only job. :)

The little houses look magical at night.  A lot of these pieces were given to me by my mom.  I have the best memories of setting up this village when I was a little girl and I love that my kids are as fond of it as I always was.

Our family room has felt extra cozy this month with the lights from the tree and my fireplace garland.  This room is where we spend most of our time.

I took this picture last year, but the decor is pretty much the same. :)  We have been having cold weather for San Diego this time of year and I love having our fireplace on.

It’s such a rare treat for us to read Christmas books and watch Christmas movies by the fire.  Quite often we’re reading Christmas books and watching Christmas movies with the air conditioning on. ;)

This picture is also from last year but it’s one of my favorites.  My sweet little boy who had been in bed for hours woke up and walked into the family room while I was taking pictures of our tree.  He told me he had been having a nightmare and asked if he could please just hang out with me for a while.  He is my youngest and my only boy and is pretty much spoiled beyond spoiled by me and his sisters so the answer was of course yes accompanied by a huge hug. :)  He walked over to the tree and started talking about his favorite ornaments and I snapped away.  Such a sweet, candid moment that I will cherish and remember forever.

This movie has been on repeat this week. :)

A couple of pictures from my kitchen!

And our formal dining room lit up at night and ready to welcome friends!

Our stair garland gives such a beautiful glow and highlights the snowflake wall my kids’  created.  One of my favorite spots in the house this year. :)

And I can’t forget my little mudroom tree!  Also a new addition this year.

I especially love the look of this little tree through our dutch door on my porch.

A few pics of the outside of our home..

Like I said before.. I really love Christmas lights.  :)

If you are new here and would like to see more pictures/details/sources for rooms throughout my house feel free to visit the posts below!  A lot of Christmas decorating went down around here this month. :)  I have fun things planned for January (LOTS of organizing is in store!). Make sure you sign up to get my e-mails so you don’t miss a post!  (On the right sidebar of my blog.)  You can also hang out with me on FacebookInstagram or Pinterest.  We generally have a good time around here. :)  



















Thank you again for stopping by and taking a peek of our home at night during December!  Wishing you and your loved ones the happiest of holidays.

Next stop on the tour is April’s beautiful home at House by Hoff!  I’ve also included links to all of the homes that have been shared this week below.  Enjoy!


Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

Maison de Pax | Finding Silver Pennies | So Much Better With Age | Decor Gold Designs
French Country Cottage | Ella Claire Inspired | Love Grows Wild


Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

Liz Marie Blog | The Turquoise Home | A Burst of Beautiful | Nina Hendrick Design Co.
Cherished Bliss | Shabbyfufu | Shades of Blue Interiors


Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

Making Home Base | Lindsay Hill Interiors | Zevy Joy | Fox Hollow Cottage
Blesser House | Designthusiasm | TIDBITS


Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

Place of My Taste | Life on Virginia Street | Sunny Side Up | House by Hoff
Stylehouse Interiors | At Home With the Barkers | Beneath My Heart


Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

Kelly Elko | The Happy Housie | Setting for Four | Rooms FOR Rent
Thistlewood Farms | Just a Girl and Her Blog | The Wood Grain Cottage

Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

xoxo, Erin
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47 thoughts on “Christmas Night Lights

  1. Absolutely gorgeous. Your home is beautiful in daylight, but it definitely transforms to gorgeous at night with the Christmas lights and all the ambient lighting you have throughout the house. Wow! I can see why you love Christmas lights so well. Your photos also reflect a beautiful glow around your lights. It looks magical. The village looks amazing. So neat to read that your kids set that up. They do an amazing job. Thanks for the lovely tour! Hugs!!

    1. Thank you so much Jeanne! Christmas lights really do feel magical, don’t they!? I’m always so bummed to take everything down when Christmas is over! Happy Thursday sweet friend! 3 days left.. eek! :) xo

  2. Oh my gosh! Your home takes my breath away, Erin! You are an amazing blogger and decorator! You are the first email I open every morning! You never disappoint me. Have a blessed Merry Christmas my friend! xo

    1. You are an amazing friend Nancie! Always so thoughtful and supportive. Thank you! Your kind comments always cheer me up and it means the world to me that you enjoy my blog. Have a wonderful Christmas sweet friend! xo

  3. Absolutely gorgeous, Erin! How many lights do you have on your trees? They just glow! I would never want to leave if I was at your house. So warm, cozy and welcoming. Beautiful job! Merry Christmas to you!! xxoo

    1. Thank you so much Pam! I definitely look for trees with lots of lights, but it’s the camera settings too. ;) Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family! So grateful for your kind, thoughtful words and friendship this year. xo

  4. Hi Erin,
    We’ve been keen followers of your blog for a while now! We are building a house in Australia soon and are in NYC for Christmas & New Year. We are hoping to take home or ship some lights for our new home and have ordered some from PB. Can you please tell me where you got your outdoor lights? Wall sconces & pendants?
    Kind regards,

    1. Hi Wendy! Thank you! So exciting! My wall sconces are from a store called Jeremiah by Craftmade. My pendants were all from different places.. is there one in particular you are wondering about? And my outdoor light link is in this post on my Halloween decor – click on the picture of my lights at the bottom of the post and it will take you to them. :)

      Good luck with your new house! xo

  5. Erin,

    Thank you so much for joining our Christmas Nights tour! I love all of your timeless details- high on design, but friendly and festive for your growing family!

    1. Thank you Rachel! Loved being a part of your beautiful night lights tour again this year! And thanks again for the help with permalinks. ;) Merry Christmas sweet friend! xo

  6. Love your photos! Though our climate in rural Yorkshire, England, isn’t quite as sunny as yours, this year has been so mild! I’m secretly glad that this week has finally seen frost and low temperatures, so that we can light our log burner and stay cozy. Have a great Christmas!

  7. So beautiful, Erin! Your home is stunning all year around, but looks even more amazing with all the warmth and glow of the twinkling Christmas lights. I hope you enjoyed a fabulous holiday with your beautiful little family!

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