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It’s official! It may be only October, but the holiday season is already kicking off for many people, both in Spokane and around the country.  Make sure you have plans for the best outdoor Christmas decorations ever this year.

If you’re anything like us, you can’t wait to start decorating for Christmas. Christmas just holds a special kind of magic, and the right kind of outdoor Christmas decorations can add some serious appeal to your home and neighborhood. Not to mention the excitement and festivity they bring.

However, coming up with a plan for your holiday decorations can be a daunting task. There’s so many options out there and they all have their own appeal. It’s easy to become overwhelmed.

If you’d like to get a head start on spreading holiday cheer, make your home the talk of the neighborhood and avoid a mad dash to decorate during December when you’re already juggling gifts, Christmas card lists, and celebrations, our list of the Best Outdoor Christmas Decorations for December 2020 might just be the thing you need.

List of the best Christmas Decorations for December 2020

A residential Spokane home lined with warm toned Christmas lights.

Christmas Lights

When you think about Christmas decorations, the first thing that comes to mind is probably Christmas lights and there’s a good reason for that!

Christmas lights are one of the easiest and best ways to spruce up your home for the holidays. They come in a wide variety of colors and can be mixed and matched to create a truly unique and stunning atmosphere.

Lining your home with warm toned or white Christmas lights can make your home appear welcoming and festive while mixing in non-traditional colors such as blue or purple Christmas lights can give your home a creative and ethereal feel.

With so many light options available, it’s impossible to go wrong!

River Birch

Porch Decorations

Sometimes when it comes to Christmas decorations, simplicity makes a bold statement. Not to mention that many people may wish to decorate for the holidays, but don’t have the free time necessary to decorate their entire home and landscape.

A wreath hung from the doorway and paired with a Christmas themed doormat, some garland wrapped around porch railings or columns, and some string lights is a classic holiday look that will make your home stand out without requiring days of decoration and preparation.

As an added bonus, your decorations will stand out day and night. While Christmas lights might make a bigger impact, it’s hard to deny they’re less spectacular during the day.

Princess Tree

Nativity Scenes

Nativity scenes are another classic Christmas decoration and one we absolutely love to see around town.

For many people, Christmas is more than just another holiday, and nativity scenes are a beautiful way to honor the origin of the holiday. A well lit nativity scene is both an eye catching way to decorate and a way to celebrate your beliefs.

Leyland Cyprus


There’s no denying that inflatables are more expensive than Christmas lights, but there’s also no denying that they’re real show-stoppers!

Like Christmas lights, inflatables come in a wide variety of colors and styles. You can find inflatables ranging from traditional displays such as Santa and his reindeer to more modern displays such pop culture icons in Christmas themes! Small inflatables make for amazing accents while large inflatables make for amazing centerpieces in Christmas displays.

And as a bonus, even large inflatables are easy to store. Once deflated, you can fold them away for next year so you don’t have to free up extra storage space like you may have to with other kinds of large decorations.

Chinese Pistache

Little Touches

Sometimes is the little touches that make the biggest of impacts.

Decorating existing greenery is often overlooked when it comes to Christmas decorating, but some over-sized ornaments hung from trees, small bows attached to shrubs, and a simple wooden sign in the front yard can create a welcoming Christmas environment.

Spokane is also no stranger to snow! A classic snowman in the front lawn makes for an amazing centerpiece when surrounded by a few simple Christmas touches.

Live Oak Shade Tree

Light Projections

Light projectors have been growing in popularity as a Christmas decoration in the recent years.

Projectors make a great accent or alternative to Christmas lights, and unlike with Christmas lights, you’re not limited to one or two styles. You can use projectors to create amazing backdrops for Christmas displays, light up your house with festive shapes such as snowflakes, or simple concentrate your light display to one specfic area you’d like to focus on instead of decorating your whole home.

Weeping Willow Tree


When most people hear the word animatronic, they think of large and very expensive Christmas displays.

While large animatronic Christmas decorations certainly exist and they certainly make a statement, they aren’t the only holiday themed animatronics available.

There are many smaller animatronics that run the same amount as your standard inflatable.

Modesto Ash Tree

Hire Spokane’s Finest Lawns to Do Your Decorating!

If all these Christmas decorations sound great, but you simply don’t have the time to handle the decorating, we have a solution for you!

Spokane’s Finest Lawns would love to help you decorate for Christmas. While we specialize in installing Christmas lights, our services don’t stop there. We’ll happily set up your other decorations for you as well.

Contact us for your free estimate and enjoy the holidays stress free.