Gorgeous Garlands to Deck the Halls With

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Without a Christmas garland, your holiday home decor might not feel complete. Even if you have a home full of Christmas decorations, a festive garland can tie everything together. Garlands are often used to fill in otherwise unused space, like on a mantel or staircase railing. They can also be wrapped around a Christmas tree to add texture and dimension, or placed vertically on a dining table to serve as a centerpiece.

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Traditional holiday garlands consist of greenery (real or faux) that's sometimes accented with lights, pinecones, berries, ornaments and other holiday swag. Fresh garlands are typically made from the same or similar greenery as Christmas trees, like cedar, fir, white pine, magnolia or evergreen. Artificial garlands are a popular choice since they can be reused year after year. They can be flocked to look like they're covered in a light dusting of snow, and they can hold LED lights, including warm white lights, cool white LED lights, incandescent lights, multi-colored lights and even color-changing lights.

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Greenery garlands aren't the only type, however. You can find non-traditional garlands that are made of beads, tinsel, rope, laser-cut wood, felt, string and more. They add a modern twist to the garland tradition and certain ones can be especially fun for kids.

When shopping online, it can be hard to find fresh garland, so we've only included artificial garlands on our list, with many that are made to look realistic, along with a handful of non-traditional options. Scroll on to see our list of the best Christmas garlands of 2022 and don't forget to make sure you're buying the correct size for your space.

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Realistic Garlands:

Steelside Lighted Pinecone Garland

$58.99 at Wayfair

You can literally deck your halls with this pre-lit faux pinecone garland. It's made to look realistic with bristle tips and pinecone accents and features 100 LED white lights. It works great on a mantel, over your front door, on a staircase banister or outside under a covered patio. You'll need to primp the branches when it arrives, as garland is often shipped compressed.

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At a Glance:

  • Length:‌ 9 ft.
  • Location:‌ Indoor; covered outdoor use
  • Pre-Lit:‌ Yes
  • Light Color:‌ Warm white

Prowreath Smokey Pine Christmas Garland

$19.99 - $24.99 at Amazon

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For a natural, rustic vibe, check out this decorative berry garland that features pine needles, pinecones and red berries. It's delicate and ideal for a minimalist or farmhouse look and fits nicely on a mantel, dining table, chandelier, staircase or entryway. Choose from a red berry, village bell or winter snow design.

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At a Glance:

  • Length:‌ 6 ft.
  • Location:‌ Indoor; covered outdoor use
  • Pre-Lit:‌ Yes
  • Light Color:‌ Bright white

LitBloom Lighted Olive Garland

$32.99 at Amazon

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Not only is this pre-lit Christmas garland with bright white fairy lights a beautiful addition to any mantel, tabletop or wall, but it also makes managing your decorations super easy as it comes with an on/off switch and a built-in 24-hour timer. The battery-operated timer works in 6-hour increments so you can set it up and enjoy it for the entire the holiday season without worrying about turning it on and off. The company offers 10 different colors and designs.

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At a Glance:

  • Length:‌ 6 ft.
  • Location:‌ Indoor; covered outdoor use
  • Pre-Lit:‌ Yes
  • Light Color:‌ Bright white

Ridgefield Home Artificial Pine Garland

$39.99 at HomeGoods

Spruce up your mantel with this sparkly seasonal faux pine garland adorned with shimmery, frost-colored berries and ornaments. If you enjoy decorating for the holiday season but aren't a big fan of bright colors or decor that's too intensely Christmas-themed, this garland is a great option.

At a Glance:

  • Length:‌ 6 ft.
  • Location:‌ Indoor
  • Pre-Lit:‌ No
  • Light Color:‌ N/A

Pre-Lit Garlands:

Turnmeon Pre-Lit Artificial Christmas Garland

$39.99 at Amazon

Bring on the holiday cheer with this festive garland that's full of green branches, snowy bristle pines, pinecones, berries and 100 pre-lit warm white lights. It comes with an automatic timer, and the lights have the option for eight different modes. When you turn the lights off, the previous mode will automatically restart when the garland is turned back on. The garland is safe for both indoor and outdoor use, so this one's a great option for decorating your patio our outdoor space for some wintery festivity.

At a Glance:

  • Length:‌ 9 ft.
  • Location:‌ Indoor, outdoor
  • Pre-Lit:‌ Yes
  • Light Color:‌ Warm white

Wayfair Basics Fir Pre-Lit Garland

$25.99 at Wayfair

This is the garland to get if you want something basic, with just greenery and pre-lit Christmas lights, or if you prefer one with ample space to add your own ornaments and other decorations. This faux fir garland is pre-strung with clear lights that remain lit even if a bulb burns out, and it comes in three size options, so it can work in multiple areas of your home, like on a banister, fireplace mantel or over a door.

At a Glance:

  • Length:‌ 5 ft., 9 ft., 10 ft.
  • Location:‌ Indoor, outdoor
  • Pre-Lit:‌ Yes
  • Light Color:‌ Multi-colored

West Elm Pre-Lit Faux Woodland Pine Garland

$129.00 at West Elm

This garland will be a stunning addition to your holiday decor. West Elm never fails to impress, and the beauty of this garland is no exception. Made with faux botanicals that require zero maintenance, dozens of tiny lights for a warm glow, and lush greenery, pinecones and twigs, this garland is sure to impress. You can also buy a matching wreath.

At a Glance:

  • Length:‌ 5 ft.
  • Location:‌ Indoor; covered outdoor use
  • Pre-Lit:‌ Yes
  • Light Color:‌ Warm white

RelaxingRecoveries Light Up Christmas Garland

$59.62 at Etsy

This pine Christmas garland is decked out with lush dark green foliage, red berries, pinecones and soft yellow lights. Safe for indoor and outdoor use, this garland can be placed anywhere that could use some added Christmas cheer. Choose from a garland that's battery-powered or one that's USB powered. It comes with a remote so you can easily control the lights.

At a Glance:

  • Length:‌ 8 ft.
  • Location:‌ Indoor, outdoor
  • Pre-Lit:‌ Yes
  • Light Color:‌ Warm white

Flocked Garlands:

Seasons Greetings Snow Pine Garland

$29.99 at HomeGoods

This garland features flocked greenery that adds a winter wonderland look to your mantel. It comes with attached silver ornaments, but there's plenty of space for you to add your own decorative ornaments or to DIY some additional decorations.

At a Glance:

  • Length:‌ 9 ft.
  • Location:‌ Indoor
  • Pre-Lit:‌ No
  • Light Color:‌ N/A

Melliful Pre-Lit Snowy Flocked Garland

$35.99 at Walmart

Whether it snows on Christmas this year or not, you'll be able to create your own white Christmas with this flocked garland. Included are berries, pinecones and Christmas lights to make this garland shine bright throughout the entire holiday season. It can safely be used as an indoor or outdoor garland.

At a Glance:

  • Length:‌ 9 ft.
  • Location:‌ Indoor, outdoor
  • Pre-Lit:‌ Yes
  • Light Color:‌ Warm white

HMdecorstore Holiday Garland

$48.95 - $159.95 at Etsy

While this flocked pine garland has all the classic adornments, like pinecones, frosted Christmas ball decorations, ribbon and leaves and branches that are heavily scattered throughout, it has more of a natural, wild look to it that adds an element of excitement. This handmade garland comes in four sizes and is best used on a tabletop or mantel.

At a Glance:

  • Length:‌ 2 ft., 4 ft., 6 ft., 8 ft.
  • Location:‌ Indoor
  • Pre-Lit:‌ No
  • Light Color:‌ N/A

Non-Traditional Garlands:

Anthropologie Brenn Garland

$68.00 at Anthropologie

Handcrafted from wool, cotton and metallic balls, this sweet garland features black, red and white tassels and tiny golden bells. If your style can be described as Anthropologie (IYKYK), then you will absolutely love this unique and non-traditional garland for your mantel, tree, or any other area of your home that could use some festive sprucing up.

At a Glance:

  • Length:‌ 6 ft.
  • Location:‌ Indoor
  • Pre-Lit:‌ No
  • Light Color:‌ N/A

PortGardnerCrafts Wooden Bead Garland

$20.39 at Etsy

Bead garland is a fun and modern take on the traditional garland. This handmade wooden beaded decorative garland allows you to decorate a table, Christmas tree, or mantel without feeling like you've overdone it with the Christmas decorations. If you want to decorate your tree with this garland, the designer suggests taking a ribbon and wrapping it around your tree as much as you want. Then measure the ribbon to find out how many lengths of wooden bead garland you'll need. Choose from two bead patterns.

At a Glance:

  • Length:‌ 6 ft.
  • Location:‌ Indoor
  • Pre-Lit:‌ No
  • Light Color:‌ N/A

PatonLaneDesigns Gingerbread Felt Garland

$16.99 - $47.00 at Etsy

A huge hit with the kiddos, this fun and festive garland features adorable gingerbread men, candy canes and felt balls on a whimsical garland that'll work perfectly on a fireplace mantel or wrapped around a Christmas tree. The colors are bright and would even work well in a playroom or your child's bedroom to add some festive holiday decor without the worry of it breaking.

At a Glance:

  • Length:‌ 3 ft., 4 ft., 5 ft., 6 ft., 7 ft., 8 ft., 9 ft.
  • Location:‌ Indoor
  • Pre-Lit:‌ No
  • Light Color:‌ N/A

Afloral Antique Gold Jingle Bell Christmas Garland

$32.00 at Afloral

Christmas garlands have come a long way since your grandma's fireplace mantel. This antique gold metal jingle bell garland will add some rustic charm to your modern mantel, and it can also be a great addition to the centerpiece decorations at a holiday dinner.

At a Glance:

  • Length:‌ 6 ft.
  • Location:‌ Indoor
  • Pre-Lit:‌ No
  • Light Color:‌ N/A

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