Christmas Candlelight Home Tour
See homes all light up at night with Christmas lights in this special Christmas candlelight home tour!
When I sat down to write this post, I made the mistake of singing (to the tune of “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” naturally) “It’s my most favorite post of the year…” And now I can’t stop!
But seriously, this is my very favorite post of the year. There are few things as soothing and peaceful as a home all lit up by Christmas lights.
Even better, I am joined in this annual post by some very talented friends who are capturing their own magical Christmas lights! If you’re visiting from Julie Blanner, welcome. Be sure to check out all the posts at the bottom.
To see our home decorated in the daylight (and for sources for our decor), please visit my Christmas home tours: part 1, part 2, and part 3.
Candlelight Home Tour
Each night during the holiday season, I try to snuggle with my kiddos on that couch beside the tree: reading a book, hearing about their day, or simply being together.
It’s our space to pray for others, to read the Christmas story, to talk about the things that matter.
It’s our favorite place for those six weeks or so each year when the lights and tree are up.
Twinkle Lights Everywhere
But our living room is not the only space lit up by Christmas lights.
Our entire downstairs is aglow, and I’m not complaining.
Christmas Candlelight Dinner Party
It has become a tradition for my girls to dress up with me and take pictures for these candlelight tours while my husband takes the boys somewhere. It started when they were tiny… and I’ve loved every progression as they’ve grown.
So this year we set a magical holiday table.
Complete with “Grandnana’s” china and crystal paired with some casual, everyday linens and dishes.
The sheer wonder and enjoyment on their faces at the twinkle lights and candles never ceases to warm my heart.
This year, we toasted the evening…
Laughed at some stellar 7-year-old jokes…
And simply relished this special time together.
I’ve been pondering how special time with loved ones can be. It never ceases to amaze me how even my most introverted of my four children positively treasures these special moments…
And it reminds me of the beauty of this season. It’s more than just fun family time.
More than laughter and love and togetherness.
It’s Emmanuel – God with us.
We were made to enjoy and treasure these connections. And I do pray that your time with loved ones would be rich and full and fun. But even more than that, I pray you would experience the togetherness of God with us.
And that you would enjoy the peace and joy that comes from that.
More Candlelight Home Tours
I hope this was as fun for you as it is for me! For more magical and beautiful homes all lit up at night for the holidays, go visit Courtney at French Country Cottage next.
And have a very Merry Christmas!
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So beautiful, friend! I love your garland on the fireplace so much, such a perfect drape. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you, Julie! Merry Christmas!
Your home is truly glowing Rachel – as are you and those beautiful girls!
As always, thank you for organizing and for including me in this talented group! I always look forward to this!
I was so glad to have you and get a peek into your home. Merry Christmas!
Your home looks so beautiful lit up for Christmas, Rachel. LOVED seeing the photos with your daughters 😉 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to your family xx
Thank you, Danielle! Merry Christmas!
Rachel everything looks beautiful and what a lovely, positive post. I hope you and your family have a fabulous Christmas, May God bless us all.
Thank you, Diana! Merry Christmas!
Could you let us know where you bought the beautiful garland in your stairway.
Hi Susan! I’ve had it for many years. I want to say it was from Home Depot.
So beautiful Rachel! Make all of those moments at home special. Your children will still talk about it when they are older. Trust me, mine are 23 and 21.
Aww! I hope so. I love making memories with them.
Thanks for the tour, and allowing us to sit with you and your beautiful girls. Enjoying a beautiful evening and thanking God for all he do and all we are because of his wonderful grace.
Thank you, Ivory! Merry Christmas!
What a sweet tradition to have with your girls every year!! It will be so nice for you to look back on them when they are grown…well, except the tween year when they are rolling their eyes in the pics!!
Ha so true! I’ll enjoy it for now.
So beautiful, Rachel, and what gorgeous pictures with your sweet little girls! You can feel the love and coziness in your home through this tour! Happy Holidays and a very Merry Christmas, friend!
Thank you, Krista! I hope you had a merry Christmas!