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!

candles atop a holiday mantel lit up at night

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.

stair garland and dining room all lit up for Christmas

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.

Christmas tree at night
Christmas tree by fireplace with candlelight
living room all lit up with candlelight and Christmas lights

It’s our space to pray for others, to read the Christmas story, to talk about the things that matter.

cedar clippings and candles decorate for the holidays

It’s our favorite place for those six weeks or so each year when the lights and tree are up.

living room lit by candlelight at Christmas time

Twinkle Lights Everywhere

But our living room is not the only space lit up by Christmas lights.

stairwell garland lit up with Christmas lights

Our entire downstairs is aglow, and I’m not complaining.

tall Christmas tree in stairwell lit up at night
stair garland with Christmas lights and dining room lit by candlelight

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.

magical Christmas dining table

Complete with “Grandnana’s” china and crystal paired with some casual, everyday linens and dishes.

candlelight Christmas dinner

The sheer wonder and enjoyment on their faces at the twinkle lights and candles never ceases to warm my heart.

little girl enjoying the magic of Christmas

This year, we toasted the evening…

holiday toast
Christmas dinner toast

Laughed at some stellar 7-year-old jokes…

Beautiful Christmas dinner party

And simply relished this special time together.

mother and daughter enjoying Christmas dinner

Christmas Togetherness

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…

candlelight and Christmas lights at night

And it reminds me of the beauty of this season. It’s more than just fun family time.

Christmas lights and candles at night for the holidays

More than laughter and love and togetherness.

family Christmas dinner by candlelight

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.

candlelight and twinkle lights at night with Christmas tree

And that you would enjoy the peace and joy that comes from that.

holiday home lit up at night with Christmas lights and candlelight

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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  1. So beautiful, friend! I love your garland on the fireplace so much, such a perfect drape. Thanks for sharing!

  2. 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!

    Merry Christmas!

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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!!

  8. 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!

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