Christmas Home Tour at Night

There’s something magical about the glow of twinkle lights at Christmas time.✨ Tour 20 holiday homes all decorated with Christmas lights to help you get into the holiday spirit!

white fur stockings and greenery by tree with lights | Maison de Pax

A home lit entirely by Christmas lights is my happy place.

This is now the 4th annual Christmas Nights Tour. The last one was two years ago (and such a favorite… a white, wintery wonderland). To all who asked so kindly last year, thank you for understanding that I simply needed a year off. But since this truly is my absolute favorite aspect of this holiday season, I couldn’t resist bringing back the tour. If you’re visiting from Rooms for Rent, welcome! Be sure to check out all the tours linked at the end for more holiday cheer.

roaring fire and christmas lights | maison de pax

Decorating with Christmas Lights

But first, let me show you around. Come enjoy our outdoor Christmas lights (which my younger son helped me string late one night… favorite memories! Sorry, neighbors, for the Christmas music we were playing from the porch the whole time. 😉 )

lit archway in front yard of house lit up with Christmas lights | Maison de Pax

I couldn’t resist a new wreath and garland for the front door this year, and the bushes on either side are always fun to string with lights.

front porch with lighted garland and wreath for Christmas | maison de pax

Inside, more twinkle lights abound. As I shared in my daytime Christmas home tour, I truly kept the Christmas decorating fairly simple. Mostly just greenery and almost naked Christmas trees made up our holiday decor this year.

home lit up at night with Christmas lights | Maison de Pax

But simple strings of mini lights work wonders at night: on the piano…

piano with string of Christmas lights | Maison de Pax

Above the China cabinet…

dining room lit by holiday lights | Maison de Pax

And wrapped into the garland on the stairwell.

curved stairwell garland with christmas lights | Maison de Pax

I never feel like the pictures quite do it justice, so I’ve even made a little video for you.

Favorite Christmas Traditions

Things aren’t usually this quiet around here, though.

girls playing piano at Christmas time | Maison de Pax

When I told my kids I was going to take pictures of the Christmas lights, my daughters wanted to be a part of it.

little girl on stairs beside huge lit Christmas tree | Maison de Pax

Oh. my. heart.

girls laughing by christmas tree | Maison de Pax

We had to do all the special things: check out the presents and gift wrap…

girls looking at presents under Christmas tree by fireplace | Maison de Pax

Spin the fluffy skirts…

girls playing by Christmas tree | Maison de Pax

Practice “Jingle Bells” on the piano (goodness, I really need to teach her another song because that one is getting old – ha!)

girl playing jingle bells on piano with Christmas lights | Maison de Pax

Light candles…

girls looking at candles in Christmas dining room | Maison de Pax

And eat Christmas cookies.

curved stairwell with lit garland by dining room | Maison de Pax

The joy of this season is almost too much for me to handle.

girls looking at Christmas lights on tree | Maison de Pax

All is calm…

Once kids are in bed, though, I must admit that I relish the quiet.

woman reading on couch beside Christmas tree at night | Maison de Pax

The blazing fire in the living room (side note: our fireplace wasn’t working last year, but Mr. Pax managed to fix it this year, and I’m SO grateful!!)…

roaring fire in fireplace beside Christmas tree at night | Maison de Pax

The entire home lit by twinkle lights…

large christmas tree in curved stairwell | Maison de Pax
living room and stairwell lit by Christmas lights | Maison de Pax

The Christmas cards from our friends and family on display…

christmas cards displayed on china cabinet | Maison de Pax

The peace and quiet.

blazing fire, twinkle lights, and christmas tree in living room | Maison de Pax

It’s moments like this that allow me to pause and think on the peace that Christmas can bring – no matter what the storms are in this life… and I feel like that this season there are often many.

cozy couch beside christmas tree and fireplace | Maison de Pax

Peace on earth and mercy mild,
God and sinner reconciled.

I pray you find that peace this year and always. ❤️

white fur stockings and beautifully wrapped presents under almost naked Christmas tree at night | Maison de Pax

Thank you so much for joining me for this holiday home tour! Please go visit French Country Cottage next for more beautiful nighttime Christmas inspiration.

See more holiday homes all lit up at night…

christmas home tours at night with twinkle lights

Maison de Pax | French Country Cottage | House by Hoff | So Much Better With Age | Zevy Joy

christmas home tours at night with twinkle lights

Shades of Blue Interiors | Bless’er House | Shabbyfufu | Cherished Bliss | Maison de Cinq

christmas home tours at night with twinkle lights

At Home with The Barkers | Nina Hendrick | Two Twenty One | Thistlewood Farms | The Wood Grain Cottage

christmas home tours at night with twinkle lights

Kelly Elko | Happy Happy Nester | Ella Claire & Co. | Julie Blanner | Rooms FOR Rent

fireplace and christmas tree with overlay: holiday home tour at night | Maison de Pax
collage of holiday home photos at night | Maison de Pax

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  1. I love it all Rachel! Those little one’s make the Christmas magic even more fun. Thanks for including me in this fun nighttime tour. Merry Christmas ~Sonya

  2. Rachel! Your girls are beautiful and you’ve created such a magical Christmas for them! Wishing you and your family the merriest of Christmases!

  3. Everything looks so gorgeous Rachel! Your home is beautiful at any time of day, but at Christmastime with all your twinkle lights, it’s even more so! Love seeing your cute kiddos as well (makes me miss mine being little soo much! #teenagers!)

    Thanks again for having me on this tour – this is truly a special one and I feel so honored to be a part of such a talented group :).

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!


    1. Thank you, Sheila! I loved having you and your home on the tour. And, I’m also trying to remember that the kids grow up so quickly, so cherishing every moment.

  4. Your home is so gorgeous at night, Rachel! I love seeing the outdoor photos and how big your kids are getting! Happy holidays!
    Hugs, Jamie

  5. What a wonderful tour! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with all of us here. Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family. I love watching those little girls grow! xo Diana

  6. This tour is always so special! Glad to see it’s back 🙂
    Your home looks beautiful, and the girls sure looked like they had fun helping.
    Merry Christmas to you & your family!

  7. This is my kind of tour, the lights after dark are so special and peaceful for sure! And your two princesses make your home even more beautiful.

  8. Rachel, you’ve created a beautiful home for the holidays. We love all the twinkling lights too ~ can’t have too many. Your girls are precious. Merry Christmas to all your family.

  9. Thank you, it was so beautiful, i love these night tours at Christmas time. Have a very Merry Christmas with your family and a Happy New Year.

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