Twinkle Lights {Christmas Nights Tour}

Don’t miss these magical nighttime Christmas home tours!

flocked christmas tree and fireplace all lit up at night | Maison de Pax

I have a confession: I almost didn’t do the annual Christmas Nights Tour this year. I almost let this crazy year steal this sweet tradition. While I’m all for giving yourself (and everyone else) grace when things get difficult, I think sometimes it’s worth the extra effort to make magic happen when we most need it.

large windows with garland with lights | Maison de Pax

It reminds me of the line from that beautiful carol:
A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices

When we are most weary is when we can most appreciate the beauty, hope, joy, and peace of Christmas.

fireplace with asymmetrical garland and lights | Maison de Pax

I hope that this tour does that for you. However you may feel weary, may these little scenes bring you an extra dose of Christmas magic this season.

If you are visiting from Bless’er House, welcome. Lauren and I have been friends for quite a few years now, and I can honestly say that her heart is as beautiful as her home.

large flocked Christmas tree in curved stairway | Maison de Pax

Twinkle Light Christmas Nights Tour

This year, I was determined to bring as much light into our home as possible.

Christmas home tour at night with advent calendar | Maison de Pax

I wanted twinkle lights to surround you, no matter where you walked. And I didn’t want to spend on new decorations. So Christmas lights decorating became my simple strategy.

two sided fireplace with garland and Christmas lights | Maison de Pax

The entire downstairs is awash with the twinkle light glow as soon as the sun goes down.

curved staircase lit by Christmas lights | Maison de Pax

Fred and Wilma (the fiddle leaf figs) got string lights…

staircase and entryway with Christmas lights | Maison de Pax

Even my faux olive tree in our dining room got lights…

curved stairscase with Christmas tree and string lights | Maison de Pax

And, of course, the Christmas trees in the stairwell and living room got lots of lights.

Living room with two Christmas trees and a fireplace decorated with garland | Maison de Pax
Flocked Christmas tree beside bookcase and fireplace | Maison de Pax
entryway and stairwell with Christmas lights | Maison de Pax

We basically never have to turn on any overhead lights this time of year. Other than cooking, we can pretty much make it by Christmas lights and candles.

kitchen table and bar with twinkly lights and garland | Maison de Pax
wreath with twinkle lights above kitchen sink | Maison de Pax

Candlelight Christmas Decorating ideas

Speaking of candles, one of our favorite family traditions is to do advent activities by candlelight.

candles and hot chocolate in a kitchen lit for Christmas | Maison de Pax

We read a few Scriptures of the advent story and drink hot chocolate, or address Christmas cards, or wrap presents.

kids enjoying hot chocolate at the table by candlelight | Maison de Pax

We light the fire and read or sing a few carols.

fireplace with asymmetrical garland, off white stockings, gold candles | Maison de Pax

There’s something about firelight that simply makes it more fun. More serene. More magical.

fireplace with asymmetrical garland and candles | Maison de Pax
candles on the coffee table and a fire in the fireplace by the Christmas tree | Maison de Pax

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
(John 1:5)

"and his name shall be called... prince of peace" | Maison de Pax

Whatever this holiday season looks like for you, I wish you the love, joy, and peace of Christ and a very Merry Christmas.

Living room lit up at night by Christmas tree and string lights | Maison de Pax

More Christmas Home Tours at Night

As I mentioned, this nighttime holiday home tour has become an annual tradition! And I’m so honored to be joined by these talented friends. Please visit Michael at Inspired by Charm to continue the tour; his creatively beautiful home is simply stunning at night.

And feel free to visit all the lovely homes of bloggers below to see their Christmas decorating at night!

So many beautiful homes decorated with Christmas lights!

Maison de Pax | Inspired by Charm | French Country Cottage | Shabbyfufu

Magical Christmas home tours at night!

Maison de Cinq | Thistlewood Farms | Finding Silver Pennies | Happy Happy Nester

Christmas home tours with nighttime twinkle lights!

Nina Hendrick | The Wood Grain Cottage | Julie Blanner | Bless’er House

Christmas Nights Tour: holiday home tours all lit up at night!

Two Twenty One | Ella Claire & Co. | At Home with The Barkers | hosted by Maison de Pax

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  1. I always love seeing your home at the holidays Rachel and thank you for organizing the tour again this year. Happy holidays to your family! xo

  2. As always, your home looks magical! The kids at the table is precious. Thanks for hosting such a wonderful tour. I’m honored to always be part of it.
    Merry Christmas! Sonya

  3. Absolutely gorgeous! It’s so serene. I love that you love Jesus and show it so beautifully with your traditions.
    Merry Christmas!

  4. Your home is beautiful! I love the Christmas traditions that you are incorporating with your children! God bless and Merry Christmas!

  5. Your home looks so beautiful, Rachel. Gorgeous twinkling lights. I agree – in this weary time its most needed. Also love the photo of your children. Merry Christmas! xx

  6. So beautiful and inviting Rachel! I love all the little details and allll those twinkle lights really make your home glow!

    Thanks again for hosting and for including me – I love this tour and it’s such a talented group!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family my friend!


  7. Beautiful!
    Your nighttime your is one of my most favorites and I always look forward to it.

    Merry Christmas to you & your family.

  8. Rachel,
    Your house is glowing so beautifully! I’m so glad you decided to host our Night Tour for 2020! Let me know if you ever need help organizing it in the future. I’m happy to help!

  9. Thank you ladies for bringing much needed Christmas cheer to us. Every home was exquisite! Bless each home and may you stay safe and healthy. Happy 2021!!!!!!!!

  10. Beautiful home!
    It has been on my mind over and over again this year, how fitting that Jesus -the Light of the world- would come/coming be celebrated at this, the darkest time of year. Bring on the Light/lights!!! 😊

  11. Oh Rachel, your home is just gorgeous! The glow of the lights is my favorite thing and your home displays them beautifully! Merry Christmas to your sweet family!

  12. So pretty! There is nothing like a home lit for the holidays, really my favorite. I am admiring your living room coffee table and the little gold edge table between the chairs. Are these antiques? We are redoing a family room and love this style for our furniture there.

    1. Thank you so much! Yes, both the coffee table and the side table are antiques that came from my grandmother. I’m sorry I don’t have a source for you.

  13. I know this is a few weeks late . Can you share where you purchased the print on your mantle ( prince of peace) You have a beautiful home. Thanks! PJ

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