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Christmas Gazebo: 14 Awesome Ideas To Inspire You

Are you looking to create a stunning Christmas gazebo? Hoping to decorate one of your already existing gazebos to get it ready for the holiday season? 

A festive gazebo can be a great place to spend some time during the winter. I wanted to show my readers that decorating your gazebo can be a great way to celebrate the holidays. 

Getting curious? Keep reading to see my top picks of gorgeous Christmas gazebos.

With A Christmas Tree Inside

A Festive Centerpiece

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Not only is this a huge gazebo covered in Christmas decorations, it includes a festively decorated tree, right in the middle! 

If you’ve got the room for such a striking tree in your gazebo, it will look like something straight out of Home Alone! I bet those Christmas lights look great at night. 

Classy And Simple

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This idea shows that a Christmas tree can look amazing without ornaments. 

The lovely green tones of the tree are preserved here and cut through the snowy white of the gazebo. A sheltered Christmas tree like this could look equally good in a pavilion. Here you can find more ideas about how to set up an outdoor pavilion.

Create A Snowy Paradise

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All this white snow makes me feel so Christmassy! If you’re lucky enough to live in an area where it snows, consider getting rid of your gazebo cover and letting that lovely snow drift in! If you never heard of a gazebo cover, read this A Nest With A Yard review.

The simple lights here give a warm glow and make for a gorgeous decor option.

Or A Santa’s Grotto

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This idea is especially fun if you have kids. If you love to decorate at Christmas, an outdoor hardtop gazebo can be the perfect spot for Santa’s grotto. This one even has Santa Claus inside! If you don’t have a hardtop gazebo but have been always dreaming of buying one, read our review.

This is a great way to use up any decorations you don’t have room for in the house.

A Beacon Of Light

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All these lights can be seen from a mile away! They look like a welcoming festive beacon and stand out, even if you’re enjoying them from inside your home. There’s also plenty of room in this gazebo for a Christmas gathering or winter party. For the party, you can set up a food station right outside the gazebo and put benches inside to organize a resting area there.

Lit To The Top

A Winter Wonderland

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This is so fantastic! Look at all the colors and the loads of bright lights that go all the way up to the top. I love the red, green, and gold combo — it just says “Christmas” to me. What an awesome setting for entertaining guests or relaxing this Christmas with some hot drinks.

Lights And Garlands

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The string lights up to the top and the garlands surrounding this gazebo give it a classy and simple look. This idea is probably a lot simpler to set up than some of the other, more ambitious lighting ideas on my list, too.

Of course, some snow helps this look even more impressive.

Lights That Sparkle

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This lovely design is shown in gif format so you can see the sparkle of the lights. It’s lovely to have a warm glow and a little bit of movement in your lighting. Another beautiful gazebo lighting setup.

A Christmas Tree Outside

A Rustic Seating Area

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Look at this beautiful pavilion area. Having the Christmas tree outside the gazebo means it can be much bigger. It also leaves more space for a rustic seating area, great for relaxing and enjoying the crisp winter air. Just bundle up!

A Tree Draped In Decorations

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This is a gorgeous and grand outdoor tree. It’s huge and draped in a beautiful red garland, which ties it together with the gazebo decor. This scene has such a beautiful, warm, and festive glow.

Go Gigantic

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Not having to fit the tree inside your gazebo means you don’t have a limit on size. 

Look at this beautiful tree! It was probably a lot of work to put this together, but this scene looks like something out of a Christmas market and the whole neighborhood can enjoy it.

Simple Gazebos With No Tree At All

Light The Way

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Beautiful and simple lighting creates a stunning spot for outdoor entertaining in winter. This gazebo uses Christmas lights for a simple but effective design. 

Add A Little Bit Of Sparkle

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This design looks like it could be one of the simplest on my list. Here, some sparkling, small LED lights are draped around the outside of a gazebo. This makes for a lovely Christmassy look without a huge amount of setup.

Get Creative With Wreaths

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​The snow helps make this scene so beautiful, but I also love the simple and creative use of wreaths here. By hanging them in the gaps on the gazebo, it creates a beautiful, classy, and symmetrical look. This also doesn’t look like it would be too painstaking to create. 

Bonus Video: Installing Year-Round LED Christmas Lighting For Outdoor Dining Areas, Gazebos, Backyard, Patio

Putting Christmas lights up and taking them down again can be time-consuming. Nobody likes it when the time comes to take down the lights and you have to pack Christmas away for another year.

LED lighting doesn’t have to be solely for Christmas and this video proves that it can serve a purpose the whole year-round. 

In this video from Christmas Designers, we see an outdoor seating area for a restaurant where the lighting is being replaced. The bulbs look fantastic in the wintertime but aren’t so Christmas-sy that they won’t work the rest of the year. This could be a great look for an outdoor pavilion or your own outdoor seating area.

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These sorts of lights are definitely best installed somewhere like a gazebo or pergola. One of the purposes of a pergola is to provide a sheltered area. This is where you will probably be spending your time when outdoors, so it is a good idea to add some light. 

A pergola also provides a structure on which to mount your LED Christmas lights. A structure like this gives a uniform look to your lighting. 

You can also use it on your porch or patio to implement some of these ideas.

In the video here, they have used lights that need a power supply. But, if you are clever with the positioning of your lights, you might be able to use solar lights instead. 

Low-energy G30 bulbs are used in this video and we recommend using similar bulbs in your design. Also, make sure you buy some spares. If you are going to keep your LED display up all year-round, it is sensible to have some extra bulbs around, just in case any need replacing.

LED Christmas lighting gives a beautiful twinkle during the festive season, but it is useful and efficient throughout the rest of the year, too.

To get some inspiration for what you can do with string lights, check these gazebo lighting ideas!

If you are looking for deals on outdoor Christmas decor, here’s the page where I collect all the deals I found.

Wrapping Up: The Best Christmas Gazebo Ideas

Have these Christmas gazebo ideas got you excited for the festive period? I wanted to share some of the design inspiration I found for my own backyard gazebo.

If you want to add more Christmas items around your garden structures, check out my page with Black Friday Christmas outdoor decorations deals.

If you enjoyed my post, why not share with your friends to get their Christmas decor ideas flowing?

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Nadya Jones

Nadya's the creative mind behind this blog, sharing her passion for landscaping, gardening and making spaces that nourish the soul. An entrepreneur and writer based in Raleigh, NC, Nadya turns imaginative ideas into inspiration, fueling home and garden dreams. Though Nadya crafts gorgeous posts and photos showcasing lush yards or blooming gardens, the real magic happens behind the scenes where Nadya's partner Brett provides endless support, implementing each vision with care and dedication. Brett's the one ensuring her creative concepts come to life. At heart, Nadya remains an imaginative soul, forever dreaming of whimsical details, vibrant hues and lush landscapes. Each manicured edge or blossoming bloom fuels inspiration, expanding her vision of what's possible in design and life. She shares her love for landscaping, gardening, and outdoor design in her blog, the one you are visiting right now. If you are interested in the same things, be sure to check it out! Also, follow Nadya on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr, and LinkedIn!

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