A Guide to Christmas Lights

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With Christmas quickly approaching, shops are beginning to chime our favourite Christmas songs and the present shopping is well underway. It’s the time of year where you begin to think about making the annual venture into the loft to blow the cobwebs off the Christmas decorations, the family heirlooms and the lights that you’ve had for as long as you can remember. 

We have all experienced that moment of dread: you undertake the challenge of that is the untangling of the lights, you have yourself contorted trying to unravel those knots. But, finally, after hours of relentless untangling and getting the lights knot-free, you plug them in to find they don’t work anymore!

At some point, you have to admit defeat and treat yourself to some brand new Christmas lights. If you don’t want that last-minute Christmas panic, then use our guide as a helping hand to finding exactly what you’re looking for this Christmas. Whether you’re looking to replace broken lights, fancy something new or want to grow your collection, here at Castlegate Lights, we have the ultimate guide to finding the perfect Christmas lights for you this year. 

Indoor Christmas Lights

Decorating the inside of your home on the run-up to Christmas is super exciting. Creating a cosy and festive vibe is essential to make the most out of the season before it’s over and done with in a flash. Indoor Christmas lights aren’t solely for Christmas trees, but instead can be distributed in different rooms throughout the house. 

Curtain lights

The nights can often be dark and gloomy near Christmas time when we seem to leave the house in the dark and come home in the dark. There’s nothing much to see out of the window except darkness, so the curtains get drawn as early as possible. But have you ever thought about switching it up and adding some curtain lights into your home? It’s a great way to add some light into the room and also to create a pretty view. 

Premier decoration 

There’s nothing cosier than lighting the fire on a cold winter’s night whilst the stockings hang in preparation. Here at Castlegate Lights, our premier decoration makes the perfect mantlepiece addition. As well as bringing a splash of Christmas colour into the home, our decorative lights are perfect for creating a warm and inviting atmosphere, ideal for those wintery evenings in with Christmassy scented candles and a mug of hot chocolate.

Candlestick lights 

Although candles can make a room smell divine and often create a Christmassy feel to the whole house, they aren’t always that practical. If you have little ones running around the house, or you’re prone to forgetting that you’ve lit them then we may just have the perfect alternative for you. Watching candles can be therapeutic, offering a flicker of light to the room making it feel extra festive. 

Here at Castlegate Lights, we offer the perfect fire-free option. Our candlestick lights embrace the Christmas vibe and allow you to enjoy the beauty of a candle without the hassle. These indoor Christmas decorations are the perfect addition to any room of the house and you don’t have to worry about forgetting to blow them out! 

Christmas tree lights

Christmas wouldn’t be complete without tree lights! If you’ve committed the cardinal sin of putting your lights on your tree without testing them first only to find out they no longer work, fear not. We have a stunning array of tree lights to help you avoid disaster.  Whether you’re looking for the classic white or bright multicoloured lights, you won’t be stuck for choice. 

Outdoor Christmas lights 

Decorating for Christmas doesn’t have to be restricted to the inside of your home; nothing spreads Christmas cheer quite like a decorated garden, too! We want to offer a variety of choice for our customers over the Christmas period. From outdoor string lights to light up animals, we have everything you need to get the outside of your home looking as festive as the inside.  

Light up figures

Light up figures make the perfect addition to your outdoor space. Fun and charming, they’re guaranteed to make your house the best-lit on your street this Christmas!

From Santa stuck in the chimney to light-up penguin decorations, these are perfect for adding a little bit of character to the outside of your house. Ideal for hassle-free decorating, you don’t need to get the ladder out to try and fit them in a host of weird and wonderful places, either.

Icicle lighting 

Our range of icicle lights bring that homely winter feel to the outside of any home. Perfect for decorating around windows or the top of your house, these classy lighting options are a timeless favourite. Not only are they great for both indoor and outdoor use, but they’re also energy-efficient, too.

We hope that this blog has provided and sparked some inspiration on how creative you can be with your Christmas lights. Explore our Christmas section here at Castlegate to find exactly what you’ve been looking for. Don’t leave it until last minute, get prepared so that you can enjoy the festivities for longer!


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