Nativity sets are one of those Christmas decorations that can be passed down through the generations. There are several different types of Christmas nativity scenes, each with different characters and animals as well as different looks like old-world European nativity sets, contemporary nativity sets, etc. We’ve put together a few of our favorite nativity Christmas decorations to help you build a Christmas nativity scene that you and your family can love year after year.
Whether you want just one nativity set in your yard or you’re creating an entire nativity scene, the most focal point should be your actual nativity scene with Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus. If you want to go all-out with your Christmas yard display, the Shimmering Lighted Nativity Scene has everything you need to create your own elaborate nativity scene – Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus and the three wisemen presenting gifts. The nativity scene is crafted of colorful sequin material and glittery tinsel that creates a sparkle and a glow that no other nativity set can produce. Each piece is covered in clear, incandescent lights, which will give you an impressive illuminating display.
If you prefer a smaller Christmas yard nativity display, our Glittery Tinsel Fabric Outdoor Nativity Scene is crafted of sisal and tinsel and shines brightly with over 210 incandescent lights. This nativity scene depicts Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus in a manger with the star of Bethlehem above. This nativity set stands over 5-ft tall and almost 6-ft wide so be sure you have ample space in your yard to display it correctly.
The Metal Nativity Scene yard decoration depicts Mary and Joseph’s travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem, complete with a donkey. Place this beautiful nativity scene in your front yard and up-light it with a spot light and watch it sparkle at night!
Adding Angels to your Nativity Scene
After you’ve set up your nativity set, add elegant lighted Angel Christmas decorations to your nativity display. The 6-ft tall mesh Angel will appear to be floating on your yard as she delicately encourages a dove to fly. Covered in 250 incandescent mini lights, she’ll create a heavenly glow to your nativity display. Place additional doves around her feet – their adorned with beautiful green ribbons and their delicately etched wings are shaped as if they’re getting ready to take flight. There’s also a coordinating 5-ft tall, bright white Christmas Angel covered in swirled white fabric and gold wings that is releasing a dove. You can place these Angels as close to the manger as you like, however you’ll want to set the angels with trumpets up on the opposite side of the yard from your nativity scene – after all, you don’t want to wake the baby in the manger! The trumpeting angel is crafted of shimmery fabric with over 300 lights and her gold wings slowly open and close.
Nativity Scene Outdoor Signs
The Metal Joy Outdoor Sign coordinates nicely with our metal nativity scene and is coated in red and gold glitter that creates a dazzling effect when illuminated by a spot light. If you don’t have the metal nativity scene, don’t worry. This beautiful outdoor Christmas decoration has a bright gold nativity scene set right in the middle of the “O” and is topped with the Star of Bethlehem. It’s a perfect nativity scene for a smaller yard or if you just want a more compact nativity yard display.
If you have a larger yard and you want to display a more elaborate sign, the Believe outdoor Christmas decoration is almost 7-ft wide and sprinkled with either gold or silver glitter to create a more jubilant look. Select the red or gold sign – whichever coordinates better with your nativity set.
Additional Nativity Scene Decor
If you already have a Christmas nativity scene that has been passed down to you from a family member, you can always add to it by placing some additional nativity scene decor.
Hang a 2-ft tall Gold Star of Bethlehem Christmas decoration from the eaves or a porch light – It’s covered in glittered gold mesh and clear incandescent lights to create a dazzling effect.
If you prefer a bright white star, choose a large Moravian Star that is often used to represent the star of Bethlehem. It has a brilliant 3-D light and it’s lightweight so you can hang it just about anywhere – like on a covered porch to greet your guests as they arrive.
To create a path to your doorway (or to your nativity set yard display), stake larger-than-life 10″ Candlestick Christmas Pathway Lights into the ground. You can even create a curvy path thanks to the 9″ end space between each candle.
Everyone knows the story about the three wise men presenting the baby Jesus with three gifts and now you can add the gifts to your nativity sets by strategically placing Outdoor Lighted Christmas Presents around your yard. They’re wrapped in a soft glittery mesh fabric to look bright by day and lit by clear mini lights to really shine at night.
To decorate your windows, place adjustable window candles in each of your windows – either 1 or 3 per window. They’ll give off a soft glow indoors and shine brightly outside. The vanilla-color window candles adjust from 10 3/4″ to 12″ so you can create a candle “scene” by placing 3 in each window. The timer function allows you to leave the candles on for 6 hours and off for 18 so you won’t have to take the time to go through all of your rooms to control the lights every night. If you don’t want candles in all of your windows, you can strategically place lighted doves on a few of your windows to break up the pattern. This Christmas window decoration shines with 48 super bright white LEDs and attaches easily with a suction cup.
If you have created your own nativity scene, send us some pictures! We’d love to see them and share what you’ve done.