Thanksgiving Decorative Lights

by blackspanielgallery

Thanksgiving f=decorative lights are gaining in popularity, and are now available in a wide range of styles.

Thanksgiving decorative lights are becoming more widely available in more styles.

Thanksgiving is a major holiday that falls on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. In Canada the date Thanksgiving is celebrated is the second Monday of October. The central part of a Thanksgiving celebration is food.

As for decorating, Christmas is the time for many major decorations to appear. Halloween is a distant second place holiday when it comes to decorations. Since decorations are time consuming to place out Thanksgiving often comes up short, with perhaps decorations displayed indoors to be enjoyed during the meal in the dining room. But this is changing.

A few years ago, inflatable lawn decorations appeared.

Now there are fall theme festive lights available, and it seems there are more fall lights than I have seen before being advertised. These can be displayed in a window, and in some cases even outdoors. Or, they can enhance the dining room. The important thing is they exist, and perhaps herald a whole new season for those of us who appreciate holiday decorations.

Thanksgiving String Lights

Fall Leaves, Acorns, and pumpkins

Thanksgiving decorative lights can come on strings.


Fall is the time for leaves to turn color, so it is quite appropriate that light strings that resemble colorful maple leaves be one of the possibilities.  Since it is also the time for trees to drop the nuts which have finally ripened, acorn light strings are also appropriate.  Including fall harvest is also appropriate, so pumpkins fit the holiday decoration scheme.


The light strings shown above can be used for indoor or outdoor decorations.  Indoors they can be used on a table or a mantle.  Outdoors they work well in a fall wreath.

Thanksgiving Decorative Lights for Windows

Thanksgiving decorative lights as window pieces are also now available.  What says Thanksgiving more than a turkey?  Well, turkey light displays for a window are now available.

Stand Alone Thanksgiving Decorative Lights

There are now lighted pumpkin sets that work well as standing Thanksgiving displays.  They can be used on mantles or tables.  To make them part of your outdoor Thanksgiving display, showcase them inside where they are visible through a window.  Of course, single lighted pumpkins are also available.


The lights are LED lights.  The pumpkins are mercury glass, which years ago would have meant that they would have contained mercury, a silver metal.  Currently, mercury glass is made with other highly reflective material.  The glass is blown in two pieces, an inner piece and an outer piece, with the reflective material encased between them to produce the glowing appearance.  These take on a great beauty when lit.

Tealight Pumpkins


Yet another nice decoration is the flameless tealight pumpkin candle set.  These can be set wherever a small decorative touch is needed.

Thanksgiving Articles

Thanksgiving outdoor decorations can be simple, and even be inexpensive. Perhaps adding to the festivities at your home would delight many.
Thanksgiving decorations within the home can really add a special touch to the Thanksgiving meal. They can set a wonderful mood.
Thanksgiving dinner can be made more pleasant if the mood is set with the right decorations, and the work of cleaning after the meal is reduced by using paper products.
Pies are perhaps the easiest food to bring to a family dinner. Many pies can be kept at room temperature for long travel, and can add delight to the meal. Pies are tasty.


Thanksgiving decorative lights appear to be here to stay.  It should be possible to find something that will add to the Thanksgiving spirit in what is now available.  And, these make excellent fall decorations if you are in an area that does not celebrate Thanksgiving as a holiday.

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Updated: 09/29/2019, blackspanielgallery
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blackspanielgallery on 10/07/2019

Thanksgiving in stores is difficult because when Halloween passes Christmas decorations take their place.

blackspanielgallery on 10/07/2019

Driving through areas with many jouses decorated is a great treat, and some public parks also get into it.

katiem2 on 10/06/2019

Nice decorations, you know it seems Thanks Giving Decor is hard to find in stores, brick and mortar that is... I am thrilled to decorate for this family holiday, Thanks Giving is my favorite celebration of family. I host it and love sharing the best of the holiday with family and friends I typically do not see throughout the year.

Veronica on 10/04/2019

These are just absolutely wonderful. We don't go in for lights much in UK . We scarcely see houses decorated outdoors at Christmas. It just hardly happens. It is something we just don't do. These are so jolly and lovely though. Thank you for posting.

blackspanielgallery on 09/30/2019

As for mercury glass, I was concerned by the name so I looked it up. Apparently in the 1800s before mercury was known as dangerous it did contain mercury. The name became associated with the style of adding selectivity into the pieces. The modern pieces, which may not contain a double wall, do not contain mercury, nor did the tableware of older pieces, using silver nitrate and grape sugar in a solution. I am not modern pieces are true mercury glass, which means maybe there is no inner wall between pieces of glass. The term is not quite the same as it originally was intended. I found the pieces attractive, so I looked it up before displaying a product with such an ominous name.
The lights are for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and fall, although not scary. I believe including Halloween is just a marketing ploy, but for small children who are easily scared they may work for Halloween.
I used pieces not scary and focused on Thanksgiving. Fall also works as a setting.

DerdriuMarriner on 09/30/2019

blackspanielgallery, Thank you for the practicalities and products.
Can you tell the difference between older, real mercury glass and newer, non-mercury mercury glass? Do you know what the successor reflective material is?
Isn't it economically lovely that leaf- and nut-themed string lights work for mid-October through November? They represent a reassuring welcome in the midst of scary Halloween decorations.

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