Skip to main content
  • Twinkle Star Halloween Fairy Lights

  • Kwaiffeo Falling Rain Lights

  • Aodini LED Snowflake String Lights

  • Makion Halloween Decorations Fairy Lights

  • Turnmeon Maple Leaves Garland String Lights

Twinkle Star Halloween Fairy Lights

These festive Halloween lights come in a variety of colors—orange, purple, blue, multicolor—with each string powered by three AA batteries. The battery packs are waterproof, and the easy-to-use remote control offers eight different display settings as well as a timer. You’ll probably have to replace the batteries every three to seven days, though.

Pros

  • Easy-to-use remote with timer

  • Eight different display settings

  • IP44 waterproof battery pack

Cons

  • Drains batteries in just a few days

Kwaiffeo Falling Rain Lights

These romantic winter-themed lights evoke snowfall with their animated “meteor shower” pattern. They’re waterproof, and don’t require any batteries, so they’re pretty hassle-free by nature. Each 10-foot string of lights includes eight 12-inch LED tubes, so you’ll likely have to buy more than one. Four or five should cover a Christmas tree, for example.

Pros

  • Animated snowfall pattern

  • Brilliant, otherworldly look

  • No batteries required

Cons

  • Only eight LED tubes per string

Aodini LED Snowflake String Lights

These lights come with 40 LED snowflakes per string, an IP44 waterproof battery pack, and a user-friendly remote control. You can choose from eight different display settings, as well as a timer to conserve battery life. They come in just two colors—white and “warm white” (or yellow)—and tend to drain the batteries in a few days or so.

Pros

  • Easy-to-use remote with timer

  • Eight different display settings

  • IP44 waterproof battery pack

Cons

  • Drains batteries in just a few days

Makion Halloween Decorations Fairy Lights

These LED jack-o’-lanterns are fashioned from attractive orange fabric. You get 10 pumpkin lanterns per string. They’re battery powered and don’t give off heat, but the battery pack isn’t waterproof, so you’ll want to keep it out of the rain. Batteries aren’t included, and there’s only a simple off-and-on switch, but these look amazing for Halloween.

Pros

  • 10 fabric lanterns per string

  • Festive Halloween design

Cons

  • Battery pack isn’t waterproof

  • Tricky to assemble

Turnmeon Maple Leaves Garland String Lights

These realistic-looking maple leaves are ideal for dinner parties, family photos, and Halloween. You can easily keep them out through September, October, and November, and they also offer pulsing and flashing modes. You get 120 lights per package—six strings of 20 bulbs each—but you’ll likely go through a lot of AA batteries if you keep them on often.

Pros

  • Includes six strings of 20 bulbs each

  • Realistic orange-yellow leaf design

  • Perfect for three months a year

Cons

  • Battery pack isn’t waterproof

  • No remote control or timer

Meet the tester

Alex Kane

Alex Kane

Editor, Search & Updates

@alexjkane

Alex Kane is an editor at USA Today’s Reviewed.

See all of Alex Kane's reviews

Checking our work.

Our team is here for one purpose: to help you buy the best stuff and love what you own. Our writers, editors, and lab technicians obsess over the products we cover to make sure you're confident and satisfied. Have a different opinion about something we recommend? Email us and we'll compare notes.

Shoot us an email