As of yet I have never owned any plastic outdoor nativity sets but they are one of my favorite things to see when I am driving around looking at Christmas lights and yard decorations in December. It is just such a classic scene and has been a staple of the holidays for many people. The great thing about seeing all the different scenes set up is how different they can look while conveying the same image and message of the baby Jesus with his family.
I have a friend whose mother has always wanted a yard nativity scene to put up every year. I pointed him towards one because it would make such a lovely gift especially since he is never sure what to get her. Of course, while these may make excellent gifts for family, it is much more common for people to buy these for their own yards. With this in mind, I chose three outdoor nativity sets that have some of the highest rated reviews and a large number of reviews so that you would be getting an item that many people have enjoyed over the years.
The Teak Isle Christmas Outdoor Nativity Sets are my top recommendation for a number of reasons. The first is that many people have purchases this plastic nativity scene and have been extremely happy with the purchase. Even though it comes in a pure white which could be a problem in areas that receive a lot of snow during the summer, the plastic material is able to be painted. This will allow you to add your own touch to your scene and also makes for a great family crafts project to get into the Christmas spirit.
It is also easy to put together and very easy to take apart and store so you will not dread putting it up or taking it down which can be a common hassle with anything that gets put up in the yard. For anyone looking to have a bigger scene in their yard, there are additional cutout characters available including the wise men and angels so that you can make your ideal nativity image on your yard.
The second plastic nativity set is a great option for anyone looking to add some color to their yard without having to paint it yourself. I do not have a creative bone in my body so this would be an ideal option. Though because I live in a part of Texas that does not get snow, if I ever get a yard where one of these sets could be places, I do not have to worry about the white blending in so much during the holiday season.
Last but not least is a quaint plastic set up of Mary, Joseph, and the baby Jesus. This is also a lovely white display with not as much decoration as the other options. On the plus side, this is also cheaper for anyone that is on a budget but is also looking for an affordable outdoor nativity scene. With great reviews and a great price, this little scene can add a little bit of holiday serenity to even the smallest of yards.
All of them can be used every year without worry because they have been created to be able to handle most weather conditions. While they might blow away in a hurricane, normal winter storms with snow, rain, and wind shouldn’t cause enough damage for you to have to get a new one. So get ready to celebrate each December by unpacking and setting up your personal nativity scene.