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The Best Extension Cords for Outdoor Christmas Light Displays

These extension cords are sure to keep your Christmas lights shining bright throughout the winter months.

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Otimo Heavy-Duty Three-Prong

These extra heavy-duty outdoor extension cords are made of water-resistant and flame-resistant material, making them ideal for your outdoor Christmas light display. They’re UL listed and include a grounded plug to ensure safety.

More than 85 percent of Amazon reviewers give these extension cords five-star ratings. Says one reviewer: “These are nice quality cords. I am impressed with the fit and finish of the cords. The ends are very sturdy and seem to be very well made and assembled. The cords feel sturdy and are sized well (not too thin).”

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TerraBloom Ultra-Flexible Lighted Extension Cord

This extension cord is made of the durable compound TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomer), which can withstand extreme temperatures while maintaining flexibility. Amazon reviewers often complain about outdoor extension cords becoming stiff due to frigid temperatures. This flexible cord is an exception

The 100-foot 12-gauge cord provides moisture, oil and abrasion resistance, coupled with superior flexibility in below-freezing temperatures (down to minus-35 degrees F). It also features an LED lighted multi-tap (pigtail) design that allows you to plug in up to three strings of Christmas lights at the same time.

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Coleman Cable Vinyl Extension Cord

This 16-gauge cord is UL listed and meets Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements. It’s perfect for Christmas lights because the vinyl insulation resists oil, grease, moisture, abrasion and prolonged exposure to sunlight.

“Worked great,” says an Amazon reviewer. “Well insulated. I have it literally buried in my yard running to landscape lighting and the weather hasn’t bothered it.”

Plus, be sure to store short extension cords with your most-used tools.

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Milspec Direct Multi-Outlet Extension Cord

This Milspec Direct patented heavy-duty extension cord features Pro Cap outlets spaced at 10-foot intervals on the 50-foot cord. The outlet covers keep out dust, dirt and moisture. Each cord comes molded with lighted, transparent Pro Cap multi-outlet connectors and a ring-sealed male plug.

“This extension is awesome,” says one Amazon reviewer. “When placing inflatables in the yard for holidays it gives you spacing needed. Also, it is very durable and doesn’t need to be covered like a power strip needs to be.”

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Alexa Erickson
Alexa is an experienced lifestyle and news writer, currently working with Reader's Digest, Shape Magazine and various other publications. She loves writing about her travels, health, wellness, home decor, food and drink, fashion, beauty and scientific news. Follow her traveling adventures on Instagram: @living_by_lex, send her a message: [email protected] and check out her website:

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