These $5 snow globe Christmas lights are so popular Target can’t keep them in stock


Christmas decorating season is in full swing, and some adorable snow globe holiday lights from Target are so popular that the retailer is having trouble keeping them in stock. These $5 lights are currently not available on Target’s website, but some shoppers have spotted them at local Target stores.

However, word is that as soon as stores put them on shelves, they’re being snatched up faster than you can say “Christmas spirit.” Each bulb looks like a tiny snow globe with a Christmas tree inside. The lights are battery-operated and the strands are 2.5 feet long with six bulbs each.

Check one out as posted to Instagram by user Brandy Gerrard at @bjrey.ger. How cute is this light? It’s no wonder they’re so popular.

Fans of these lights have been finding them in the Bullseye’s Playground section of Target, which is also its Dollar Spot. Here’s a stash found by @targetxo, an account dedicated to Target products:

“So I’ve been seeing that these ‘snow globe’ Christmas string lights are flying off the shelves in the #targetbullseye playground section and wow,” reads the caption. “I was not expecting to find them fully stocked at my local Target! Snagged me two! Yay!!! $5 each!”

If you’re not as lucky and are unable to find these super-popular lights at your local Target, you can buy them on eBay — so long as you’re willing to pay $20 for a single strand.

“These are hard to find string lights that look like snow globes with a pine tree inside — they are almost magical. Indoor use only!” reads the product description.

If that markup is just way too high for you, there are some similar options out there, available at both Target and other retailers as well.

Check out these adorable Northlight 20ct LED Christmas Tree Fairy Lights, available at Target for $8.49. These festive Christmas tree-shaped lights are marked down from an original price of $9.99. Like the snow globe lights, they are battery operated. They feature warm white bulbs on silver copper wire.


These LED string lights are more similar to the snow globe ones from Target. They’re available on Amazon for $7.69 for a string with 20 bulbs.


Of course, searching for hard-to-find items around the holidays can be half the fun, but you have alternatives if you’d rather just get something similar, fast. Happy shopping!

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