The best festive Lego sets you can buy for Christmas 2023

The festive season is just around the corner. And, without fail, Lego embraces the Christmas spirit year after year. Every winter season, the company rolls out Christmas-themed sets, and this year there’s more than ever. Thanks to several new sets available, along with some older sets tat are still in print, there’s a huge range of festive LEGO builds to choose from.

We’ve rounded up eight of the best Christmas LEGO sets right here, all of which are still available to purchase from stores. We’ve included sets that cover all budgets too – Christmas sets don’t have to be big and expensive. Ho ho ho!

Related: See Lego’s range of 2023 Advent Calendars

Lego 40573 Christmas Tree

  • RRP £39.99
  • Age 12+
  • 784 pieces

Putting up a real Christmas tree can be a bit of a pain. But this Lego Christmas tree is an absolute joy to build, and it looks absolutely wonderful. Okay, it might not be big enough to put all your presents under (it stands at just under a foot tall), but it looks fantastic on any mantel or windowsill.

Lego Icons 10308 Holiday Main Street

Lego Icons Holiday Main Street - Christmas sets
  • RRP £89.99
  • Age 18+
  • 1,514 pieces
  • 6 minifigures

2022’s Winter Village set is the beautiful Holiday Main Street. Rather than just one building, as we so commonly see from the Winter Village range, this comes with two, and a wonderfully festive tram car. There’s also a Main Street street sign, and a standalone Christmas tree. If you’ve got a festive Lego display, then, this will slot right in, adding some beautiful detail to any city.

Lego Icons 10325 Alpine Lodge

Lego Icons 10325 Alpine Lodge
  • RRP £89.99
  • Age 18+
  • 1,517 pieces
  • 5 minifigures

Brand new for 2023, the Alpine Lodge Winter Village set leaves the town behind and heads into the mountains. We absolutely love the log-built details of this gorgeous little winter home. Turn the set around and the internal detail feels warm and cosy, invoking the spirit of a happy family Christmas.

Along with the building, you’ll find a snow-covered outhouse, a snowmobile and a pair of skis for your minifigures to hit the slopes with.

Lego 40642 Gingerbread Ornaments

  • RRP £10.99
  • Age 6+
  • 190 pieces

New for 2023, the Lego Gingerbread Ornaments allow you to create custom decorations that you can hang on your own Christmas tree. You can follow the instructions, of course, or you can create three of your very own gingerbread designs. How about making yourself, and your own family, in gingerbread Lego form? Not only is this one of the best (and cheapest) Lego Christmas sets, it’s also one of the most fun.

Lego Icons 10293 Santa’s Visit

LEGO 10293 Winter Village Santa's Visit
  • RRP £89.99
  • Age 18+
  • 1,445 pieces
  • 4 minifigures

LEGO 10293 Santa’s Visit is the 2021 entry into Lego’s long-running Winter Village range, and thankfully, it’s still available this year. It’s your last opportunity to add this to your collection, though, so if you want it, get it before it sells out.

This charming snow-topped cottage depicts a scene on Christmas Eve where Santa visits a family, travels down their chimney and leaves gifts under the tree. Truly a heart-warming Christmas spectacle.

Lego 40426 Christmas Wreath 2-in-1

  • RRP £30.99
  • Age 9+
  • 510 pieces

It’s been a best seller for a couple of years, and we’re so happy that Lego has kept the Christmas Wreath around for holiday 2023. Since this is a 2-in-1 set, it can be built in two different ways; a door-hanging wreath with a decorative red bow, and a table-top wreath laden with candles.

Lego 40571 Wintertime Polar Bears

  • RRP £11.99
  • Age 9+
  • 312 pieces

One of the cheaper LEGO festive builds is this adorable pair of Wintertime Polar Bears. The bears stand on a small white plinth adorned with ice and a beautifully-decorated Christmas tree. The perfect pocket money build that brings plenty of festive cheer.

Lego Ideas 21330 Home Alone

  • RRP £229.99
  • Age 18+
  • 3,955 pieces
  • 5 minifigures

It may not be part of Lego’s Christmas range, but is there anything more festive than the McAllisters’ house from Home Alone? One of our favourite Lego Ideas builds, this huge set recreates the exterior and interior of the iconic house from one of the best Christmas movies ever made. You’ll find all of Kevin’s traps here, many of which can be played with so you can recreate your own favourite scenes from the movies.

Lego 40499 Santa’s Sleigh

LEGO 40499 Santa's Sleigh
  • RRP £34.99
  • Age 9+
  • 343 pieces
  • 1 minifigure

Lego’s Santa’s Sleigh is one of our favourite smaller Christmas builds, and it looks wonderful as a part of any Christmas decoration set-up. It’s, of course, a gorgeous recreation of Santa’s Sleigh, complete with four reindeer, a sleigh filled with toys, and naturally, Santa himself. Santa even has a ‘naughty or nice’ list… wonder if you’re on it?

Lego 40640 Nutcracker

Lego Nutcracker 40640
  • RRP £10.99
  • Age 8+
  • 208 pieces

A colourful and cheery chap, this little Nutcracker fellow is another set new for 2023. And at only £10.99, it’s one of the cheapest, too. An iconic festive design, it looks striking thanks to the bright red and yellow colours. And it even has movable parts: push a switch on the pack and its mouth moves up and down. Its arms move, too.

Lego Harry Potter 76388 Hogsmeade Village Visit

Lego Harry Potter Hogsmeade Village visit - best Christmas sets
  • RRP £79.99
  • Age 8+
  • 851 pieces
  • 7 minifigures

Part of the Harry Potter range, Hogsmeade Village Visit isn’t technically a holiday-themed set. But thanks to the snow-covered roofs, this is still one of the best Lego Christmas sets you can buy. It doesn’t even matter if you aren’t familiar with the world of Harry Potter; these quaint little buildings – a sweet shop and an inn – will fit right into any festive village set-up.

Written by Kim

Kim has loved Lego since she was a kid, but didn't get back into the plastic bricks until her late 20s. In the last several years that love has become an obsession, and Lego has taken over her house, and her life! When she's not building Lego, she's likely to be playing video games or writing about them: she's also the co-owner of You'll also find her work over on Space and LiveScience.

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