Top Chili Pepper Lights For Parties And Holidays

What’s a summer barbecue without some chili pepper lights? But the fun doesn’t stop there. They’re a fun and unique choice for party lights for all sorts of holidays, from Fourth of July and Cinco de Mayo to Halloween and Christmas too! And if you’re looking for a little chili pepper decor to spice up your kitchen, these lights can really do the trick. They are truly unique, making them fun throughout the year.

Here are five of our favorite options that definitely bring some Southwestern spice to any indoor room or outdoor activity. You may be surprised at the variety of choices out there!

Sival Red Chili Pepper String (Green Wire

Hot in red!

The most popular color for chili pepper lights is no doubt hot red, so this string light set definitely sit atop the favorites list for many. At its full length, the string comes out to 13.5 feet in length (35 bulbs in total), and it works well both indoors and outdoors. The wire itself is green, so it blends well with evergreens and Christmas trees. This is an excellent standard to have about the house.

Red, Yellow & Green Chili Pepper Fiesta Christmas Lights

A lovely color mix…

Like the color spread of hot peppers, from those mild greens to spicy reds? Try these fiesta lights out. They mix together green, yellow, and red, throughout the strand. These are definitely beautiful as Christmas tree decorations. The string is nearly fourteen feet in length, with 35 lights total.

Sival Chili Ristra Light (Red, Yellow, And Green)

A popular option for the kitchen!

Like the beauty of a chili ristra? Those hot peppers drying all together with their unique colors? A chili ristra light is an excellent piece of kitchen decor to brighten up your space. It’s perfect there, as well as among Southwestern decor motifs and as a cool Mexican theme party decoration.

Chili Pepper Kitchen Lights

Simple design, uses batteries…

This is a simple set, but it’s quite perfect as a kitchen decoration to add a Southwest flair! Instead of plugging into a wall, it uses AA batteries as a power source, so the lights can be hung in any situation. It’s a great way to add color to your space.

Kurt Adler Multi Chili Pepper Light Set

Realistic looking and colorful.

This set of Kurt Adler lights brings the color you’d expect from hot peppers and adds a dab of realism too. They’ve got a textural look to them that makes them look a lot more like the real McCoy. The string contains ten total peppers, spaced a foot apart. That’s less pepper lights than some other sets per string, but if you’re looking for something a little more unique, this is a terrific choice to make.

UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on November 19, 2020 to include new content. It was originally published on October 19, 2013.