5 Elegant Christmas Table Runners For Your Holiday Gatherings

Saffron Marigold - Updated: December 18, 2023

Spread one of our elegant Christmas table runners across your holiday table for a table setting filled with color, pattern, and personality. From winter solstice celebrations to holly jolly holiday feasts, a Christmas table runner makes it easy to dress your table in holiday style.

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A red Christmas table runner for a festive holiday table setting 

This table says happy holidays, all right! We started with festive Fete Royale as a Christmas table runner and looked to none other than Tchaikovsky’s beloved The Nutcracker for inspiration.

A black and red Christmas table runner with polka dots and a nutcracker centerpiece for a Christmas table setting

Setting the table

Step into a Nutcracker-inspired wonderland as your Christmas table comes to life. Rich reds and lush greens create a festive palette. Nutcracker figurines stand sentinel amidst delicate snowflakes on festive plates.

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Fete Royale Napkins

Top each plate with a set of block print napkins in a coordinating print for easy holiday table styling.

Clever Creations

Tchaikovsky Nutcrackers Ornament Set

A collection of nutcrackers serves as a whimsical holiday centerpiece. This set of ornaments portrays the main characters from the ballet. Position them on tiers and fill in with greenery, pinecones, or lights for a fun display.

The Knot Shop

Modern Tiered Taper Candle Holder

Sleek candle holders bring effortless style to the table. With a matte black base and a gold cup, they add just the right balance of earthiness and sparkle.

Hobby Lobby

Red Bells Napkin Ring

Jingle, jingle jingle! These darling napkin rings help convey a lighthearted atmosphere.

Crate and Barrel

Hilde Salad Plate

A classic red and white Nordic-style design graces these holiday plates. They’ll look charming against the red and white polka dot print of our Christmas table runner!

World Market

Multicolored Nutcracker Christmas Crackers

Include these crackers at each place setting. Not only are they great Christmas table decorations, but they’re also part of a British holiday tradition your guests will enjoy.

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Elevate your festive gathering effortlessly by draping your table in these enchanting linens, bringing The Nutcracker ballet’s charm to your own holiday tableau.

An elegant holiday table runner with a gingerbread theme

With delicate white piping, Vanilla Glace calls to mind visions of sugarplums and the marshmallow world of winter. With that in mind, we used this white and gold table runner to create a Christmas tablescape that’s a grown-up homage to one of our favorite holiday treats.

A white and gold Christmas table runner holds a Christmas tablescape with a gingerbread theme

Setting the table

Delight in the sweet magic of Christmas with a charming gingerbread-themed tablescape that transforms your dinner into a festive confectionery wonderland.

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Vanilla Glace Napkins

Gold embossing and an intricate block print design give a special touch to a set of cloth napkins.

Victorian Trading Co.

The Land of Sweets Light Up Gingerbread House

A gingerbread house stands tall at the center of the holiday table. One is stately, but several scattered down our elegant table runners create a fanciful gingerbread village!

The Jay Companies

Round Copper Beaded Charger Plates

We adore these chocolatey copper chargers and their warm undertone. They’re the perfect accessory to this assortment of Christmas table decorations.

World Market

Faux Pine and Berry Candle Wreaths

Frosty berries, a dash of glitter, and warm candlelight add to the magical ambience of the table.

Faux pine and pinecone napkin rings to go with elegant Christmas table linens
Saro Lifestyle

Holiday Napkin Rings

Elevate your place setting by wrapping your cloth napkins in rings that happen to coordinate with your candle wreaths!

Blue Bow Designs UK

Custom Gingerbread Man Christmas Cracker Kit

These couldn’t be any sweeter! A personalized Christmas cracker with a gingerbread man motif lends a jolly note.

Create the same look with these Christmas tablecloths

Adorn your table with sugary sweet elegance, creating a festive atmosphere that mirrors the heartwarming delights of the holiday season.

A blue holiday table runner for a winter solstice celebration 

On the longest winter’s night, gather your loved ones around a table dressed in midnight blue and illuminated by the warmth of dappled candlelight. We created this special tablescape with our blue Christmas table runner and dressed it with a gorgeous collection of winter solstice decorations.

A blue Christmas table runner and winter solstice decorations for your winter solstice celebration

Setting the table

Blue Christmas table runners and a cool, charming, and inviting allure to your holiday table. Celestial motifs and nature-influenced design are perfect for a winter solstice tribute.

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Starry Nights Napkins

Bright white stars gleam against the rich blue ground of these cloth napkins.


Drift Reactive Indigo Dinner Plate

Hand-pressed and finished with organic edges, these dinner plates have a celestial quality that makes them perfect for your winter solstice celebration.

The Holiday Aisle

Juniper & Cedar Garland

Replete with genuine pinecones and lifelike greens, this holiday garland acts as a lush nod to nature.

West Elm

Pierced White Porcelain Tealights-Constellation

Crafted from porcelain, these candle holders resemble the starry night sky. They’re a great addition to your winter solstice decorations and to our blue Christmas table runner.

Sophisticated white and gold bottle candle holders to give ideas for what to pair with an elegant Christmas table linen
World Market

White and Gold Bottle Taper Candle Holders

Scatter candles in various heights down our elegant Christmas table runner for a beautiful glow. These mango wood candle holders that were handcrafted in India and even have soft golden flecks that reflect more light.

Pottery Barn

White Filigree Hand-Painted Pillar Candles

Scentless, drip-free candles anchor our tablescape—arrange them with taper candles across your table for an elegant look.

Create the same look with these Christmas tablecloths

Embrace the serene beauty of the season as the cool tones evoke a tranquil winter wonderland. Let your table shimmer with a hint of elegance, setting the stage for a unique and unforgettable gathering beneath the winter solstice sky.

Elegant Christmas table runners for a natural green table setting

Simple elegance reigns supreme in our final creation. A Christmas table runner in fresh sage green lays the foundation for a sophisticated table setting. Woodland Ferns’ lacy foliage and ornamental border suggest keeping things simple and organic, so you won’t find too many Christmas table decorations here.

Elegant christmas table runner using sage green and nature-inspired table decor

Setting the table

A symphony of green accents, rustic elements, and foliage create a table adorned with the simple elegance of nature.

Nature-inspired napkins that go with a woodland-inspired elegant Christmas table runner
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Woodland Ferns Cloth Napkins

Navy blue blossoms and a golden border impart polished glamour to each place setting.

Tablecloths Factory

Gold Scalloped Rim Charger Plates

These gold charger plates provide the metallic accent we were looking for without any added designs that might detract from the holiday table setting.

Pottery barn

Gold and Green Magnolia Wreath

Play up the natural feel of Woodland Ferns with a leafy wreath or garland. Pre-lit wreaths are extra merry, but optional.

Hand painted sage green candles with white lacy details to complement an elegant Christmas tablecloth
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Sage Paisley Hand-Painted Pillar Candles

Set a festive tone by placing an embossed sage green candle at each side of your wreath or in the middle of your garland. The white, lacy filigree and sage green wax are ideal for this nature-inspired Christmas tablescape.


Butterfly Ginkgo Napkin Ring (Set of 4)

Ginkgo leaves redesigned as butterfly wings will make your green Christmas tablescape look like a picture out of a fairy tale.

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Sapphire Seas – Hand Painted Pillar Candles

In place of sage green candles, you swap tell captivating narrative of land and sea with our Sapphire Seas pillar candles. Space them out across the table for everyone to admire alongside your green wreath. 

Create the same look with these Christmas tablecloths

Whether adorned with woodland ferns motifs or delicate floral prints, these elegant Christmas table runners bring the beauty of the outdoors to your table.

Elegant Christmas table runner for a merry and golden table setting

A yellow gold, grey, and white table runner is a versatile addition to your table linen collection. We styled the Versailles table runner, a French inspired print featuring whimsical medallions inspired by coats of arms, for a sumptuous tablescape embellished in gold. Its decorative flourishes—cute braided details, fleur de lis, and crowns—are fit for an elegant Christmas table setting.

Elegant Christmas table runner idea using white, gold, and silver color palette

Setting the table

Glimmering accents and elegant Christmas table runners and napkins come together to create a sophisticated canvas for your festive celebrations.

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Gardens of Versailles Cloth Napkins

Versailles’ complementary print, Gardens of Versailles, balances the glamorous medallion motifs in the main print. Dine with these delicate, scrolling vines inspired by the enchanting gardens surrounding the Palace of Versailles.


Vintage Look LED Lighted Mercury Glass Christmas Tree Tabletop Centerpiece Decoration

Create a beautiful display of LED-lit forest with these golden Christmas trees. Cluster them as a centerpiece, or use them to mark place settings. Be creative!

Neiman Marcus

12″ Christmas Carol Crackers, Set of 6

Charming, handmade Christmas crackers bring some jingle jangle to the table–choose ones with little luxury gifts inside!


Metal Charger Plate

Whether in silver or gold, stylish chargers add color and sparkle to the table setting.

Gold napkin ring to go with an elegant christmas table runner and napkins
Williams Sonoma

Gold Leaf Napkin Rings, Set of 4

Gold or brass finish napkin rings provide that special touch for your elegant Christmas table setting.

White filigree pillar candles that complement elegant Christmas table linens
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White Filigree Hand-Painted Pillar Candles

Classic white candles embossed with a white lace filigree help balance out the golden decor on your tablescape. Fortunately, these are unscented and won’t compete with the aromas of your delectable holiday dishes.

Create the same look with these elegant Christmas table runners

Turn your table into a refined centerpiece for holiday gatherings with these elegant Christmas table runners in exquisite white and gold.

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