5 Elegant Christmas Table Runners For Your Holiday Gatherings

Saffron Marigold - Updated: October 2, 2022

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.

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

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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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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

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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.

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.

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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

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Starry Nights Napkins

Bright white starts 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.

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.

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Elegant Christmas table runners for a natural green table setting

Simple elegance reigns supreme in our final creation.  A Christmas table runner in fresh meadow green lays the foundation for a sophisticated table setting. Its gold embellishments suggest keeping things gilded and refined, so you won’t find too many Christmas table decorations here.

A green Christmas table runner anchors an elegant Christmas table setting in gold and green

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Memories of Shalimar Cloth Napkins

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

Crate and Barrel

Gold Plated Charger

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


Winter Whie Centerpiece

White blossoms, snow-tipped pinecones, and a trio of white taper candles comprise this classic Christmas centerpiece.

Meri Meri

Festive Foliage Christmas Crackers

Set a joyful tone by placing a Christmas cracker at each gilded place setting. The green paper foliage and glittery berries seem ideal for this Christmas tablescape.

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One elegant Christmas table runner styled 2 ways

A white and grey table runner is a versatile addition to your table linen collection. Now, you might not normally consider grey as a Christmas color, but if you love to decorate with jewel tones, bright colors, or metallics, then you might want to try grey on the holiday table this year! We set out to style our Art Deco pattern–aptly named 1920–two different ways to show you how truly spectacular grey can be at your celebrations and in your winter table settings.

A silver and gold Christmas table setting

We can see this on the table for a dinner party, a Christmas dinner, or New Year’s Eve.

A silver and gold holiday tablescape with one of our elegant Christmas table runners

A merry and bright Christmas table

Our neutral, elegant Christmas table runners go wild with color at a festive setting for a Christmas party or dinner!

Our team couldn’t decide which style we liked better: the bohemian style rich hues of a colorful winter forest, or the classic look of a metallic color scheme. And when we put it out for a vote on our Facebook page, our customers were equally split. Whichever way you prefer, it’s easy to set this elegant and festive holiday table.

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1920 Art Deco Grey & White Cloth Napkins

Our dark grey dinner napkins feature another Art Deco pattern; this one was inspired by a pair of Jazz Age earrings. Whimsical and fun while chic and nostalgic–perfect for your holiday table.

Decor Botanic

Large Jewel Tone Bottlebrush Trees

Create a beautiful display of a deep, dark forest with these bottlebrush trees. Cluster them as a centerpiece, or use them to mark place settings. Be creative!

Robin Reed

Glittered Christmas Crackers with Jingle Bells

These charming, handmade Christmas crackers bring some jingle jangle to the table–they come with little jingle bells!

The Party Aisle

24-piece Charger Set

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

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More Holiday Table Runners Here

Searching for the perfect holiday gift? We’ve put together a Decor and Gift guide this holiday season to help with your shopping–for yourself as well as for others!