15 nail art ideas to stay festive this season


We often talk about makeup and hair when it comes to looking good through the holidays and beyond. But our nails deserve some love too, and with this nail art they get it.

When it comes to the holiday season, we all want to look our best. From our hair to our clothes, we want to make a statement, but sometimes we forget that we can get our holiday glam on with our nails, too. And luckily, there are plenty of nail art ideas that will help you stay festive this season.

Whether you want your nails to be seasonal over celebrating a specific holiday, or you want to show off your holiday your Christmas, Thanksgiving or other holiday love, there are plenty of nail art ideas out there to help you complete your look this year. Thanks to social media, we have plenty of inspiration when it comes to deciding what we want to do with our nails this holiday season.

Festive Thanksgiving nails

Thanksgiving is sometimes a forgotten holiday when it comes to decorations and beauty tips. But, with these festive nails, you don’t have to forget about Turkey Day. Plus, this is a look that is very fall-friendly, so it stands on its own as a seasonal look as well, thanks to the gold glitter and lovely leaves.

Sweater-weather nails

These sweater-ready nails are perfect for cold weather. They are not only festive for the holidays, but really all winter long. With one nail decorated with a plaid print and another with a snowflake, these nails scream festive seasonal nail art.

Snowflakes and snowmen

Nothing says seasonal nail art more than snowflakes and snowmen, and these nails are all about the cold blue of winter and the freshness of snow. Add in the sparkle of perfectly placed silver gems, and you have nails that will have you excited for Christmas and the rest of winter.

Merry Christmas nails

Red and gold nails are all you need to get in the holiday spirit. But add in a design that says “Merry Christmas,” and another loaded with candy canes, and you have perfectly festive nail designs that will make you the hit of all the holiday parties this season.

Holly berries

Holly berries are a perfect nod to the season. And seeing them layered over glittery silver nails is a look we are loving for the holidays. These nails are festive, cute, and give a pop to any look.

Feeling frosty nails

If you are looking for a lovely winter scene, this is the perfect nail design for you. It feels cold thanks to the matte blue polish and simple white polish design. Snowflakes, snowmen, and lovely pine trees come together for a frosty wonderland scene across all of your nails in this perfect nail art look.

Simple Santa look

We love these simple Santa nails because of just how tasteful they are. With one nail dedicated to a cross between Santa and a gift, plus some solid red nails and a gold nail for accent, these nails make a statement with their beauty and simplicity. They scream holidays without being too much.

Hanukkah nails

There are a number of holidays through the season, which means you may want looks for something more than just Christmas. And with these Hanukkah nails, you get a lovely Menorah and stars that perfectly show off your festive spirit all week long.

Star of David

These nails are perfect for those of you who celebrate Hanukkah as well. The lovely blue and silver glitter background, accompanied by the Star of David and a dreidel, plus lovely snowflakes, make these a perfect look this holiday season. Not only are they festive, but they are also elegant as well.

Kwanzaa nails

And with the holiday season comes other celebrations that also deserve their due, such as Kwanzaa. With these lovely nails honoring the seven principles, you get to show off your culture and knowledge with stunning nail art. We love this design and think it will definitely become a favorite this season.

Arctic lovelies

Nothing says cold and winter quite like arctic animals like penguins and polar bears. This lovely design is truly multi-purpose. Not only is it perfect for the holidays, but also winter in general. And with the lovely blue background, we think you will want to wear these nails all season long.

Sweater weather, take two

Just like the name suggests, these nails are perfect for the colder sweater weather of the holidays. We love the simplicity of this design, even as the reindeer and the silver glitter nails on each hand make their own statement. This is definitely a look you could rock all winter long.

Green and gold

These lovely green and gold nails scream festive. The design says sweater love with an elegant style. This a nail design that is perfect for Christmas, New Year, and really any time this winter. This is simple elegance done perfectly.

Frozen nails

Forget letting it go, these Frozen-inspired nails are perfect for the holiday season. The white polish pops and Olaf makes them absolutely fun. We love how clean this design really is, even as it makes a statement. It is a perfect look for Disney-lovers young and old who want to celebrate the holidays with style and their hug-loving snowman friend.

Rudolph nails

We love these Rudolph nails courtesy of Sally Beauty. With a single nail featuring the iconic reindeer and simple red dots on white, these nails are cute and holiday ready. And we think this design is actually so easy that you can do it at home too.

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Holiday nails are a fun way to celebrate the season without going crazy. You can go for an elegant design or a whimsical look, but no matter what you choose, it is all about being festive and ready for the holidays. With these nail art designs at your disposal, we think you will be inspired to find the perfect look for the season.