How Do You Put Christmas Lights on a Pickup Truck?

Decorating your pickup truck for the holiday season is a great way to share your festive spirit with the world! Christmas lights on a pickup truck add a festive, eye-catching element to your vehicle and make it look more special.

Whether you’re putting up lights for your own pleasure or simply to show off to others, there are several ways to make it happen.

The most important factor in putting up Christmas lights on a pickup truck is safety. Be sure to use only high-quality lights that are certified by Underwriters Laboratories and rated for outdoor use.

If you already have lights, take the time to check each one before you use them. Also, be sure to turn off the lights when you are not around so that they don’t cause any damage or fire hazards.

When it comes to actually attaching the lights, there are several methods depending on what type of truck bed you have. If your bed is made of metal, plastic or fibreglass, then magnetic clips can be used for attaching the lights without having to drill any holes. If your bed is lined with rubber or another material, then zip ties can be used instead.

Another alternative is using adhesive hooks designed specifically for this purpose. These hooks attach directly onto the outside of your truck bed and hold the Christmas lights securely in place. The hooks come in various sizes and styles so you can find ones that fit your specific vehicle.

Finally, if none of these methods work for you then drilling small holes into the bed may be necessary in order to secure the Christmas lights in place with screws or bolts. Be sure not to drill too deep as this could damage certain parts of your vehicle.


Putting up Christmas lights on a pickup truck can add an extra festive touch while also showing off your style! There are several methods available depending on what type of material your truck bed is made out of – magnetic clips work best on metal beds while adhesive hooks and zip ties will work better with other materials such as rubber or plastic. If necessary, small holes can also be drilled into the bed in order to secure the lights in place with screws or bolts.

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Susan Delgado