Prelit Christmas Trees Guide

Prelit Christmas Trees Guide
By Kristie Nelson | Updated Jan 24, 2020

Illuminate your home and welcome family and friends this holiday with a new, beautiful pre lit Christmas tree. This buying guide is designed to help anyone make an informed decision when shopping for a tree this season by discussing the important elements to consider when purchasing an artificial tree.

  • Christmas Tree Lights
  • Tree Size and Shape
  • Type Of Tips and Construction
  • Christmas Tree Decorations


Christmas Tree Lights

Beautiful LED and Incandescent Lights

A benefit in pre lit Christmas trees is the time and energy saved in not having to wrap and unwrap light strings around the tree branches. Pre lit Christmas trees are available with clear or multi colored bulbs, and if one bulb burns out, the rest will remain lit. Lighting options available:

  • Clear or Multicolor Incandescent Bulbs - traditional glow
  • Warm White or Multicolor 5MM LED Bulbs - energy saving, long lasting, and designed to display warmth and elegance

Light counts vary within each tree size, shape, and collection. Some trees offer incredibly high light counts, but all prelit trees are beautifully illuminated for the best holiday tree possible.

All Red Sleigh and Kringle Traditions Christmas trees include an industry leading ten year warranty on frame and construction, with three year warranty on lights. 4.5' - 14' trees.

Christmas Tree Size and Shape

Measure the space for your holiday tree. Popular heights range from 4' up to 12' in pre lit Christmas trees, and widths can be pencil thin for tight spaces, or full for larger areas. Height is measured from the floor to the tree top, and leave 6" - 12" space for a tree topper. To place gifts beneath the tree, consider a style with ample space beneath, such as our Colorado Pine pre lit Christmas trees.

Prelit Christmas Tree Heights

Tip Count And Construction

Realistic TruTip™ Needles and Hinged Branches

Higher tip counts result in fuller trees with lots of ornament hanging tips. Prelit trees featuring TruTip design also boast PE/PVC molded tips with multiple color pigments for the most realistic natural look. Tip count and construction makes a difference in an artificial Christmas tree that will last for many years and retain its realistic appearance.

Expandable branches allow for the fullest fluffing, and all our pre lit Christmas trees feature strong hinged construction. Sturdy metal bases hold trunks securely in place, and bases won't bend or buckle after years of use.

Christmas Tree Tips - Compare Tip Design and Shop!

Click images to view available sizes and light options.

Decorating Prelit Christmas Trees

Trees for Hanging Ornaments

Trimming the tree is a family tradition in most homes, and each ornament has a story. Consider the type and size of ornaments that will be hung when choosing your tree.

Ornament hanging trees worth noting:

  • Best for Hanging Lots of Ornaments: The Brighton Fir is a dense tree with staggered offshoots to provide plenty of hanging space

  • Best for Showcasing Treasured Ornaments: The Fraser Fir and Canadian Fir have open spaces and bark wrapped interiors for showcasing larger ornaments

  • Best for Hanging Heavy Ornaments: The Sequoia Fir has exceptionally durable tip and branch construction for hanging heavier ornaments

For more ideas, visit our Christmas tree decorating guide!

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