Prelit Christmas Trees Guide

Welcome family and friends into your home this holiday season with a beautiful pre-lit Christmas tree.

By Kristie Nelson | Updated Mar 6, 2020
Prelit Christmas Trees

This buying guide is designed to help anyone make an informed decision when shopping for a new tree this holiday season by discussing the important elements to consider when purchasing an artificial Christmas tree.

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

Christmas Tree Lights

One key benefit to 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 Mini 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, and all prelit trees are beautifully illuminated for the most pleasing visual display possible.

All Red Sleigh and Kringle Traditions Christmas trees include an industry leading ten year warranty on frame and construction, and a three year warranty on lights.

Christmas Tree Size and Shape

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. To ensure a perfect fit, measure the space where you plan to display your holiday tree. Height is measured from the floor to the tree top, and 6" - 12" of space should be planned above that for a tree topper. To place gifts beneath the tree, consider a style with ample space beneath, such as our Carloina Fir 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 plenty of ornament hanging tips. Prelit Christmas trees featuring a TruTip design also include 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

Every tree is unique, especially when it comes to branch tip design. All are beautiful, but which style you choose is highly personal. See a tip design you like? Click on the image to view available sizes and light options for the artificial Christmas tree tips that catch your eye!

Decorating Prelit Christmas Trees

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.

Notable Christmas Trees for Hanging Ornaments:

  • 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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