Christmas

9 sparkling pre-lit Christmas trees that make putting up the tree a joyous one

Leave that tangled mess behind.
(Photography: Kate Enno / Styling: Annalese Hay)

There’s no denying – we all love the idea of putting up a Christmas tree in the living room and decorating it with our loved ones. It brings family and friends together and gets everyone into the holiday spirit – which is arguably the best time of year. 

However, when lugging a gigantic Christmas tree from the basement, or if it’s new, the garage to the living room, is already a task and a half – and then to be met with a tangled mess of Christmas lights too? We’ll pass.

What if we told you that adorning your tree with sparkling lights is no longer an issue with a pre-lit Christmas tree? Yes, that’s right. You can find Christmas trees with built-in lights, removing the headache of untangling lights once and for all. 

So, if you’re ready to get into the festive spirit (while getting some precious time back), we’ve rounded up the best pre-lit Christmas trees below. All you need is to add your favourite Christmas baubles and ornaments to make it your very own.

The best pre-lit Christmas trees in Australia 2023

01

Aurora 210cm pre-lit pop up Christmas tree in green, Myer

$197.40 (usually $329)

Looking to get into the Christmas spirit but tight on space? The Aurora pre-lit tree from Myer is 210cm tall, but its slimline design makes it perfect for smaller spaces like apartments or studios—pre-lit with LED lights for easy decorating.

02

Pop-up tree with 300 LED lights (210cm), Bed Bath N’ Table

$139.99 (usually $199.99)

Considering a Christmas tree but don’t have the luxury of space for it? A pop-up Christmas tree like this one is a great option. And this one comes pre-lit with 300 LED lights, too.

03

180cm cottage green pre-lit Christmas Tree, Temple & Webster

$89.95 (usually $149)

Pre-lit for your convenience, this Christmas tree from Temple & Webster provides a hassle-free setup that will turn any living room into a festive one. Our tip? Spread out the branches of this tree to achieve a lush, full look. 

04

Costway 2.7m hinged Christmas tree with 8 lighting modes, Amazon

$219.90

Although it is merely the start of December, you’ll want to start ordering your tree, well, now. And this one from Amazon comes with eight different lighting modes, pre-decorated with pine cones and red berries, and will arrive before Christmas if you order it now.

05

Pre-lit green grand fir Christmas tree (6ft), Target

$130

Featuring 671 branch tips and 300 lights, this pre-lit Christmas tree from Target will bring holiday cheer into the home in an instant. Just add your favourite Christmas ornaments, baubles or if you want to go the extra mile – maybe even a few personalised Christmas decorations to the mix for a sentimental touch. 

06

Pre-lit Christmas tree in white (7ft), Target

$149 (usually $180)

For the minimalist, a white Christmas tree can do no wrong. This one features 980 branch tips with 300 warm or multi-coloured lights, which is guaranteed to make an impact in any living room. 

07

Pre-lit noble fir Christmas tree (9ft), Target

$269 (usually $370)

When looking for an affordable Christmas tree for the home, we really can’t look past Target. And this pre-lit option is currently on sale, too. Perfect for larger homes, this tree is 273cm tall with 2072 branch tips and 600 lights, all on a sturdy metal base – you’ll be bringing this lush tree out year after year. 

08

Pre-lit snowy alpine Christmas tree (228cm), Big W

$159

Decorating the tree is simple this year with this pre-lit snowy alpine Christmas tree from Big W. With 400 warm white LED lights scattered amongst its snowy-tipped branches, creating the perfect festive scene at home has never been easier. 

09

210cm twinkling lights Scandinavian Spruce pre-lit Christmas tree, David Jones

$699

If you’re looking for a luxurious pre-lit Christmas tree, this one from David Jones is your answer. It’s 210cm in height with 2739 tips that gives this tree its lush appearance – it’s a classic tree that you can bring out year after year. Oh, and did we mention it comes with 1200 twinkling micro LED lights, too? 

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