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8 dazzling pre-lit Christmas trees that will sparkle all month long

Shine bright this festive season.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and there is nothing that says Christmas more than a gorgeous tall fir tree heavily adorned with a string of flashing fairy lights.

In Australia, the best and most common Christmas trees to grow are either the Monterey or the Radiata pine but if you wanted to give your tree a more native twist this year, you could try a Norfolk Island pine, a Wollemi pine or a Woolly bush. Any of these native Australian pine varieties would look just as good adorned with a garland of festive lights.

LED lights are going to be your best bet to use with a Christmas tree. They are suitably bright and come in a range of colours to help create a festive mood but the best bit is they don’t let off too much heat making them a safer and more energy efficient option. 

Anyone who has had experience with fairy lights knows the dread of wrapping them up at the end of Christmas season and trying to take as much care to ensure that next season when you bring them out there isn’t a jumbled mess of tangled lights! So the question is? Is a pre-lit Christmas tree the answer to all of your woes? No tangled cords, no blinking bulbs or ones that are not working at all and the tree comes with lights already evenly spaced. 

Setting up and decorating a Christmas tree with LED lights is so much simpler as well. So if you’ve ever asked yourself, should I buy a pre-lit Christmas tree? Maybe this is your year to give it a go.

There are a few types of pre-lit Christmas trees to choose from, from fully realistic looking Christmas trees generously decorated with small LED lights to completely abstract digital string light trees.

So, if you’re looking for this easy solution to the tangled lights situation this, year then we have a few options to help you on your way.

The best pre-lit Christmas trees to shop in Australia 2023

Myer Christmas tree pre lit

Aurora 180cm Prelit pop up Christmas tree in green, $199.20 (usually $249), Myer

With 790 tips, this fabulous faux tree comes in a narrow pine design and will bring Christmas cheer.

Myer, Black Friday sale, up to 50% OFF Christmas trees. Limited time only.

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Amazon prelit Christmas tree

Jingle Jollys Christmas tree with LED lights, $259.95, Amazon

If you want a faux tree that looks realistic with a generous burst of LED lights, but that still has room for your favourite ornaments, this is the tree for you.

Amazon, Black Friday Christmas tree sale

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Adairs

Luxury LED green Christmas tree, $599.99 with Linen Lovers membership (usually $999.99), Adairs

Treat yourself to a totally realistic and full-bodied tree to give your home the full festive treatment. It’s completely fuss-free and super simple to pack up at the end of the season to pull out again next year.

Adairs, up to 40% OFF Christmas trees. Sale ends 27th Nov.

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Multi Colour Digital LED Christmas tree

Multi-colour digital LED string fairy light conical outdoor Christmas tree, $129.95, Christmas Warehouse

Why limit your Christmas tree lights to inside your house? This multi-coloured string fairy lights’ tree is a great addition to the front yard’s festive display.

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Maypole Christmas tree

Lighted Christmas Maypole tree 5ft, from $277.39 (usually $396.28), Etsy

This light-up maypole version works just as well inside the house as it does outside and makes a fabulous addition to your décor.

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Bed Bath and Table Christmas tree

Pop-up tree with 300 LED lights 210cm, $199,99, Bed Bath N’ Table

This spiral tree design with 300 LED lights will brighten up your lounge room in just the right way. The unique design gives it an extra special touch.

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Fibre Optic LED Christmas tree

Jingle and Joy 90cm LED fibre optic tree, $63 for VIPs (usually $90), Spotlight

This budget-friendly Christmas tree includes large bright coloured bulbs for a vibrant effect.

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Green fibre optic Christmas tree

Monterey green fibre optic Christmas tree 195cm, $99, Big W

Dotted with multi-coloured fibre optics, this Monterey Pine inspired faux tree makes for easy decoration and plenty of festive spirit.

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