The Christmas holiday season is a magical time every year where many beautiful and cheerful ornaments are used to decorate homes and spread smiles and happiness! Most believe the essential holiday decoration to be the classic Xmas tree which.
However, as an addition or stand-alone, some prefer the classic antique old-styled retro Ceramic Christmas Tree. These ceramic trees are quite small and manageable but still able to create the perfect holiday setting.
My picks for the best Ceramic Christmas trees for 2018
To make it easier for you to find the specific size, color, and model that you are looking for, I’ve created an easy access table below with all the information you’ll need.
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|Best Choice Products||15 inches||No variations||Read more|
|Pelton Crafts||15 inches||No variations||Read more|
|Lennox Treasured Traditions||11 inches||No variations||Read more|
|Treasures by Diane ||19 inches||No variations||Read more|
|Teresa's Ceramics||16 Inches||Different sizes|
|Treasures by Diane Green Base||16 Inches||No variations||Read more|
|Atlantic Molds||25 Inches||No variations||Read more|
|Lenox||11 Inches||No variations||Read more|
|Thomas Kinkade||19+ Inches||Different sizes &|
products of similar
|ReLIVE||14.5 Inches||Santa Clause, |
|Pelton Crafts||11 Inches||No variations||Read more|
|SueSueSue Crafts||14 Inches||Also in pink.||Read more|
|180 degrees||16 Inches||No variations||Read more|
Ceramic Pre-lit Christmas Tree by Best Choice Products
It might not be as highly decorative as others but is ideal for adding to the festivities in almost any room. This item is hand painted and comes with a 7 pointed star topper matched with a glossy finish.
It also includes a built-in power cord measuring approximately 5ft and a power switch that eliminates the need for batteries.
While it may not be really bright, it looks great in a room that is dimly lit and comes with a 7-watt night light that can clip onto the base from the bottom.
|Hand painted glossy finish||Dimensions (inch): 8.5 x 8.5 x 15|
|7 pointed star at the top||Weight: 3 Pounds|
|Includes a 5ft power cord||Color: A combination of dark and light green|
|Made of ceramic, decorated with 50 multi-colored bulbs|
Pelton Crafts Ceramic Tree With Lights
The Pelton Crafts Lighted Xmas Tree is a beautiful ceramic decorative item that will light up any room. It comes with an abundance of lights and many holes for additional bulb/lighting placements. It also has a red 5 pointed star standing high at the top.
This option is also one of the tallest ceramic Xmas trees for sale on Amazon and available on my list. However, some other versions measure up to 15 1/2 inches.
Also included with the product is a tube light that works really well to illuminate light inside the ceramics. The plastic lights do not come attached which means this makes for an excellent unboxing experience.
You could get your kids involved and show them how to insert bulbs. It should almost be as unforgettable as putting up the rest of your family’s Christmas decorations.
This way you can choose where to place the colors and arrange it just the way you or your kid wants it.
|Hand painted glossy finish||Dimensions (inch): 15 x 15 x 15|
|5 pointed star at the top||Weight: 6 Pounds|
|Includes many lights and different colored bulbs||Color: A combination of dark green and white|
Lenox Lighted Xmas Figurine
It looks very festive measuring approximately 11 inches in height and matching many of Lenox’s Traditional Christmas decors they sell. The tree itself is hollow in the middle and includes a light source.
With this particular setup each bulb is not lit up individually as with individual lights, instead, the inner light source makes all the bulbs illuminated from the inside.
The result is a softer glow when lights are on in a room. To see the full effects of the lighting, you will probably need to dim the lights.
The golden star at the top also matches the gold accents around the ornament representing a tale that is actually worth its weight in gold.
|Detailed gold colored accents on the star and garland||Dimensions (inch): 10 x 5 x 11.5|
|Includes 3 AAA batteries||Weight: 2.2 pounds|
|Fitted with LED lighting||Color: white|
|Sturdy base that weighs approximately 2.2lbs||Include standard Lenox replacement plan|
Treasures by Diane tabletop Ceramic Christmas Tree
It is a handmade 19-inch piece that looks gorgeous and makes any setting it is placed in feel festive.
It also comes with a 40-watt incandescent bulb for colorful lighting.
When ordering it, Treasures by Diane ensure that it is wrapped with special care to ensure it does not break upon delivery so that you can enjoy it without hassle. On the top, you can find a red star decorative ornament.
|Handmade earthenware Xmas piece||Dimensions (inch): 12 x 12 x 19|
|Green/White glaze on for beautiful shine||Weight: 9 Pounds|
|Each item is uniquely crafted||Color: Mostly green with white and green base|
Teresa’s Ceramics Xmas Tower
It’s made by Teresa’s Ceramics in the handmade section of Amazon and towers above most of the items on this page.
It comes with a green ceramic base with a light bulb attached to it and power cord. The tree is covered with a rainbow full of lights and has a prominent red star at the top.
If you’re looking for something somewhat different and made with a lot of love, this one will be a good fit.
Teresa also sells similarly designed items with this high-but-thin tree look at 13 and 10.5 inches. Imagine putting three of these all in different sizes next to each other on a table. It would look stunning!
|Handmade thin non-traditional style||Height: 16 inches|
|Covered in multi-color lights and red star at the top||Color: green|
|Comes with a green base|
Treasures by Diane Green Base
This is another handmade piece from the seller, Treasures by Diane. While maybe not as famous as the white base model previously mentioned, it’s a very nostalgic piece that even might remind you of your childhood.
Its lights are glued into holes and stands 16-inches tall. Unfortunately, the top lacks a hole to place a star in. It’s not such a big deal, but many probably would want a star at the top.
The picture however does include a star on the top. Be sure to confirm with the seller whether it’s added or not.
Since its lights are glued into the holes, keep in mind that they cannot be moved around manually.
|Big green base for extra sturdiness||Dimensions (inch): 10 x 10 x 16|
|Vintage ceramic Christmas tree with lights look||Weight: 6 Pounds|
|Multicolored lights||Color: green|
Atlantic Molds 25 inch lighted version
It is a classic Xmas decoration design that does not go overboard when it comes to decorating. Plain and straightforward, but still containing all the essentials.
It looks really good at the center of a table with a striking shade of white. The product features a gorgeous 5 point gold star that sits well at the top with removable lights.
Standing at 25-inches high, this is one of the largest home-based lighted ceramic Christmas trees on the list.
Since it’s such a large piece, it weighs approximately 20 pounds.
|Very tall tree at 25 inches in height||Dimensions (inch): 15 x 15 x 25|
|Easy to set up and clean||Weight: 20 Pounds|
Lenox Pearl White & Gold
In fact, it’s covered in 24 karat gold accents, something, not most white porcelain Xmas trees have.
The tree lights up and includes a crystal and faux pearls all neatly and safely tucked away in a traditional Lenox American by Design gift box.
This is my new favorite white ceramic tree. The detail looks impressive, and when it’s lit up, it represents an elegant Christmas ornament.
|24 Karat gold accents||Height: 11 inches|
|Beautiful faux pearls included||Weight: 3.2 Pounds|
|Lights up, but does not include batteries||Color: white & gold|
Thomas Kinkade Wonderland Express Tabletop Tree
It does not only light up, but it plays music and the trains on the set moves.
Whether or not it is made from ceramic/porcelain is unclear, but it looks to be made from a similar type of material.
It depicts a picture of a Christmas wonderland with a snow white town, trees, people, trains and Santa Claus with his reindeer flying away in the night sky.
12 of the buildings on the tree lights up, and more than two dozen figures are made by hand. Remember to buy additional batteries for the set or else you can use the AC adapter to power it.
|Exceptional detail and character||Dimensions: 19.4 x 13.4 x 12.4 inches|
|Plays 8 different Xmas carols||Weight: 8.5 Pounds|
|Can be lit up, the train moves and more||Color: green with white snow and brown base|
ReLIVE Tabletop Santa Xmas Decoration
In fact, this product comes in over five different designs: traditional, light green, white, snowman and more. It has a white base and showcases Santa running through the snow carrying presents to children to spread the great Christmas cheer.
The tree is only 14.5 inches tall, covered with different colored lights all around and has a silver star on the top.
Keep in mind that different designs from ReLIVE come in various sizes.
|Santa Clause styled design||Height: 14.5 inches|
|Include over 50 lights glued in||Color: light green|
Pelton Crafts 11-inch Porcelain Xmas Tree
This is a small and cute offering from Pelton Crafts. It Measures approximately 11-inches and includes a base and foster snow on branches. Its electrical cord features an on/off switch that allows the lights to be easily operated.
While it does not include a star, you can manually add a star and glue it on its top.
It’s got a pink glaze/coloring which makes it a unique product unlike most of the traditional ceramic products on the list.
Unfortunately, the product image on Amazon does not do it justice.
|Multicolored lights that can be glued on piece by piece||Dimensions (inch): 7 x 7 x 11|
|Electrical cord with on/off switch||Weight: 5 Pounds|
|Pink with snow on the branches||Color: a pink and white combination|
SueSueSue Crafts 11-inch Vintage Decoration
It comes with a glossy evergreen glaze, a crystal colored 5 pointed star, and multi-colored small lights.
Its power cord comes with an on/off switch and it also features additional plastic little twist lights.
|Easy set up & maintenance||Dimensions (inch): 7 x 7 x 11|
|On/off switch on power cord||Weight: unknown|
|Multicolored lights are glued into item||Color: green|
|Glossy green glaze|
14-Inch Nostalgic Vintage look by Mr. Christmas
This beautiful porcelain tree has a vintage-inspired design with faceted, multi-colored LED lights that shine brightly.
It uses batteries for power allowing you to place it anywhere without the hassle of a plug or cord. This ceramic table top Christmas tree can be set as a stunning focal point on a shelf or dining table.
It can even be presented as a gift to spread the holiday joy to friends or families.
|Porcelain construction||Dimensions (inch): 8.1 x 8.1 x 14|
|90-day manufacturer’s warranty||Weight: 4 Pounds|
|Multi colored LED bulbs||Power: Batteries (3 AAA)|
|Includes a gift box|
180 degrees Retro Style White with Birds
This vintage looking ceramic light up Christmas tree features retro styled lights with a bird theme. Instead of traditional pointed bulbs, the holes where the light flows through are covered by little multi-colored birds.
It stands at 16-inches tall and looks very pleasing to the eye. The retro style bird lights are glazed and can be moved or glued in if required.
Each tree delivery includes the birds and fitting them onto the tree is a relatively easy process.
As most trees tend to be green, I like the white variation. As you probably noticed, the bird theme is something different and a nice extra touch.
|Vintage white ceramic Christmas tree with lights – bird style||Dimensions (inch): 14 x 14 x 16|
|Nostalgic/vintage look and feel||Weight: 7.2 Pounds|
|Light cord and C7 bulb included||Color: white|
Ready to Paint DIY Ceramic Christmas Tree Kits
Ceramic painting is a great hobby that can be relaxing – good for mind, body, and soul. It can be fun for the family at home, kids at school, retirement communities and birthday parties. Luckily there are a few product sellers featured on Amazon selling DIY kits.
With most of these kits, you don’t physically have to create your own ceramic lighted Christmas tree. You just have to assemble, paint and enjoy!
Here are three ready to paint DIY ceramic Xmas tree kits.
Ready to paint kit with Base by C Bisque
This ready to paint Xmas decoration item is an original Earthenware Xmas tree that is made in the US. It includes a bulb that shines through all the little light holes as well as a red 5 pointed star.
With this ceramic product, all you need to do is paint. It also comes with various multi-colored lights which can be glued after painting to complete the tree.
When painting the item, you can use non-fired acrylic paint. If you want it to have that glazed look, you will need to use a firing kiln to give it shine. However, since I’m not a ceramic painting expert I might have misunderstood this process a little.
|Comes with a ready to paint ceramic bisque||Dimensions (inch): 10 x 10 x 15|
|Can use non-fired acrylics paint||Weight: 7.4 Pounds|
|Can use kiln firing glazes||Color: White to be painted as you wish|
|Comes with light bulb and 5 pointed star|
DIY 11-Inch Bisque Kit by Creative Hobbies
This two-piece ceramic tree also comes with a separate base and top portion that allows the bulb to be replaced easily.
It has a slightly different shape and size as compared to the previous DIY kit that’s why I added to the list.
The product also comes with a booklet that teaches you how to paint it – ideal for a beginner.
|Includes How to Paint Ceramics booklet||Dimensions (inch): 14.7 x 10.6 x 10.4|
|5 pointed star at the top||Weight: 3.5 Pounds|
|Includes bulb, twist lights, and electric cord||Color: white|
|Can be painted using ceramic glazes or acrylic paints|
New Hampshire Craftworks large lighted decoration kit
This large traditional bright decorative item by New Hampshire Craftworks is the last of the do-it-yourself kits. It measures approximately 13-inches in height and is well-suited for painting using ceramic glazes or acrylic paints.
It can be glazed and fired to cone 06 or just painted with acrylics as is. When painting, ensure that you first wipe it with a damp cloth and then allow it to dry completely before you get started.
At the top of this item, you’ll see a 5 point golden star. What’s nice about this product listing on Amazon, keep in mind this can change in the future, is that the New Hampshire Craftworks displays a lot of different variations that give you inspiration on how to paint it.
You can keep it all green, add a beautiful glaze or mix and match colors. A brown base with green leaves is a nice combination.
However, the combination of a red base, green leaves, and white snow dust is my favorite.
|Includes NHC measuring spoon and paintbrush||Dimensions (inch): 14 x 11 x 10.5|
|5 pointed gold star at the top||Weight: 4.4 Pounds|
|Includes bulb, lights, and electric cord||Color: white and ready to paint|
Lights, bulbs, and accessories
Something I love about these decorative items is how collectible they are. Many people from Facebook have commented on my posts saying that they collect them. Some even said they have one which their mother or Grandmom made decades ago.
It’s an amazing gift if you ask me to give to your child when he or she grows up. That being said, you might have landed on this page, but you’re just looking for accessories like lights, a base, stars or bulbs.
This is where you can find antique Ceramic Christmas Tree Lights.
How to make a tree for yourself – DIY guide
If you fancy yourself as an artist or have always wanted to make sculptures, figurines, and ornaments from clay and ceramic materials you’ll enjoy this part.
We’ve written a short and simple blog post about how to make a ceramic Christmas tree.
Further decorating and fixing up
If you like to give your ceramic ornament an added custom touch take a look at this video that shows a few tips and tricks you can use with your lighting.
From our own research, we’ve noticed that the following locations love these decorations. Do you currently reside in one of these areas within the United States? If so, why not send us an email and tell us about your experience.
In fact, I would love to publish those kinds of personal stories on my blog. This is where you can get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Either way, the locations include West Virginia, New Hampshire, Kentucky, Rhode Island, Ohio, South Carolina, Missouri, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and North Carolina.
Upon further research, we found that people from Indiana, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Tennessee, Alabama, Virginia, New York, Massachusetts, Michigan, Arkansas, Arizona, Iowa, Nebraska, Texas, and Wisconsin love these trees.
Finding the perfect ceramic Xmas tree has gotten very easy with the wide varieties of products that online stores such as Amazon offer. However, it can get pretty confusing finding one that has the right specifications you are looking for.
I hope this guide made finding the perfect tree easy and saved you time!
These ceramic Christmas trees are such a simple and hassle-free way to brighten up any room with a holiday cheer!