15+ Stunning Vintage Ceramic Christmas Trees With Lights (Best For 2018)

The Christmas holiday season is a magical time every year where many beautiful and cheerful decorations are used to enhance homes and spread smiles and happiness to everyone. Most believe the essential holiday decoration to be the classic Xmas tree which can be seen in many houses during the festive season.

However, as an addition or stand-alone, some prefer the classic antique old-styled retro Ceramic Christmas Tree as part of their holiday decoration arsenal. These ceramic trees are also quite small and manageable while still being able to provide the perfect holiday setting.

For future reference, I might refer to porcelain, pottery or earthenware as these terms are used to describe this decoration. Below are 15+ of the best ceramic Xmas trees for sale for the 2018 holiday season (November – December).

Our picks for the best Ceramic Christmas trees

the best ceramic Christmas tree with lights and bulbs for 2017

I realize that the list on this page has exponentially grown since I had created this guide a few months ago. To make it easier for you to find the specific size, color, and model that you are looking to match your Xmas decorations I’ve created an easy access table below with the information you’ll need.

The image on the left-hand side will take you to the product page where you can purchase the decoration. On the other hand, by clicking on the “Read more” link next to each item, you’ll be directed to the review below on the page for more specific information. If you don’t like the table simply scroll past it and view the page as usual.

ProductHeightVariationsMore Information
Best Choice Products
15 inchesNo variationsRead more
Pelton Crafts
15 inchesNo variationsRead more
Lennox Treasured Traditions
11 inchesNo variationsRead more
Treasures by Diane
19 inchesNo variationsRead more
Teresa's Ceramics
16 InchesDifferent sizes
similar design.
Read more
Treasures by Diane Green Base
16 InchesNo variationsRead more
Atlantic Molds
25 InchesNo variationsRead more
Lenox11 InchesNo variationsRead more
Thomas Kinkade
19+ InchesDifferent sizes &
products of similar
design.
Read more
ReLIVE
14.5 InchesSanta Clause,
Snowman &
other variations.
Read more
Pelton Crafts
11 InchesNo variationsRead more
SueSueSue Crafts
14 InchesAlso in pink.Read more
180 degrees
16 InchesNo variationsRead more

Ceramic Pre-lit Christmas Tree by Best Choice Products

If you are looking for a vintage porcelain Christmas tree that lights up, is straightforward and useful for starters, then the tabletop Pre-lit Xmas decoration from Best Choice Products is a great option.

It might not be as highly decorative as other options but is ideal for adding the festivities of the Atlantic Molds 25 inch lighted versions holidays almost any area. 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.

Here are the product’s features and specifications below:

Features Specifications
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 detailed ceramic decorative item that will light up any room. It comes with an abundance of lights and many holes in it for additional bulb/lighting placements with a red 5 pointed star sitting proudly 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 the bulbs. It should be almost 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.

Features Specifications
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

lenox decorationThe Treasured Traditions XmasTree is one of the smaller sized Ceramic Xmas Trees for sale on Amazon and on my list. However, don’t let that fool you. It’s still a very beautiful looking piece.

It looks very festive measuring approximately 11 inches in height and matching many of Lenox’s Traditional Christmas decors they sell online. 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. Stylish, decorative and memorable. To see the full effects of the lighting, you will probably need to have the lights in a room dimmed a bit. It’s still a piece you won’t quickly forget.

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.

Features Specifications
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

This Ceramic Xmas decoration from treasures by Diane is a beautiful, almost alive, 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 more 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 any hassle. On the top, you can find a red star decorative ornament.

The sellers, Treasures by Diane, sells many Xmas products on Amazon which you will see more of below. Here are the items features and specifications.

Features Specifications
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

What an oddly shaped ceramic Christmas tree this is you might think, however, to me it feels quirky and special. Something that must have taken a lot of creativity to design. 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, then 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!

Features Specifications
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

ceremicThis 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,  are much larger than the base lamps and overall stands 16-inches high. 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.

Since its lights are glued into the holes, keep in mind that they cannot be moved around manually.

Features Specifications
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

If you’re looking for a white snowy Christmas this white ceramic Xmas tree with lights from Atlantic Molds is a perfect addition.

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 available in on the list.

Since it’s such a large piece, it weighs approximately 20 pounds.

Features Specifications
Very tall tree at 25 inches in height Dimensions (inch): 15 x 15 x 25
Easy to set up and clean Weight: 20 Pounds
Color: white

 

Lenox Pearl White & Gold

The Lenox  Florentine pearl white tree is an elegant and slightly unconventional ceramic decoration. It’s made from porcelain and covered in white and gold accents. 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.

Since I’ve only recently discovered this product, I added it to the list almost too late. However, it’s my new favorite white ceramic tree. The detail looks impressive, and when it’s lit up, it represents an elegant Christmas ornament.

Features Specifications
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

This tree from Hawthorne Village called the Thomas Kinkade Wonderland Express is one piece of Xmas decoration that will leave you in amazement. This item does not only light up, but it plays music and the trains on the set moves.

Keep in mind that unfortunately whether or not it is made from ceramic/porcelain is unclear, but it looks to be made from a similar type of material.

You can contact the product owner on Amazon for more details. 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.

Features Specifications
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

This list of Xmas tabletop decorations would not be complete without at least one figurine with Santa Clause on it. Thankfully the manufacturers of ReLIVE sell this cute small ceramic Xmas trees.

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.

Features Specifications
Santa Clause styled design Height: 14.5 inches
Include over 50 lights glued in Color: light green
White base

 

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.

Features Specifications
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

This is a new tabletop 11-inch glossy green ceramic Christmas tree that has been molded in a vintage style, cleaned, then fired making it look gorgeous in a traditional sense by SueSueSue Crafts.

It has a glossy evergreen glaze, a crystal colored 5 pointed star, and multi-colored small lights that are glued to it. Its power cord comes with an on/off switch and it also features additional plastic little twist lights. The tree is also securely packed so as to ensure it arrives safely at its destination without any damages.

Its power cord comes with an on/off switch, and it also features additional plastic little twist lights. This piece is also securely packed to ensure it arrives safely at its destination without any damages.

This one comes with a standard green base and overall green exterior.

Features Specifications
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

retro antique styled Xmas decorationThe 14-inch nostalgic tabletop Xmas decoration by Mr. Christmas will ensure that you have a merry holiday at home or work. This beautiful, painted porcelain tree has a vintage-inspired design that is adorned with faceted, multi-colored LED lights that shine over the boroughs.

It uses batteries for power allowing you to be able to be placed 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, mantle, or dining table or presented as a gift to spread the holiday joy to friends or families.

It uses batteries for power that allows you to place it almost 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, mantle, or dining table or presented as a gift to spread the holiday joy to friends or families.

It also features a dark green paint with a bright yellow star at the top!

Features Specifications
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

old vintage white porcelain xmas treeThis 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 almost anyone can complete.

As most trees tend to be green a generally like the white variations and like you probably noticed, the bird theme is something different and a nice extra touch.

Features Specifications
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 very relaxing and good for mind, body, and soul. It can be a great activity for the family at home, kids at school, retirement communities, birthday parties, individual and more. 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. In fact, someone else already did most of the work. You just have to assemble, paint and enjoy!

These DIY kits also make great gifts and can be enjoyed by parents and family members alike. Below are three ready to paint DIY ceramic Xmas tree kits.

Ready to paint kit with Base by C Bisque

ceramic lighted xmas treeThis 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 the red 5 pointed star.

With this ceramic product, all you need to do is paint it your desired color. 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.

Either way, it should be a pleasant learning experience for those looking to start a ceramic business or take on multiple projects.

Features Specifications
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 ready to paint 11-inch porcelain Christmas tree is perfect for painting with ceramic glazed or acrylic paint. It can be glazed and fired to cone 06 or just painted using acrylic paints and then displayed as is.

This two-piece ceramic tree also comes with a separate base and top portion that allows the bulb to be changed quickly and easily.

It has a slightly different shape and size as compared to the previous DIY kit that’s why it was added to the list. Besides that, it also comes with booklet teaching you how to paint the product which is ideal for a beginner.

Here are the product details:

Features Specifications
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 and the last one on my list, at least for now. 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.

It can be glazed and fired to cone 06 or just painted with acrylics as is. When painting the tree make ensure that you first wipe it clean with a damp cloth and then allow it to dry before you start.

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 and for instance, have a brown base and green leaves. The combination of a red base, green leaves, and white snow dust is my favorite for this one.

Features Specifications
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. So many people from Facebook have commented on my posts saying that they collect them, or own a bunch or 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, yet detailed blog post where we teach you 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.

Popular locations

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: info@christmastreesource.com.

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 are also very fond of these trees.

Summary

Finding the perfect ceramic Xmas tree and many other decorations for the holidays has gotten very easy with the wide variety that online stores such as Amazon offer online. However, it can get pretty confusing finding one that has the right specifications you are looking for.

I truly hope that this guide will give you the answers you are looking for and make it a holiday you will never forget. These ceramic Christmas trees are such a simple and hassle-free way to brighten up any room with a holiday cheer!


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