Target is selling the most real-looking pre-lit Christmas tree for $55 - it could be the bargain of the season

The iconically well-reviewed, quality pre-lit tree is a stalwart of Target's holiday decor - it's back in stock for the season and a steal at only $55

A close-up of the branches of a Christmas tree
(Image credit: Illustrated | Target)

There are few greater feelings than that of stumbling upon an amazing deal, and boy, am I feeling good today. While innocently shopping Target's holiday decor, hunting for discounts and markdowns I might offer you, dear reader, I happened upon what just might be the steal of the holiday season: a 6.5' faux, pre-lit Christmas tree from Target for just — wait for it — $55.

I know there are plenty of Tanenbaum purists out there, people who would rather forgo the holiday entirely than be caught dead with a fake Christmas tree. But this one from Target's Wondershop brand - which is one of the best home decor stores in its own right -  is a highlight every year. Not only affordable, but also well-reviewed and very easy to set up. 

In fact, anyone with an eye for holiday decor would do well to browse all of the Target Wondershop here.

The perfect pre-lit Target tree

A decorated faux Christmas tree sits in a white-toned living room

(Image credit: Target)

This pre-lit Alberta spruce might not smell as good as the real thing, but it looks pretty dang close. Reviewers suggest spreading out the branches and fluffing them up to make sure the tree itself looks dense enough, (our guide to how to fluff a Christmas tree will help you here) but they're otherwise completely sold on this low-cost, indoor/outdoor piece. 

I'd like to think this would work amazingly in a small apartment or home, where it's often not possible to reserve the space for a genuine fir. Just spruce this one up (no pun intended) with some ornaments, a star at the top, a collar to go around the base, and you're good to go. 

Buy it now at Target.

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Style Editor

Brigid Kennedy is a Style Editor at, where she is responsible for obsessively combing the internet for the best and most stylish deals on home decor and more. She was previously a story editor at, where she covered both U.S. politics and culture. She describes her design style as colorful and clean, and in her free time enjoys reading, watching movies, and curating impossibly niche playlists on Spotify. She lives in New York.