This Animated Christmas Tree Topper Takes Your Decor from Merry to Magical

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This animated tree topper spins, lights up and comes in several festive designs. Here's how to add a final touch of holiday magic to your tree!

It’s finally time to decorate for Christmas. And this year, we’re loading up on adorable gear to make spirits bright. We found the cutest HomeGoods Christmas decor and a Charlie Brown Christmas tree (yes, it exists in real life!). And now, we’ve found the final, magical touch to top off your tree—literally.

It’s an animated tree topper that offers a magical Christmas glow as it slowly spins around your tree. Here’s how to get yours today.

What is an animated tree topper?

Just about the most magical Christmas decoration on the market! An animated tree topper is a fun upgrade to a traditional tree topper like a star or angel. When its holiday powers are activated (aka plugged into the wall), it lights up and slowly spins around the tree. Plus, it comes in multiple designs. Whether you prefer Santa, an angel or reindeer lighting up your tree, there’s an animated tree topper for everyone.

Product Features

  • Mounts with included Velcro straps
  • AC adaptor included
  • LED illuminated
  • Variety of tree topper designs

How to Use an Animated Tree Topper

Whether you’re topping off a real, artificial or alternative Christmas tree, adding this animated tree topper is as easy as adding any regular tree topper. The hardest part is finding someone tall enough to reach the top, or doing it yourself with a ladder or stool.

The included mount secures nice and easy to the tree top, and two Velcro straps hold it in place. The first strap centers the topper on the tip of your tree, and the second strap wraps around the trunk for added support. This ensures that the topper stays firmly in place as the spinning element rotates around the tree.

Then, the included AC adaptor simply plugs into the wall, illuminating the animated tree topper for the whole neighborhood to see. There’s also an option to simply light up the star without rotating the topper.

The Best Amazon User Reviews

Over 1,000 five-star Amazon reviewers have nothing but magical things to say about the animated tree topper. Here’s why they’re smitten:

“So far this tree topper has held up and is working great,” writes verified Amazon reviewer, Beth. “I am absolutely in love with this. It brings magic back to Christmas and defies gravity. I definitely recommend. Very easy to assemble, and yes, it does move a little bit, but as long as it’s strapped to the top tightly, you don’t have to worry.”

Madrid Perry, a verified Amazon reviewer, attests to its magical powers: “My kids, my wife and everyone who saw this amazing tree ornament simply can’t stop looking at it and smiling. It seriously brightened everyone’s spirits!”

“Love this tree topper,” adds Bethany Sheehan. “Simple but lovely. Great for the price. I was even able to attach our elf on the shelf on it one day. Makes a very slight motor noise but only hear it when the room is totally quiet. Highly recommend.”

Where to Buy

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Ready to top your Christmas tree with that final touch of magic? Head to Amazon or QVC to score an animated tree topper for around $50-$90, depending on the style.

Shoppers have already started securing their animated tree toppers, so we recommend claiming yours sooner rather than later. It pairs well with this ceramic Christmas tree night light, too. Let the Christmas decorating begin!

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Madi Koetting
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