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21 Festive Christmas Tree Toppers

From traditional to themed, here are Christmas tree toppers sure to turn heads this holiday season.

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Whether you’re working with a real or artificial tree this Christmas, decorating your tree is a beloved holiday tradition—and no evergreen is complete without a topper. We’ve rounded up 21 of our favorite festive Christmas tree toppers.

We’ve searched high and low for the best Christmas tree toppers, from a papier mache star that complements DIY holiday decor to an automated plane that Santa can fly around your smart tree.

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Antiqued Gold Paiper Mache Star Toppervia merchant

Terrain Antiqued Gold Papier Mache Star Topper

Want the look of a DIY project without the fuss? This papier mache topper from Terrain is handmade and timeless. Its simple, charming design makes it ideal for a minimalist tree.

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Cody Foster Disco Tree Toppervia merchant

Cody Foster Disco Tree Topper

Bring back the ’70s this season with a multi-colored disco ball topper at Maisonette. This joyful, retro-inspired topper will be an absolute showstopper for any holiday party.

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Bonus: there are plenty of disco ball decor ideas to use around the house all year long.

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Hallmark Keepsake Star Trek Christmas Tree Toppervia merchant

Hallmark Keepsake Star Trek Christmas Tree Topper

With a 4.8-star rating on Amazon, this Star Trek topper is a no-brainer for Trekkies this Christmas. Once plugged in, the topper—modeled on the USS Enterprise—plays Star Trek theme music and lights up, creating an interactive galactic experience. The tree topper also comes with a delta insignia remote control, so you can operate it from a distance, in true Star Trek style.

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Marimekko Woven Tree Toppervia merchant

Marimekko Woven Tree Topper

This Marimekko topper, made from soft, woven bamboo, is the perfect addition to a Christmas tree with a simple, natural aesthetic. The intricate eight-point star is almost a foot wide, so it’s best suited for mid- to large-size Christmas trees.

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Kurt S. Adler Star Wars Darth Vadervia merchant

Kurt S. Adler Star Wars Darth Vader Tree Topper with LED Light Saber

If you’re more of a Star Wars fan than a Trekkie, this Darth Vader Tree Topper could be for you. Lord Vader is featured here with a red lightsaber—which, of course, lights up and provides a festive glow. The topper is battery-operated and can be programmed to light with an automatic timer.

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Balsam Hill Jolly Saint Nick Tree Topper via merchant

Balsam Hill Jolly Saint Nick Tree Topper

Nothing says Christmas like Santa scurrying down the chimney. Bring the magic of Saint Nick and his bag full of presents to your Christmas tree, mantel or tabletop with this holly, jolly Santa tree topper.

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Wondershop Woven Angel Tree Toppervia merchant

Wondershop Woven Angel Tree Topper

This Wondershop topper is a modern angel topper that offers an updated take on a classic design. Its rattan woven figure is brown and accented with golden-wired wings and a halo for a rustic aesthetic.

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Holiday Time Gold Fiber Optic Angel Christmas Tree Toppervia merchant

Holiday Time Gold Fiber Optic Angel Christmas Tree Topper

If you’re looking for a more classic angel topper, this 12-inch option fits the bill. It’s fiber optic with an LED light source and can be used as table decor too. Holiday Time makes a variety of these classic angel Christmas tree toppers, all available at Walmart.

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By the way, you might like these advent calendars that double as holiday decor, too.

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Terrain Pre Lit Led Glass Toppervia merchant

Terrain Pre-Lit LED Glass Topper

Add a warm, festive glow to your Christmas tree with this cool glass topper from Terrain. We envision this vintage-inspired bauble on a retro-inspired tree. Fortunately, while it’s made to look old-timey, it’s filled with modern, battery-powered micro LED bulbs, so you don’t have to light it with a match.

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Wondershop Feliz Navidad Poinsettiavia merchant

Wondershop Feliz Navidad Poinsettia Tree Topper

You’ll love the look and sentiment of this colorful tree topper from the Wondershop. It’s crafted from metal and adorned with fabric poinsettias. The words “Feliz Navidad” appear in gold, glittery script.

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 Pottery Barn Oversized Candy Canes Tree Toppervia merchant

Pottery Barn Oversized Candy Canes Tree Topper

We love the way these oversized candy canes sweeten up a tree. They look especially whimsical when fastened with a twine bow to the tip of a tree.

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Balsam Hill Capiz Snowflakevia merchant

Balsam Hill Capiz Snowflake Lighted Tree Topper

This capiz snowflake topper is handmade from natural shells and pre-lit with incandescent lights. Its gold-framed, double-sided design allows it to glow from every angle. This one comes in small and large options, so it’ll transform any tree in your home into a vision of winter’s wonders.

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 Kathrine’s Collection Gingerbread Tree Toppervia merchant

Kathrine’s Collection Gingerbread Tree Topper

This gingerbread tree topper is hand-painted and handcrafted. It’s also a limited-quantity production from the Ohio-based design team comprised of award-winning and nationally recognized artists. The brand’s Christmas tree toppers—which can also be used as tabletop decor—are a splurge sure to create a magical holiday experience.

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West Elm Hugging Polar Bear Tree Toppervia merchant

West Elm Hugging Polar Bear Tree Topper

Need a little extra love this holiday season? This adorable polar bear tree topper wraps his arms around the top of any tree. You can even personalize it by adding an ornament, candy cane or a special note for the bear to hold.

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 Mr. Christmas Biplane Tree Toppervia merchant

Mr. Christmas Biplane Tree Topper

Santa flies a plane around your tree in this Mr. Christmas topper. The main piece of the topper is an LED-illuminated star, and Santa’s plane waves a charming tinsel message: “Believe.”

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The Holiday Aisle Black Hat Tree Toppervia merchant

The Holiday Aisle Black Hat Tree Topper

Working with a white tinsel tree this Christmas? Make it look like a snowman, and top it with one of these handcrafted Black Hat Christmas Tree Toppers. The plush top hat is complete with a red ribbon, pine needles, berries and a light dusting of snow for that straight-out-of-a-winter-forest feel.

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Hallmark Keepsake The Nightmare Before Christmas Pumpkin King Tree Toppervia merchant

Hallmark Keepsake The Nightmare Before Christmas Pumpkin King Tree Topper

Not quite ready to give up spooky season for Santa? Extend Halloween a bit longer with one of these Pumpkin King Christmas Tree Toppers. If anyone asks why you’ve topped your tree with a pumpkin, you can reassure them that it’s from The Nightmare Before Christmas and therefore perfectly appropriate for the holiday.

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Mr. Christmas Animated LED Carousel Christmas Tree Toppervia merchant

Mr. Christmas Animated LED Carousel Christmas Tree Topper

Welcome Santa’s reindeer into your home this holiday season with this Carousel Tree Topper. Simply plug in the LED carousel and watch as four reindeer circle the top of your tree. Velcro straps easily attach the topper to any tree, real or artificial.

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Wondershop Deer Tree Topper Goldvia merchant

Wondershop Deer Tree Topper Gold

Add this enchanting gold stag topper to a flocked tree for a classic, elegant look. The gold metal design fastens easily to any tree—and you don’t have to fuss with batteries or wires with this one.

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Wondershop Knit Tree Toppervia merchant

Wondershop Knit Tree Topper

Crown your Christmas tree with this knit star for a cozy, classic look. It comes in red and white, and you don’t have to fuss with worrying about lighting or special attachments, as the knit design is lightweight and slips onto the top of any tree. Plus, it’s a steal at just $5.

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Gnome Christmas Tree Toppervia merchant

Gnome Christmas Tree Topper

Gnomes are all the rage this year, and they make such cute Christmas tree toppers, especially when they’re dressed in holiday pajamas like this one on Amazon.

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Mary Henn
Mary Henn, MFA is an Associate Shopping Editor at Family Handyman. She’s also a national award-winning writer and journalist. Her expertise lies in interior design, home decor, gardening and outdoor trends. When she’s not working on the latest content at FHM, you can find her reading poetry or hiking with her dog, Henry.