The Price of Aluminum Christmas Trees

These holiday decorations have a wide range of cost

Two vintage/one new aluminum tree. Barb Crews

How much are aluminum Christmas trees worth? With this brief price guide, get the facts about their value. Aluminum trees actually range in price quite a bit.

Many people either love them or hate these trees, but there is no denying their popularity among those who want a retro look for Christmas or who collect vintage holiday decorations. But before finding out the market value of these trees, get a bit of history about them first.

The History of Aluminum Christmas Trees

The aluminum Christmas tree first appeared on the scene in the 1950s. Check out this patent (shown here), which is dated 1959. The patent shows how the branches were inserted into the tree trunk, as well as how the aluminum pieces were constructed. It serves as a handy tutorial or people purchasing aluminum trees today.

The Variety of Aluminum Trees

Aluminum trees were made in several different colors, but silver is typically the most popular and affordable. Gold is also fairly affordable if silver isn't your preference. If you're looking for aluminum trees in other colors, however, be aware that prices can rise dramatically. How much money are you willing to spend on a tree? Have a price range in mind, so you're not blindsided when searching for the aluminum tree of your dreams. Create a budget and stick to it.

What to Consider When Buying a Tree Online

When purchasing an aluminum Christmas tree online, be sure it comes with all the paper sleeves to protect the branches, if not you will be in for a hard time constructing it and keeping the feathery strands in perfect condition.

So, exactly how much do these trees cost? As you can see from the lists below, aluminum trees can run anywhere from a couple of hundred dollars to more than a thousand. 

Cost of Aluminum Trees Found on eBay and via PriceMiner

  • Carey – McFall Co 7' tree w/color wheel and stand
  • Starlite 7', stand not included
  • Silverline 7' pom pom tree w/color wheel and stand
  • Canadian Spangle Fairyland 7.5' Tree, 121 branches w/color wheel
  • Tomar Artic Star 7'*
  • Sparkler 6' pom pom tree, original box
  • Consolidated Novelty Tree 49"
  • Carey – McFall Co. 8' tree w/233 branches
  • Evergleam Deluxe 8' tree
  • Evergleam 8' Tree w/color wheel*
  • Evergleam 6' tree


  • Evergleam 4' Pink Aluminum Tree
  • Noma 4' Pink tree, with original box/sleeves
  • Evergleam 5' Pink Aluminum Tree

Miscellaneous Colors

  • Evergleam 6' Gold tree
  • Evergleam 6' Bluefrost Aluminum Christmas Tree
  • Carey – McFall Co. 7.5' tree w/red and green pom poms and tree stand
  • 8' Evergleam "Blue Frost" 8' w/stand

* Found on PriceMiner

Wrapping Up

Online auctions are not always a true measure of value as many factors can contribute to the final price. Some factors that can affect prices include month, day and time of auction; category item is listed in; quality and number of pictures shown, and the accuracy of the description.