I have this in my entry way. Originally, I had planned to leave it up year round, but once it arrived, I decided it would just be a christmas thing as the snow makes it look that way. The led lights are very bright. The branches do have to be moved into place, and some of them are fragile. The tree does not work with batteries, it is attached to a cord, and must be plugged in. The original description was not clear about that. Overall, its a nice piece for the holidays.