It does light up, the bulbs are made with little plastic eggs in clear. (a friend used them from toys from gumball machines but I am sure there are other ways.) These came from: http://planetgallifrey.blogspot.com/2010/10/daleks-master-pumpkin.html and we are trying to make another this year.
This is cute, Halloween-like and well done.
Just in case, I want this in my yard.