This metal lantern actually has real glass and a rope handle. It's perfect for your décor whether it's Christmas or not! It could hold a variety of things, like a candle, a decorative arrangement, small colorful Christmas balls, candy, or anything else you want to display! It is 11 1/2" tall and 5" square. The bottom is a solid piece of metal, and the glass does have a supportive hook to keep the glass from sliding out by itself.