Katherine's comment below reminded me that we are considering getting a larger Christmas tree for next year and now would be a good time to snag one on clearance. We think our space can handle an eight or nine foot artificial tree. Pre-lit is not a must, or is it? You tell me, we've never had one. I don't have time to go from store to store so I'm hoping someone can point me towards a good online sale or a for sure in-store deal at a store that would be in my area...someplace I could call or run in to quickly.