Powered by a plug in power adapter. His head and right hand motions from side to side. Santa is in great condition. We never actually used him, just tested for listing.
Only "flaws" is wear on the box and 1 of 2 pieces of string that attach Santa's left hand to the gift bag is torn (see last photo). Included a video of it working, please let me know if you don't see it and would like to.