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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. And it will look a lot more like Christmas at The Gateway in Salt Lake City when a 50-foot-tall tree is lit Saturday on the Olympic Legacy Plaza.

The Colorado blue spruce was donated by Shane and Camie Summerhays. It grew outside their home for more than 30 years, eventually outgrowing the yard.

The tree will be adorned with 100,000 LED lights, and the switch will be thrown during festivities on Saturday, Nov. 19, beginning at 6 p.m.

The evening will include a concert featuring new age classical pianist John Schmidt and the One Voice Children's Choir, comprised of 120 children from the Salt Lake area and Utah Valley.

In addition to the free concert, there will be free hot chocolate and cookies and a visit from Santa. —

Gateway Tree Lighting and Concert

When • Saturday, Nov. 19, at 6 p.m.

Where • Gateway Olympic Plaza, 18 N. Rio Grande St., Salt Lake City

Admission • Free

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