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PORTLAND Portland s Christmas tree rolled up Friday at Pioneer Courthouse Square as a crowd of on-lookers gathered to celebrate the arrival of the holiday season.

Santa was riding shotgun as the 75-foot Douglass fir tree was brought in to the square just after noon.

A crane was set up and ready to erect the massive tree, which should take a few weeks to get fully in place.

When it s all done, the tree will have 14,000 multi-colored LED lights.

KGW will broadcast the annual tree-lighting ceremony hosted by Russ Lewis and Brenda Braxton, starting at 6 p.m. Friday Nov. 29.

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