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BOISE -- The Idaho Statehouse is in the holiday spirit with a warm glow on the Capitol steps.

Hundreds gathered around the tree as First Lady Lori Otter and Gov. Btuch Otter flipped the switch Monday night.

More than 12,000 energy efficient LED lights were strung around the 50-foot blue spruce.

After the light show, Meridian's Andrus Elementary School and Weiser High School sang carols, as kids joined in between sips of free hot chocolate and snacks.

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