Winterfest of Lights in O.C.Help kick off...


Winterfest of Lights in O.C.

Help kick off Ocean City's seventh annual Winterfest of Lights by attending a ceremonial tree lighting and celebration this evening at Northside Park. After listening to carolers, viewing performances by area school choruses and bands and meeting Santa, hop on a train for a 10-minute ride through Winterfest of Lights, a fantasy land of twinkling lights. Glittering scenes range from a sunbathing Santa to Jurassic Park. And throughout the resort town, thousands of twinkling lights will cover hundreds of displays.

The tree-lighting ceremony starts at 5 p.m. at Northside park, 127th Street and the bay. Winterfest of Lights sparkles from 5: 30 p.m. to 9: 30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5: 30 p.m. to 10: 30 p.m. Friday-Saturday through Jan. 2. Admission to tonight's ceremony is free; train rides are $2 for anyone 12 and older, free under 12. Call 410-289-2800 or 410-250-0125.

Historic Alexandria Antiques Show

Forty-four dealers from 16 states and England will display antiques from the 17th through the 19th century at the annual Historic Alexandria Antiques Show tomorrow through Sunday in Alexandria, Va. The vast selection includes American, English and Continental furniture, tall clocks, prints, maps, oil paintings, drawings, Chinese export, English ceramics, Oriental rugs, jewelry, silver, textiles, Shaker goods, ship models and folk art. Appraisals of antiques are available Friday. An "Evaluating Antiques" workshop and a "Young Collector's Evening" are schedule for Saturday.

Show location is the Holiday Inn, 625 First St. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $8. Appraisals are $5 each from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow. Evaluating antiques workshop at 9: 30 a.m. Saturday -- $19.99. Young Collector's Evening, a professionally guided tour with reception, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday -- $49.99. Call 703-549-5811.

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