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Fantasy in Lights opens tonight

The 16th annual Fantasy in Lights, one of the biggest outdoor light displays in America, opens tonight and runs through Dec. 30.

Lights are turned on at 6 p.m. every night, but the Christmas Village opens at noon daily.

Tickets are $16.05, $8.03 for children 6-12 for Nov. 19-20, Nov. 26-29, Dec. 3-6, Dec. 10-13 and Dec. 26-27; $17.12, $8.56 for children 6-12 on Nov. 16-17, Nov. 21-25, Nov. 30-Dec. 2, Dec. 7-9, Dec. 14-25 and Dec. 28-30 (the 6-7 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. time slots on these days are $21.40 and $10.70 for children 6-12). Children 5 and younger get in free, but must have a "free child" ticket.

Call 706-663-2281.

The best way to see the lights is walking through Fantasy in Lights. The 15th Nightwalk is 7 p.m. Sunday. More than 70,000 people have participated in this event in the past 14 years. It's a fundraiser for the March of Dimes and the Ida Cason Callaway Foundation.

Tickets are $16 and $8 for children 6-12. Children 5 and younger get in free, but must have a "free child's ticket." Though tickets are available at the gate, you might want to get your tickets in advance. The office is at 6501 Veterans Parkway. Even though the address is Veterans Parkway, it's actually on Whittlesey Road. So when you go north on Veterans and get to the intersection of the old Winn-Dixie and Main Street Village, turn left and the office is just to the right.

Call 706-660-0160.

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