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Sunday, November 28, 2004; Page P02

LET THERE BE ONE HECK OF AN ELECTRIC BILL. Through Jan. 1, you can follow an incandescent glow from Virginia's capital to its coast. Seven towns celebrate the holidays with 100 Miles of Lights: 500,000 individual bulbs illuminate Richmond's Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden; Williamsburg has a Grand Illumination; there's a lighted boat parade in Hampton; and 250 drive-through light displays run along the boardwalk in Virginia Beach. Newport News, Portsmouth and Norfolk also join in, with candlelit tours of historic neighborhoods and progressive dinners. Check the Web site below for special light-show packages.

Times and venues vary throughout Virginia. 888-493-7386, Ext. 100, www.100milesoflights.com.



-- Anne McDonough


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