Ocean City lights upLet there be lights. And many of them...

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November 14, 1996|By Lori Sears

Ocean City lights up

Let there be lights. And many of them. Ocean City illuminates the holiday season with its annual Winterfest of Lights beginning tonight. The citywide celebration lasts until Jan. 31 and includes hundreds of animated displays covered in more than 800,000 brilliant and sparkling lights.

The lights turn on at the opening ceremony tonight at 5 p.m. at Northside Park. Rides on the Winterfest Express, boardwalk trains, are featured each evening from 5: 30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and provide a one-mile tour of the park's light show.

Displays are also featured downtown in the Inlet, decorations dress up Coastal Highway from top to bottom and classic cars parade throughout the town on Saturday from 9: 30 a.m. to 5: 30 p.m. for a "Cruisin' Winterfest of Lights."

Winterfest of Lights illuminates the town every night from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. through Jan. 31. Winterfest Express trains run every night 5: 30 p.m. to 10 p.m. through Northside Park, 125th Street and the Bay, and cost $2 for adults, $1 for children 10 and under. (410) 250-0125 or 1-800-OC-OCEAN.

Delaware Antiques Show

If you're looking for selection and variety in an antiques show, this weekend the 33rd annual Delaware Antiques Show at the Tatnall School in Wilmington offers 50 of the country's dealers of American antiques and decorative arts. The Delaware show offers exhibitors such rarities as a letter from Thomas Jefferson to his teen-age daughter, a scrimshaw guillotine and Chinese export porcelain. Is also offers lectures on collecting and decorating, book signings by Winterthur Garden's curators, tours and a wine tasting.

The Delaware Antiques Show will be at the Tatnall School, 1501 Barley Mill Road in Wilmington and at the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library in Winterthur tomorrow and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8: 30 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. The Antiques Show will take place at the Tatnall School, with many activities taking place at Winterthur. A free shuttle will run between the two locations. General show admission is $10; members are $9. Special events priced separately. (800) 448-3883 or (302) 888-4600 or TTY (302) 888-4907.

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