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December 16, 2004|By Lori Sears

Winterthur wonderland

Step into a winter wonderland at Winterthur, an American Country Estate, in Winterthur, Del., tomorrow through Dec. 23 and Dec. 26 through Jan. 1. Winterthur's Nights of Enchanted Lights is a nightly music and lights show at the estate's Enchanted Woods. Thousands of holiday lights will adorn the children's garden. Cobweb the storyteller fairy will spin tales. Children can help decorate the Enchanted Woods with evergreen boughs. And community choirs and singing groups will perform for visitors each night. This weekend, visitors will hear music from the Concord High School Madrigals tomorrow and the Ursuline Academy Choir on Saturday.

Nights of Enchanted Lights runs 5 p.m.-8 p.m. tomorrow-Dec. 23 and Dec. 26-Jan. 1 at Winterthur, Route 52, six miles northwest of Wilmington, Del. Musical performances at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Admission $10; $4 ages 2-11; free for those younger than 2. Call 800-448-3883 or visit www. winterthur.org.

At Longwood

Venture north (no, not as far as the North Pole) to explore a holiday haven at Longwood Gardens' Christmas Display in Kennett Square, Pa., through Jan. 2. See Longwood's holiday garden with 420,000 lights, thousands of poinsettias, festively decorated trees, colorful displays, a light-fountain show and more. Also, enjoy festive music and tours of the indoor gardens, as well.

The Christmas Display runs 9 a.m.-9 p.m. through Jan. 2 at Longwood Gardens, U.S. 1, Kennett Square, Pa., $15; $6 for ages 16-20; $2 for ages 6-15; free for those younger than 6. Call 800-737-5500 or visit www.long woodgardens.org.-- Lori Sears

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