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Back Alley Invitational Art Show A holiday art show and sale, featuring jewelry, ornaments, prints and more, runs Dec. 10, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in Carytown behind 15 S. Sheppard St. 232-3042.

Bizarre Market Holiday Showcase Chop Suey Books hosts a showcase of unique holiday gifts Dec. 10, 6-9 p.m. Through Dec. 24. 1317 W. Cary St. 497-4705.

Christmas in Ashland The Hanover Arts and Activities Center presents a tour of Victorian homes and a holiday celebration Dec. 11, 1-5 p.m. Tickets are $12-$15. 500 S. Center St. 798-2728.

Church Hill House Tour Church Hill's tour walks visitors through homes in one of Richmond's oldest neighborhoods, featuring horse-drawn carriages (not in the houses), carolers and a re-enactment of Patrick Henry's "Liberty or Death" speech Dec. 11, noon-6 p.m. Tickets are $15-$20. 225-9560.

Fan Holiday House Tour The 43rd Annual Historic Fan District Holiday House Tour gets people exploring 12 homes in search of beauty Dec. 10-11, 1-5 p.m. Through Dec. 11. Tickets are $25-$30. 254-2550.

GardenFest of Lights GardenFest of Lights illuminates Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens evenings, 5-10 p.m. through Jan. 8. Tickets are $5-$9. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887.

Haunts of Richmond The ghost museum presents "Dickens' Christmas Scare-All," a walk-through holiday tour based on the ghost story, Thursday-Sunday. Through December. Tickets are $7.99-$9.99. Also, the museum hosts a "Spirits and Spirits" ghost tour of downtown Richmond and its drinking establishments, Friday-Saturday at 9:30 p.m. Through December. Tickets are $16.99. 343-3700.

Historic Homes Tour The Historic Petersburg Foundation presents a tour of homes Dec. 11, 1-5 p.m. Tickets are $15-$20. 732-2096.

Holiday Tour of Homes The Woodland Heights Holiday Tour of Homes invites visitors into holiday-decorated living rooms and cinnamon-scented bathrooms Dec. 11, 1-6 p.m. Tickets are $12-$15. 232-4154.

Legendary Santa Legendary Santa, a true yuletide tradition, comes to the Children's Museum of Richmond through Dec. 24. Free. Also, have Tea with Legendary Santa, the Snow Queen and Seymour the Friendly Dinosaur at the Children's Museum of Richmond, Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 23, 2-3 p.m. Tickets are $15-$20. 2626 W. Broad St. For more information call the Santa Hotline at 474-7009 or 788-6466.

Shirley Plantation The Charles City plantation presents 12 generations of Christmas traditions in tours at the Great House, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., through Jan. 6. Admission is $7-$10.50. (800) 232-1613.

UR House Tour The University of Richmond Chapel Guild's biennial Christmas House Tour gives visitors a peek at UR president William Cooper's house, antique toys, decadent Christmas trees and tasteful landscaping, Dec. 8 starting at 10 a.m. Tickets are $25. 288-2118 or 289-8500.

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