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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.

Bus Tour of Lights The James River Bus Lines Holiday Lights Tour 2005 takes you on a twinkling adventure of the lit landscape Dec. 16, including homes in the West End, downtown and the GardenFest at Lewis Ginter. Boarding begins at 5:30 p.m. at the James River Passenger Center. Tickets are $27. 900 N. Allen Ave. 342-7300.

Colonial Christmas Berkeley Plantation presents Colonial Christmas tours of the manor house as it would look for 18th-century holidays, Dec. 17-18 starting at 1 p.m. Tickets are $12-$15.75. 829-6018.

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.

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church The church presents the "Ninth Annual Living Christmas Story" Dec. 17-18, 6-8 p.m. Donations accepted. 9155 Hungary Road. 270-7613.

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.

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.

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