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There are two great ways to see holiday lights: Witness the bright colors yourself or watch the reflection of blinking bulbs in the eyes of excited children. As evidenced by the smiling faces of the kids, an added joy comes when they marvel at the lights at Christmas Lane and Nights of Shimmering Lights, two Dover displays that have been destination spots this season. The artistry of the Nights of Shimmering Lights exhibit is reflected in its tunnel of lights in the photo at top left. In the photo at top right, Elias Leach, 4, beams during a recent ride on the train at Christmas Lane. In the middle row to the left, Jaeden Culpepper, 4, peers through a giant kaleidoscope at Christmas Lane. In the photo underneath, McKenna Davis and Breann Collins, both 4, enjoy Christmas Lane. A well-decorated home, in the middle row to the right, is among the sights on Christmas Lane. Christmas Lane, at 2091 Wooten Road, is open from 6 to 10 p.m. through Dec. 30, weather permitting. Entrance is free but donations are accepted. Go to for information. Nights of Shimmering Lights, at the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds (215 Sydney Washer Road), offers visitors a 30- to 40-minute drive through 11 themed areas, like the one in the photo above. It's also open until Dec. 30. Go to for information.

DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE? 12/22/12 [Last modified: Saturday, December 22, 2012 3:30am]
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