Shortcuts November 21 2001

Morgan City, La.
For some hot and spicy holiday fun, try Christmas on the Cajun Coast Dec. 1-Dec. 31 — a month of parties, parades, lights and Cajun cuisine. There'll also be land and water parades, street dancing, concerts, arts and crafts, and historic houses decorated in holiday style. Call 800-256-2931 or visit www.cajuncoast.com.

Columbia, S.C.
'Twas The Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo. More than a million lights transform the zoo's 25 acres into a holiday haven for animals that twinkle. There'll be music, treats, storytime with Riverbanks elves, rides, and the big guy himself, Santa. Nov. 23-Dec. 30, except Dec. 3, Dec. 24 and Dec. 25. $5.50 for adults, $4.25 for children. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Call 803-779-8717 or visit www.riverbanks.org.

Rock City, Tenn.
See Rock City's Enchanted Garden of Lights. More than 25 twinkling holiday scenes turn the gardens into a nighttime winter wonderland. New this year is Music Under the Moon, a series of outdoor (heated) concerts featuring different performers each night. $11.95 for adults, $6.50 for children 3-12, free for children 3 and under. 6-9 p.m. Through Jan. 5. Call 877-820-0759 or visit www.seerockcity.com.??

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