From Ice Skating to guided Christmas light tours there's a lot to do this weekend as far as holiday cheer goes. Here's the top 10 activities I found:

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    Christmas Lights Bus Tour Friday

    Three Rivers Transit Center, Kennewick
    6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    This is organized by Ben Franklin! The Mid-Columbia Mastersingers will perform at 6 p.m. Bus tours will leave at 7 p.m. The buses will take riders through west Kennewick and south Richland. Afterwards enjoy treats with Santa.

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    Photos With Santa at Gesa Carousel of Dreams

    On Friday CENTURY 21 is sponsoring a night with Santa at the carousel in Southridge Sports & Events Complex. First carousel ride is free! 4-6 p.m.

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    Winter Ice Magic on Friday

    On Friday enjoy a holiday show on ice featuring local skaters and a featured guest. Great for families. 6:30-9 p.m.

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    Mid-Columbia Musical Theatre Holiday Cheer from Broadway

    Annual Christmas show Friday 7-9 p.m. at The Reach museum on Columbia Park Trail.

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    No Strings Attached at Kamiakin

    Friday & Saturday, 7-9 p.m. at Kamiakin High School Auditorium. Enjoy a modern spin on the story of Pinocchio. The music spans several genres including hip-hop, gypsy swing, bluegrass and rock 'n roll.

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    A Big Band Christmas

    Friday at Columbia Basin College Theater, enjoy professional Big Band music starting at 7 p.m. This year's show will have talented vocalists singing holiday songs with a jazz orchestra.

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    Saturday morning starting at 9 a.m. Santa will kick-off the three races over the Cable Bridge. This year park at the Fairgrounds and take a shuttle to the race.

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    Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides

    Saturday & Sunday in Benton City from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. enjoy a "Country Christmas" with wagon rides and a bonfire. Fresh-cut Christmas trees for sale.

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    Christmas Carnival at Columbia Park

    J&S Express Christmas Train rides, photo opps with Santa, reading of the Polar Bear Express, a clown and crafts at Columbia Park on Saturday from 2-5 p.m.

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    Star of Bethlehem Presentation at Bechtel Planetarium

    Learn about the star from Murray Thorson and Dr. Kristy Henscheid at the Bechtel National Planetarium at Columbia Basin College on Saturday at 6:30. Reserve tickets in advance.

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    Living Nativity at Hillspring Church

    This theatrical presentation featuring live actors and animals is enjoyed by thousands each December. This year's presentation is Friday, Saturday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Shows start at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.