- The Washington Times - Sunday, December 30, 2001

First Night Leesburg:

Where: Historic Leesburg.

Schedule: Parade at 5 p.m., entertainment from 6 to 11:45 p.m., grand illumination at the courthouse at midnight.

Cost: $8 for adults; $3 for children 3 to 12; free for children under 2. Admission buttons will be available for sale at admissions booths on King and Market streets in downtown Leesburg.

Parking: Streets in the historic district close at 5 p.m. Free parking available on side streets and in parking garages, with free shuttle bus service to entertainment venues.

Information: 703/728-2561 or 703/777-2420.

First Night Alexandria:

Where: Old Town

Schedule: Performances begin at 7 p.m.

Cost: $10 for adults before tomorrow; $15 tomorrow; free for children under 12. Entrance badges can be bought in advance at the Ramsey House Visitor's Center, Sugar House Day Spa, St. Elmo's Coffee Pub, Potomac Riverboat Cruise ticket booth and the Hilton Old Town. Arlington and Alexandria firefighters, police officers, emergency medical technicians and their families, plus active military personnel, will receive complimentary admission.

Parking: Free (subject to availability) at Hilton Hotel, 1727 King St.; SHRM Garage, 1800 Duke St.; King Street Station, 1800 Diagonal Road; 333 John Carlyle Street Garage; 515 King St.; 100 N. Pitt St.; 227 S. Washington St. Parking in city-owned garages and at meters is free after 5 p.m. DASH buses will provide free transportation between venues.

Information: 703/838-4200; www.firstnightalexandria.org.

First Night Annapolis:

Where: Waterfront and surrounding areas.

Schedule: First Act, which features children's programming, runs from 3 to 6 p.m.; general programming runs from 6 p.m. to midnight. Crab countdown and laser light show at midnight.

Cost: $15 for those 13 and older in advance, $19 tomorrow; $10 for children 8 to 12; free for children 7 and under. Buttons may be bought at TicketMaster, Giant Food in Anne Arundel County, Columbia and Bowie; Barnes and Noble in the Harbour Center in Annapolis; GNC stores; Historic Annapolis Foundation Museum store; First Night Annapolis table at Annapolis Mall (near customer service); online at www.firstnightannapolis.org.

Parking: Pay parking is available at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Rowe Boulevard and at pay garages throughout the city. Free shuttles leave for the historic district every five minutes and free shuttles will run between venues.

Information: 410/268-8553; www.firstnightannapolis.org.

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