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Tennessee Ernie Ford, crafts, magic, robots and a birthday party highlight upcoming activities at the 10th Annual Festival of Lights.

The Occidental Women's League Seventh Annual Holiday Charity Craft Sale runs until 8 p.m. today and from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday in the lobby of the Occidental Center, 360 Rainbow Blvd. South.

The Festival of Lights Juried Art Show begins today and runs through Jan. 6. Artworks will be on display from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Niagara Power Project Visitors Center on Lewiston Road.

"Cataract Joe," a talking robot, will perform at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday in the Carborundum Theater.

Also today, the Rob and Carol Allen Holiday Magic Show will be held at 6 p.m. in the Carborundum Theater on the second floor of the Carborundum Center, and the Niagara Experience Players will perform at 7:30 p.m.

On Saturday, the Niagara Falls Troop of the Telephone Pioneers will stroll through the festival area singing holiday carols beginning at 5 p.m.; the Retired Men's Service Club Chorus will perform at 6 p.m. and the Niagara Experience Players at 7:30 p.m., both in the Carborundum Center.

At 6:30 p.m. Saturday, The Sky's the Limit and the Rainbow Centre Factory Outlet Mall will present a giant kite-flying performance from the top of the Rainbow Centre parking ramp. A performance will also be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

The Tennessee Ernie Ford Christmas Show will be held at 3 p. m. Sunday in the Convention and Civic Center.

The festival will celebrate its first decade with a special "10th Birthday Bash" from 5 to 7 p. m. Thursday at the Comfort Inn at the Pointe. There will be special prize drawings and entertainment by the Carl Filbert Band.

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