Make this holiday season special by visiting festive holiday strolls, events and markets happening throughout the city. Bring the family for some caroling and sweet treats, finish off your Christmas shopping and create new holiday traditions in Providence.

The Arcade Farmers & Artisans Market
arcade farmers market

The spirit of Christmas comes alive with the magic of the Arcade at the holidays. The market will occur every Sunday throughout the month of December, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with food and gift vendors. Shop locally for the holidays and enjoy plenty of family fun!

Hope Street Holiday Stroll
Hope Street Holiday Stroll

The Hope Street Merchants Association on the East Side of Providence presents their annual Holiday Stroll on Sunday, Dec. 3, noon–6 p.m. Shop locally at some of the best spots in Providence for great bargains and share in plenty of family fun.

Providence Flea Holiday Markets
Flea Holiday Market

The Providence Flea returns for their fifth annual holiday market Sundays, Dec. 3 and 10, and Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 16 and 17, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. at Hope High School on the East Side. The popular summer market moves indoors, allowing shoppers to score some great gifts for the holiday season. Shop more than 60 local vintage vendors and artisan/makers.

10th Annual West Side Caroling
West Side Caroling

Give the gifts of joy and good will on Sunday, Dec. 17, 6–8 p.m., while spreading warmth and merriment during one of the coldest times of the year. Meet at Loie Fuller's restaurant at 1455 Westminster Street from 5 to 6 p.m. for snacks, before heading out to bring holiday cheer to the neighborhood with special stops along the way. Get some last-minute shopping done before ending your evening at 8 p.m. with milk, warm drinks and cookies at Sin, a West Side favorite for desserts and coffee.

Wickenden Wonderland and the Hope Tree
Wickenden Tree

Wickenden Wonderland, Thursday, Dec. 21, is a night of merrymaking and caroling beginning at 7 p.m. at the The Point Tavern and winding to George M. Cohan Plaza. Stop into the shops on Wickenden for some last-minute gifts.