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Providence For The Holidays

Looking for some holiday cheer this season? Head to Providence, RI and experience the warmth and charm of timeless New England holiday traditions, along with the city's sophisticated arts, culinary and shopping scenes. From carolers, festivals and strolls, to rock concert extravaganzas, there are scores of holiday happenings for all to enjoy.

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GETAWAY PACKAGES



New Year's Eve Exclusive Party Package
Providence Marriott Downtown
Providence, RI
Price: $359
Phone: 401-272-2400
Includes: Deluxe overnight accommodations on Dec. 31, 2014; a cocktail reception with hors d'oeuvres and cash bar; live music and dancing in the Grand Ballroom; dinner and a champagne toast at midnight; DJ and dancing in the Marquis Ballroom; and late check out.

Romance Package

Hilton Garden Inn Providence Airport/Warwick
Warwick, RI
Dates: Anytime
Price: Prices vary
Phone: 401-734-9600
Includes: In-room sparkling wine (where permitted by law) or cider upon arrival; as always, access to hotel fitness center, pool and whirlpool; full breakfast for two in the hotel's designated restaurant; and late check-out available upon request. 

Spa Escape Package
Providence Biltmore Hotel
Providence, RI
Price: $399
Phone: 401-421-0700
Includes: Escape to The Spa at the Providence Biltmore. The 50-minute signature couples body massage is the perfect way to ease mind and body. Then relax with a glass of champagne in one of the spacious Junior Suites. Booking must be made a minimum of 72 hours in advance of arrival and a valid major credit card is due at the time of booking. Cancellation must be made 48 hours prior to arrival.

Couples Getaway in Providence
Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel
Providence, RI
Price: Starting at $159
Phone: 401-455-3100
Includes: Escape to Providence this winter for a couples getaway. Package includes a deluxe room, breakfast for two in the Public Restaurant, a bottle of champagne upon arrival, and a late check out of 2 p.m.

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HOLIDAY EVENTS

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Saturday Apr 25, 2015

Spring Dance Concert

  • April 25, 2015
  • Location: Providence College - Smith Center for the Arts
  • Address: 549 River Avenue, Providence, RI 02918

Three Sisters

  • April 25, 2015
  • Location: Theatre 82
  • Address: 82 Rolfe Square, Cranston, RI 02910

EPIC Theatre Company presents Three Sisters written by Anton Chekhov and adapted by Sarah Ruhl.

Up Close On Hope: Program 3

  • April 25, 2015
  • Location: Festival Ballet Providence's Black Box Theatre
  • Address: 825 Hope St, Providence, RI 02906

Festival Ballet Providence's acclaimed Up Close on Hope series presents a wide variety of works in the intimacy of its 85-seat Black Box Theatre, located on the vibrant East Side of Providence. The content ranges from classical masterpieces to exciting new contemporary works. With such a unique perspective and a variety of flavors and emotions, Up Close on Hope is truly a "dance experience without equal." Each performance features an intermission reception with complimentary wine and h... Visit Website

Urban Vintage Bazaar

  • April 25, 2015
  • Location: Arcade Providence
  • Address: 65 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Arcade Providence

RAIN OR SHINE! More than 15 vendors of vintage clothing, accessories, jewelry, ephemera, housewares and more for men and women.

Wayne Brady - "It's My Line" Tour

  • April 25, 2015
  • Location: Park Theater, The
  • Address: 848 Park Avenue, Cranston, RI 02910
  • Venue: Park Theatre

For over a decade, Brady has been entertaining audiences with his acting, improv, singing and dancing on television, film and the stage. He began his career in Orlando, Fla., working for both the Disney World and Universal theme parks. He also performed in several community theatre shows and at the Orlando improv comedy theater SAK Comedy Lab.

A Flea in Her Ear

  • April 25, 2015
  • Location: Trinity Repertory Company
  • Address: 201 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Trinity Repertory Company
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

From French playwright Georges Feydeau and often heralded as the most masterful farce ever written, A Flea in Her Ear is an uproarious tale of a disintegrating marriage. Raymonde (played by Phyllis Kaye) is determined to catch her cheating husband Victor (played by Fred Sullivan, Jr.), in the act. But her plan quickly derails, resulting in a whirlwind of communication breakdowns, jealousy, mistaken identities and slamming doors. Associate Artistic Director Tyler Dobrowsky directs this gut-bustin... Visit Website

Old Jews Telling Jokes

  • April 25, 2015
  • Location: Trinity Repertory Company
  • Address: 201 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Trinity Repertory Company
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Like rye bread, kosher pickles and bagels, this show is for everyone! You'll laugh 'til you plotz. The New York Times says it is "Hilarious! ... Magnificent, eduring rhythm of Jewish Humor." Created by Peter Gethers and Daniel Okrent, OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES showcases five actors in a comedy that pays tribute to and reinvents classic jokes of the past and present. The show also features comic songs--brand new and satisfyingly old--as well as tributes to some of the giants of the come... Visit Website

Unicorns in Residence at the Providence Children's Museum

  • April 25, 2015
  • Location: Providence Children's Museum
  • Address: 100 South Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Providence Children's Museum

Unicorns in Residence: Providence invites the public to imagine, dream and play during this citywide interactive art experience. The unicorn adventure began in 2010 when a unicorn went missing in NYC's Central Park. Two thousand "Missing Unicorn" posters were placed around NYC and hundreds of residents participated in the search. Providence residents can join the search and experience these mythical creatures citywide with a variety of events through July. From April 15 through May 1... Visit Website

4000 Miles

  • April 25, 2015
  • Location: 2nd Story Theatre
  • Address: 28 Market Street, Warren, RI 02885
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

After suffering a tragic loss while on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo seeks solace and shelter in the West Village apartment of his fiercely independent 91 year-old grandmother. Over the course of a one month cohabitation, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately comfort each other with curiosity and compassion.

Born Casual - Free Hip Hop Dance Party

  • April 25, 2015
  • Location: Fete Music
  • Address: 103 Dike Street, Providence, RI 02909
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday

Providence Phoenix winner as voted by thousands of Phoenix readers: Fete “Best Dance Night 2013” Casual Saturdays! Born Casual playing the best and newest hip hop, trap and R&B every Saturday night at the Fête Lounge. No Cover // 21+

Elisha Project Saturdays

  • April 25, 2015
  • Location: The Elisha Project
  • Address: 65 Newport Avenue, Suite 6, Rumford, RI 02916
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday

Bring your entire family...all ages are welcome to: - Make and prepare 250+ lunch meals - Decorate Lunch Bags - Take the lunches to people in need Great way to spend a Saturday afternoon and one you will not soon forget. You can view our videos on our site above. 

Smokin' Saturdays at the Celtic Lounge

  • April 25, 2015
  • Location: Celtic Lounge
  • Address: 397 Westminster St, Providence, RI 02905
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday

Starting this Saturday (9/20) Hella Smoke will be hosting Smokin' Saturdays at the Celtic Lounge on Westminster and Empire! We'll have local artists in, performing some nights, mixing their music into the playlist others, and just mingling with the crowd answering your questions throughout all of them. Selling VIP tickets to the private bar at just $25 per, and cover at just $5 before midnight, ladies free before 11, and $10 after midnight! Come on down, listen to some great music, meet some ...

14th Annual Spring Thaw Pow Wow

  • April 25, 2015
  • Location: Pembroke Field, Brown University / Indoor site: Pizzitola Sports Center, Brown University
  • Address: 451 Brook Street, Providence, RI 02912

The Native American Heritage Series and the Native Americans at Brown will be hosting their 14th Annual Spring Thaw Pow Wow. A pow wow is a contemporary Native American social gathering. It will be a day of dance competition, Native American food, and quality Native American arts and crafts. The event is free to the public and dance registration is free!

33rd Annual Almost May Gourmet Breakfast

  • April 25, 2015
  • Location: Woodridge Congregational United Church of Christ
  • Address: 546 Budlong Rd, Cranston, RI 02920

Woodridge Congregational UCC welcomes you to their 33rd Annual Almost May Gourmet Breakfast. April 25th, 2015 from 8am -11am. All you can Eat. Donations: Adults - $9.00 Children ages 3 -10 - $5.00 Menu: Eggs, Frittatas, Johnny Cakes, Waffles, Ham, Sausage, Corned Beef Hash, Home Fries, Hollys Baked Beans, Strudel, Muffins, & Asst. Pastry & More, Coffee, Tea, Juice, & Milk. Call, Email or Facebook for more information & tickets 401-942-0662 Woodridgechurch@verizon.net Woodridge C... Visit Website

Blondes vs. Brunettes of Rhode Island

  • April 25, 2015
  • Address: 235 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02912
  • Venue: Brown University

Blondes vs. Brunettes is a volunteer driven active event that brings the passion and spirit of young community leaders together to support the Alzheimer's Association, Rhode Island chapter. The event is organized around a flag football game in which the two participating teams are divided based on the age-old rivalry between blondes and brunettes (redheads and other hair colors can choose whichever team). For more details, including how to register, or to donate please email bvbri2015@gmail.com ...

Daffodil Days Walking Tour of Mansion and Grounds

Daffodil Days at Blithewold Mansion is Rhode Island’s cannot-be-missed spring event! Take advantage of a guided tour of the Mansion, Gardens, and Grounds to get the full experience of this beautiful seaside estate. A trained docent will tell the story of the Van Wickle/McKee family, the original owners, who built the estate to take advantage of the breathtaking views of Narragansett Bay. The Mansion is furnished just as it was when the family lived here. The guided tour continues through t... Visit Website

Festival Ballet Providence presents Up Close on Hope

  • April 25, 2015
  • Location: Festival Ballet Providence Black Box Theatre
  • Address: 825 Hope St, Providence, RI 02906
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday

Up Close on Hope, Program 3 Friday, April 10 - 8:00pm Saturday, April 11 - 7:30pm Friday, April 17 - 8:00pm Saturday, April 18 - 7:30pm Friday, April 24 - 8:00pm Saturday, April 25 - 7:30pm Festival Ballet Providence's acclaimed Up Close on Hope series presents a wide variety of works in the intimacy of its 85-seat Black Box Theatre, located on the vibrant East Side of Providence. The content ranges from classical masterpieces to exciting new contemporary works. With such a unique perspective an... Visit Website

Newport is a Mystery

  • April 25, 2015
  • Location: Redwood Library & Athenaeum
  • Address: 50 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840

Join us on Saturday, April 25, at 10:30 am for an author talk with Anne-Marie Sutton, author of the popular Newport Mystery Series, who will discuss how she came to use Newport as a setting for her mystery novels. Free and all are welcome

No Time To Waste at Providence Children's Museum

Kids and adults learn what's so funny about trash during an interactive family comedy that gives a lighthearted look at the three R’s of protecting the environment – reducing, reusing and recycling. Four 20-minute shows at 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM; recommended for ages 5 and up. Underwritten by Dominion Foundation.

Providence Roller Derby Presents: RI Riveters vs Pikes Peak Derby Dames All Stars And The Rocky Poin

  • April 25, 2015
  • Location: Brown University, Meehan Auditorium
  • Address: 235 Hope Street. Providence RI 02912, Providence, RI 02903

Seating is first come first serve. Stadium seating available. Bring chairs for track side. Our featured charity is the Amos House and Get Gored for Good! We are holding a Savers Clothing Drive! Time for Spring Cleaning! As if 2 bouts wasn't enough, this night will also have: 50/50 raffle (win $$) Wheel Toss game (win free tickets) Travel Team Bake Sale (mmm yum!) League Merchandise Adult beverages for purchase! Half time show and more!!

Ronny Cox Trio

  • April 25, 2015
  • Location: Slater Mill Museum
  • Address: 67 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02860
  • Venue: Slater Mill Museum

Ronny Cox is an artist who wears a variety of hats –– from actor to musician to family man. With an eclectic musical style, Ronny says. “I'm interested in weaving a tapestry of songs and stories with an over-all arc that eventually comes together and tells us something about 'the human condition …"

Ryan Hamilton from Last Comic Standing

Named one of Rolling Stone’s five comics to watch, Ryan’s appearances on NBC's Last Comic Standing, Conan, Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, and the Showtime special Caroline Rhea and Friends, Ryan is on his way to establishing himself as one of the country's favorite stand-ups. With immediate comic charisma and a crisp, clean writing style, Ryan is sought after for his ability to perform for a variety of audiences while making each show an individual and unique experience. With an e... Visit Website

Save the Bay Seal Cruise - Westerly

  • April 25, 2015
  • Location: Westerly
  • Address: 19 Margin Street (Viking Marina), Westerly, RI 02891

Join Save the Bay and the Stonington Historical Society for a 90-minute nature-cruise aboard our education vessel. We will venture down the Pawcatuck River and into Little Narragansett Bay to learn about the history, winter wildlife, and environmental issues in our region. We provide binoculars and expert guides. Parking available.

Save the Bay Westerly Nature Cruises

  • April 25, 2015
  • Address: 100 Save the Bay Drive, Providence, RI 02905
  • Venue: Save the Bay

Join Save The Bay and the Stonington Historical Society for a 90-minute Seal Watch and nature cruise aboard our educational vessel. We'll venture down the Pawcatuck River and into Little Narragansett Bay to learn about the history, winter wildlife, and environmental issues in our region. Boat departs from Viking Marina, 19 Margin Street, Westerly, RI 02891

SpeakUP Theatre Company Presents: La Negrita Chronicles

  • April 25, 2015
  • Location: AS220 - Black Box Theatre
  • Address: 95 Empire Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday, Saturday

LA NEGRITA CHRONICLES is a comedic satire that delves into the intersection of racism and sexism on college campuses. Romulus brings mainstream stereotypes of all sorts to life to tell their hilarious and heartbreaking stories. Traditional theatre norms are broken and political incorrectness is embraced, revealing the unpleasant underbelly of our “post-racial” society. Through the story of one young woman’s journey, a startlingly accurate reflection of modern American culture e... Visit Website

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