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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.

Click here for a full list of getaway packages.

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HOLIDAY EVENTS

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Wednesday Apr 01, 2015

Pint Night at Hanley's Ale House

  • April 01, 2015
  • Location: Hanley's Ale House
  • Address: 52 Pine Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Hanley's Ale House
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday

Wenseday night pint night at Hanley's! $5 burgers all night!

Visit with the Easter Bunny

  • April 01, 2015
  • Location: Roger Williams Park Zoo
  • Address: 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907
  • Venue: Roger Williams Park Zoo

Hop along the bunny trail to Our House in the Big Backyard where you can get an eco-friendly craft, and take your very own picture with the Easter Bunny! Zoo visitors can purchase tickets at the main Zoo entrance, or as they enter the event. The event runs on March 28 & 29 from 10am to 12pm (noon) and 1pm to 3 pm, and on April 3 & 4 from 10am to 12pm (noon) and 1pm to 4 pm. The price, in addition to general Zoo admission, is $10 for children ages 3-12, and $5 for toddlers ages 2 and unde... Visit Website

The House of Blue Leaves

  • April 01, 2015
  • Location: Gamm Theatre

Blithe Spirit

  • April 01, 2015
  • Location: Providence College - Smith Center for the Arts
  • Address: 549 River Avenue, Providence, RI 02918

Acclaimed writer Noël Coward's comedy questions what it means for a man to be haunted by his wife. Literally. After engaging in a casual séance, Charles and Ruth, his second wife, are visited by the ghost of his first wife, Elvira. The result is an encounter full of shocks, spooks and "happy mediums."

Lend Me A Tenor

  • April 01, 2015
  • Location: Ocean State Theatre Company
  • Address: 1245 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick, RI 02886

Lend Me A Tenor takes place at the Cleveland Grand Opera Company's gala season-opener of Otello, which is to be performed by world-famous tenor Tito Morelli, in the hopes that this will put Cleveland on the operatic map. Morelli is late, unable to rehearse with the company, and through a hilarious series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers, which mix with the alcohol he has consumed, and he passes out. The company believes him to be dead and doesn't know what to do. Luckily an as... Visit Website

A Flea in Her Ear

  • April 01, 2015
  • Location: Trinity Repertory Company
  • Address: 201 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Trinity Repertory Company

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

Dick Lupino Trio

  • April 01, 2015
  • Location: Sardella's Restaurant
  • Address: 30 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 02840
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday

Dick Lupino with different musicians each week perform Jazz/American Songbook. Reservations required. Dinner specials offered.

Hump Day Happy Hour

  • April 01, 2015
  • Location: Public Kitchen & Bar
  • Address: 120 Francis Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Public Kitchen & Bar
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday

Join us at the bar and in the lounge for our Hump Day Happy Hour specials. Enjoy $1, $2 and $3 appetizers! Visit us on Facebook to view this month's Hump Day Happy Hour Menu. Complimentary valet.

Spaghetti Notte

  • April 01, 2015
  • Location: Papa Razzi
  • Address: 1 Papa Razzi Way, Cranston, RI 02920
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday

SPAGHETTI NOTTE - $19.99 Break bread while embracing a traditional Italian dish with family and friends and join us on Wednesday nights for “Spaghetti Notte.” Choose from a selection of gourmet appetizers including our Insalata di Papa and Margherita pizza. For the main course, enjoy our house made pasta dishes including traditional dishes such as Spaghetti alla Bolognese or Spaghetti Alla Polpetta - our version of spaghetti and meatballs! Allow yourself to relax from your busy week ... Visit Website

Stump! Trivia

  • April 01, 2015
  • Location: The Whiskey Republic
  • Address: 515 South Water Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: The Whiskey Republic
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday

Join us for Stump! Trivia every Wednesday night with great prizes each and every week!

Life of the Mind Salon: Joan Johnson-Freese

  • April 01, 2015
  • Location: Redwood Library & Athenaeum
  • Address: 50 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840

Joan Johnson-Freese, Ph.D., Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval War College, returns to the Redwood to speak on the future of the American space program in this week's Life of the Mind Salon events.This event takes place on Wednesday, April 1 at the Redwood Library & Athenaeum. A wine and cheese reception is held at 5:30 pm, followed by the Salon at 6:00 pm. Free for members, $10 for non-members. Seating is limited; call 847-0295, ext. 112, to make your reservation.

Daffodil Days

Tens of thousands of brilliant yellow daffodils trumpet the arrival of spring at Blithewold. The sight of blooming flowers and budding trees help us forget this dreary winter and look forward to summer fun. Daffodil Days Programs Include: - Afternoon Teas (begin April 7th) Tuesday - Friday 1 & 3 pm. - April Vacation Camp - The Fairy Festival, April 26th - Hands-on Workshops

In Diverse Estimations Little Moscow

  • April 01, 2015
  • Location: RISD Museum
  • Address: 224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: RISD Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

In her 2011 film, Turkish artist Aslı Çavuşoğlu stages a series of fragmented, forgotten, and at times painfully remembered histories from a violent political suppression in the Turkish town of Fatsa in 1979 and 1980. Çavuşoğlu shot the film in Fatsa, enlisting untrained locals as actors, crew members, and information sources. Their presence adds a layer of naïve enthusiasm and increased intensity to the reenactments, as the actors are confronted with events from what are ofte...

URI Feinstein Providence Campus Arts and Culture program: REMEMBERING ARMENIA - 100 years later

  • April 01, 2015
  • Location: URI Feinstein Providence Campus 1st and 2nd floor Lobby Gallery
  • Address: 80 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

URI Feinstein Providence Campus Urban Arts and Culture program presents REMEMBERING ARMENIA - 100 YEARS LATER April 1-30, 2015 curated by Berge Zobian, Director of Gallery & Studio Z in the URI Library Windows Gallery at 80 Washington Street Providence RI. The exhibit features a mixed media array of historic and contemporary art and artifacts gathered from collections throughout the world. Today, the horrors of the Armenian Genocide are commemorated annually on April 24th, the date in 191... Visit Website

Paint Events at Roger Williams Park Zoo

  • April 01, 2015
  • Address: 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907
  • Venue: Roger Williams Park Zoo
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday

You’ve heard the hype, now be a part of it at our Paint events at the Zoo! These instructor led workshops are designed to guide artists of all skill levels through creating artwork to be proudly displayed at home. The Zoo offers teen-friendly Paint Afternoons (ages 13+), and Wine and Paint Nights for adults (16+; wine for ages 21+ only). For $35, we’ll provide everything you need: canvas, paints, brushes, a smock and age-appropriate refreshments. Themes include peacocks, giraffes, re... Visit Website

Raqs Media Collective A Myriad Marginalia

  • April 01, 2015
  • Location: RISD Museum
  • Address: 224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: RISD Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

New Delhi–based Raqs Media Collective takes up residence at the RISD Museum March 17-April 19 as the Rhode Island School of Design’s Kirloskar Visiting Scholars in Painting. As part of an experimental painting course, the group explores manuscript marginalia and develops a body of artistic, literary, philosophical, and narrative resources with RISD students—culminating in an experimental manuscript. See the source material, work in progress, and final manuscript, along with sel...

Golden Glamour: The Edith Stuyvesant Vanderbilt Gerry Collection

  • April 01, 2015
  • Location: RISD Museum
  • Address: 224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: RISD Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

An intimate peek into the wardrobe of an extraordinary woman, Golden Glamour features dazzling gilded garments given to the RISD Museum from the estate of American philanthropist and Rhode Island native Edith Stuyvesant Vanderbilt Gerry (1873-1958). This luminous installation includes early 1920s-1930s fashions from the premier design houses of Europe—Elsa Schiaparelli, Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo of the Fortuny label, the House of Worth, Callot Soeurs, Paul Poiret, and Edward H. Molyneux&md...

Early Exposures: 19th-century Photography from the Collection

  • April 01, 2015
  • Location: RISD Museum
  • Address: 224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: RISD Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

More than 20 images from the RISD Museum’s collection of rare and seldom seen 19th-century photographs investigate a range of themes—from majestic natural wonders to documents of the urban poor—all captured before the invention of hand-held cameras. Photography emerged almost simultaneously in France and England in the late 1830s, and its first century saw intensive experimentation with image capture, printing techniques, and camera design. A boom in photographic portraiture pr...

Landscape and Leisure: 19th-century American Drawings from the Collection

  • April 01, 2015
  • Location: RISD Museum
  • Address: 224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: RISD Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

From precise survey drawing to the broad strokes of European Impressionism, American artists of the 19th century worked in a variety of styles—as seen in the more than 30 watercolors and drawings featured in Landscape and Leisure. Selected from the RISD Museum’s strong collection of works on paper are those by American artists James Abbot McNeill Whistler, Childe Hassam, and Eastman Johnson, among others, who captured landscape, leisure pursuits, and country life. A group of watercol...