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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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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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Wednesday Dec 17, 2014

44th Annual Christmas in Newport

  • December 17, 2014
  • Location: Various Locations in Newport
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Founded in 1971, Christmas in Newport began as a two-week festival that celebrated the noncommercial traditions of the holiday season. Now in its 44th year, the annual program boasts multiple activities for nearly each day of the December calendar. In a community collaboration among residents, businesses and the city, only clear bulbs illuminate the scenic harbor and wharves, the restored colonials of the Point and Historic Hill sections, and the Victorian splendor of Bellevue Avenue. The li... www.christmasinnewport.org

A Christmas Carol

  • December 17, 2014
  • Location: Trinity Repertory Company
  • Address: 201 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Trinity Repertory Company

Appealing to young and old, this timeless tale of the power of forgiveness shows us that anything is possible--and hope is always just around the corner. With Fred Sullivan, Jr. as Ebenezer Scrooge!

Children's Holiday Story Time at Blithewold Mansion

Join us for a traditional holiday story time at a Blithewold Mansion beautifully decorated for the Christmas season. This year we will feature classic stories that have been told and retold at Christmas down through the years. Drop in for one story time or come to all three! After the story, join us for a cookie and a craft. If you plan on touring the Mansion, come early, since the house closes at 5:00 p.m. This program is best suited for children 4 to 8 years old.

International Special Event Society - Annual Coastal Holiday Celebration

Join the International Special Event Society, Rhode Island Chapter, for their annual holiday event. Tickets are $45 and include food stations, one drink ticket, several interactive photo stations with take-a-ways and live entertainment from Sweet Tooth & The Sugar Babies. Proceeds from the Make an Ornament Station go to Child & Family Services. This event is open to the public. 

Knight Memorial Library's Polar Express Pajama Jam

  • December 17, 2014
  • Location: Knight Memorial Library
  • Address: 275 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907

Families and kids of all ages are invited to put on their pajamas and slippers and join us for this special free evening program! From 3-5 pm, enjoy winter & holiday stories,a hot cocoa bar, crafts, games, and more! Followed by a showing of the holiday favorite The Polar Express (G) from 5-7pm! Call the Children's Desk for more information or to register.

Christmas Carol featuring Big Nazo

  • December 17, 2014
  • Location: Courthouse Center Of The Arts
  • Address: 3481 Kingstown Road, West Kingston, RI 02892
  • Recurrence: Recurring every week day

What Cheer, Shakespeare? (formerly the RI Shakespeare Co.) ,and Big Nazo Lab present the most unique CHRISTMAS CAROL in RI!

Afternoon Tea at Blithewold

Just in time for the holiday's we're inviting you to an updated Tea experience in the Dining Room at Blithewold. Join us in welcoming our new partners, Ellie's Bakery, a sister concept to Four Diamond Award Winning Gracie's, Providence. Teas will be held by reservation during the week from Tuesday through Friday. There are two seatings each day, with tea times at either 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. The Teas are not suitable for very young children under 5 years old. Prices for Tea include admission to the M... www.blithewold.org/event/show/612

Christmas at Blithewold

Blithewold's Christmas theme for 2014 is, "You are Invited" it celebrates the Van Wickle family's love of entertaining. Each room will interpret a festive occasion at Blithewold in the early 1900s. One room will be set for tea, for example; another for a games evening; or a garden party; and still another for a sailing party. The fantasy created in the exhibit area on the second floor will be “The Pleasure of Your Company…” featuring two of Bessie’s recently co... www.blithewold.org/event/show/785

Thursday Dec 18, 2014

A Christmas Carol - School Matinees at the Park Theatre

  • December 18, 2014
  • Location: Park Theater, The
  • Address: 848 Park Avenue, Cranston, RI 02910
  • Venue: Park Theater, The

An ensemble-based community show, filled with holiday music, family tradition and a fresh, exciting adaptation of Dickens’s classic tale of redemption.

A Christmas Carol at the Historic Park Theatre

  • December 18, 2014
  • Location: Park Theater, The
  • Address: 848 Park Avenue, Cranston, RI 02910
  • Venue: Park Theater, The

An ensemble-based community show, filled with holiday music, family tradition, and a fresh, exciting adaptation of Dickens's classic tale of redemption.

Music in the Living Room

Come join us in the living room to experience outstanding performances this holiday season. Seating in on a first come, first served basis. Reserved seats can be held for an additional $2.

44th Annual Christmas in Newport

  • December 18, 2014
  • Location: Various Locations in Newport
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Founded in 1971, Christmas in Newport began as a two-week festival that celebrated the noncommercial traditions of the holiday season. Now in its 44th year, the annual program boasts multiple activities for nearly each day of the December calendar. In a community collaboration among residents, businesses and the city, only clear bulbs illuminate the scenic harbor and wharves, the restored colonials of the Point and Historic Hill sections, and the Victorian splendor of Bellevue Avenue. The li... www.christmasinnewport.org

A Christmas Carol

  • December 18, 2014
  • Location: Trinity Repertory Company
  • Address: 201 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Trinity Repertory Company

Appealing to young and old, this timeless tale of the power of forgiveness shows us that anything is possible--and hope is always just around the corner. With Fred Sullivan, Jr. as Ebenezer Scrooge!

4th Annual Dam Good Toy Drive

Join us for a night of laughter and help kids receive toys for Christmas. It's our Dam Good, 4th annual toy drive presents Sam Jay & T. Gona's Comedy Chop Suey! Stand-up, Sketch + Games = Dopeness. 

Christmas Carol featuring Big Nazo

  • December 18, 2014
  • Location: Courthouse Center Of The Arts
  • Address: 3481 Kingstown Road, West Kingston, RI 02892
  • Recurrence: Recurring every week day

What Cheer, Shakespeare? (formerly the RI Shakespeare Co.) ,and Big Nazo Lab present the most unique CHRISTMAS CAROL in RI!

Holiday Histories Tour

  • December 18, 2014
  • Location: Brick Market: Museum & Shop
  • Address: 127 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Hear the history of early American holiday traditions on an evening walk and learn how Newporters recognized the holidays. Reservation required, departs weather permitting. Offered Thurs & Fri in November; Thurs, Fri & Sat in December except 12/25.

Afternoon Tea at Blithewold

Just in time for the holiday's we're inviting you to an updated Tea experience in the Dining Room at Blithewold. Join us in welcoming our new partners, Ellie's Bakery, a sister concept to Four Diamond Award Winning Gracie's, Providence. Teas will be held by reservation during the week from Tuesday through Friday. There are two seatings each day, with tea times at either 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. The Teas are not suitable for very young children under 5 years old. Prices for Tea include admission to the M... www.blithewold.org/event/show/612

Christmas at Blithewold

Blithewold's Christmas theme for 2014 is, "You are Invited" it celebrates the Van Wickle family's love of entertaining. Each room will interpret a festive occasion at Blithewold in the early 1900s. One room will be set for tea, for example; another for a games evening; or a garden party; and still another for a sailing party. The fantasy created in the exhibit area on the second floor will be “The Pleasure of Your Company…” featuring two of Bessie’s recently co... www.blithewold.org/event/show/785

Friday Dec 19, 2014

A Christmas Carol - School Matinees at the Park Theatre

  • December 19, 2014
  • Location: Park Theater, The
  • Address: 848 Park Avenue, Cranston, RI 02910
  • Venue: Park Theater, The

An ensemble-based community show, filled with holiday music, family tradition and a fresh, exciting adaptation of Dickens’s classic tale of redemption.

A Christmas Carol at the Historic Park Theatre

  • December 19, 2014
  • Location: Park Theater, The
  • Address: 848 Park Avenue, Cranston, RI 02910
  • Venue: Park Theater, The

An ensemble-based community show, filled with holiday music, family tradition, and a fresh, exciting adaptation of Dickens's classic tale of redemption.

The Nutcracker Ballet

  • December 19, 2014
  • Location: Stadium Theatre Performing Arts Centre
  • Address: 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket, RI 02895

Heritage Ballet presents The Nutcracker Ballet at the beautiful Stadium Theatre on Main Street in Woonsocket, RI. Heritage Ballet presents the "Nutcracker", a full-length classical ballet about a little girl named Clara who receives a Nutcracker from her godfather for Christmas. She dreams that her Nutcracker comes to life and battles the mischievous Mouse Queen. Clara then goes on a magical adventure as the Snow Queen and King and their sparkling Snow... www.stadiumtheatre.com

44th Annual Christmas in Newport

  • December 19, 2014
  • Location: Various Locations in Newport
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Founded in 1971, Christmas in Newport began as a two-week festival that celebrated the noncommercial traditions of the holiday season. Now in its 44th year, the annual program boasts multiple activities for nearly each day of the December calendar. In a community collaboration among residents, businesses and the city, only clear bulbs illuminate the scenic harbor and wharves, the restored colonials of the Point and Historic Hill sections, and the Victorian splendor of Bellevue Avenue. The li... www.christmasinnewport.org

A Christmas Carol

  • December 19, 2014
  • Location: Trinity Repertory Company
  • Address: 201 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Trinity Repertory Company

Appealing to young and old, this timeless tale of the power of forgiveness shows us that anything is possible--and hope is always just around the corner. With Fred Sullivan, Jr. as Ebenezer Scrooge!

Sparkle! An Outdoor Family Event

  • December 19, 2014
  • Location: Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
  • Address: 101 Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809
  • Venue: Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday

Festive fun for the entire family! Come, stroll through Blithewold’s illuminated gardens and greenhouse, breathe in that crisp Christmas air or join our carolers as they spread holiday cheer. Come, enjoy music, cocoa and roasted marshmallows around a roaring bonfire in Blithewold’s enclosed garden. Carol singing begins at 6:30 p.m. around the bonfire.

Christmas Carol featuring Big Nazo

  • December 19, 2014
  • Location: Courthouse Center Of The Arts
  • Address: 3481 Kingstown Road, West Kingston, RI 02892
  • Recurrence: Recurring every week day

What Cheer, Shakespeare? (formerly the RI Shakespeare Co.) ,and Big Nazo Lab present the most unique CHRISTMAS CAROL in RI!

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