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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.



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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Monday Apr 20, 2015

Patrick Pass Autograph Signing

Former Patriots running back, Patrick Pass, will be signing autographs at The Hall from 12-2 p.m. We will provide one picture per person for autographs.

Party for the Planet

  • April 20, 2015
  • Location: Roger Williams Park Zoo
  • Address: 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907
  • Venue: Roger Williams Park Zoo

Explore the different regions in the zoo: Africa, Tropical America, Australasia and North America. Learn about the animals that reside in these areas as well as the exciting cultures of the regions. This event runs daily from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. from April 20-24. And on Earth Day, April 22, be sure to visit the zoo's Environmental Fair. Environmentally friendly organizations from throughout New England will be on site to show you how you can live a greener life at home and everywhere you go. Celeb... Visit Website

Three Sisters

  • April 20, 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 20, 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

A Flea in Her Ear

  • April 20, 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 20, 2015
  • Location: Chace Theater
  • Address: 201 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903

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 20, 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

50% OFF Wine - Wine Lover's monday Nights

  • April 20, 2015
  • Location: Pane e Vino Ristorante
  • Address: 365 Atwells Avenue, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Pane e Vino Ristorante
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday

Enjoy 50% off All wine selections on Monday evenings at Pane e Vino Restaurant!

Italian Mondays

  • April 20, 2015
  • Location: Eleven Forty Nine Restaurant
  • Address: 1149 Division Street, Warwick, RI 02818
  • Venue: Eleven Forty Nine Restaurant
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday

Everyone's Italian on Monday Nights at Eleven Forty Nine! 3 Course Dinner $24.95 Course One - Caprese Salad vine ripened tomato, fresh mozzarella, and basil.  Course Two - House made Lasagna fresh pasta sheets, pork and veal bolognese sauce, bechamel and mozzarella. served with a side of sauteed broccoli rabe. Course Three - Tiramisu espresso soaked cake, whipped marscarpone cream, and cocoa

Mangia Mondays!

  • April 20, 2015
  • Location: Papa Razzi
  • Address: 1 Paparazzi Way, Cranston, RI 02920
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday

Mangia Mondays! -All entrées are $15.99 all day on Mondays -Add an appetizer, pizza or antipasto or salad for only $7.99 -Add a glass of our house red or white wine for only $5.99 -*Purchase of entrée required to receive special pricing on appetizers & wine

Traditional Chinese Qigong Levels 1 and 2

  • April 20, 2015
  • Location: Shambhala Meditation Center of Providence
  • Address: 541 Pawtucket Ave 2nd Flt, Pawtucket, RI 02860
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Qigong cultivates strength of body and calmness of mind through Taoist practices that integrate movement, breath and qi, or internal energy, to promote health and longevity. Qigong practitioners will tell you that they feel stronger, have less pain and can live their lives more fully because of their practice. Qigong also builds the foundation for mind and body to rest in sitting meditation. A form of gentle, relaxing exercise, qigong strengthens joints, muscles, tendons, and bones, increases fl... Visit Website

Wine Lover's Monday Night

  • April 20, 2015
  • Location: Pane e Vino Ristorante
  • Address: 365 Atwells Avenue, Providence, RI
  • Venue: Pane e Vino Ristorante
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday

Enjoy 50% off all wine selections by the glass or bottle at Pane e vino!

Eat + Learn

  • April 20, 2015
  • Location: RISD's the MET
  • Address: 30 Waterman Street, Providence, RI 02903

FREE local food demonstration + tasting! RISD Dining is partnering with national non-profit, Chef’s Collaborative, to bring together the Rhode Island foodie community with their “Eat + Learn” series. Featured guests include Chefs Derek Wagner (Nicks On Broadway), Jake Rojas (Tallulah’s Taqueria & Tallulah on Thames) and David Dadekian (EatDrinkRI). RISD will host a free cooking demonstration and tasting featuring ingredients from locally-owned Schartner Farms, Walrus ... Visit Website

Flower Fairy Tea Party

Bring your wings to a special flower fairy tea party at Blithewold Mansion! Join our whimsical tea party to celebrate the return of the flowers (and fairies) to our beautiful gardens. Enjoy fairy treats, finger sandwiches, tea, and fairy potion during a magical afternoon of fun. After the tea, fairies will get to make a real flower crown! This tea is best suited for fairies aged 5 and up. Fairy costumes required! Seating is limited, so reserve your table today.

Friday 20th Anniversary

  • April 20, 2015
  • Location: Providence Place Cinemas 16 (and Showcase Cinemas Warwick)
  • Address: 10 Providence Place, Providence, RI 02903

Select Showcase Cinemas, Cinema de Lux, and Multiplex Cinemas locations, along with Fathom Events, New Line Cinema, and Warner Bros., are thrilled to celebrate Friday's 20th Anniversary by bringing the hilarious comedy back to the big screen for one night on Monday, April 20. For the first time ever, fans can enjoy the never-before-seen in theaters Director's Cut plus a special featurette, Friday Straight Up, featuring interviews and stories from the cast.

Mad Science at Providence Children's Museum

Witness mesmerizing experiments exploring the laws of motion in this mind-bending interactive show. Discover the science of gravity and balance, see mad scientists experiment with kinetic beads, and watch as a tablecloth is removed without clearing the table!  Recommended for ages 4 and up.

Save the Bay Seal Cruise - Newport

  • April 20, 2015
  • Location: Newport
  • Address: 142 Long Wharf(Intersection of LW & Washington), Newport, RI 02840

Join us for our award-winning seal-watching tours around Rose Island. We provide binoculars and expert guides. Free Parking!

April Vacation Camp

Making plans for the upcoming April school vacation week? Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum is offering a fun-filled week of camp during April Vacation. Enroll your child for the full week or one day, or even a few half days! We have so much to celebrate this week at Blithewold! No child will want to miss an opportunity to play with friends and explore Blithewold’s daffodil wonderland. Camp staff will encourage children to get involved in active outdoor play such as nature hikes,... Visit Website

April Vacation Camp: All About Birds!

  • April 20, 2015
  • Location: Norman Bird Sanctuary
  • Address: 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, RI 02842
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

What makes a bird a bird? Join us for a closer look at our feathered friends, their amazing adaptations and where they live. Each day we will explore our nature trails in search of birds and other native wildlife, play games, conduct experiments and more! Grades K-4; Limited spaces for 5-6th grade (Please call)

Party with the Planet

  • April 20, 2015
  • Location: United States
  • Address: 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907
  • Venue: Roger Williams Park Zoo
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

This April vacation, don’t miss out on a party as big and green as the Earth itself! This weeklong extravaganza will celebrate the different regions featured in the Zoo; Africa, Tropical America, Australasia and North America. Join us to learn about the animals here at the Zoo that are from those regions and all about their exciting and vibrant cultures. On Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22nd, join us for our Environmental Fair. Environmentally friendly organizations from throughout New Engla... Visit Website

ZooCamp! Spring Zoo Adventures & Tadpole Academy

  • April 20, 2015
  • Address: 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907
  • Venue: Roger Williams Park Zoo
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Fun-filled, action-packed school vacation days at the Zoo for kids ages 4 to 10. Spring Adventures (ages 6-10) and Tadpole Academy (ages 4-5) are affordable vacation options that make for an unforgettable experience for your kids. A special $25 sibling discount is offered for families registering more than one child for camp. The first registration will be at full price, $25 discount will be applied to each sibling thereafter. Pre-registration is required.

Be Your Own Action Hero!

  • April 20, 2015
  • Address: 202 Patriot Place, Foxboro, MA 02035
  • Venue: 5 Wits Patriot Place
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Come into 5 Wits and take a picture of yourself as an Action Hero using our new window posters. Post the photo to twitter with #BeYourOwnActionHero and be automatically entered into a drawing to win a $500 Action Hero Prize Pack!

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

Fairy Garden Days at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center

  • April 20, 2015
  • Location: Roger Williams Park Botanical Center
  • Address: 1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02905
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Join us for a magical journey in the warmth of the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center for a day of fairy gardens and fun. Leave the door open for your imagination and come be a part of this whimsical experience. View Fairy Homes and Gardens, then learn how you can craft your won using found materials. Workshops all week.

Family discount for April vacation - kids ride free!

  • April 20, 2015
  • Address: 1 Citizens Plaza, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: La Gondola
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

During April vacation, pay for 2 passengers and bring up to 4 more passengers for free for any of our trip packages. Bring the kids for a great tour of the capital city, or get a babysitter and bring along some friends to escape for an evening. Please call 401.421.8877 and mention April vacation to make a reservation. See you on the water!

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