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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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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!

Holiday Pops Concert

  • December 19, 2014
  • Location: Stadium Theatr
  • Address: 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket, RI 02895

At the historic Stadium Theatre, the Ocean State Summer Pops Orchestra presents a Holiday Pops Concert with special guests from the Providence Gay Men’s Chorus. Experience the music of winter through themed music from Frozen and Christmas on Broadway. Enjoy holiday cheer through Christmas classics like O Holy Night and White Christmas. Come celebrate the holiday season and support a local non-profit dedicated to educate, entertain and inspire!

Twas the Night Before Christmas

  • December 19, 2014
  • Location: Roberts Hall, Rhode Island College
  • Address: 600 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Providence, RI 02908

Providence Ballet Theatre’s production of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas returns! Inspired by Clement Clarke Moore’s classic poem, the stage is transformed with visions of Sugar Plums, swirling snow, and a magical appearance by jolly St. Nick! A cast of professional dancers and local children create a fun-filled holiday performance that is perfect for all ages! Tickets are on sale now!

The Nutcracker

Don't miss out on the magic of Festival Ballet Providence's timeless production of The Nutcracker. With beautiful sets, elegant choreography, and world class dancers, FBP's production is a magical performance perfect for audiences of all ages. It is a classic staging of the familiar tale of Clara and her prince. The Nutcracker ballet is based on the story "The Nutcracker and the King of Mice" by E.T.A. Hoffman. First performed at the Mariinsky Theatre in 1892, the ballet has since beco...

Holiday Histories Tour

  • December 19, 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

Saturday Dec 20, 2014

A Christmas Carol at the Historic Park Theatre

  • December 20, 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.

Heritage Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker

  • December 20, 2014
  • Location: Stadium Theatre
  • Address: 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket, RI 02895

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 Snowflakes dance all around her in the forest and send her to the Land of the Sweets where she meets the majestic Sugar Plum Fairy. But was it ... www.stadiumtheatre.com/Event/77

The Nutcracker Ballet

  • December 20, 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

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 20, 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 20, 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!

Carita Smile 4th Annual Masquerade Ball - A Holiday Affair

  • December 20, 2014
  • Location: Rhode Island Shriners
  • Address: One Rodes Place, Cranston, RI 02905

Caritas Smile, will host the 4th Annual All White Masquerade Ball on Saturday December 20th at the lovely Rhode Island Shriners Imperial Room, One Rhode Place in Cranston RI from 5:30PM-11PM. Live Latin music, Latino art, dancing and entertinament, silent auctions, and unique raffle items from local RI businesses are some highlights of the evening. This event is to beneit families in need for the holidays. 

Narragansett Beer 124th Anniversary Party

  • December 20, 2014
  • Location: The Met
  • Address: 1005 Main St, Pawtucket, RI 02860

We want to invite you to come celebrate our 124th Anniversary with us at The Met on Saturday, December 20th! There will be live music from: The Pat McGee Band Runaway Saints, The Sugar Honey Iced Tea, and The ‘Mericans Have your calendar signed by the 2015 Hi Neighbor Calendar ‘Gansett Girls! We’ll also have a top-secret surprise on-tap!  

National Amusements’ Holiday Classics

  • December 20, 2014
  • Location: Providence Place Cinemas 16
  • Address: One Providence Place, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Providence Place
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday

National Amusements, Inc., a world leader in the motion picture exhibition industry operating approximately 950 screens in the U.S., U.K. and Latin America, announces the 16th year of Holiday Classics, a four-week program offering movie-goers free admission to a classic holiday movie with a donation of a non-perishable food item which will benefit a local food pantry. The program continues to be particularly important for local communities, as the economic downturn has caused demand for food a...

RIPO Presents: Handel's Messiah

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra will be joined once again by The Providence Singers for a spectacular performance of one of the most glorious works in the choral literature: Handel’s Messiah. The Orchestra and 100 voices perform Messiah’s huge Choruses including “For unto us a Child is born,” “Lift up your heads,” “And the Glory of the Lord” and the famous “Hallelujah" as well as gorgeous arias sung by our vocal soloists.

Story Telling

Cozy up by the fireplace at the Hyatt Regency Newport, enjoy some milk and cookies and listen as our story tellers read your children’s favorite holiday story. Saturday December 6, 13 & 20 3-4pm Free

The 22nd Annual “Messiah and Carol Sing: The Christmas Story"

  • December 20, 2014
  • Location: Emmanuel Church
  • Address: Spring and Dearborn Street, Newport, RI 02840

This special evening will feature much of the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah as well as beloved carols, plus selections by Swanhurst’s Chamber Singers and the telling of the Christmas Story. Bring your own score and sing along or just sit and be immersed in the glorious sounds of the season. Scores will be available for rent. A festive “Wassail Bowl” reception for all will follow. Held at Emmanuel Church at the corner of Spring & Dearborn Streets in Newport,... www.swanhurst.org/

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