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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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Monday Aug 31, 2015

J. Geil's Band

  • August 31, 2015
  • Location: India Point Park
  • Address: Gano Street, Providence, RI 02903

Join RI Waterfront Events in bringing in J. Geils Band to Providence! Touring lineup for the band includes original members Peter Wolf, Magic Dick, Danny Klein and Seth Justman. Special Guests include Ian Hunter & The Rant Band. Enjoy music on the water along with fun cocktails and food trucks. 

Italian Mondays

  • August 31, 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!

  • August 31, 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

Wine Lover's Monday Night

  • August 31, 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!

"Rhode Island Masters" Exhibition

  • August 31, 2015
  • Location: Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum
  • Address: 815 Gilbert Stuart Road, Saunderstown, RI 02874
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

The Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum is excited to announce that four original Stuart portraits are coming to the museum on permanent loan from The Home for Little Wanderers in Boston. The artwork will be the anchor for the upcoming exhibition “Rhode Island Masters” beginning on June 6th. The exhibition will be shown June 6-August 31, 2015 and consists of original works of art by 18th and 19th century Rhode Island artists. The show will provide the public with a rare glimpse at e... read more

Dinner & Adventure

  • August 31, 2015
  • Address: 202 Patriot Place, Foxboro, MA 02035
  • Venue: 5 Wits Patriot Place
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

5 Wits has teamed up with three Patriot Place Restaurants to bring you Dinner & Adventure! Show your 5 Wits receipt at these restaurants, and receive: Red Robin: Free appetizer with a $20 purchase Tavolino: Free appetizer with purchase of an entree CBS Scene: 1/2 price off an entree with purchase of a second entree. Limit one per table or... Show your restaurant receipt to 5 Wits, and receive: 5 Wits: Free admission with purchase of a 2nd admission. Limit 2/receipt, within 30 days

Providence Ghost Tour

  • August 31, 2015
  • Location: Prospect Terrace Park
  • Address: Congdon St, Providence, RI 02906
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Now in our 10th season, we have been voted as one of the Top Ten Ghost Tours by TripAdvisor.com. Join us as we lead you by lantern light through the darkened streets of the historic East Side of Providence, RI sharing with you stories that will be sure to send a chill down your spine.

Visit Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum

  • August 31, 2015
  • Location: Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum
  • Address: 815 Gilbert Stuart Road, Saunderstown, RI 02874
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Discover art, history, and nature at the Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum! The Museum, set in the woods on a beautiful millpond and stream, has the working Stuart snuff mill, an operating gristmill, fish ladder, and colonial herb garden. Visitors enjoy our nature trails with scenic overlooks of the pristine Carr Pond and stunning flora and fauna. Artists find inspiration on our beautiful grounds. Art exhibits and period works are on display in our Welcome Center and Gallery. Guided tours of ... read more

Workshop Week at the Rhody Center

  • August 31, 2015
  • Location: The Rhody Center for World Music and Dance
  • Address: 172 Exchange Street Unit 201, Providence, RI 02860
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Come try single classes in music and dance, during our annual Workshop Week, August 31 - September 3. During this time we will offer the following adult classes: salsa footwork and body movement, belly dance, Bollywood dance, ukulele for beginners, hip hop, and a stomp-style percussion ensemble. Workshops are $14, with no registration fees and practically zero commitment. Class sizes are capped at 10-12, so sign up early (pre-registration is still required). Try something fun and new!

Young Frankenstein

  • August 31, 2015
  • Location: Theatre by the Sea
  • Address: 364 Cards Pond Road, Matunuck, RI 02879
  • Venue: Theatre by the Sea
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation The Producers comes this monster new musical comedy Young Frankenstein, playing August 19 thru September 6. This wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend based on Mel Brooks’ classic comedy masterpiece. The story follows bright young Dr. Frankenstein as he attempts to complete his grandfather's masterwork and bring a corpse to life. With such memorable tunes as “The Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas M... read more

Flutterby: Butterflies in Bloom (FINAL SEASON)

  • August 31, 2015
  • Address: 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907
  • Venue: Roger Williams Park Zoo
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

This summer-long special exhibit that thrilled tens of thousands is back at Roger Williams Park Zoo for its second and final year! Flutterby: Butterflies in Bloom provides an immersive experience inside the Zoo’s beautifully landscaped greenhouse filled with hundreds of free-flying native North American butterflies. A delight for butterfly and gardening enthusiasts alike, this enchanting experience invites visitors to discover a deeper appreciation for some of our earth’s most imperi... read more

My Sky: an exhibit exploring the universe at Providence Children's Museum

This summer, Providence Children’s Museum hosts My Sky, a traveling exhibit that encourages families to look up and be inspired by the wonders of the universe. My Sky invites children and adults to investigate the sun, moon and stars together in an immersive environment as they: • Explore close-up images of the sun • Discover the phases of the moon • Gaze through a telescope to study the stars and planets • Find familiar constellations and invent new ones • Meet ... read more

Slater Mill Tours

  • August 31, 2015
  • Address: 67 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02860
  • Venue: Slater Mill Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Visit the birthplace of the American industrial revolution! Take a guided tour through our country's first successful cotton spinning mill. See spinning frames and power looms, the machine shop, an industrial waterwheel, and much more. Standard museum tour admission includes a tour of all three historic structures on campus. Tour lasts approximately 90 minutes.

About the Aqueducts of Portugal Exhibit

  • August 31, 2015
  • Location: James P. Adams Library · Rhode Island College
  • Address: 600 Mount Pleasant Ave, Providence, RI 02908
  • Recurrence: Recurring every week day

Portugal has a tradition of moving water substantial distances for agricultural and communal needs, dating back at least to Roman times, and has many aqueducts. The fourteen multi-arched, above ground, aqueducts that were selected for this exhibition supplied fortresses, cities, universities, monasteries, palaces, gardens, and manufactories. One is Roman. Another revived a Roman predecessor. Two are fed by saqiyas, ancient chain-of-bucket devices used by the Romans and the Moors for raising w... read more

Iterations: from Paris to Providence features the work of 9 local artists

  • August 31, 2015
  • Address: 150 Empire Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Providence Public Library
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Providence Public Library’s summer exhibit "Iterations: From Paris to Providence" (in the Providence Journal Rhode Island Room, 1stfloor, 150 Empire Street, Providence) features pochoir-printed plates from our extensive art and architecture collection and the work of nine local artists who used the plates as creative inspiration. Pochoir is a many-layered stenciling process that produces extremely vivid and dimensional prints; it was particularly popular in late 19th and early ... read more

Fraternite: The French in Newport

  • August 31, 2015
  • Location: Newport Historical Society
  • Address: 127 Thames St., Newport, RI 02840
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

A two-part exhibit that showcases the role of the French during the Revolutionary War. The Colony House portion focuses on the French participation in Rhode Island during the American Revolution. The portion at the Museum of Newport History highlights the relationship between the Marquis de Lafayette and Daniel Lyman, a local Continental army officer and a leading 18th century Newport resident. Presented by the Newport Historical Society. Hours and admission prices vary.