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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.

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HOLIDAY EVENTS

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Sunday Mar 29, 2015

Egg Hunt Safari

  • March 29, 2015
  • Location: Roger Williams Park Zoo
  • Address: 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907
  • Venue: Roger Williams Park Zoo

Join this "eggcellent" safari at Roger Williams Park Zoo! Follow the clues to different locations around the Zoo to claim your eggs. When your hunting is through, collect a treat and enjoy the rest of our festive spring activities. Please Note: Guests are strongly encouraged to bring their own egg collection bags, because the Zoo does not provide bags for this event. 

Jesus Christ Superstar

  • March 29, 2015
  • Location: Stadium Theatre
  • Address: 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket, RI 02895

It seems especially fitting that the first rock opera, created as a concept album at the end of the turbulent '60s, should have at its center a social and political rebel. Jesus' meteor-like rise in renown provides, as the title suggests, a parallel to contemporary celebrity worship. As his radical teachings are evermore embraced, Judas increasingly questions the enlightened motives of this new prophet, resulting in betrayal. Christ's final days are dramatized with emotional intensity, thought-p... Visit Website

Newport Restaurant Week 2015

  • March 29, 2015
  • Location: Participating Newport and Bristol Restaurants

Tantalize your taste buds at Newport & Bristol Restaurant Week! Diners will enjoy three course prix fixe meals at exceptional values...lunch for $16 and dinner for $35. Beverages, gratuities and taxes are not included.

Sesame Street Live "Make a New Friend"

No matter where you're from or where you've been, everyone is special - so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover's friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies.

The Glass Menagerie

  • March 29, 2015
  • Location: Trinity Repertory Company
  • Address: 201 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Trinity Repertory Company

An American classic and considered by many one of the greatest plays ever written, The Glass Menagerie is an emotional masterpiece and Tennessee Williams' personal "memory play," featuring one of the most recognizable families in dramatic literature-histrionic mother Amanda (played by Anne Scurria), guilt-ridden son Tom and fragile daughter Laura. Director Brian Mertes (A Lie of the Mind, Clybourne Park) brings a rarely seen depth of storytelling to this production, engaging the audien... Visit Website

Visit with the Easter Bunny

  • March 29, 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

  • March 29, 2015
  • Location: Gamm Theatre

Blithe Spirit

  • March 29, 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."

A Flea in Her Ear

  • March 29, 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

Science Sundays

  • March 29, 2015
  • Location: Roger Williams Park Zoo
  • Address: 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907
  • Venue: Roger Williams Park Zoo

Explore the wondrous world of science with us on select Sundays in March, April and May! This activity offers individuals or families an opportunity to conduct their own experiments using special science kits. From finding out what an owl had for dinner to exploring the secrets of slime this is a fun for all journey into the amazing world of science!

4000 Miles

  • March 29, 2015
  • Location: 2nd Story Theatre
  • Address: 28 Market Street, Warren, RI 02885
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

After suffering a tragic loss while on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo seeks solace and shelter in the West Village apartment of his fiercely independent 91 year-old grandmother. Over the course of a one month cohabitation, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately comfort each other with curiosity and compassion.

Brunch & Bubbly

  • March 29, 2015
  • Location: Papa Razzi
  • Address: 1 Papa Razzi Way, Cranston, RI 02920
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday

BRUNCH & BUBBLY Join us all weekend long and Monday holidays for our classic Papa Razzi brunch offerings. With purchase of a brunch entree, your first drink is on us, with your choice of a Bellini or Mimosa.

Kiki Lesbian Night

  • March 29, 2015
  • Location: Lola's Tequila Bar & Cantina
  • Address: 525 South Water Street, Providence, RI 02905
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday

LET'S HAVE A KIKI! Providence's newest Lesbian Dance Night. 2 floors, 2 outdoor patios DJs and dance floor.

Prime Rib Sundays

  • March 29, 2015
  • Location: Eleven Forty Nine Restaurant
  • Address: 1149 Division Street, Warwick, RI 02818
  • Venue: Eleven Forty Nine Restaurant
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday

Prime Rib Dinner every Sunday Night at Eleven Forty Nine.  16oz. Prime Rib & Jus, Whipped Potatoes, and Creamed Spinach $24.95 per person.  Add 3 Baked Stuffed Shrimp to make it SURF & TURF for $36.95

Dead Man's Cell Phone (RIC)

  • March 29, 2015
  • Location: Helen Forman Theater in the Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts @ Rhode Island College
  • Address: Rhode Island College, 600 Mount Pleasant Ave, Providence, RI 02908
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Rhode Island College Growing Stage presents: Dead Man's Cell Phone, a play by Sarah Ruhl Directed by Kelli Noonan Stage Managed by Lauren Cayer Assistant Stage Managed by Sarah Reed @ The Helen Forman Theatre John Nazarian Center for Performing Arts Rhode Island College 600 Mount Pleasant Ave, Providence, RI Production Dates: (one weekend only!) Friday, March 27th @7:30pm Saturday, March 28th @7:30pm Sunday, March 29th @2pm Price: Donation ($5 suggested donation) For seat reservations, please e... Visit Website

Easter Egg-Stravaganza

  • March 29, 2015
  • Location: Chepachet Farms and Sugar House
  • Address: 226 Tourtellot Hill Rd, Chepachet, RI 02814

Ongoing Easter egg hunt from 1-4 pm and enjoy photos with the Easter Bunny, horse-draw hayrides, a petting zoo, and popcorn by the campfire.

No Time to Waste at Providence Children's Museum

Kids and adults learn what's so funny about trash during an interactive family comedy that gives a lighthearted look at the three R’s of protecting the environment – reducing, reusing and recycling. Four 20-minute shows at 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM; recommended for ages 5 and up. Underwritten by Dominion Foundation

Save the Bay Seal Cruise - Newport

  • March 29, 2015
  • Location: Newport
  • Address: 142 Long Wharf(Intersection of LW & Washington), Newport, RI 02840
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday

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

Save The Bay Seal Cruises, Narragansett Bay

  • March 29, 2015
  • Address: 100 Save the Bay Drive, Providence, RI 02905
  • Venue: Save the Bay

Join us for our award winning seal-watching tours around Rose Island. We provide binoculars and expert guides. One and two hour tours available. Free parking! Weekends and school vacations, November 2014 through April 2015. Daily schedule based on time of low tide. Boat departs 142 Long Wharf Dock, Newport at the intersection of Long Wharf and Washington Streets.

St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center

  • March 29, 2015
  • Location: St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center
  • Address: 84 Cumberland St, Woonsocket, SC 02895

Indoor Easter egg hunt for children 9 years of age or younger. Pre-Registration is required.

The Dancing Feeling Members Practice Party

  • March 29, 2015
  • Location: The Dancing Feeling
  • Address: 2429 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886

Even if you're not a member of our studio, you can still come join us! Practice with with Maureen, Ryan & Anthony. Free to all studio members, otherwise $10 admission

Egg Hunt Safari

  • March 29, 2015
  • Location: Roger Williams Park Zoo
  • Address: 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907
  • Venue: Roger Williams Park Zoo

Join this “eggcellent” safari at Roger Williams Park Zoo! Follow the clues to different locations around the Zoo to claim your eggs. When your hunting is through, collect a treat and enjoy the rest of our festive spring activities.

The Unicorn Stampede at Providence Public Library

  • March 29, 2015
  • Address: 150 Empire Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Providence Public Library
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

As a partner in the Unicorns in Residence: Providence, a citywide interactive art experience kicking off this month, Providence Public Library formally welcomes the unicorns that will comprise THE UNICORN STAMPEDE. UNICORN STAMPEDE Installation: March 9 - March 31 Providence Public Library will host an art installation of 15 life-size glitter unicorns surrounded by light and sound. These figures will serve as muses and help the public visualize the wondrous possibility that unicorns represent. ... Visit Website

Other Desert Cities

  • March 29, 2015
  • Location: 2nd Story Theatre
  • Address: 28 Market Street, Warren, RI 02885
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

A daughter returns home after a long absence to announce that she is publishing a memoir that dredges up a tragic event in the family’s history – a wound her parents, brother and aunt don’t want reopened.

All-Inclusive Brewery Bus Tour (Newport)

  • March 29, 2015
  • Location: Park and Ride Lot
  • Address: Fleetwood Dr., Saunderstown, RI 02874
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday

Its Sunday in beautiful Rhode Island and we have just the thing for you! Meet us just before the Jamestown Bridge and hop on board the Brew Bus as we cruise over the Pell Bridge to Newport! Our first stop is a doozy! We will visit the folks at Newport Storm Brewery and try not only their great beer but also their Thomas Tew Rum! That’s right, we will taste everything Storm while touring their awesome brewery. Now that we have tried some Newport beer and rum, we have to try some wine!! We w... Visit Website

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