Make this holiday season special by visiting festive holiday strolls, events and markets happening throughout the city. Bring the family for some caroling and sweet treats, finish off your Christmas shopping, and create new holiday traditions in Providence.

The Arcade Farmers & Artisans Market
Arcade Farmers and Artisans Market banner

The spirit of Christmas comes alive with the magic of the Arcade at the holidays. The market will occur every Sunday throughout the month of December, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with food and gift vendors. Shop locally for the holidays and enjoy plenty of family fun!

Providence Flea Holiday Markets
Flea Holiday Market banner with candy canes and gingerbread man

The Providence Flea returns for their fifth annual holiday market Sundays, Dec. 2 and 9, and Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 15 and 16, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. at Hope High School on the East Side. The popular summer market moves indoors, allowing shoppers to score some great gifts for the holiday season. Shop more than 60 local vintage vendors and artisan/makers.

11th Annual West Side Caroling
Crowd of people for West Side Caroling in Providence

Give the gifts of joy and goodwill on Sunday, Dec. 23, 6–8 p.m., while spreading warmth and merriment during one of the coldest times of the year. Meet at Loie Fuller's restaurant at 1455 Westminster St. from 5 to 6 p.m. for snacks, and then head out to bring holiday cheer to the neighborhood with special stops along the way. Get some last-minute shopping done before ending your evening at 8 p.m. with milk, warm drinks and cookies at Sin, a West Side favorite for desserts and coffee.

Wickenden Wonderland and the Hope Tree
Wickenden Wonderland Hope Tree

Wickenden Wonderland, Thursday, Dec. 21, is a night of merrymaking and caroling beginning at 7 p.m. at The Point Tavern and winding its way to George M. Cohan Plaza. Stop into the shops on Wickenden for some last-minute gifts.