Kick off the holidays and get into the spirit of the season with spectacular tree lightings in Providence. Mark your calendars and don’t miss all of the festivities surrounding these events. Check back to see more lightings added soon!

Rhode Island State House Tree Lighting
December 4, 2019

Visit the Rhode Island State House on Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 5–7 p.m. for the annual tree lighting in the rotunda. Governor Gina Raimondo, First Gentleman Andy Moffit and their children will light the Christmas tree at 6:15 p.m., followed by a reading of "The Night Before Christmas." Enjoy crafts for the kids, holiday treats and a special visit from Santa, while listening to some of your favorite Christmas songs.

Providence City Hall Tree Lighting
December 6, 2019

Providence City Hall Tree Lighting with Mayor Jorge Elorza

Head to City Hall on Friday, Dec. 6, for the annual tree lighting with Mayor Jorge Elorza. Starting at 5 p.m., live performances, special giveaways and a festive Winter Lights Market are sure to get you in the holiday spirit. The city will light the 35–45-foot tree on City Hall's steps at 6 p.m. Don’t miss the life-size ornaments in Biltmore Park, snowflake lined streets, projections on City Hall and more. Finally, head over to the BankNewport City Center to see PRIDE ON ICE at 9 p.m., featuring a performance by figure skating drag queen Milk, best known from the 2014 season of RuPaul's Drag Race. 

BankNewport City Center Tree Lighting
December 7, 2019

Girls Ice Skating at Alex and Ani Celebration

On Saturday, Dec. 7, the much-anticipated tree lighting at the BankNewport City Center takes place at 6 p.m. Be sure to catch the World Champion ice skating demonstration produced by Brad Vigorito and Sara DiNardo. The event will feature an unprecedented cast of Olympic figure skating medalists, including guest host and emcee Nancy Kerrigan, two-time Olympic medalist and winter sports icon. Stick around downtown to ice skate, catch "A Christmas Carol" at Trinity Rep, or visit the Winter Lights Market at Burnside Park, which starts at 2 p.m.

More Tree Lightings to Check Out in Providence:

Sunday, December 8
Smith Hill Holiday Park Lighting Ceremony

Sunday, December 8
Hopkins Square Tree Lighting

Sunday, December 8
Christmas on the Parkway 

Sunday, December 15
Columbus Park Tree Lighting

Saturday, December 21
Christmas at Joslin — Navidad en el Joslin


Make Providence your holiday headquarters this year. Get into the holiday spirit at one of the city's festive events or holiday strolls, enjoy the Christmas décor at some of your favorite restaurants, and spend a night or weekend in Providence to kick off the holiday season. 

Providence for the Holidays