The holiday season is upon us and our seasonal promotions have begun. From holiday shows to Santa's arrival, make sure that you put all of your holiday events in our calendar of events. While you’re at it, stay up to date on the jing-jang-jangle of the holiday hoopla by signing up for our PWCVB Facebook Group. We hope you have a happy Thanksgiving!
Upcoming Partner Events
Mark your calendars for some holiday cheer. Join us for our PWCVB Partner Holiday Reception on Wednesday, Dec. 7 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Chapel Grille in Cranston. Check your emails for an invitation in the next few days.
How to Get the Most Out of Your Partnership - Are you a new partner that wants to make sure you’re taking advantage of all your benefits, or a long-time partner that wants an update on how to get more out of your partnership? Then come to this training to hear about our marketing campaigns, how to work with Convention Services and the Visitors Center and what we are doing for social media. We are holding two sessions, as they do get quite crowded. More info coming soon.
Tuesday, December 13
PWCVB Office, 10 Memorial Blvd., Providence, RI
1st session: 2–3 p.m.
2nd session: 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Providence Restaurant Weeks is coming up January 15–28, 2017. These two weeks are sure to bring a lot of hungry people to your restaurant so be sure to get your menus in early. Contact Christine Phillips for more information at cphillips@GoProvidence.com.
WaterFire has a brand new home and art center scheduled to open in March 2017. The building (on Valley Street in Providence) was originally constructed in 1929 as a US Rubber Corporation storage facility. It will be WaterFire’s first permanent home in the community, as well as a multiuse arts center that will host events, performances and exhibitions. It will also house a visitor and education center that will allow WaterFire to engage the public.
Sunday brunch just got a little more lively in Providence. Head to the Hot Club for Food Truck Sunday Funday, which is set up in their lot each Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Enjoy great food, local beer, live music and boat rides from the Providence River Boat Company. Check out FoodTrucksIn for more info on Providence's food truck scene.
Thank you for all who attended the PWCVB's Annual Meeting on November 1. More than 300 people celebrated our 20th anniversary and the achievements of the following award winners:
Recognition of Service Excellence Awards
City of Providence Dept. of Art, Culture and Tourism
City of Providence
The Hampton Inn and Suites Providence Warwick Airport
Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel
Crowne Plaza Hotel at the Crossings
Wicked Good Bar and Grille (Twin River)
Twin River Events Center
Providence Biltmore Curio Collection by Hilton
Providence Marriott Downtown
Omni Providence Hotel
Roger Williams Park Zoo
The Spa at the Providence Biltmore
Edward F. O'Donnell
John Brown House Museum
Fred and Steve's (Twin River)
Rebel Lounge and Restaurant
Shipyard VIP Lounge (Twin River)
Member of the Year
Providence River Boat Company
Hall of Fame
Conway Tours/Gray Line RI
Downtown Improvement District
RI Sports Champion
RI Interscholastic League
In the News
Providence RI FAM Trip 2016, Meetings Today
America's Most Romantic Cities – #12, Travel + Leisure, America’s Favorite Cities Poll
America's 20 Most Charming Cities – #3, Travel + Leisure, America’s Favorite Cities Poll
What's Comin' to the Providence/Warwick Area
Coalition of Essential Schools Fall Forum 2016 – Omni Providence
City of Providence Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting – Downtown Providence & Alex + Ani City Center
Aim High Academy 2016 RI Invitational – Rhode Island Convention Center
A Christmas Carol – Trinity Repertory Company
November 30–December 24
Irving Berlin's White Christmas – Ocean State Theatre Company
Tree Lighting & Holiday Stroll in Pawtuxet Village – Pawtuxet Village
Norah Jones – The VETS
Festival Ballet Providence Presents: The Nutcracker – Providence Performing Arts Center