Holiday cheer is in high demand this year. In Providence and throughout Rhode Island, there are lots of ways to find some fa-la-la fun. Take a spin around the BankNewport City Center on ice skates or in an ice bumper car. Power through your holiday shopping list during Downtown's Open Air Saturdays or check out the eclectic shops on Thayer, Hope and Wickenden streets. Big-name stores can be found at Providence Place or nearby Cranston's Garden City Center. Holiday shopping is a total breeze when you order gifts online or purchase a gift card from some of your favorite local shops.
Warm up with a hearty dish from any one of the area's renowned restaurants — take it to go so you can stay cozy and enjoy a delicious meal in the comfort of your own home. Turn your evening plans into dinner and a show (a virtual one, of course) with a screening of Trinity Rep's 2020 production of "A Christmas Carol."
And for a surefire way to feel festive, reserve your tickets for the Holiday Lights Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo, where you can check out more than a MILLION dazzling lights while staying safe and warm in your car.