Central RI


All Season

November 26-December 24

It’s A Wonderful Life – A Live Radio Play: The Gamm’s staged 1940s radio broadcast of Frank Capra’s holiday movie classic returns! An angel sent from Heaven reaffirms the life of beleaguered banker George Bailey in this magical holiday treat. Warwick

November 29-December 31

Deck the Halls: Families are invited to help decorate the Children’s Christmas Tree in Pawtuxet Park with your own handmade ornaments throughout the season. Warwick

December 2-19

Miracle on 34th Street – A Live Musical Radio Play: The radio version of the beloved movie about a department store Santa and the little girl who believes is performed live on stage, featuring holiday carols and live Foley effects. West Warwick


November 20-21

Rhode Island Christmas Festival: Come for the local small businesses, artisans, and makers; stay for Santa, the Family Parade and the Little Miss and Little Mr. Christmas Pageant. West Warwick

November 26-28

Ocean State Artisans Holiday Craft Show: This post-Thanksgiving holiday shopping tradition moves to Summit Square on Bald Hill Road. With over 100 local makers, this a one-stop holiday shopping destination. Warwick

November 27-28

Fez-tival of Trees: The Rhode Island Shriners’ annual celebration features strolling musicians, visits with Santa, holiday marketplace, and of course, a gigantic display of trees and wreaths. Cranston


December 1

Lighting of the Village Menorah: Gather at the gazebo in Pawtuxet Park for the lighting of the Village Menorah, and stick around for hot latkes, gelt, dreidel games, and Hanukkah songs. Warwick

December 3

Annual Holiday Celebration: Eat, drink, and be merry during Coventry’s kick-off to the holiday season featuring pics with Santa, festival of trees, trackless train rides, and more. Coventry

December 4

Maddie Poppe’s Acoustic Christmas: The American Idol winner brightens the holiday season with an acoustic holiday performance featuring songs from her Christmas From Home EP. East Greenwich

Gingerbread House Decorating Contest: Things get sweet at The Artists’ Exchange with this creative candy contest, which includes outdoor holiday photo-ops and pre-decorated wreaths for sale. Take home gingerbread and wreath kits are available. Cranston, Artists-Exchange.org

Pawtuxet Village Christmas Tree Lighting: See the tree come to life with lights and surrounding luminarias and join in an evening of caroling. Warwick

December 4-18

Step Into the Holidays: It’s the 12 rooms of Christmas at Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum, each decked out in seasonal splendor. Warwick

December 7

Ocean State Pops Orchestra – Holiday Pops!: Celebrate the season with this concert, featuring CCRI and Roger Williams University choruses, filled with familiar carols and holiday warmth. Warwick

December 18

Holiday Comedy Show: John Perrotta’s Comedy Factory stops at the Knights of Columbus Hall with some of New England’s funniest comics. Warwick

December 28

Ida Zecco A Song for the Season: In a performance that glitters with holiday
cheer, Ida Zecco, with musical director Jim Rice, sings selections from her album A Song for Christmas at the Arctic Playhouse. West Warwick


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