All Season

Through December 23

Little Pictures Show & Sale: Calling all art lovers! One of the oldest and largest exhibits of its kind in the US – all artwork under 16 inches and $300 – courtesy of the Providence Art Club. 

November 4 - January 2 

A Christmas Carol: Trinity Rep’s statewide holiday tradition returns live on stage. Trinity Repertory Theater

November 26-December 31

Craftland Holiday Extravaganza: Combine the natural whimsy of Craftland with a holiday theme, and you’re sure to find everything on your shopping list and more. 

November 26-January 2

Holiday Lights Spectacular: A new festive walk-through experience at the zoo, see dazzling lights in larger-than-life luminous displays. Roger Williams Park Zoo

November 30-December 12

Hamilton: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical about America’s founding father Alexander Hamilton brings its hip-hop beats to PPAC. The perfect gift for the Broadway obsessed. Providence Performing Arts Center 


November 6

Steel Yard Art Market: Get a jump on your holiday shopping at the final outdoor market of the season, featuring work by local artists and artisans at the bustling Valley neighborhood makerspace. 

November 14

Providence Artisans Holiday Premiere: Get an early start on your holiday shopping with over 70 local fine art and craft vendors, featuring paintings, ceramics, jewelry, clothing, accessories, and more. WaterFire Arts Center

A Drag Queen Christmas: Trinity The Tuck and Monet X Change host a magical night of fun with holiday classics and naughty shenanigans. Veterans Memorial Auditorium

November 18

Providence Gallery Night: Hop on the free Art Bus and tour the Creative Capital’s galleries, museums, and historic sites.

November 20-21

Good Trade Makers Market: Local and regional makers and manufacturers of home decor, apothecary products, clothing, and more are featured in this inaugural market at WaterFire Arts Center. 

November 26

Black Friday Night Flea: The Providence Flea hosts a special Black Friday market featuring wares from their carefully selected small and micro-businesses and makers. Farm Fresh RI

November 27

WaterFire’s Indoor Holiday ArtMart: Spend Small Business Saturday supporting local artists and makers at this indoor market for a chance to connect with Providence creatives and discover new wares. WaterFire Arts Center


December 3

The Edwards Twins – Holidays with the Stars: Las Vegas’ number one impersonators of all time recreate a holiday variety show live on The VETS’ stage. Partial proceeds to benefit The Tomorrow Fund. Veterans Memorial Auditorium

December 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19

Christmas & Cocktails Holiday Markets: The Providence Flea is indoors at Farm Fresh RI for their annual holiday markets featuring hand-picked, homemade, handcrafted, and small-batch items. Farm Fresh RI 

December 4

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer – The Musical: The beloved holiday TV
classic soars off the screen and lands on the stage. Veterans Memorial Auditorium

WaterFire Celebrates the Holidays: A basin lighting will illuminate Waterplace Park for the final WaterFire of the season. 

December 5

Home for the Holidays: Rhody’s own Grammy-nominee Billy Gilman comes home for a concert filled with his favorite holiday tunes alongside the ones that made him famous. Veterans Memorial Auditorium

December 9

Black Violin – Give Thanks Tour: We’re thankful for Grammy nominees Black Violin, whose show features playful storytelling, whimsical string melodies, and hard-hitting beats that highlight the unifying pillars of the holiday season. Veterans Memorial Auditorium

December 11

Holiday Stroll: Get your holiday shopping in by strolling the festive Wayland Square. 

December 12

Handel’s Messiah: RI Philharmonic partners with Providence Singers to present this beloved holiday classic concert. The VETS

December 14

The Lindsey Stirling Christmas Program: One of the 21st century’s most innovative performers, the America’s Got Talent star celebrates the holidays with a high-voltage choreographed violin performance. Veterans Memorial Auditorium

December 17-18

Cirque Dreams Holidaze: Holiday storybook characters come alive in a holiday spectacular that infuses a whimsical, Broadway-style musical with contemporary circus artistry. Providence Performing Arts Center

December 17-24

The Nutcracker: Festival Ballet Providence brings the holiday staple to The VETS in a new production featuring inventive choreography from Yury Yanowsky and a brand new Nutcracker character by Big Nazo Lab. Veterans Memorial Auditorium

December 18-19

Providence Artisans Holiday Show: Over 70 local artists will have their wares on display for last-minute shopping, from handmade paintings and ceramics to jewelry, woodwork, and more, plus food trucks. WaterFire Arts Center

December 19

Just In Time Art Sale!: Hey procrastinators, this one’s for you. Locally made gifts for last-minute shoppers. Roger Williams Park Botanical Center


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