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November 26-December 19

A Christmas Carol: The GranitevTheatre puts on its own rendition of the family Christmas classic. Westerly

November 26-December 19

50th Annual Holiday Pottery and Art Sale: Pottery, sculptures, ornaments, jewelry, paintings, drawings, photography, and more galore at this holiday shopping and arts event. Kingston

November 26-December 22

Small Works/Holiday Art Show: Find affordable fine art created by Wickford Art Association members. Wickford

December 3-22

Annual Holiday Gift Show: It’s the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly’s annual holiday show features one-of-a-kind crafts and fine arts from their members perfect for gifting. Westerly

NOVEMBER

November 6 & 13

Make and Paint Ornaments Events: Get an early start to the festive season DIY ornament sessions at Rebekah Cook Art. Clay, glaze, and two kiln firings are included. Wakefield

November 7

The Armory Show: In its third year, this show at the historic Westerly Armory is free to the public and features 30 local vendors and authors selling hand-made crafts, antiques, and books. 

November 21 & 28

South Kingstown Holiday Field of Artisans: Grab some unique holiday gifts from an eclectic group of artists, makers, photographers, and vendors at Whalers Brewing Company Taproom. South Kingstown

November 26

Santa’s Arrival: Bring the kids to Dixon Square to see Santa, Winter Lady, and a host of other holiday characters, arriving via firetruck with coloring books and holiday treats. Westerly

November 26-28

Holiday Shopping Stroll Weekend: A more low-key Black Friday shopping experience on the island. Snap a pic of the Instagrammable Lobster Trap Tree! Block Island

November 27

Annual Tree Lighting & Christmas Village: The community is invited to welcome in the holiday season at Ocean House with a tree lighting, visit from Santa, snacks, and beverages. Westerly

Lobster Trap Tree Lighting Ceremony: Head to the Stonington Town Docks for
the first-ever illuminating of this “tree”of stacked lobster trees festooned with painted buoys. Begins at 4:30pm. Stonington

November 28 & December 1

Make Your Own Evergreen Wreath: Learn from a master gardener at Casey Farm how to assemble your own wreath from scratch, and enjoy cider and good cheer while you’re at it. Saunderstown

DECEMBER

December 2-5

Wickford Festival of Lights: This South County tradition wows visitors with Santa’s grand arrival via kayak, caroling, and concerts – and elf parade! Wickford

December 4

URI Symphony Orchestra & Jazz Big Band Holiday Concert 2021: Two versions of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite are performed side-by-side — the 1892 original and the playful, jazzy 1960 reinvention by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Kingston

Holiday Artisan Bazaar: Artisan vendors and crafts by church member artists offer a variety of handmade items, plus a ReGift Store, bake sale, and holiday greens for sale. Proceeds benefit the South County Domestic Violence Resource Center. Kingston

December 4-5

6th Annual Holiday Sale: Bosgraaf Stained Glass Studio presents original art glass pieces for purchase from over 50 student artists, featuring holiday, nature, whimsical and enchanting themes. Complimentary hot chocolate bar plus a wine tasting from Gooseneck Vineyards. Peace Dale

24th Annual Open Studios at Shady Lea Mill: Meet and greet the artists at Shady Lea Mill, an art-making space for potters, sculptors, painters, and more. North Kingstown

Narragansett Festival of Lights: Featuring the Holiday Street Faire, the Towers is an epicenter for holiday cheer with caroling, tree lighting, and fireworks, plus the Jingle Bell Run on the beach. 

December 8

24th Annual Downtown Holiday Stroll and Luminaria: Westerly turns into a wonderland with sidewalks lined with lights, hayrides with Santa, strolling carolers, hot chocolate and cookies, and more. Westerly

December 10

John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band Christmas Show: Rhode Island’s own John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band take the stage for a special holiday show at the Courthouse Center for the Arts. West Kingston

December 10-11

Holiday Arts Market: The Jamestown Arts Center transforms into a winter arts and crafts market full of curated local vendors in all mediums. 

December 11

Cross Mills’ Holiday Ramble: Ring in the holiday season with carolers, Santa, food, and shopping from local businesses, artists, and vendors; plus special events at the Charlestown Historical Society, the Cross’ Mills Public Library and other local orgs. Charlestown

Ghost Tours in the Park: Granite Theatre presents “A Christmas Carol Story” led by Ebenezer Scrooge on a ghostly tour of Wilcox Park. Westerly

December 12

Westerly Light Parade: A nighttime parade of floats, music, and festive holiday displays will feature thousands of LED lights. Enjoy dinner and cocktails with a view of the magical experience. 

December 13-14

The Geminid Meteor Shower: Join Frosty Drew in watching the most merry and bright meteor shower of the year, outshining even the moon with a greenish hue. Charlestown

December 18-19

Christmas Pops!: An evening of music and merriment for the whole family featuring the Chorus of Westerly. Westerly

December 23

Christmas Cocktail Cabaret: It doesn’t get more festive than this. Cocktails, carols, and Christmas spirit at The Towers. Narragansett

Christmas in Song: A night of traditional song, bell ringers, holiday readings, and more. Westerly

December 31

Annual New Year’s Eve Bonfire: Light up the night at Ninigret Park with a massive bonfire and munch on complimentary donuts and coffee. Charlestown

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