Your Winter Weekend Must Do’s

Stroll into the holidays with winter markets and trees aglow


December 5 & 7: Blooming Blossoms Floral Boutique on Hope Street is hosting wreath-making workshops at 6:30pm on both days. Take home some festive greenery for your home and hearth!

December 5-8: For a quaint and festive Christmas celebration in a historic colonial village, look no further than the 34th Annual Wickford Village Festival of Lights, with shops open all evening and Santa arriving by boat at the town dock.

December 6: The Buy with Heart Marketplace in Providence is a one-stop shop for lovers of unique goods and the community-minded, with all featured businesses emphasizing social impact.

December 6-7: Downtown Providence offers two nights of family-friendly fun during this year’s Winter Lights Market at Burnside Park. Tree lightings both nights and figure skating performances on Saturday will help make the season cheery and bright!

December 7: The Collaborative’s ATM Art Show offers a refreshing take on buying art, showcasing original works on sale in increments of $20 or $40 for affordable gifts or new additions to your home.

December 7: Kick back for some laughs with Emmy Award-winning stand-up comedian Josh Gondelman at Askew in Providence to celebrate his latest book, Nice Try: Stories of Best Intentions and Mixed Results.

December 7: See the new Christmas Village and join in for sing alongs, face painting, a visit from Santa, and more at the Bowen’s Wharf 49th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Newport.

December 7: Come for the artfully decorated storefront windows and stay for the crafts, shopping, tree lighting, and other festivities at the Jamestown Holiday Stroll. Don’t forget to cast your vote for the winning window! 

December 7-8: International House of Rhode Island features more than just shopping at their Holiday Bazaar – food, fellowship, and workshops will accompany international-themed gifts in the spirit of their globally-minded mission.

December 7-8: Smith’s Castle rings in the holidays with nautical-themed traditional decor for Christmas at the Castle. Entertainment (from handbell ringers to holiday singers!), history-themed activities, and vendors will all be on hand for the merriment.

December 8: Vintage curios and handmade gifts for everyone on your list can be found at the Providence Flea Holiday Market at the WaterFire Arts Center. If you can’t make it this Sunday, catch them again December 15!


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