4 Things to Do at Pawtucket’s Winter Wonderland

Visit the man in the red suit, stroll through the family trees and other fun activities.
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CYNTHIA M. DONOVAN

Explore Winter Wonderland, a life-sized Christmas Village located in Slater Memorial Park in Pawtucket. The event takes place December 2 and 3, and 9 and 10 from 4 to 8 p.m., and it includes a giant talking snowman, more than 500 brightly decorated Christmas trees and twenty Victorian-style houses. This year’s theme features Night Before Christmas displays and entertainment every hour by local bands and performers. Bundle up for a hay ride or train trip, followed by hot cocoa, of course. winterwonderlandpawtucket.com

Here are four things you can do at Winter Wonderland:
1. Visit the man in the big red suit: Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in town making some last-minute rounds before the big night.
2. Check out the trees: Adorned with twinkling lights, firs serve as sponsorships, memorials and family trees. The wait list to decorate one is two to three years long.
3. Watch Frosty the Snowman come to life: Talk with the eighteen-foot-tall Frosty the Snowman and snap a picture with him, too.
4. Do all the fun activities: Opening night includes a small parade to welcome Santa with local celebrities. Adults can explore the Daggett House and admire the Rhode Island Watercolor Society art gallery on the first floor of the boat house. Children can also enjoy $3 rides on the miniature train and free face painting. Plus, the historic Looff carousel will take visitors for a spin for fifty cents a ride.

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