Ring in the Holiday Season with Celebrate Downcity

InDownCity's annual Celebrate Downcity event invites you to support local small businesses with holiday shopping, food trucks, festive drinks, live entertainment and more.
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Kick off the holiday season in the heart of the Creative Capital with InDowncity‘s annual Celebrate Downcity event. Held on Small Business Saturday — a.k.a. the Saturday after Thanksgiving — the event brings together Providence’s small businesses to craft a fun and festive experience complete with indoor and outdoor shopping, dining, live music, interactive holiday entertainment and more.

On the dining side, guests can expect offerings from local vendors like Anna’s Vesuviano, Farm to Sandwich and Spanglish, as well as outdoor cafe-style seating in the street. Seasonal alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages hand-crafted by RI Cruisin’ Cocktails will also be available. For those looking to dine in-doors, Westminster Street favorites like Small Point Cafe, Sura, Kleos, Little City Coffee and Kitchen, Serendipity Gourmet and the Malted Barely will all be waiting with warm welcomes and dishes.

Westminster will also play host to photo ops with Kris Kringle himself as well as other interactive holiday characters by Ten 31 Productions.

But if you’re hoping to get a jump on your holiday shopping, the event is equally primed with a number of unique retailers including Craftland, Queen of Hearts and Modern Love, Symposium Books and Records, the Vault Collective, Civil, Homestyle, Soulita and Eno Fine Wines. Each shop offers a variety of one-of-a-kind gift options, including skateboards, bestselling books, vintage clothing, children’s toys, housewares and more.

“We’re thrilled with the line-up at Celebrate Downcity 2022,” says Joanna Levitt, Director of Commercial Leasing and Marketing for Cornish Associates. “At InDowncity, we organize festivities throughout the year, but Small Business Saturday may be our favorite. It’s a special day to gather our community around the local businesses that make this city unique. It’s our way of showing gratitude for all that these small businesses contribute to the fabric of downtown Providence and it’s an amazing way to spend the holiday weekend with friends and family.”

Celebrate Downcity will be held on Westminster Street–between Eddy Street and Union Street–in downtown Providence on Saturday, November 26, from 12 to 4 p.m. For more information, visit indowncity.com.