Five Can’t-Miss Events: Dec. 6–12

See the magic of Christmas come alive with family fun holiday activities, listen to staged readings with Rose Weaver and more fun things to do.

Lippitt House Scotch Party

Celebrate the holiday season at one of the most beautifully preserved Victorian homes in America. The Lippitt House annual cocktail party allows guests to explore the spectacular home while sipping a single malt whiskey tasting and savoring artisan hors d’oeuvres. This merry evening donates all proceeds raised to benefit the preservation of the Lippitt House Museum.

The Details: Dec. 6. 6-8 p.m. $100. Lippitt House Museum, 199 Hope St., Providence, 401-453-0688,


A Christmas Carol

Photo by Mark Turek from Trinity Repertory Company Facebook Page.

Experience New England’s favorite holiday tradition with family and friends alike. See A Christmas Carol bring the magic of Christmas to the TrintiyRep stage for its forty-first year. Play-goers will see the delightful re-telling of the classic tale and what the spirit of Christmas truly means. Plus, a local choir will perform at each showing.   

The Details: Through Dec 30. See website for show times and ticket prices. TrinityRep, 201 Washington St., Providence, 401-351-4242,


Christmas at Blithewold

Each year, Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum transforms into a dazzling display celebrating the magic of Christmas. Each room of the Mansion is filled with elaborate holiday decorations and the gardens become a glimmering winter wonderland. Using archival materials for inspiration, Blithewold’s decorators develop a new theme each Christmas that explores the interests of the Van Wickle family during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This year’s theme is “a family gathering,” which gives guests a glimpse into what Christmas would be like at Blithewold in 1910.

The Details: Through Jan 1. Tues.-Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., THurs.-Fri. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. $6-$32. Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum, 101 Ferry Rd., Bristol, 401-253-2707,

Staged Readings with Rose Weaver

Enjoy an afternoon of two staged readings by Rose Weaver. Sally: A Black Woman’s Journey from Africa to Enslavement in Rhode Island dramatizes the journey of the Slave Ship Sally and a female African character, renamed Sally, from her capture in West Africa through the Middle Passage to her enslavement in Rhode Island. It examines what her life might have been like by shining a light on the enslavement of black women in Rhode Island. Black Women Taking Off the Masks is a new script exploring the feeling that American Black Women wrestle with knowing authentic love.

The Details: Dec. 8. 2:30 p.m. $15-$20. Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island, 393 Broad St., Providence,


Deck the Trunks with Food Truck Follies

Stop by Frerichs Farm for food trucks, holiday shopping and a chance to pick out the perfect Christmas tree! Sip apple cider and explore the holiday vendors, shop for holiday gifts and get beautiful customized wreaths and holiday mantle pieces for your home. Over fifty cars will create holiday light displays or decorations in the back of their vehicles for the trunk trimming contest and showcase them for strolling guests.

The Details: Dec. 8. 9 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Free admission. Frerichs Farm, 43 Kinnicutt Ave., Warren, 401-245-8245,


Reporting assistance by Samantha Labrecque. 

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