Five Can’t-Miss Events: Nov. 29–Dec. 5

Find fun goodies at an outdoor holiday market, take a Polaroid picture with Santa, satisfy your sweet tooth with a create-your-own cookie box and more fun things to do.

Find fun goodies at an outdoor holiday market, take a Polaroid picture with Santa, satisfy your sweet tooth with a create-your-own cookie box and more fun things to do.

Five Can’t-Miss Events: Dec.7–13

Drink beer and look at art, get friendly with the ghosts of Christmas "passed," enjoy the streets of Newport by candlelight and more fun things to do.

1. Field of Artisans Pop Up at Whalers Brewing Co. From Whaler’s Facebook. This holiday season, art and beer mix in the best possible way: Field of Artisans, a community for Rhode Island artists, is popping up at Whalers Brewing Company for a series of holiday markets with all types of art. It’s the perfect opportunity to pick up a…

Five Can’t-Miss Events: Nov. 30–Dec. 6

Deck gingerbread halls, put some jingle in your jog, attend Bristol's grand illumination and more fun things to do.

1. Gingerbread House Contest If you want to build a prize-winning gingerbread house, you’ll have your chance to think outside the graham cracker box at the Artists’ Exchange thirteenth annual gingerbread house decorating contest. Create an edible masterpiece using graham crackers, frosting and candy for a chance to win a prize. Artisan’s goods, raffles and holiday grab bags will also…

The Weekly Weigh-In: Your Pooch is Good For You

Plus, your blood pressure is probably higher than it should be, a gender gap in CPR, E. coli in Westerly and more in health and wellness.

Dog owners, rejoice: your pooch may actually be good for your health. A major scientific study uncovered a link between dog ownership and a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, especially in single households. While there is no concrete proof that your pup improves your heart health, dogs could alleviate loneliness, depression and get you to spend more time outdoors engaging…

Five Can’t-Miss Events: Nov. 23–29

A FEZ-tival of trees, shopping strolls on Block Island, the Nutcracker at Rosecliff and more fun things to do.

1. Island Moving Company’s The Nutcracker  Be a part of the classic holiday story, The Nutcracker, as you follow performers through Newport’s Rosecliff Mansion. Set within the salons and ballroom of the grandiose “house,” Rosecliff serves as the stunning backdrop throughout the recital. The one-of-a-kind ballet lets you go from room to room trailing the action, creating an interactive and engrossing…

Five Can’t-Miss Events: Nov. 16–22

Get in a holidaze (in a good way), shop 'til you drop at Blithewold, don a mask for a good cause and more things to do.

1. Holiday Shopping at Blithewold From Blithewold Facebook. Getting a head start on your holiday shopping? Shop ’til you drop in the holiday decorated splendor at Blithewold Mansion. Take a stroll through the first floor of Blithewold at the winter marketplace, where guests will find goods from local traders and purveyors  artisans and artists. If you are looking for a…

Five Can’t-Miss Events: Nov. 9–15

Watch Scrooge have a change of heart, don your best cosplay, jam to psychedelic rock and more fun things to do.

1. A Christmas Carol Providence’s favorite family holiday tradition is back to delight audiences of all ages. Celebrating forty years at Trinity Rep, A Christmas Carol brings the story of Ebenezer Scrooge to life to tell Charles Dickens’ classic tale of an old grouch who learns a lesson when he’s whisked through time and space by three spirits. This year’s…