Things To Do in December

Discover the best things to do in Rhode Island this month, including family-friendly activities, festivals, performances, food events and shows. Here are our top picks:

  • All aboard! We rode the Blackstone Valley Polar Express and, yes, it’s just as magical as you’d think. Read more here.
  • Get your shopping done (and indulge in a little complimentary wine), plus other events in your December Bucket List.
Dec
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Thu
Toys for Tots and Teens with Jaycees @ Arctic Village & Business District - West Warwick, RI
Dec 12 all-day

The JCS Alumni Club would like to welcome you to be a part of this years’ Toys for Tots and Teens Program.

Volunteers can help set-up Toys for Tots and Teens boxes / bins during the month of November as they need to designate stores, offices, gyms, dealerships, retail outlets, schools, etc, early in the process since a traditional 1st appearance as a Presentation will be made in Decembe. We do this at the Warwick Mall in conjunction with U.S. Marines Foundation.

These new, unwrapped (required protective items) gifts – Toys for Tots and Teens – are collected by the JCS up to December 18 – they are then loaded in U.S. Marine vehicles and Volunteers and then distributed by a pre-determined list (statewide) to youth & teens as wonderful Christmas and Holiday gifts.

For more information, call (401) 828-9191 or e-mail.

WSO Holiday Pops- Seasonal Favorites for All Number One @ Pilgrim Senior Center
Dec 12 all-day
WSO Holiday Pops- Seasonal Favorites for All Number One @ Pilgrim Senior Center | Warwick | Rhode Island | United States

WSO continues our 2019-2020 Season with a program of seasonal favorites for all! With our diverse membership ages of thirteen-years-old to eighty-years-old, WSO will present a holiday pops event in two communities this December, with interactive opportunities for our audience. That’s right…get your voice pipes tuned up and ready to sing-a-long!

Concert Number One
Thursday- December 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Pilgrim Senior Center: 27 Pilgrim Parkway, Warwick

Second Concert:

Sunday- December 15 at  3 p.m.
St. Francis Church Hall: 128 High Street, Wakefield

A Carol Festival (Sing-A-Long)- Traditional/Ades, arranger
Cantique de Noel/O Holy Night- Adam/Custer, arranger
The Christmas Song- Torme and Wells/Lowden, arranger
The First Noel- Traditional/Flauding, arranger
March of the Toys from “Babes in Toyland”- Herbert/McAlister, arranger
People, Look East- A Christmas Fantasy based on the Besancon Tradition- Myers
Sleigh Ride- Anderson
Winter Wonderland- Bernard/Rosenhaus, arranger
We Wish You a Merry Christmas: Variations and Concert Finale- Traditional/Brubaker, arranger

Tickets for WSO performances are always available at-the-door, through WSO members, and online. To purchase E-Tickets, visit WSOri.org to view current programs and follow links to buy your tickets. Cost: $15 General Admission, $12 Seniors, and Free for Children twelve and under.

The Man Who Came to Dinner @ Attleboro Community Theatre
Dec 12 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
The Man Who Came to Dinner @ Attleboro Community Theatre | Attleboro | Massachusetts | United States

Set in the small town of Mesalia, Ohio, in the weeks leading up to Christmas in the late 1930s. The famously outlandish New York City radio personality Sheridan Whiteside (‘Sherry’) is invited to a well-to-do factory owner’s home for dinner with his family. But before Whiteside can enter the house, he slips on a patch of ice outside the Stanleys’ front door and injures his hip. Now confined to the Stanleys’ home for weeks, Sherry drives his hosts mad due to his erratic and ridiculous behavior, leaving the family – and those who become involved – looking for any way that they can drive him out.

Rooftop Rock with Drummer Timmy J @ Rooftop at the Providence G
Dec 12 @ 9:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Rooftop Rock with Drummer Timmy J @ Rooftop at the Providence G | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Come enjoy the sounds of one of the Rooftop’s best and most unique performers, Drummer Timmy J! With his electric drum kit, Timmy J’s beats are irresistible. Performing every Thursday from 9 p.m. – Midnight.

Dec
13
Fri
Toys for Tots and Teens with Jaycees @ Arctic Village & Business District - West Warwick, RI
Dec 13 all-day

The JCS Alumni Club would like to welcome you to be a part of this years’ Toys for Tots and Teens Program.

Volunteers can help set-up Toys for Tots and Teens boxes / bins during the month of November as they need to designate stores, offices, gyms, dealerships, retail outlets, schools, etc, early in the process since a traditional 1st appearance as a Presentation will be made in Decembe. We do this at the Warwick Mall in conjunction with U.S. Marines Foundation.

These new, unwrapped (required protective items) gifts – Toys for Tots and Teens – are collected by the JCS up to December 18 – they are then loaded in U.S. Marine vehicles and Volunteers and then distributed by a pre-determined list (statewide) to youth & teens as wonderful Christmas and Holiday gifts.

For more information, call (401) 828-9191 or e-mail.

Create Wire Art with Artist Thea Ernest @ Blithewold Mansion
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Create Wire Art with Artist Thea Ernest @ Blithewold Mansion | Bristol | Rhode Island | United States

Create wire art holiday ornaments and decorations! Tools and supplies will be provided, but if you have any favorite beads or found objects like broken jewelry, old keys, or other sparkly stuff, bring them along to incorporate into your creation.

We will get to know the tools and materials, practice basic skills and copy some simple designs. When your imagination grows wings, it’s time for you to create your own wire art with Thea’s guidance and feedback. We provide tools for each student to borrow during class, wire art materials and a selection of found objects. We also encourage students to bring found objects of their own. Students take home their finished artwork.

Office Space Fridays with Drummer Timmy J at GPub @ Providence GPub
Dec 13 @ 11:30 am – 11:45 am
Office Space Fridays with Drummer Timmy J at GPub @ Providence GPub | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Join us to celebrate reaching the weekend! We have half priced apps in the bar area from 2-6 p.m. and feature Drummer Timmy J starting at 9:30 p.m.

Music in the Living Room: Laszlo Gardony @ Blithewold Mansion
Dec 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Music in the Living Room: Laszlo Gardony @ Blithewold Mansion | Bristol | Rhode Island | United States

Enhance your visit to Blithewold and enjoy the holiday decorations in the Mansion by attending our Music in the Living Room Series! Blithewold extends a sincere thanks to these generous performers who bring the gift of music into our Living Room during this Holiday Season.

Seventh Annual Whiskey Wonderland Holiday Bazaar @ Sons of Liberty Beer & Spirits Co.
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Seventh Annual Whiskey Wonderland Holiday Bazaar @ Sons of Liberty Beer & Spirits Co. | South Kingstown | Rhode Island | United States

Throw the holiday stress away, skip the traffic and long lines at the mall and join Sons of Liberty for a great night of awesome local vendors, craft drinks, live music and delicious food. The air will be full of holiday cheer and the tasting room will have everything you possibly need for a fun-filled night.

Friday, 12/13 from 5-10 p.m.
– Twenty-one and older only
– More than thirty of the best local artisans (curated by Field of Artisans)
– Live music from Brian James Jazz from 6-9 p.m.
– Food trucks from PVD Food Truck Events
– Famous barrel tree lighting at 8 p.m.

Saturday, 12/14 from 1-10 p.m.
– Twenty-one and older after 5 p.m.
– More than thirty of the best local artisans (curted by Field of Artisans)
– Live music from James DeSalvo III from 1:30-4:30 p.m.
– Live music from Spumante from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
– Food vendors inside from PVD Food Truck Events

Sons of Liberty will be serving their award-winning whiskies, a variety of draft beers and the best craft cocktails found in South County (no tours or flights). They’ll also be releasing limited two limited edition whiskies that are an absolute must-have for any whiskey lover.

Sparkle! An Outdoor Family Event @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm
Sparkle! An Outdoor Family Event @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum | Bristol | Rhode Island | United States

Festive holiday fun for the entire family! Stroll through Blithewold’s illuminated gardens and greenhouse, adorned with hand-made bamboo ornaments created afresh each year. Be invigorated by that crisp winter air, enjoy singing with our carolers and savor hot cocoa and s’mores around a roaring bonfire in Blithewold’s Enclosed Garden.