Courtesy Blithewold Mansion 
and Gardens.

Sparkle!

Through 12/21
Why: Stroll through Blithewold Mansion’s illuminated gardens and greenhouse and feel invigorated by crisp winter air. Listen to tunes of wintertime carolers and savor hot cocoa and s’mores around a roaring bonfire in the enclosed garden. S’mores kits include one s’more for $2 and three s’mores for $5. A portion of proceeds benefits local Boy Scout troops.
Where: Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum, 101 Ferry Rd., Bristol.
More info: Call 253-2707 or visit blithewold.org.

Dec 14 all-day Trinity Repertory Company
New England’s favorite family holiday tradition… Celebrating forty-one years at Trinity Rep, Rhode Island’s family holiday tradition brings Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley, Tiny Tim and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future to the stage in a glorious re-telling of the classic story that has delighted and inspired millions.
Dec 14 all-day Craftland
The Craftland Holiday Extravaganza is back, featuring dazzling gifts handmade in Rhode Island and beyond!! Join us at our fabulous annual Craftland Holiday Extravaganza Kick Off Party on Friday, November 30, 5- 9 p.m. Discover unique art, crafts, and curiosities by over 160 artists, with gift ideas for everyone on your list, including clothing, accessories, housewares, toys, prints, jewelry, stationery and...
Dec 14 all-day The Gamm Theatre
This razor-sharp comic drama follows a group of ruthless editorial assistants at a notorious Manhattan magazine—all vying for their bosses’ jobs and a book deal before they turn thirty. When a mundane workday of cubicles and Starbucks becomes anything but, the stakes for who will get to tell their story become higher than ever. Obie Award-winner Jacobs-Jenkins (Appropriate, An Octoroon)...
Dec 14 all-day The RISE Playhouse
Come celebrate the season with a heartwarming new production of an American Christmas classic: It’s a Wonderful Life! at Rise. The story is deeply familiar, yet evergreen: George Bailey of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty, is ready to end it all on Christmas Eve – until his guardian...
Dec 14 all-day Bristol Theatre Company
This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. Taking you inside a 1940’s radio station on Christmas Eve, this telling of...
Dec 14 all-day Energy Innovation Hub
The National Grid Energy Innovation Hub is a collaborative, community space designed to elevate the conversation around the future of energy and the environment. The Hub offers interactive exhibits where Rhode Islanders can learn how they can take action towards creating a clean energy future.Exhibits include information about energy savings tips, energy efficiency, renewable energy, electric vehicles, connected solutions (demand...
Dec 14 all-day Arctic Village & Business District
Let’s help out those in need this Christmas and holiday season! Come help the JAYCEES assemble, distribute and collect boxes for toys, games and appropriate gifts from toddlers to teenagers as part of the Toys for Tots and Teens annual event. You can find a box, decorate it with wrapping paper, place a JCS label on it and find a neat...
Dec 14 all-day chazan gallery
The Chazan Gallery is pleased to present Tribes, a solo exhibition featuring the work of Deborah Baronas, from December 7 to December 21. There will be an opening reception for the artists on December 7, from 5- 7 p.m. The public is invited.
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Showcase Cinema Warwick
Tis’ the season to give back and Showcase Cinemas is thrilled to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of its Holiday Classics series, offering movie-goers free admission to a classic holiday movie with a donation of a non-perishable food item, which will benefit local food pantries. This year’s line-up of yuletide favorites includes It’s a Wonderful Life and the new instant classic,...
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm Naval War College Museum
The Naval War College Museum presents a new exhibit, “To Win or Lose All: Williams S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War.” The exhibit occupies the museum’s gallery on the second floor. To Win or Lose All explores the Navy’s role in securing victory for the Allies during the First World War. Under Admiral Sims’s leadership,...
Dec 14 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant
A Doublewide, Texas Christmas Friday, November 23 – Monday, December 31 Written by Jones, Hope and Wooten Directed by Tony Annicone In this outrageously funny comedy, it’s Christmastime in the newest—and tiniest—town in Texas. And it’s beginning to look a lot like trouble in Doublewide. Not only are the trailer park residents dealing with the stress of the holiday season,...
Dec 14 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Warwick Center for the Arts
Join Warwick Center for the Arts for our annual Winter Art Sale! This exciting event runs from December 8-14, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. each day. Do your holiday shopping here and pick up something unique for that special someone. Choose from original jewelry, textiles, handmade crafts, ornaments, prints, greeting cards and more.
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Sons of Liberty Beer & Spirits Co.
It’s almost that time of year again! Skip the traffic and long lines at the mall and join us in the tasting room for a great night of awesome local vendors, craft drinks, live music and food. Did you hear the good news? The bazaar is now a two day event this year! Friday (21+ only) 5-10pm and Saturday 1-10...
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm Praise Tabernacle Church
“The Christmas to Remember.” Fun for the whole family. We’ll be having live music, animals, dance, drama and much more. Don’t miss out on this incredible Christmas show! Plus, free admission. Seating is on a first come first serve basis, come early. Show Dates: Friday, December 14 – 7 p.m. Saturday, December 15 – 7 p.m. Sunday, December 16 – 11...
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm RI College, Roberts Hall
Providence Ballet Theatre, presents our original production of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” Come enjoy this unique and colorful interpretation of classic literature! Lively St. Nick, Dancing Sugar Plums and Prancing Reindeer. The magic of snowflakes falling on stage, moving sets, and clever puppetry. Colorful costumes and original choreography.
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Roberts Hall, Rhode Island College
Providence Ballet Theatre’s ninth Annual performance of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas! Based on the classic poem by Clement Clarke Moore, this production has quickly become a holiday tradition. Come enjoy this unique and colorful interpretation of classic literature. Dancing Sugar Plums, Prancing Reindeer and Lively St. Nick! Snowflakes Falling, Moving Sets and Puppetry. Colorful Costumes, Original Choreography. Photo by...
Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm Linden Place Mansion
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Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm Courthouse Center for the Arts
Dylan Sevey writes songs. The Gentlemen make them sound good. Sevey is originally based out of Wakefield, Rhode Island. While he had been active for many years as a drummer in various local bands, most recently Smith and Weeden, he had always crafted his own songs behind the scenes. In 2012, he finally put a group together to bring these...
Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm Greenwich Odeum
Our December installment of Odeum Classic Films features the John Ford classic The Searchers! Ethan Edwards (John Wayne), returned from the Civil War to the Texas ranch of his brother, hopes to find a home with his family and to be near the woman he obviously but secretly loves. But a Comanche raid destroys these plans, and Ethan sets out,...
Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Firehouse Theater
EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AT 8PM. Come see RI’s most award-winning comedy troupe, The Bit Players, as they hit the stage at the Firehouse Theater with their hilarious improv comedy show full of larger than life characters, hysterical musical numbers, and the quickest wit you’ll ever see. Inspired by audience suggestions, no two shows are ever the same! If you...
Dec 15 all-day Trinity Repertory Company
New England’s favorite family holiday tradition… Celebrating forty-one years at Trinity Rep, Rhode Island’s family holiday tradition brings Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley, Tiny Tim and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future to the stage in a glorious re-telling of the classic story that has delighted and inspired millions.
Dec 15 all-day The Gamm Theatre
This razor-sharp comic drama follows a group of ruthless editorial assistants at a notorious Manhattan magazine—all vying for their bosses’ jobs and a book deal before they turn thirty. When a mundane workday of cubicles and Starbucks becomes anything but, the stakes for who will get to tell their story become higher than ever. Obie Award-winner Jacobs-Jenkins (Appropriate, An Octoroon)...
Dec 15 all-day The RISE Playhouse
Come celebrate the season with a heartwarming new production of an American Christmas classic: It’s a Wonderful Life! at Rise. The story is deeply familiar, yet evergreen: George Bailey of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty, is ready to end it all on Christmas Eve – until his guardian...
Dec 15 all-day Bristol Theatre Company
This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. Taking you inside a 1940’s radio station on Christmas Eve, this telling of...
Dec 15 all-day The Gordon School
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Dec 15 all-day Arctic Village & Business District
Let’s help out those in need this Christmas and holiday season! Come help the JAYCEES assemble, distribute and collect boxes for toys, games and appropriate gifts from toddlers to teenagers as part of the Toys for Tots and Teens annual event. You can find a box, decorate it with wrapping paper, place a JCS label on it and find a neat...
Dec 15 all-day chazan gallery
The Chazan Gallery is pleased to present Tribes, a solo exhibition featuring the work of Deborah Baronas, from December 7 to December 21. There will be an opening reception for the artists on December 7, from 5- 7 p.m. The public is invited.
Dec 15 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm RI Resource Recovery
Resource Recovery invites Rhode Island residents to safely dispose of their household hazardous waste (anything labeled with a skull and crossbones, or words like ‘toxic’, ‘poison’, ‘flammable’, ‘combustible’, etc.) on Saturday, December 15 from 8 a.m.-noon at Resource Recovery located at 65 Shun Pike in Johnston. This Eco-Depot is available to Rhode Island residents only, and to help reduce time...
Dec 15 @ 9:00 am Baptist Church in Warren
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Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Rough Point
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