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
13
Fri
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.

Dec
14
Sat
Holiday Family Free Day @ Linden Place Mansion
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us at Linden Place Mansion on Saturday, December 14 from 1- 4 p.m. for our second annual Holiday Family Free Day! To begin the festivities, enjoy a fireside musical performance at 1 pm by the Wheeler School Holiday Handbell Ringers in Linden Place’s beautiful ballroom, complete with cookies and hot cocoa. Then, Santa will be soaring in from the North Pole to join us inside the historic mansion! Children can write letters to Santa and pose for a holiday photo with the man himself. Finish off the day with a tour of the decorated house complete with hands-on artifacts and old-fashioned toys from long ago.

Seventh Annual Whiskey Wonderland Holiday Bazaar @ Sons of Liberty Beer & Spirits Co.
Dec 14 @ 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.

The Stone Ridge Candlelight Tour @ Stone Ridge Neighborhood
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Stone Ridge Candlelight Tour @ Stone Ridge Neighborhood | East Greenwich | Rhode Island | United States

The Stone Ridge Neighborhood Association (located in East Greenwich) will be holding its annual Luminaria on Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 5-9 pm with a rain date of Sunday, December 15. This is a long-standing neighborhood tradition spanning over 30 years. Our neighborhood provides an outdoor display for the holidays which includes our traditional holiday decorations and thousands of paper bag lanterns decorating curbs, driveways and walkways. Last year the neighborhood was lined with over 3,800 lit lanterns. People from all over Rhode Island come to slowly drive through and enjoy the displays.
Directions – Follow Middle Road west of Route 2 to second right (Stone Ridge Drive)

Dec
15
Sun
Edouard Duval-Carrié and the Art of Embedded Histories @ Granoff Center for the Creative Arts and Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice
Dec 15 all-day
Edouard Duval-Carrié and the Art of Embedded Histories @ Granoff Center for the Creative Arts and Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Internationally acclaimed Haitian American sculptor and painter Edouard Duval-Carrié displays a series of artworks inspired by the complex histories of the Caribbean, including slavery, migration, colonialism and Afro-religious practices. Also included are engravings from a recent artist residency in South Africa. Duval-Carrié’s work has been shown in Paris, New York, Madrid and Venice, and was the subject of a solo exhibition at the Perez Art Museum Miami in 2014.

“Edouard Duval-Carrié and the Art of Embedded Histories” takes place in two concurrent parts: “Memory and Embedded Histories” and “The Kingdom of This World.” “Memory and Embedded Histories” is currently on view in the Cohen Gallery at the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts (154 Angell St., Providence) through Dec 15, Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sat – Sun noon – 6 p.m. “The Kingdom of This World” is on view at the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice (94 Waterman St., Providence) Oct 29 – Dec 6, 2019, Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Free and open to the public. Presented by Brown University’s Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice and Brown Arts Initiative.

Providence Flea Holiday Markets @ WaterFire Arts Center
Dec 15 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Providence Flea Holiday Markets @ WaterFire Arts Center | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

The Providence Flea, downtown’s outdoor vintage and artisan/maker market, presents its Holiday Markets at a new time and location–Sundays, December 8 and December 15 from 11 am – 5 pm indoors at Waterfire Arts Center, 475 Valley St. in Providence. The Holiday Markets offer a juried selection of handmade art and design, craft and clothing, jewelry, accessories, vintage wares and small-batch gift and food items from more than sixty-five vendors at each market!

Grab a campfire cocoa and make it a vintage and handmade holiday at the greenest, most unique and affordable shopping experience of the season!

Plenty of free, off-street parking. Admission is free.

For more information, directions, featured vendors and daily updates, follow The Providence Flea on Instagram (instagram.com/providenceflea) Facebook (facebook.com/providenceflea) and Twitter (twitter.com/providenceflea), with e-news signup at www.providenceflea.com.

Field of Artisans and Whalers Brewing Company @ Whalers Brewing Company
Dec 15 @ 11:30 am – 4:30 pm
Field of Artisans and Whalers Brewing Company @ Whalers Brewing Company | South Kingstown | Rhode Island | United States

It’s time for our annual holiday collaboration with Whalers Brewing Company.

Field of Artisans will be in the taproom Sundays in December before Christmas! We can’t wait to be sipping a Rise while hanging with artists. Together we create a contagious energy! Different Artists every Sunday.

Positive People and Creative Brews and Unique Artists

www.fieldofartisans.com
Artisan spots are filled.

Field of Artisans x Whalers Brewing Company @ Whalers Brewing Company
Dec 15 @ 11:30 am – 4:30 pm
Field of Artisans x Whalers Brewing Company @ Whalers Brewing Company | South Kingstown | Rhode Island | United States

It’s time for the Field of Artisans annual holiday collaboration with Whalers Brewing Company!

Field of Artisans will be in the taproom every Sunday December leading up to Christmas. Sip a rise while hanging out with artists. Different artists every Sunday!

Field of Artisans was established in the summer of 2015. A collaboration of local artists, photographers, designers, builders and musicians, these creative minds come together to showcase their work, network and get exposure.

Positive People + Creative Brews + Unique Artists

Dec
17
Tue
New England Team Trivia at GPub @ Providence GPub
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
New England Team Trivia at GPub @ Providence GPub | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Come down to GPub for Trivia Tuesday to show off your knowledge of anything (and everything) – be the smartest, and you may even take home a gift card! The fun begins at 7 p.m.

Dec
18
Wed
Bluegrass Throedown at Nick-a-Nee’s @ Nick-A-Nees
Dec 18 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Bluegrass Throedown at Nick-a-Nee's @ Nick-A-Nees | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Bluegrass Throedown features a different local or touring bluegrass band every Wednesday night at Nick-a-Nee’s in Providence. There’s never a cover, but there’s always a good time.

bluegrassthroedown.com

Free