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
12
Thu
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
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.

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.

OceanCliff Holiday Gala @ OceanCliff
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm
OceanCliff Holiday Gala @ OceanCliff | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

Join us at OceanCliff’s tenth Annual Holiday Gala for a festive evening of food, cocktails, and holiday cheer!

Cocktail hour upon arrival followed by a three-course dinner and live entertainment.

$90 per person
includes tax and gratuity

The Man Who Came to Dinner @ Attleboro Community Theatre
Dec 13 @ 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.

Dec
14
Sat
Cookie Walk Fundraiser at Baptist Church in Warren @ Baptist Church in Warren
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cookie Walk Fundraiser at Baptist Church in Warren @ Baptist Church in Warren | Warren | Rhode Island | United States

The Baptist Church in Warren will be holding its fourteenth Annual Cookie Walk fund-raiser on Saturday, December 14, starting at 9 a.m. and ending when the cookies are gone. Browse rooms full of home-made and hand-decorated holiday-themed cookies of every shape and size. Collect as many as you like and pay by the pound. This is a very popular fund-raiser, so come early for the best selection. We will also be raffling off a beautiful, hand-sown quilt, created by award-winning quilter Priscilla Eighme! The Baptist Church in Warren, 407 Main St., Warren. Please use parking lot/Miller St. entrance for this event. Thank-you. www.baptistchurchinwarren.com

College Football Saturdays at GPub @ Providence GPub
Dec 14 @ 11:30 am – 11:45 am
College Football Saturdays at GPub @ Providence GPub | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Cheer for your team during College Football Saturdays at GPub, and enjoy tailgate platters with your friends! With seventeen LED TVs, we can screen any and every game.

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 Man Who Came to Dinner @ Attleboro Community Theatre
Dec 14 @ 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.