Things To Do in November

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:

Nov
22
Fri
Gifts from the Garden @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
Nov 22 @ 6:00 pm
Gifts from the Garden @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum | Bristol | Rhode Island | United States

Want to make the perfect present? These mini horticultural gift ideas are just what you have been looking for! After a series of inspiring demos, participants will take home instructions and some garden gifts perfect for loved one, yourself or loved ones.

Nov
23
Sat
Holiday Crafting for Kids @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am
Holiday Crafting for Kids @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum | Bristol | Rhode Island | United States

This art and crafting workshop will include holiday and winter projects. Painting, drawing and craft projects will be made with a variety of materials.

Holiday Celebration Craft Fair @ Brightridge Club
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Holiday Celebration Craft Fair @ Brightridge Club | East Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Join us for our first Annual

Holiday Celebration
Craft Fair

With our Crafters and Vendors with their unique Holiday creations and products.

Show Specials and discounts

Jump start your Holiday shopping
Something for everyone on your list

Saturday
November 23
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Brightridge Club
59 Brightridge Ave
East Providence

All are Welcome
Free Admission and Parking

Come Early-Stay Late

Hosted by: Cherish the Moments, LLC

Nov
24
Sun
Blithewold’s Winter Marketplace and The Shop at Blithewold Preview Party @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Nov 24 all-day
Blithewold's Winter Marketplace and The Shop at Blithewold Preview Party @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum | Bristol | Rhode Island | United States

Once again, Blithewold welcomes you to its popular winter Marketplace! The Shop at Blithewold, as well as local traders, purveyors of fine goods, artisans and artists and food companies, will be selling their wares in the Visitors’ Center. Kick-start the holidays by shopping local and enjoying an afternoon at Blithewold with family and friends.

Nov
26
Tue
Autumnal Arrangements @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Nov 26 @ 6:00 pm
Autumnal Arrangements @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum | Bristol | Rhode Island | United States

Join Julie Christina, floral designer and Blithewold’s Education Programs Manager, to make an autumnal floral arrangement fit for your Thanksgiving table. Each participant will create a seasonal centerpiece incorporating fall’s beautiful foliage, grasses, and flowers. You will be sure to enjoy your creation or give as the perfect thank-you gift.

Nov
29
Fri
Twenty-Ninth Annual Holiday Crafts Festival at CCRI @ CCRI Warwick
Nov 29 all-day
Twenty-Ninth Annual Holiday Crafts Festival at CCRI @ CCRI Warwick | Warwick | Rhode Island | United States

An after-Thanksgiving Shopping Tradition continues, celebrating it’s twenty-ninth year.

The Annual Ocean State Artisans Holiday Show at CCRI (Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) – Warwick “Knight” Campus) will be on Black Friday, November 29 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Small Business Saturday November 30 (9 a.m.-4 p.m).

Unique Gifts for everyone on your Shopping list, all handcrafted by more than 100 Ocean State Artisans

$3 Admission. Save $1 by bringing a canned/non-perishable food item, benefiting the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.

Convenient access off route 95 and plentiful free parking.

All proceeds go to local RI Charities.

Afternoon Tea in the Dining Room @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Nov 29 @ 1:00 pm
Afternoon Tea in the Dining Room @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum | Bristol | Rhode Island | United States

The Dining Room at Blithewold has always been a place where fine meals have been served to cherished guests. Today friends gather and exchange stories while delighting in a cup of tea, freshly baked scones with sweet cream, and a three-tiered tray filled with sweet and savory treats. Simply luxurious!

Nov
30
Sat
Twenty-Ninth Annual Holiday Crafts Festival at CCRI @ CCRI Warwick
Nov 30 all-day
Twenty-Ninth Annual Holiday Crafts Festival at CCRI @ CCRI Warwick | Warwick | Rhode Island | United States

An after-Thanksgiving Shopping Tradition continues, celebrating it’s twenty-ninth year.

The Annual Ocean State Artisans Holiday Show at CCRI (Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) – Warwick “Knight” Campus) will be on Black Friday, November 29 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Small Business Saturday November 30 (9 a.m.-4 p.m).

Unique Gifts for everyone on your Shopping list, all handcrafted by more than 100 Ocean State Artisans

$3 Admission. Save $1 by bringing a canned/non-perishable food item, benefiting the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.

Convenient access off route 95 and plentiful free parking.

All proceeds go to local RI Charities.

Meet Santa! @ Shamrock Home Loans
Nov 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Meet Santa! @ Shamrock Home Loans | East Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Children of all ages can meet Santa Claus on Saturday, November 30, Shamrock Home Loans, 75 Newman Ave., Rumford, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

This free event is co-sponsored by Debbie Parziale of Shamrock Home Loans in conjunction with North Smithfield-based Total Asset Solutions and Finest Real Estate and Property Management.

In addition to meeting Santa and receiving a free photo with him, there will be light refreshments and other activities planned. Financial and in-kind donations are also being accepted at this event.

Event Co-Sponsor Ilanna Ball, owner of Finest Real Estate and Property Management, said the holidays are not only a time of reflection, but also assisting the less fortunate. Ball is also sponsoring her Third annual Christmas Eve Dinner in Woonsocket. Donations collected from meeting Santa will benefit that upcoming event, she adds.

Debbie Parziale, NMLS #705781, Loan Officer at Shamrock Home Loans, said giving back to the community is one point the company strives to achieve. She added that the company looks for opportunities to help others throughout the season.

Further event details may be found by contacting Debbie Parziale at 508-813-6688 or Debbie.parziale@shamrockhomeloans.com.

Dec
1
Sun
Holiday Fine Craft Show at the Hotel Viking @ Hotel Viking
Dec 1 all-day
Holiday Fine Craft Show at the Hotel Viking @ Hotel Viking | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

This annual one-day-only Show is a much anticipated event and we are pleased to announce it will once again be in the gorgeous Hotel Viking Ballroom – the Sunday after Thanksgiving!

Come, peruse and shop unique originals from over forty of the finest Artisans and Crafters in New England on Sunday December 1st from 10 a.m. -4 p.m.
You will find a talented array of handcrafted Gifts in the mediums of: Stained Glass, Clay, Textiles, Paint, Seashells, Scrimshaw, Soap, Soy, Basket Weaving, Wood, Candles, Photography, Denim, Wool, Chocolate, Honey, Beads, Jewels, Cork, Seaweed, Silk and so much more.

Free Admission and Free Parking in downtown Newport during this festive time of year!

Donations will be accepted for The ALS Association www.ALSA.org