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
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.

Nov
29
Fri
Visit with Santa at Carousel Village @ Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Visit with Santa at Carousel Village @ Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Visit with Santa, then enjoy a ride on the historic Carousel or play the day away in the fully accessible outdoor Hasbro Boundless Playground open daily all year. Photographers are not present, so be sure to bring your camera to capture the fun!
Dates: Friday, November 29 – Sunday, December 1
Pricing: $5 per child
Times: 10 am – 3 pm

Nov
30
Sat
Holiday Breakfast @ East Providence High School
Nov 30 all-day
Holiday Breakfast @ East Providence High School | East Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Eat for a cause! Proceeds from Scholarship Foundation of East Providence’s Holiday Breakfast will provide scholarships for East Providence students. Fun for all ages! In addition to a full breakfast, children will enjoy a visit with Santa, face painting and children’s activities. Bid on more than fifty silent auction packages including Walt Disney World Park Hopper passes, Amazon and Best Buy gift cards, New Hampshire and Cape Cod getaways, theatre, restaurant and ski packages. Or take a chance on dozens of raffle prizes. Pay by cash or check. The event is at East Providence High School cafeteria, 2000 Pawtucket Ave., East Providence on Saturday, November 30 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Menu includes scrambled eggs, hash browns, sausage, French toast, baked beans, pastry, muffins, juice and coffee. Tickets are $8 adults, $5 children age five through ten and children under five are free. For tickets in advance, call 401-431-1675 or purchase at the door. Gold Sponsor for the event is Collette. Silver sponsors include George Family Orthodontics and Bank RI.

St. Luke’s School Annual Trot Off Your Turkey Run/Walk @ St. Luke’s School
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am
St. Luke’s School Annual Trot Off Your Turkey Run/Walk @ St. Luke’s School | Barrington | Rhode Island | United States

Celebrating its twentieth consecutive running, the St. Luke’s School Annual Trot Off Your Turkey 5-K/1.5M Run/Walk has become an annual post-Thanksgiving family tradition where runners from throughout the region, sponsors from throughout the state and the entire community come together to burn off their feast and support families in need throughout the East Bay community. For the past several years, the race has exceeded 1,000 participants who choose between the USATF-certified 5K road course or the kid-friendly the 1.5-mile loop.

What: St. Luke’s School Annual Trot Off Your Turkey 5-K/1.5M Run/Walk
Who: Runners of every skill level and all ages
When: 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 30
Where: St. Luke’s School, 10 Waldron Ave., Barrington
Cost: Pre-Thanksgiving registrations are $20 for adults and $12 for children under fourteen
More Information: Runners enjoy a sponsor showcase, race prizes and a spectacular post-race food spread. Participants can register in-person on race day or in advance at: https://www.stlukesri.org/trotoffyourturkey

Visit with Santa at Carousel Village @ Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Visit with Santa at Carousel Village @ Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Visit with Santa, then enjoy a ride on the historic Carousel or play the day away in the fully accessible outdoor Hasbro Boundless Playground open daily all year. Photographers are not present, so be sure to bring your camera to capture the fun!
Dates: Friday, November 29 – Sunday, December 1
Pricing: $5 per child
Times: 10 am – 3 pm

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
Very Merry Dickens Carolers Concert @ Four Corners Community Chapel
Dec 1 all-day

Start off the Holiday Season with an a cappella concert and the Very Merry Dickens Carolers. Whether you decide to listen or sing along the concert is a great way to take some time for you and the family before the real hustle and bustle begins. Free will offering and non-perishable food items is your admission price. All proceeds benefit the Northern Rhode Island Food Pantry in Cumberland.

Visit with Santa at Carousel Village @ Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Visit with Santa at Carousel Village @ Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Visit with Santa, then enjoy a ride on the historic Carousel or play the day away in the fully accessible outdoor Hasbro Boundless Playground open daily all year. Photographers are not present, so be sure to bring your camera to capture the fun!
Dates: Friday, November 29 – Sunday, December 1
Pricing: $5 per child
Times: 10 am – 3 pm

Dec
2
Mon
Discovery Tykes @ Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Dec 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Discovery Tykes @ Museum of Natural History and Planetarium | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Warm Winter: Monday, Dec. 2, 2019
Children, ages 2-4 with parent or caregiver, will investigate the world around them as they sing, dance and discover in this monthly series! Takes place the first Monday of each month, October through June, at 9:30 a.m. Each session will contain age-appropriate stories, songs, poems and a craft related to the topic. Expose your preschool child to science and culture in a unique and stimulating museum setting!

Dec
6
Fri
Sparkle! An Outdoor Family Event @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Dec 6 @ 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.