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
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

Dec
14
Sat
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)

Jan
25
Sat
Forever Young – Neil Young Tribute with Napoleon In Rags – Bob Dylan Tribute @ Greenwich Odeum
Jan 25 @ 8:00 pm
Forever Young – Neil Young Tribute with Napoleon In Rags – Bob Dylan Tribute @ Greenwich Odeum | East Greenwich | Rhode Island | United States

For more than thirteen years, the multi award winning band, Forever Young has been performing the music of Neil Young. Channeling the harmonies of Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young and the instrumentation of Young’s bands: Crazy Horse, Buffalo Springfield, the Stray Gators, the International Harvesters, and Promise of the Real; Forever Young performs their interpretations of Neil Young’s classic hits and rare gems. They will get you singing and dancing and put those Neil’s songs into your head to linger long after the show. Find out why Forever Young is truly one of the best Neil Young tribute bands anywhere and experience them live.
www.ForeverYoungNeilYoungTribute.com

Opening the show will be Napoleon In Rags performing the songs of Bob Dylan. Steve Allain and Tracie Potochnik will play a set as Dylan and Joan Baez would have played them together.

Tickets to this event include an additional $5 Historic Restoration Fee which assists in restorations and repairs of the Greenwich Odeum. When purchasing tickets online, an additional $2 convenience fee per transaction will be applied. Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

Mar
21
Sat
Damn the Torpedoes: A Tom petty Tribute @ Greenwich Odeum
Mar 21 @ 8:00 pm
Damn the Torpedoes: A Tom petty Tribute @ Greenwich Odeum | East Greenwich | Rhode Island | United States

The Odeum is excited to welcome back Damn The Torpedoes!

Rich Kubicz, who plays the role of Tom Petty in the show, has been playing guitar and singing since his early teens. By 2007, so many people had told him that he looked and sounded like Tom Petty that he decided to put together Damn The Torpedoes as a tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

The goal was to play all of the studio hits, some of the live versions and a few deep cuts to create the illusion of a Tom Petty concert performance. This meant that each band member would need to find the same sounds as on the records and play their parts note for note.

Over the years Damn The Torpedoes has evolved with a deeper understanding of the Tom Petty catalog and more committed members. The current lineup has been in place for several years and demonstrates the unspoken chemistry that makes any great band. All of the signature riffs, harmonies and underlying parts of the music are there—and the show has become “second nature” with an artistry and emotion that makes audiences smile. Or as Rich likes to say, we deliver the “awe factor” in every performance.

Tickets to this event include an additional $5 Historic Restoration Fee which assists in restorations and repairs of the Greenwich Odeum. When purchasing tickets online, an additional $2 convenience fee per transaction will be applied. Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

Apr
4
Sat
2020 Fight For Air Climb Providence @ Omni Providence Hotel
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
2020 Fight For Air Climb Providence @ Omni Providence Hotel | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Join the American Lung Association for the twelfth annual Fight For Air Climb Providence! This “vertical road race” will see hundreds of participants, including firefighters in full gear, racing up twenty-two floors inside the Omni Providence Hotel on Saturday, April 4, 2020. Climb solo or start a team for this unique fitness event and, after climbing, head over to our official after party where awards are given to the fastest climbers and teams. All athletic abilities welcome. Funds raised benefit the American Lung Association’s mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through research, education and advocacy. Register now at FightForAirClimb.org/Providence!

Apr
19
Sun
Glenn Miller Orchestra @ Greenwich Odeum
Apr 19 @ 4:00 pm
Glenn Miller Orchestra @ Greenwich Odeum | East Greenwich | Rhode Island | United States

The World Famous, Glenn Miller Orchestra, the most popular and sought after big band in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world. Nick Hilscher is the orchestra’s present music director.

Tickets to this event include an additional $5 Historic Restoration Fee to assist in restorations and repairs of the Greenwich Odeum. When purchasing tickets online, an additional $2 convenience fee per transaction will be applied. Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.