101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Providence - 2021 | Kids Out and About Providence

101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Providence - 2021

KidsOutAndAbout is Providence's online guide to everything for kids, teens, and families!  The activities we've listed here are confirmed for this year, but many require reserving ahead of time, and please keep in mind that events could be canceled... so click through to make arrangements. Enjoy the holidays!

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Santa Sightings

Now - Dec 24, 2021 Santa Pictures - Providence Place
Now - Dec 20, 2021  Pet Nights with Santa - Providence Place
Nov 26,27, Dec 4,10, 11, 2021 Santa's Coming to Olde Mistick Village 
Nov 26, 2021 Santa's Arrival - Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce -Westerly, RI
Dec 1 - 24, 2021 Photo Op with Santa and his Reindeer - Chepachet Village Wine & Spirits
Dec 2, 2021 Santa's Sing-A-Long - Savini's Pomodoro Restaurant
Dec 2,9,16,23, 2021 Visit with Santa - Carousel Village
Dec 2, 16, 2021 Sing-Along With Santa -  Blithewold Mansion
Dec 4, 2021 Cookies and Cocoa with Santa - Shamrock Homeloans Rumford, RI
Dec 4, 2021  Grand Illumination - Town of Bristol
Dec 4,5,11,12, 2021 Pawtucket Winter Wonderland - Slater Memorial Park
Dec 5 -12, 2021 Santa Cares Day - Providence Place
Dec 5, 2021 Breakfast with Santa - Judi T Dance Studio
Dec 11, 2021 Storytime with 'Post'Mark & Visit with Santa - Green Line Apothecary
Dec 12, 2021 Christmas Festival Weekend - Bristol, RI
Dec 17, 2021 Santa Visit - Play Time
Dec 18, 2021 Christmas at Joshlin - Joshlin Recreation Center

 

 

Old-Time Christmas

Starting Nov 20, 2021 Holidays - Newport Mansions
Nov 19 - Dec 30, 2021 (select dates) Holiday Lantern Tours - Newport Historical Society
Nov 26, 2021 - Jan 2, 2022 A Rough Point Holiday - Newport Restoration Foundation
Dec 3-30, 2021 select dates  Christmas By Candelight - Old Sturbridge Village
Dec 4, 2021 - Jan 2, 2022 Music in the Living Room - Blithewold
Dec 4, 2021 Holiday Carnival - Olde Mistick Village 
Dec 4,5,11,12, 2021 Old Fashioned Christmas - Hearthside House
Dec 11- 12, 2021 Bristol Christmas Festival - Bristol, RI
Dec 11, 2021 Christmas on the Parkway - Pleasant Valley Parkway
Dec 14, 2021 A Visit from Santa - Newport Public Libray
Dec 28,20, 2021 Home for the Holidays - Hearthside House

 

Light Displays

Nov 16 - Jan 2, 2022 (select dates) Holiday Lights Spectacular - Roger Williams Park Zoo
Nov 19 - Jan 31, 2022 Holiday Lights Spectacular - Olde Mistick Village
Nov 20, 2021 - Jan 1, 2022 Christmas Festival of Lights - Edaville Family Theme Park
Nov 26, 2021 - Jan 9, 2022 Night Lights –An Illuminating Experience - Blithewold
Dec 1 - 22, 2021 51st Annual Christmas in Newport - Newport RI
Dec 2, 2021 Christmas tree Lighting - Pavilion at Kent Field
Dec 3, 2021 Annual Holiday Celebration - Guy L. Lefebvre Community Center
Dec 4, 2021 Bristol’s Grand Illumination and Parade - Hope St. Bristol
Dec 4, 2021 Bristol’s Tree Lighting and Grand Illumination - Town of Bristol, RI
Dec 4,5,11,12, 2021 Pawtucket Winter Wonderland - Slater Memorial Park
Dec 10, 2021  Festival of Lights - Olde Mistick Village
Dec 10, 2021 Smith Hill Tree Lighting - Candace Street Park Providence
Dec 12, 2021 Westerly Light Parade - Downtown Westerly, RI

 

Holiday Theatre

Nov 17 - Dec 19, 2021 Santa's Murder Mystery - Newport Playhouse
Nov 20, 2021 - Jan 2, 2022 ONLINE and In-Person: A Christmas Carol - Trinity Repertory Company 
Nov 24 - Dec - 3, 2021 Newport Nutcracker - Rosecliff Mansion
Nov 26 - Dec 24, 2021 It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play - The Gamm Theatre
Nov 27 - Dec 18, 2021 Holiday Classics - Providence Place Cinemas 16
Nov 27-28, 2021 The Nutcracker Ballet - Stadium Theatre
Dec 4 , 2021 Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical - The VETS
Dec 10- 19, 2021 A Christmas Story: The Musical - Rhode Island Stage Ensable
Dec 17 - 24, 2021 The Nutcracker - The VETS 
Dec 18, 2021 Cirque Dreams Holidaze - Providence Performing Arts Center
Dec 23, 2021 The Polar Express Free Movie Night - Stadium Theatre

 

Concerts

Dec 1 -22, 2021 Singing For Shelter Nightly Facebook Live Christmas Concert - Newport
Dec 3-4, 2021 Newport Classical Holiday with Ensemble Altera - Emmamuele Church
Dec 5, 2021 We Watch and Welcome: Feminine Voices at Christmas - Blessed Sacrament Church
Dec 7, 2021 Ocean State Pops Orchestra: 2021 Holiday Pops - St. Kevin Church
Dec 11, 2021 41st Annual Holiday Pops Concert - Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra
Dec 11-12, 2021 Salve Regina University Christmas Choral Concert - Ochre Court 
Dec 12, 2021 Handel's Messiah - The VETS
Dec 12, 2021 Messiah at the Mansion - Rosecliff
Dec 19, 2021 Christmas in Newport Chior Concert - First Presbyterian Church of Newport

 

Christmas Tree Experience

Open Nov 11, 2021 Big John Leyden's ChristmasTree Farm 
Open Nov 20, 2021 Clark's Christmas Tree farm 
Open Nov 20, 2021 Shire Tree Farm 
Open Nov 26 - Dec 24, 2021 Cut Your Own Christmas Tree - The Farmer's Daughter

 

Ice Skating

Nov 19, 2021 - March 31, 2022 Open Skate - The Gurney's Newport Skating Rink
Year-Round  Blackstone Valley IcePlex
Year-Round  Connery Skating Rink
Year-Round   Cranston Veterans Memorial Ice Rink 
Year-Round    Dennis M Lynch Arena 
Year-Round    Gallo Arena 
Year-Round  Norfolk Arena 

 

Hanukkah

Nov 28 - Dec 6, 2021 Online Daily Hanukkah Candle Lighting - Temple Beth-El
Nov 30, 2021 Hello, Hanukkah! with guest author Susan Novich Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island
Dec 4, 2021 Hanuka(T) HabayitJewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island

 

Shopping & Crafting

Nov 6 - Dec 23, 2021 West End Wonderland Holiday Shopping - West End Providence
Nov 26 - Dec 19, 2021  Holiday Markets - The Providence Flea
Nov 27 - Dec 10, 2021 Gingerbread Man Trail - search, Shop & win!Westerly and Stonington
Dec 1, 2021 Holiday Sip & Shop - Oceancliff
Dec 2 -12, 2021 2021 Holiday Show & Sale - Pawtucket Armory Arts Center
Dec 2,9,16, 23, 2021 Candlight Shopping - Mainstreet Chepachet, RI
Dec 12, 2021 Cumberland Craft Fair - Lusitana Club
Dec 18, 2021 Providence Artisans Holiday Show - WaterFire Arts Center

 

New Year's Eve

Dec 31, 2021 New Year's Eve Stargazing - The Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center
Dec 31, 2021 New Year's Eve Pop-Up - Newport Vineyards
Dec 31, 2021 Annual Family New Year's Eve Party - United Skates of America 

 

Miscellaneous

Nov 3 - Dec 18, 2021 Toys for Tots Holiday Drive - The Patio on Main
Nov 19, 2021 - March 31, 2022 Festive Igloo Dining Experience - Gurney's Newport The Lounge & Firepit
Nov 26, 2021 - Jan 7, 2022 Afternoon Tea - Blithewold
Dec 4, 2021 17th Annual Gingerbread Decorating Contest - Artists' Exchange
Dec 4, 2021 - Jan 2, 2022 Holiday Bricktacular - Legoland Discovery Center Boston
Dec 11, 18, 2021 Holiday Cookie Decorating Classes - Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School
Dec 11, 2021 Sensory Family Friendly Holiday Movie - Seekonk Library Youth Services
Dec 18, 2021 Christmas Storytime Live Broadcast - The Bristol Christmas Festival
Dec 18-19, 2021  Providence Artisans Holiday Show - Providence Artisans Market
Dec 21, 2021 Winter Solstice Storytime & Craft - Newport Public Library
Dec 21, 2021 Kids Reindeer Games - Newport Public Library
Dec 22, 2021 Holiday Family Movie Night - Pawtucket Public Library

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