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!

If we're missing an activity that should be on our list, please email Mindy Mangan at mindy@kidsoutandabout.com. Please make sure to include a link to the event when you email. Thank you!

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Santa Sightings

 

Old-Time Christmas

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 4, 2021 - Jan 2, 2022

Music in the Living Room - Blithewold

Dec 4, 2021 Holiday Carnival - Olde Mistick Village 
Starting Nov 20, 2021 Holidays - Newport Mansions 
Dec 3-30, 2021 select dates Christmas By Candelight - Old Sturbridge Village
Dec 14, 2021 A Visit from Santa - Newport Public Libray
Dec 11- 12, 2021 Bristol Christmas Festival - Bristol, RI

 

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 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 10, 2021  Festival of Lights - Olde Mistick Village

 

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 27 - 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 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 11-12, 2021

Salve Regina University Christmas Choral Concert - Ochre Court 

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 

 

 

Shopping & Crafting

Nov 6 - Dec 23, 2021 West End Wonderland Holiday Shopping - West End Providence
Nov 26 - Dec 19, 2021 Fridays & Sundays

Holiday Markets - The Providence Flea

 

 

Dec 2 - 12, 2021 

 

 

2021 Holiday Show & Sale - Pawtucket Armory Arts Center

 

New Year's Eve

Dec 31, 2021 New Year's Eve Stargazing - The Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center

 

Miscellaneous

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 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


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