101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Providence - 2022 (In progress) | Kids Out and About Providence

101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Providence - 2022 (In progress)

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

Nov 18, 2022 - Dec 24, 2022 Santa Pictures - Providence Place
Mondays Nov 21 & 28, & Dec 5 2022  Pet Nights with Santa - Providence Place
Nov 25, 2022 Santa's Arrival - Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce -Westerly, RI
Nov 25, 2022 Paint with Santa - At Pea Poddery
Dec 1 - 24, 2022 Photo Op with Santa and his Reindeer - Chepachet Village Wine & Spirits
Dec 1,8,15,22, 2022 Visit with Santa at Holiday Lights Spectacular - Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village
Dec 2,3,10,11,16, & 23, 2022 Santa Checks In - Ocean House
Dec 2, 2022 ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY & TOY DRIVE - With Central Falls
Dec 3, 2022 Bristol’s Grand Illumination and Parade - Town of Bristol
Dec 3, 2022 SANTA AT STILLWATER- With Burrillville Parks and Recreation - Rhode Island
Dec 3, 2022 Breakfast With Santa - Rhode Island Children's Dyslexia Center
Dec 4, 2022 Holiday Parade & Town Hall Tree Lighting - East Greenwich, RI Chamber of Commerce
Dec 4,5,11,12, 2022 Pawtucket Winter Wonderland - Slater Memorial Park
Dec 4, 10, 11, & 18, 2022 Brunch with Santa - Buffet - Ocean House
Dec 4, 2022 Santa Cares Day - Providence Place
Dec 3, 2022 Breakfast with Santa - Judi T Dance Studio
Dec 9, 2022 Annual Christmas Celebration in Coventry
Dec 10, 2022 Pictures with Santa Claus - At Johnston Senior Center - With Johnston Parks and Recreation Department
Dec 10, 2022 Santa at the Eustis Estate - Eustis Estate Museum
Dec 17 & 18, 2022  Santa is Coming to the Village! - At Nature's Art Village
Dec 17 & 18, 2022 Visit Santa, Our friendly animals & Have a Horse-Drawn Wagon Ride - At Liberty Farm
Dec 20, 2022 SANTA's SING-A-LONG - At Savini's Pomodoro Italian Kitchen & Bar
Dec 21, 2022 A Visit with Santa - At Newport Public Library

 

 

Old-Time Christmas

Starting Nov 19, 2022 Holidays - Newport Mansions
Nov 18, 2022 - Dec 23, 2022 (select dates) Holiday Lantern Tours - Newport Historical Society
Nov 25, 2022 - Jan 1, 2023 A Rough Point Holiday - Newport Restoration Foundation
Nov 25,26,27, & Select dates Dec 2-30 2022 Christmas By Candelight - Old Sturbridge Village
Nov 26, 2022 2022 TREE LIGHTING & HOLIDAY CELEBRATION - With East Providence, RI
Nov 26, 2022 2022 Victorian Holiday - With Downtown Pascoag & Neighborhood Association & Burrillville Parks and Recreation - Rhode Island
Nov 27, 2022 Music in the Living Room - At Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
Dec 3, & 4th, 2022 2022 Christmas at The Castle - Smith's Castle
Dec 2 & 18, 2022 Christmas Cheers - At Eustis Estate Museum
Dec 3, 2022 Holiday Carnival - Olde Mistick Village 
Dec 3, 2022 Christmas Holiday Stroll in Pawtuxet - With Friends of Pawtuxet Village
Dec 3,4, 10 & 11, 2022 Old Fashioned Christmas - Hearthside House
Dec 10- 11, 2022 Bristol Christmas Festival - Bristol, RI
Dec 28 & 30 2022 Home for the Holidays - Hearthside House

 

Light Displays

Nov 10, 2022 - Jan 1, 2023 Christmas Festival of Lights - Edaville Family Theme Park
Nov 18, 2022 - Jan 31, 2023 Holiday Lights Spectacular - At Olde Mistick Village
Nov 18, 2022 - Jan 8, 2023 ZooLights - At Stone Zoo
Nov 18 - Dev 31, 2022 2022 Holiday light show- At Confreda Greenhouses & Farms
Nov 25, 2022 - Jan 1, 2023 Holiday Lights Spectacular - At Roger Williams Park Zoo
Nov 25- Dec 30, 2022 Wawaloam's Festival of Lights - Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce -Westerly, RI
Nov 25, 2022 Lighting of the Lighthouse - At Newport Harbor Island Resort - With City of Newport RI
Nov 25, 2022 Santa Lights Up Putnam - With Town of Putnam, CT
Nov 25, 2022 2022 Newport Illuminated Boat Parade - With City of Newport RI
Nov 25, 2022 - Jan 1, 2023 Night Lights –An Illuminating Experience - Blithewold
Nov 26, 2022 2nd annual Stonington Lobster Trap Tree Lighting - Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce -Westerly, RI
Nov 27, 2022 Holiday Dazzle Light Parade - With Town of Putnam, CT
Dec 1,2, & 3rd, 2022 WaterFire's Holiday Celebration - At Waterplace Park - WaterFire Arts Center
Dec 1, 2022 Christmas tree Lighting - Pavilion at Kent Field
Dec 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, & 17, 2022 Lantern Light Village - At Mystic Seaport Museum
Dec 3, 2022  52nd Annual Tree Lighting- With Bowen's Wharf
Dec 3, 2022  All-Lit-Up Christmas Parade - With Town of Smithfield, RI
Dec 3, 2022 Bristol’s Grand Illumination and Parade - With Town of Bristol
Dec 3,4,10,11, 2022 Pawtucket Winter Wonderland - Slater Memorial Park
Dec 9, 2022  Festival of Lights - Olde Mistick Village
Dec 9, 2022 Starry Lights Debut - At Wilcox Park - Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce -Westerly, RI
Dec 11, 2022 Westerly Light Parade - Downtown Westerly, RI

 

Holiday Theatre

Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2022 A Christmas for Carol - At The Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant
Nov 3 , 2022 - Jan 1, 2023 A Christmas Carol - Trinity Repertory Company 
Nov 23 - Dec - 2, 2022 Newport Nutcracker - Rosecliff Mansion
Nov 25, 2022 - Dec 23, 2022  A Christmas Story - With The Contemporary Theater Company
   
Nov 26 & 27, 2022 The Nutcracker Ballet - Stadium Theatre
Dec 2, 2022 A Charlie Brown Christmas -  Stadium Theatre
   
Dec 4, 2022 Handel's Messiah with Providence Singers -  The VETS
Dec 7, 2022 The Hip Hop Nutcracker - At Providence Performing Arts Center
Dec 9-18, 2022 A Christmas Carol - Stadium Theatre
Dec 9-24, 2022 It's A Wonderful Life - A live Radio Play - At The Gamm Theatre
Dec 9-18, 2022 A CHRISTMAS CAROL - With Rhode Island Stage Ensemble
   
Dec 12, 2022 Baby Shark Live! The Christmas Show - At Providence Performing Arts Center
Dec 16 - 24, 2022 Festival Ballet Providence presents The Nutcracker at the VETS - Veterans Memorial Auditorium
   
Dec 23, 2022 The Polar Express Free Movie Night - Stadium Theatre

 

Concerts

Nov 25, 2022 Ornament Presents an Evening of Music from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Stadium Theatre
Nov 26, 2022 Jazz in the House - Newport Restoration Foundation
   
Dec 3, 2022 Carpenters Tribute Christmas Show - Top of The World - At Stadium Theatre
Dec 4, 2022 Messiah at the Mansion - At Rosecliff Mansion - With Newport Classical
Dec 10, 2022 BILLY GILMAN ROCKIN’ AROUND THE PARK - At The Historic Park Theatre and Event Center
Dec 10, 2022 Classical Christmas at Emmanuel Church - With Newport Classical
Dec 18, 2022 SANTA’S SING-A-LONG - At The Historic Park Theatre and Event Center
Dec  22, 2022 Marie Osmond: A Symphonic Christmas - At Providence Performing Arts Center

 

Christmas Tree Experience

Open Nov 11, 2022 Big John Leyden's ChristmasTree Farm 
Open Nov 26, 2022 Clarks Christmas Tree farm 
Dec 4 & 5 (1 weekend only) Lockwood Christmas Tree Farm

 

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

Dec 11, 2022 Hanukkah Celebration - Temple Beth-El
Dec 11, 2022 Temple Beth-El K'tantan 5783 Hanukkah Lego Celebration with PJ Library
Dec 18, 2022 City of Providence Hanukkah Spectaculah

 

Shopping & Crafting

Nov 12, 2022 Field of Artisans Curated for Big John Leyden's Tree Farm - Big John Leyden's Tree Farm
Nov 19 & 20, 2022 2022 Rhode Island Christmas Festival - At West Warwick Civic Center
Nov 19, 2022 Holiday Market at the Eustis Estate - Eustis Estate Museum
Nov 19, 2022 Pop-Up Holiday Market - At Casey Farm
Nov 25 & 27 - Dec 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, & 18 2022 Holiday Markets - The Providence Flea
Nov 26 & 27, 2022 Christkindlmarkt (Christmas Market) - German American Cultural Society of Rhode Island
Dec 1,8, & 15th, 2022 Candlelight Shopping - With The Historic Village Of Chepachet
Dec 1-4, & 9-11 2022 Foundry Artists Holiday Show & Sale - At Pawtucket Armory Arts Center
Dec 3, 2022 Narragansett Holiday Street Faire - Town of Narragansett, RI
Dec 3, 2022 2022 Christmas Market Fest & Tree Lighting - With Middleborough, MA
Dec 3 & 4, 2022 2022 Holiday Market - At WaterFire Arts Center
Dec 7, 2022 25th Annual Holiday Stroll & Artisan Marketplace Downtown Westerly Pawcatuck - Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce -Westerly, RI
Dec 9 & 10, 2022 Holiday Arts Market - At Jamestown Art Center
Dec 10, 2022 Holiday Bazaar - Southside Community Land Trust
Dec 10, 2022 Christmas by the Sea - At The North Beach Clubhouse- With Community Marketing
Dec 10,11,17, & 18, 2022 Park Market | Holiday Shopping Event - At The Historic Park Theatre and Event Center
Dec 18, 2022  Christmas Specialty Market - With Tiverton Farmers Market

 

New Year's Eve

Dec 30, 2022 SAL VALENTINETTI RINGIN’ IN THE NEW YEAR! - At The Historic Park Theatre and Event Center
Dec 31, 2022 Noon Years' Eve Party! - At North Providence Union Free Public Library
Dec 31, 2022 New Year's Eve Stargazing - At The Frosty Drew Observatory & Sky Theatre
Dec 31, 2022 VINTAGE HOLLYWOOD NYE BALL - At The Historic Park Theatre and Event Center
Dec 31, 2022 New Year’s Eve at Ocean House – The House Party - Ocean House

 

Miscellaneous

Nov 9, 2022 - March 31, 2023 Festive Igloo Dining Experience - Gurney's Newport The Lounge & Firepit
Nov 19, 2022 Gifts from the Garden - At Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
Nov 23, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022 Winter Afternoon Tea in the Dining Room and Breakfast Porch - At Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
Nov 25, 2022 Cruise with Coastal Queen to the Newport Illuminated Boat Parade - With Coastal Queen Cruises
Nov 26, 2022 Holiday Jazz Brunch - At Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
Nov 27, & Dec 3, 2022 Coastal Queen’s Candy Cane Express - With Coastal Queen Cruises
Dec 2, 2022 Movie Series: Holiday Comedies - Elf - Newport Public Library
Dec 2, 9, 16, & 23,  2022 Cinema Under the Stars - Holidays - At Weekapaug Inn - Ocean House
Dec 3, 4,  10 & 11, 2022 Wagon Rides At Pawtucket Winter Wonderland - With Liberty Farm
Dec 3, 2022 18th Annual Gingerbread Decorating Contest - Artists' Exchange
Dec 9, 2022 Holiday Extravaganza - Newport Vineyards - Middletown, RI
Dec 10, 2022 Family Fun Craft - Snowglobe - At Newport Public Library
Dec 10, 2022 Live Reading of A Christmas Carol - At Old Colony History Museum
Dec 10, 2022 Make A Snowman Ornament - Pawtucket Public Library
Dec 14, 2022                                     Holiday Tunes! - Pawtucket Public Library
Dec 16, 2022 Movie Series: Holiday Comedies - The Santa Clause - Newport Public Library
Dec 16, 2022 2022 Annual Christmas Story Time - Town of Bristol, RI
Dec 17, 2022 Family Craft-ernoons: Gingerbread House - At North Providence Union Free Public Library
Dec 17, 2022 The Little Naturalist's Holiday Party - At Norman Bird Sanctuary
Dec 18, 2022 Coastal Queen’s Meet and Greet Cruise with Santa, from Bowen’s Wharf - With Coastal Queen Cruises
Dec 17-18, 2022  Providence Artisans Holiday Show - Providence Artisans Market
Dec 21, 2022 Family Movie Night - The Polar Express - Pawtucket Public Library
Dec 22, 2022 Christmas Cocktail Cabaret - At The Towers - With The Contemporary Theater Company
Dec 23, 2022 Holiday Stargazing Spectacular - At The Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center

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