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Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:45am
Wickford Festival of Lights
Step back in time and enjoy an old fashioned Christmas. Thousands of beautiful white lights transform the village into a winter wonderland. Streets are bustling with activity and the air is redolent with balsam and Christmas spice. Holiday shopping as it used to be - unhurried with personal service and unique selections. Thursday, Nov. 30 to Sunday, Dec. 3. Wickford Village, North Kingstown. For more information visit for more details on events.

Blackstone Valley Polar Express
Welcome aboard a ninety-minute magical train journey from Woonsocket to the North Pole! Children of all ages will be delighted with the reading of the book The Polar Express, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Clause, a holiday sing-a-long, and a special Holiday remembrance while enjoying hot chocolate and cookies. Friday, Nov. 24, to Sunday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Dec. 1, to Sunday, Dec. 3, Woonsocket Station, One Depot Square, Woonsocket. For more information call 401) 724-2200 or visit

Christmas at Linden Place Mansion
A towering Christmas tree framed by a four-story spiral staircase, elegant decorations on every mantle and in every nook and cranny, and Christmas tablescapes by top designers and florists... these are just a few of the many delights that await you this Christmas season at Linden Place Mansion. Open for self-guided tours Tuesday through Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sundays, 12-5pm. Admission charged. Nov. 24 to Dec. 31, Linden Place, 500 Hope Street, Bristol. For more information call (401) 253-0390 or visit

Tree Lighting and Open House
The waterfront will be bathed in holiday lights as the Christmas season begins in Newport! Frosty the Snowman arrives at 4:30 p.m., followed by the Christmas Carol Sing-a-long at 5 p.m. A Newport city official lights the thirty-foot tree at 6 p.m., immediately followed by Santa and Mrs. Claus arriving by boat (weather permitting) or by sleigh. Saturday, Dec. 2, at 4:30 p.m. Bowen's Wharf, 53 America's Cup Avenue, Newport. For more information call (401) 849-2243 or visit

Holiday Stroll and Luminaria
The streets of historic downtown are lined with luminaria, carolers, and Christmas festivities.Enjoy a hayride with Santa or a complementary cup of hot chocolate and a cookie to warm you up while shopping. Stores will run special promotions and discounts to kick off the holiday season. Wednesday, Dec. 6, in Downtown Westerly. For more information call 401-596-7761 or visit