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Fri, 12/23/2016 - 11:45am

Christmas Eve Luminaria
Each Christmas Eve the walkways of the Village Green are illuminated in real candlelight, adding a traditional 19th century ambience, surrounded by historic homes and sites. Presented by Slatersville Congregational Church. Saturday, Dec. 24, at dusk. Slatersville Village Green, North Smithfield. For more information call (401) 769-2773.

Christmas at the Newport Mansions
The glitter of gold and the sparkle of silver will dazzle you as you tour three magnificent mansions decked out in Yuletide finery. The Preservation Society of Newport County invites you to make holiday memories with your family by visiting The Breakers, The Elms, and Marble House this holiday season. Dec. 1 to 31 at various venues, Newport. For more information call (401) 847-1000 or visit

Step Into the Holidays
Join family, guests, and staff as they celebrate the holiday season. Decorations change every year; plus music, cider, and cookies! Exhibit runs Dec. 5 to 31, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum, 4157 Post Rd., Warwick.. Admission charged. (401) 884-9490 or visit

Freezin' for a Reason Penguin Plunge
Plunge into the cold surf to benefit the W.A.R.M. Shelter. The Andrea Hotel, 89 Misquamicut Beach, Westerly. Jan. 1, registration is at 10:30 a.m. (Adults, $25; 18 and under, $20) and starts at 12 noon. For more information call (401) 596-9276 or visit

Jamestown First Day Plunge
We will have a DJ, food truck, firepits, and more. Proceeds benefit the Jamestown Senior Center and the Jamestown VFW-Arnold Zwier Post. Jan. 1, from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. East Ferry Square, Jamestown.