Off The Block
A Christmas Carol
Rhode Island’s family holiday tradition returns this year! Ebenezer Scrooge, a greedy, sour businessman, is infamous for his lack of Christmas cheer. When three ghosts pay him a visit, Scrooge is given the chance to examine his life. He is inspired to change his ways and is wholly transformed by the spirit of Christmas. A heartwarming tale perfect for the whole family! Join us for this classic story that will awaken your heart and rekindle your spirit. Dec. 22 through Dec. 31. Trinity Repertory, 201 Washington St, Providence. For more information call 401-351-424 or visit trinityrep.com.
Blackstone Valley Polar Express
Welcome aboard a 90-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. Claus, and a special holiday remembrance with hot chocolate and cookies. Dec. 22, and 23. Woonsocket Station, One Depot Square, Woonsocket. For more information call (401) 724-2200 or visit blackstonevalleypolarexpress.com.
Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge
Mrs. Bob Cratchit is a loving send up of Christmas and all the stress that goes with it! It’s the Christmas Carol story you know and love… except Mrs. Cratchit hates her children and Scrooge thinks maybe the world really is better off without him. Christmas is a wonderful time for family and friends to gather and do things together, and this show is perfect for bringing everyone together! Performances: Dec. 22, and 23, at 7 p.m. The Contemporary Theater Company, 327 Main Street, Wakefield. For more information call 401-218-0282 or visit contemporarytheatercompany.com.
New Years Eve Stargazing
On New Years Eve, Sunday, Dec. 31, Frosty Drew Observatory will open from 7 to 9 p.m. for a quick window of stargazing to help ring in the New Year with views of the beautiful night sky over Ninigret Park. On the list will be Uranus, Albireo, the Orion Nebula and more. The Town of Charlestown will host the annual New Years Eve bonfire in the park starting at 4:30 p.m. What a great way to start off your night of year-end frivolities with a hot bonfire and stunning celestial views. Frosty Drew Observatory, 61 Park Lane, Charlestown. For more information call 401-859-1450 or frostydrew.org.