Off The Block
The museum will feature festive holiday decorations, live music, refreshments, and host guided tours by docents in period costume. Donation requested: adults, $7; children, $3. Sunday, Dec. 11, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Varnum House Museum, 57 Peirce St., East Greenwich. For more information call (401) 884-1776 or visit varnumcontinentals.org.
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, a holiday sing-a-long, and a special holiday remembrance, while enjoying hot chocolate and cookies. Saturday, Dec. 17 and Sunday, Dec. 18, at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Woonsocket Station, One Depot Square, Woonsocket. For more information call (401) 724-2200 or visit blackstonevalleypolarexpress.com.
Christmas Eve Luminaria
Each Christmas Eve the walkways of the Village Green are illuminated in real candlelight, adding a traditonal nineteenth century ambiance, surronded 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.
An Old Fashioned Christmas
By candlelight, tour Lincoln's magnificent, lavishly decorated, ten-room 1810 stone mansion, considered to be one of Rhode Island's finest examples of Federal-style architecture. Tours on the half-hour. Friday, Dec. 30, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Hearthside House, 677 Great Rd., Lincoln. For more information call (401) 726-0597 or visit hearthsidehouse.org.
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; www.cloudshill.org.