Off The Block
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. Dec. 1, through Dec. 31, Linden Place, 500 Hope Street, Bristol. For more information call (401) 253-0390 or visit lindenplace.org.
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, Dec. 1, through Sunday, Dec. 3, and Friday, Dec. 8, through Sunday, Dec. 10, Woonsocket Station, One Depot Square, Woonsocket. For more information call 401) 724-2200 or visit blackstonevalleypolarexpress.com.
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 bowenswharf.com.
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 oceanchamber.org.