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Christmas in Newport Rhode Island

December 1-31

Discover Newport Presents:
Christmas in Newport

Various Venues
Newport, Rhode Island
401-849-6454
ChristmasInNewport.org

Founded in 1971, Christmas in Newport began as a two-week festival that celebrated the noncommercial traditions of the holiday season. Now in its 46th year, the annual program boasts multiple activities for nearly each day of the December calendar with city-wide events and activities. PIctured: The Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff.




Bristol's Grand Illumination

December 2

Discover Newport Presents:
Bristol's Grand Illumination

The Burnside Building
Corner of Hope and Court Streets, Bristol, RI 
401-849-6454 | explorebristolri.com

A holiday tradition in Bristol that includes, caroling, music ensembles, dancing and the annual reading of ‘Twas the Night before Christmas. Gather downtown at the Burnside Building for an evening of fabulous entertainment and holiday cheer. Entertainment begins at 4:15pm and features amazing local talent. Santa Claus arrives just before 6pm. Get excited as he flips the switch and lights up the Town tree and the giant snowflake over Hope Street! Don't miss out on the fun!




ICC Set Dancing in 2019

December 2, 9, 16

ICCNE Presents:
Set Dancing with Cait Bracken

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
7:30-9:30 pm | $5 donation at the door | Adults (16 & up)
781 821-8291
irishculture.org

Every Monday throughout the year (except Holidays), the ICC presents set dancing with Cait Bracken from 7:30-9:30pm. Set dancing is a form of social dancing which has been popular in Ireland for over 150 years. Sets are danced by four couples in a square.  No previous dancing experience or partner required! No registration required for this class.




Keith Lockhart and The Boston Holiday Pops

December dates tba

The Boston Pops Presents:
Holiday Pops 2018

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
617-266-1200 | bso.org

Under the direction of Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart, the 44th annual Holiday Pops season presents some of the most-loved holiday music including selections from the orchestra’s most recent recording A Boston Pops Christmas – Live From Symphony Hall. Enjoy a performance filled with holiday music favorites, the traditional Pops sing-a-long, and even a visit from jolly old Santa Claus. Continuing one of Boston's most beloved holiday traditions, the Boston Pops opens the 2018 Boston Pops Holiday Series on Tuesday, December 6 through December 24, when Symphony Hall is transformed into a magical place for all ages as the Boston Pops perform the most beloved holiday music alongside the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus. A perfect holiday tradition!




ICC Tree Lighting

December tbd

ICCNE Presents:
Tree Lighting, Carol Singing & Mulled Wine

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
7:30 pm | 781-821-8291
irishculture.org

Join the ICC for a very special Holiday evening as they light the Christmas tree and sing Christmas carols. Stay and enjoy the festivities with FREE mulled wine and mince pies. This event is sure to get you in the Christmas spirit, so bring along your family and friends for a wonderful Christmas tradition at the Irish Cultural Centre in Canton.




Holiday Craft Fair and Festival 2019

December 7

Blackstone River Theatre Presents:
12th annual Holiday Craft Fair and Festival

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
9 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Free Admission
riverfolk.org

The 12th annual BRT Holiday Fair includes 26 vendors on site to allow plenty of Holiday shopping. The event features continuous live music by Bob Drouin, Russell Gusetti, Ed Sweeney, Cathy Clasper-Torch, The Broad Street Fiddlers and more, plus raffle prizes, a bake sale table, and refreshments. . Plus raffle prizes, a bake sale table, refreshments and more. Door prizes will be raffled off from each vendor with the raffle proceeds to benefit BRT's programming. 




December 7

Blackstone River Theatre Presents:
Irish Christmas in America

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
riverfolk.org

Details to come.
Please check back.




Boston Pops Matinees for Kids

December dates tba

Holiday Pops
8 Special Matinees for Kids

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
11:00 a.m. | 1-888-266-1200
bso.org

Eight special Christmas matinee performances for kids. These special family concerts feature a shorter program without intermission, and include family-friendly music, a children's sing-along and post-concert photos with Santa. For those seated at the floor tables, there are kid-friendly menu options along with holiday treats. Children younger than 2 are admitted free.




Mechanics Hall

December tbd

Holiday Pops Concert

Mechanics Hall
321 Main Street, Worcester
8:00 pm | 508 752-0888
mechanicshall.org

A beloved Worcester holiday event, the Holiday Pops Concert is an ideal celebration for friends and family and company holiday parties! Features traditional favorites of the season, light classics, dance theatre, chorus, and the Best of Broadway! Purchase your tickets now so you don't miss out. Holiday Pops has been a sell-out for 36 consecutive years!




ICC Christmas Raffle

December tbd

ICCNE Presents:
2018 Annual Drawing & Holiday Open House

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
6:00 - 11:00 pm | 781 821-8291
irishculture.org | Buy Raffle Tix

All are welcome to join in the festivities of an Irish Christmas at the Irish Cultural Centre during Open House at the ICC. You can expect lively Irish music, dancing, singing, food, cash bar and good Christmas cheer! The $30,000 raffle drawing will be held at the centre on the 8th! Raffle Tickets are $100 each. Grand prize: $30,000, 2nd prize: $5,000 and five additional chances to win $1,000.




Children's Christmas Breakfast with Santa

December tbd

ICCNE Presents:
Children's Christmas
Breakfast with Santa

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
10:00am - 2:00pm | 781-821-8291 | irishculture.org

Join the ICC for a traditional Irish breakfast, a visit with Santa, and an opportunity for you to take family photo's so bring along your camera! Mrs Claus will be reading stories and there will also be plenty of arts and crafts, including ornament-making, and fun for the whole family. Breakfast includes a full hot buffet with kid friendly items like chocolate chip pancakes, whipped cream, fresh fruit & hot chocolate! 




December 14

Blackstone River Theatre Presents:
Áine Minogue Christmas/Solstice Concert

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
riverfolk.org

As traditional Irish music and dance continue to enjoy phenomenal success both in the United States and in Ireland, Áine has worked to explore their themes and to understand their very essence. Her voice, though uniquely her own, also reflects the lyricism and richness to be found in Irish music, mythology, and poetry. She has a dozen solo recordings on several labels including RCA Victor/BMG and has been nominated for FIMA awards for her work as a record producer. Her TV production work on “A Winter’s Journey” earned her a New England EMMY ® nomination.




ICC New Year's Eve Gala

December 31

ICCNE Presents: New Year's Eve Gala
With Margaret Dalton & Erin’s Melody

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
7:00 pm -12:30 am
781 821-8291 | irishculture.org

Don't miss this sell-out event. Evening includes: Hors D'oeuvres, Buffet Dinner, Dancing, Coffee & Desert, Champagne Toast at Midnight. Entertainment by Margaret Dalton and Erins Melody. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the ICC. Call 781 821 8291.




Seth MacFarlane with the Boston Pops

December 31

Ring in the New Year with the Boston Pops
Special guest: TBA

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
10:15 pm | 617-266-1200
bso.org

Ring in the New Year with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops on December 31 at 10:15 pm. Party the night away with the Boston Pops and very special guest to be named. Last yea'rs special gues was Seth MacFarlane! There will be a cash bar and several dining options will be available. Doors open at 8:30 pm.





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