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slides: Rhode Island Holiday Events For The Naughty And Nice

Friday, December 07, 2012


Whether you’re looking to a chance to sin a little before Christmas gets here, or to find some wholesome events that get you in the spirit, we’ve got a list of hot events for the naughty in you, and sweet ones for the nice.


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‘Twas the Night After Christmas Party, Vanity Restaurant & Lounge, Providence

December 26

Get pumped for a crazy, bashing night at Vanity with live music from Michael Lopiano, Rob C, and Danielle Simeone and a guest DJ Louie Devito. $10. 9:30 pm-1 am. Vanity Restaurant & Lounge, 566 South Main St., Providence. Call 401-649-4667 or click here for more information.

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Family Sing-Along & Storytime, Blithewold Mansion, Bristol

December 13

Gather the whole family together to sing out the holiday spirit with a special celebration with Christopher Kavi Carbone, a talented musical storyteller, at historical Blithewold Mansion. Listen to beautifully crafted stories and song, join a sing-along, and stay for a visit from Santa Claus as he reads The Night Before Christmas. Snuggle up with cookies and hot cocoa and get your photo with St. Nick. 6pm-7:30pm. Admission: $15 Adult Members, $17 Adult Non-members, $8 Member Children, $10 Non-members. Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Rd, Bristol. Call (401) 253-2707 and click here for more information.

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SantaLand Diaries, Warwick

December 12-30

David Sedaris’ laugh-out-loud, sardonic account of working as a Christmas elf in Macy’s Santaland comes to stage in a performance topped with adult content, making it just naughty enough for an adults night out. Theatre By The Sea, 1245 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick. Admission: $25-$47. For showtimes and more information call 401-921-6800 or click here.

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Winter Wonderettes, Warwick

December 5-30

Get in the wholesome holiday spirit with Ocean State Theatre’s Winter Wonderettes. Missy, Suzy, Betty Jean, and Cindy Lou are getting ready for their 1968 holiday party. Harmonizing "O Tannenbaum" and "Winter Wonderland" to "Mele Kalikamaka" and "Jingle Bell Rock," the Wonderettes put on a show fun for everyone. Ocean State Theatre, 1245 Jefferson Boulevard,, Warwick. Call 401-921-6800 or click here for more information. Admission: $39-$54. 

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Tight Crew’s Nightmare Before Christmas, Providence

December 15

Get ready to party! Tight Crew is throwing The Nightmare Before Christmas Party, an event to dance away any holiday anxiety the whole night! Dress up your best for a chance to win a $100 costume prize. 6pm-2am. Fete Ballroom, 103 Dike Street, Providence. Doors 6 pm, Show 7 pm. $25. Call 401-383-1112 or click here.

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It's a Wonderful Life, Woonsocket

December 7-16

The Rhode Island Stage Ensemble brings a new take on a classic tale this month. Don’t miss a chance to feel warm and fuzzy inside while reliving George Bailey’s story of what being alive and family is all about. Directed by Jason Robert LeClair, RISE is sure to entertain and touch a sweet spot in everyone’s heart this season. 8pm/2pm. Admission: $12-20. St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center, 84 Cumberland Street, Woonsocket. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

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Christmas Party with What Matters?, Woonsocket

December 22

“It’s a swell time to rock the night away” right before Christmas comes at City Side’s 3rd Annual Christmas Party. Get rockin’ to What Matters?, one of the most popular local dance/rock bands. Playing hits from different genres and generations, with fun as priority, it's a guaranteed great time for all! 9 pm-1 am. City Side Live Entertainment, 74 South Main St., Woonsocket. For more information click here.

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WaterFire Gondola Ride, Providence

December 14

Surprise that someone special with a beautiful gondola ride down the Providence River. Snuggle up tight together and sip hot chocolate as you pass under bridges and starry winter skies past fires and the city of Providence. Warm drinks and holiday snacks will be served. Reservations highly recommended. 6:30pm, 7:00pm & 7:30pm. $20 per person. Call 401-440-6920 for more information.

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Brian Beaudoin's Have a Happy Holiday Showcase, Comedy Connection, East Providence

December 27

After all the holiday stress, have a drink and laugh it all away with some adult humor from Brian Beaudoin, a Comedy Connection favorite, and several local comedians as they take the stage to provide a hilarious, special holiday showcase! Doors 7pm, Show 8pm. 18+ Comedy Connection, Comedy Connection Rhode Island, East Providence. Click here for more information.

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Handel's Messiah, The Vets, Providence

December 8

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra is joined by the Providence Singers for a spectacular performance of one of the most glorious works in the choral literature: Handel’s Messiah. The Orchestra and 100 voices perform Messiah’s huge Choruses including “For unto us a Child is born,” “Lift up your heads,” “And the Glory of the Lord” and the famous “Hallelujah” as well as gorgeous arias sung by featured vocal soloists. 7pm, $15-$100 (plus handling fees), The VETS, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Providence. For tickets, phone 401-248-7000 or go online, here.


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