Rhode Island is a state in the New England region of the United States. On the basis of area, it is the smallest state in United States. It is bordered to the west by Connecticut and by Massachusetts to the north and east, and it shares a water boundary with New York’s Long Island to the southwest.
Providence is the capital and the largest city of the The Ocean State of Rhode Island.
Other big cities of Rhode Island include – Providence, Newport, Warwick, Cranston, Pawtucket, East Providence, Woonsocket, Coventry, Cumberland, North Providence, South Kingstown, Central Falls, etc.
Some of the well known tourist destinations in Rhode Island include – Newport Mansions, Verrazzano Monument, Narragansett Towers and Narragansett Town Beach, Waterplace Park, Roger Williams Park Zoo, Crescent Park Carousel, etc.
Christmas Celebrations in Rhode Island :
In the capital city of Providence, you can enjoy Boat Rides with Santa on first Saturday in the month of December along the Providence River, Riverwalk & Waterplace Park!
The city will also celebrate Waterfire Weekend and Festival of Trees with holiday fire show burning brightly from Waterplace Park Basin to Steeple Street.
Christmas in Newport is a decades-old holiday tradition in taking place for the entire month of December with activities including concerts, historic house and mansion tours, holiday train rides, tree lighting ceremonies, Christmas pageants and other family-friendly events.
The Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, the nation’s longest running lighted holiday boat parade featuring decorated yachts, boats, kayaks and canoes will sail along the harbor from December 16 to 20, 2016. More than a million views come to watch this holiday spectacle.
On the first Saturday in the month of December, the annual Bowen’s Wharf Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony takes place at the Bowen’s Wharf in Newport. For the entire month of December, shops, restaurants and galleries are open with hot chocolate and warm drinks will be for sale.
You can celebrate Christmas at Smith’s Castle – an award-winning historic site where four centuries of Rhode Island history are preserved. Nibble on home-baked treats, sip hot mulled cider and enjoy live music from an earlier era.
Pawtucket Winter Wonderland will kickoff on first Saturday in the month of December in Slater Memorial Park. Enjoy food, holiday music, and Christmas fun including a puppet show, miniature train and hay rides, and other family-friendly activities throughout the season.
Christmas at the Newport Mansions is a Christmas tour to three magnificent mansions – The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House – decked out in Christmas finery. Music, tours, and spectacular decorations highlight the celebration of Christmas at the Newport Mansions.
Christmas Pops is an annual Christmas concert event taking place during the holiday season at the George Kent Performance Hall in Westerly, Rhode Island.
Wishing all readers Merry Christmas 2016 & Happy New Year 2017 !!!