Winter Lights Market/Tree Lightings

(12.7) There’s a lot going on downtown this weekend at the PVD Winter Lights Market. New this year: caroling down Washington Street with Scrooge from Trinity Rep. Also of interest will be the illuminated public art and the family friendly programming. Activities and performances include:

Providence Holiday Saxophone Choir, a group dedicated to spreading the holiday spirit by bringing as many saxophonists as possible together to play wintery music. Saxophonists of all levels are welcome to join.

Miss Wensday and the Cotillions/ What Cheer Brigade/Ricky Rainbowbeard/Extraordinary Rendition Band

Friday, 5pm to 6pm — First ever Trinity Rep Community Sing. This event is free and open to the public and no reservation is required.

Resident acting company member Jude Sandy, in character as Ebenezer Scrooge, will lead carolers and community choirs down Washington Street to meet the Mayor of Providence, Jorge Elorza. Together they will light the City Hall holiday tree. After the tree lighting, singers will continue caroling on a walk to Burnside Park’s Winter Lights Celebration.  Those wishing to walk with Trinity Rep should meet at 5:00 pm at the theater, 201 Washington Street.

Friday, 5:30pm to 9pm — Tree lighting on City Hall steps and opening of Winter Lights Market with much to eat and drink and buy.

Festivities kick-off on Friday, December 6 with the lighting of the City Hall Christmas Tree, Winter Lights Market opening along Kennedy Plaza and plenty of performances + food.

Saturday, noon to 9pm — The Winter Lights market continues with extended hours. Tree lighting on rink at 5:30pm and figure skating show.

The Winter Market opens early with food, performances, and family fun before the Providence Rink hosts a holiday figure skating showcase featuring performances by 2018 Olympic Bronze medalist Mirai Nagasu and other special guests.

According to the Facebook event page, one of those special guests will be the ’93 US National Figure Skating Champion and ’94 Olympic silver medalist, Nancy Kerrigan.

(Nice touch: The R.I. Historical Society will be screening short, archival films with scenes from Rhode Island’s past on the side of the Imagination Center.)

Friday & Saturday, December 6 & 7, Kennedy Plaza, (directions)

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