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Stay Entertained this Holiday Season

Mark your calendar for annual traditions and once-in-a-lifetime holiday performances

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Immerse yourself in Christmas tradition! Trinity Rep presents A Christmas Carol. Dec. 1-28. More info.

Let the Second Story Theatre teach you all about the courageous heroine Joan of Arc with the George Bernard Shaw play, Saint Joan UpStage. Dec. 1-15. More info.

There's a Miracle on 34th Street that you need to see, as Ocean State Theatre takes on a classic. Dec. 4-29. More info.

The Wilbury Theatre presents the controversial, award-winning new musical A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant. Dec. 5-22. More info.

Witness the town of Wickford come to life at the Festival of Lights, a weekend-long celebration including music, a tree light, Santa's arrival, hayrides, food, a live nativity and more. Dec. 5-8. More info.

The Barker Playhouse presents a bewitching holiday performance with the romantic comedy Bell, Book and Candle. Dec. 6,7,8,13,14,15. More info.

Stroll through the beautiful and illuminated grounds of Blithewold for Sparkle! Dec. 6 & 15. More info.

The Newport Skating Center will host the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony with ice skating, hot chocolate, cookies, carolers, santa and elves! Dec. 6. More info.

Michael DiMucci, Linden Place's "own Josh Groban", perfoms a Holiday Concert. Dec. 6. More info.

Join the Lippitt House for its final acoustic performance of the Hunter Music Series Concert of 2013: Christmas in the Air. Featuring Mary Audette, Alan Bradbury and Everett Brown. Dec. 6. More info.

The Contemporary Theater presents a brand-new holiday play inspired by O. Henry’s classic tale, The Gift of the Magi. Complimentary cookies, and cocoa. Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22. More info.

Enjoy a grandiose Christmas celebration in a beautifully decorated mansion at the Holiday Evenings at the Breakers. December 7. More info.

Its a stylish, cinematic affair at The Rhode Island Film Collaborative Annual Black & White Gala at the RI Convention Center. Dec. 7. More info.

Open your ears to the American Acapella Holiday show st the Ocean State Theater, featuring the Coastline Chorus show, four-time international medalist champions. Dec. 7. More info.

Join The Artist Exchange as they celebrate the 10th annual presentation of A Christmas Carol directed by newcomer Clara Weishahn. The show takes on a new, childlike perspective. Dec. 12 -15. More info.

The Bristol Theatre Company performs A Christmas Carol, a play with music. Dec. 12-15. More info.

Come watch the heartwarming classic It’s a Wonderful Life on the big screen at the Greenwich Odeum. December 13. More info.

Linden Place Mansion will cross the musical sea with The Clancy Legacy Celtic Christmas. Dec. 13. More info.

Yellow Snow (the band!) presents their 7th Annual Charity Christmas Concert: Music for Mia at Fete. Dec. 13. More info.

GEAR Productions and Contemporary Theater Company collaborate to bring you their rendition of The Nutcracker, showing at the South Kingstown High School. Dec 14-15. More info.

See a holiday favorite, Donny & Marie Christmas in Providence, at the Dunkin Donuts Center. Dec. 14. More info.

The Chorus of Westerly’s Christmas Pops is the best way to be immersed in holiday music. Dec. 15. More info.

Trans Siberian Orchestra is ready to bring the house down at the Dunkin Donuts Center for their performance of Lost Christmas Eve. Dec. 18. More info.

Watch some breathtaking films and shorts at the Jamestown Arts Center and Rhode Island International Film Festival. Dec. 19. More info.

The most wonderful time of the year! A Christmas Carol comes to the Park Theater in Cranston. Dec. 19-21. More info.

Dive into the magical world of The Nutcracker. Festival Ballet's production takes the stage at PPAC. Dec. 20-22. More info.

Take the family to see the beautiful and heartwarming film The Polar Express at the Jamestown Recreation Center. Dec 21. More info.

Common Fence Music will host Irish harpist, vocalist and storyteller Aine Minogue as part of its 20th Annual Winter Solstice Concert. Dec. 21. More info.

Join the Rhode Island Civic Chorus & Orchestra for In Sweet Rejoicing: Christmas with the Rhode Island Civic Chorale Chamber Choir. Dec. 22: 3pm. More info.