25 Merry Days: December 1-3


Get Crafty

Love how Blithewold Mansion decorates? Head to one of their many holiday-themed workshops (and bring the kids along) to take a bit of that beauty home with you. On December 2 and 3, learn a new skill at a Wreath Decorating Workshop, or take the family to a just-for-kids Decorate a Tiny Tree Workshop on December 9. If you’d rather channel your creativity in the kitchen, head to a holiday Hors d’Oeuvres Workshop on December 7, or a Family Gingerbread House Workshop on December 3. Their website offers more details and a lot more workshops. 101 Ferry Road, Bristol. 401-253-2707

Get Serenaded

Linden Place Mansion’s The Heart of Christmas celebration wouldn’t be complete without a concert by crooner Michael DiMucci on December 2 at 7:30pm. Known as the Josh Groban of the museum, DiMucci will sing his way into your heart amidst the backdrop of the resplendently decorated ballroom. The fundraiser concert, which will feature wine and desserts in addition to a mixture of classical and traditional holiday songs, is sure to sell out so reserve your tickets soon by calling the mansion. 500 Hope Street, Bristol. 401-253-0390,

Light Up the Night

Barrington will officially kick off the holiday season with the town’s Tree Lighting on December 3. The festivities kick off at 2pm, and include kids crafts, pictures with Santa, train rides and choral performances by the Barrington Middle School Acappella Group and the Barrington High School Choral Ensemble. At 6pm, Santa arrives at Town Hall by fire truck to light the tree. During the festivities, the Barrington Business Association will draw the winners of their Passport to Savings holiday promotion giveaway. 283 County Road, Barrington. 401-247-1900

Get In the Spirit

More sophisticated than glue guns and glitter, “The Spirit of Christmas” arts and crafts festival at St. Philomena School in Portsmouth promises works from the finest New England artisans, ensuring you’ll be giving unique and well-received gifts this year. Arrive early on December 3, and bring your appetites, as breakfast with Santa runs from 9am-11am. There is also free admission and free parking from 10am-4pm. Donations of non-perishable items are kindly appreciated. 324 Cory’s Lane, Portsmouth. 401-683-0268,

Make it a Colonial Christmas

Take the idea of preserving holiday traditions to the next level at Coggeshall Farm. On December 3 and 4, the Colonial-era farm and education center will host its Christmas Sale. Guests can play 18th century games, make their own wreaths, enjoy hot cider and take home a hand-cut Fraser Fir for this year’s Christmas tree. Off Poppasquash Road, Bristol. 401-253- 9062,


No comments on this story | Please log in to comment by clicking here
Please log in or register to add your comment