This weekend, Friday, December 1st from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, December 2nd from 12-9 p.m., Eat Drink RI is pleased to present the Artisan Winter Lights Market for the city of Providence’s Holiday Celebration. The annual holiday tradition, hosted by Mayor Jorge Elorza, the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and the Department of Parks & Recreation, is produced by the City of Providence and the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy. This year, the celebration will take place over two days and feature a wide array of activities for all to enjoy, including two tree lighting ceremonies, world champion figure skating demonstrations, special giveaways, live performances, children’s programming, music, the Artisan Marketplace and much more!
The Artisan Marketplace will take place in a large heated tent in the trolley lane, in between the ALEX AND ANI City Center and Burnside Park. Local artists selling everything from jewelry to glass art, to handmade soaps and candles, will be setup under the tent showcasing their wares—perfect for holiday gifts. Other fun things include face painting, hand dipped chocolate treats, and a mobile fashion truck!
Beat the chill with a warm beverage from New Harvest Coffee Roasters, or enjoy a beer from Revival Brewing Company or Trinity Brewhouse! Wine from Jonathan Edwards Winery will also be available. Come hungry and check out the local food, there’s something for everyone: GottaQ Smokehouse BBQ, Red’s, Hometown Poké, and Ocean State Oyster Festival featuring Salt Pond Oysters.
Local artists and artisans include Andre’z Dipped & Drizzled, Conjoined Pins, Glass Monkey, Kelila’s Designs, Luxe Lathers Boutique, Ocean State Pepper Co., Old Flame Candles, Providence Plastic, RI Face Painting, Radia Herbs, Stone Street Tye-Dye, The Attic Project Jewelry, and The Blank Space Collection.
For a schedule detailing all the programming and highlights, please visit: http://artculturetourism.com/2017-city-of-providence-holiday-celebration-christmas-tree-lighting/