Festival Ballet Providence, Rhode Island’s premiere ballet company, presents THE NUTCRACKER. This beloved holiday tale of a Nutcracker doll given to Clara takes the young girl from a grand Christmas party, complete with puppet theater, dancing dolls and a tree that grows 25 feet in height, to a midnight battle of toy soldiers vs. giant mice lead by their villainous Mouse Queen. Clara’s protector, a life-sized Nutcracker, leads her through a snow-covered forest and dozens of dancing Swarovski snowflakes to the luscious Kingdom of Sweets, where the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier introduce the couple to brightly-costumed dancers from around the world. THE NUTCRACKER, featuring a return performance by Archie THE NUTCRACKER dog, is a holiday gift not to be missed.
Thanks to an anonymous donor, the funding has come together to produce the 2nd Annual Christmas WaterFire benefiting and showcasing the incredible work of the Providence Rescue Mission and as a wonderful gift to the City of Providence!
In the spirit of giving and to kick off holiday festivities in Providence, WaterFire will light the fires from Waterplace basin to the Steeple Street bridge and transform Waterplace Park and the entire Waterplace basin into a winter wonderland.Festivities will commence in Waterplace Park at 5:00 p.m. Be sure not to miss the Christmas tree lighting in Waterplace basin at 6:00 p.m. immediately followed by the lighting of WaterFire.
The Annual Christmas Stroll on Federal Hill will be on December 15th from 4:30-6:30pm. Festivities begin at 4:30 at St. John’s Park with Santa, Mrs. Claus, Italian & English Christmas Carols by the Very Merry Dickens Carolers, and the lighting of the Christmas Tree.
8th Annual Renaissance Wine Festival
Sunday, Sept 9, 2012 2pm-6pm
Bank of America City Center, Providence RI 02903
Bella’s 8th Annual Renaissance Wine Festival presents a unique opportunity for those who enjoy wine to intermingle in the capital city featuring some of Rhode Island’s most acclaimed dining destinations. This year’s festival is expected to have up to 1,000 guests to participate in what has become an intimate and enjoyable tasting event. We are also welcoming back the Rhode Island Kitchen and Bath cooking demonstration stage, featuring four of Rhode Island’s finest chefs. For more information about the festival, please call, 401.270.6169.