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Connecticut River Museum Annual Holiday Train Show
Nov 14th, 2019 to Feb 17th, 2020
Connecticut River Museum
Essex, CT

This family-friendly exhibit, created by train artist Steve Cryan, features more trains, new scenery, and lots of surprises to be found in the fully operational 26-foot model train layout. Visitors are challenged to find a scavenger list of various objects hidden within the settings while the smaller visitor set can get hands-on at an American Flyer and Lionel Train layout designed for toddler size viewing.

Blackstone Valley Polar Express
Nov 15th, 2019 to Dec 22nd, 2019
Woonsocket, RI

A 90-minute train ride on the Providence & Worcester Railroad. Enjoy story reading of the Polar Express; hot chocolate and cookies, special Christmas gift; coloring books and crayons, and a holiday sing-a-long. Visit the holiday shop under the tent! Be sure to bring a camera for photos with Santa! Event happens on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only.

Christmas at the Newport Mansions
Nov 16th, 2019 to Jan 01st, 2020
The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House
Newport, RI

The glitter of gold and the sparkle of silver will dazzle you as you tour three magnificent mansions decked out in Yuletide finery. Music, tours, and spectacular decorations highlight the celebration of Christmas at the Newport Mansions.     

The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House – three National Historic Landmarks and icons of the Gilded Age in America--are filled with thousands of poinsettias, fresh flowers, evergreens and wreaths. Thirty decorated Christmas trees reflecting individual room decor anchor many of the magnificent spaces. Dining tables set with period silver and china complete the elegant setting. Windows of each mansion are lit with individual white candles, in keeping with the colonial tradition. 

Save the Bay Seal Tours
Nov 16th, 2019 to Apr 19th, 2020
Long Wharf Dock
Newport & Westerly, RI

From October through April, Save The Bay offers one-hour seasonal seal watching tours aboard the M/V Alletta Morris from Bowen's Ferry Landing in Newport, Rhode Island. Bundle up and don’t forget the camera! See the website for schedule.

Ice Skating at Alex and Ani City Center
Nov 16th, 2019 to Mar 31st, 2020
Alex and Ani City Center
Providence, RI

One of New England’s most popular winter destinations, the Skating Center offers a fun, family activity at an affordable price. The 14,000-square-foot skating rink is twice the size of Rockefeller Plaza’s ice rink in New York City! Nearby, you’ll find shopping, restaurants and entertainment at Providence Place.

Old Deerfield Holiday Craft Fair
Nov 16th, 2019 to Nov 17th, 2019
ESE Young Building – West Springfield, MA

As a juried craft fair, the Old Deerfield Craft Fair selects its exhibitors for their quality. The wonderful variety of crafts includes quilts, baskets, wood carvings, pottery, dolls, dried flower arrangements, teddy bears, decoys, tin, theorem, stenciling, jewelry and more. The Old Deerfield Craft Fairs have been among the highest ranked shows in Massachusetts and New England by Sunshine Artist Magazine, for 25 years a major publication of the arts and crafts movement in the United States.