The best ways to enjoy the holidays in Providence / not study for finals

Looking for more ways to procrastinate? BlogDH is here with a roundup of the best things to do in Providence during December that don’t involve orgo, the SciLi or copious amounts of caffeine.

Head down to Federal Hill Dec. 11 for a festive afternoon of carols and cocoa, plus a visit from Santa himself.

Embark on Hope Street’s Annual Winter Stroll Dec. 15. Take in the results of the Merchant’s Window Dressing Contest while taking advantage of the special sales and promotions. Enjoy the live entertainment and look out for Santa!

He’s back! That’s right, Tony Lapore has returned to grace the intersection of Dorrance and Westminister with his studly dance moves. Walk down around mid-day for a free show. 

Wander through the Down City area Dec. 17 for the season’s last Saturday holiday market. The market will feature crafts and foods from local artisans and farmers — and it’s located just two blocks down Westminister from Tony’s dance show.

Hit the ice! The Bank of America City Center — right next to Kennedy Plaza — offers outdoor skating all day, every day. Wednesday nights you can get reduced admission and skate rental with your Brown ID.

And you can now finish your holiday shopping without feeding the meter. Park for free for two hours during the day in many commercial districts for the rest of the holiday season.

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