Historic Wickford Village Festival of Lights

Historic Wickford Village Festival of Lights

  • Posted October 31, 2016
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​Take part in Wickford’s 31st Annual Wickford Village Festival of Lights. Support local businesses why enjoying numerous holiday festivities put on by the Wickford Village Association, N.K. Arts Council, Histwick and BankNewport. For the 31st year, Wickford village will be transformed into a winter wonderland. Like a picture-perfect scene in a snow globe, thousands of tiny lights will outline the village’s buildings and streets, Santa will sing carols with children aboard a horse-drawn hayride and store windows will feature elaborate holiday displays.

SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Sponsored by the Wickford Village Association, N.K. Arts Council, Histwick and BankNewport

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3

6:00 p.m. Town tree lighting and visit from Santa in Updike Park sponsored by N.K. Chamber of Commerce kicks off a weekend of festivities and a season of wonder. The North Kingstown Community Youth Chorus and The Lafayette Band perform.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4

5:30 p.m. Santa arrives to the Town Dock aboard The Sea Princess led by kayaks from the Kayak Centre.

6:00-7:30 p.m. Ongoing live Nativity at St. Paul’s Church on Main St. performed by the Youth Groups.

6:00-8:00 p.m. Hayrides with Santa around the Village originating in the parking lot by the Town Dock ($3 per person).

6:30-7:15 p.m. The North Kingstown Community Chorus carols inUpdikePark.

7:15-8:15 p.m. The Lafayette Band performs their “Holiday Concert” atFirstBaptistChurch onMain St.

Throughout the Evening… Various musical entertainment about the Village including Ye Olde English Carolers.

Most shops are open until 9:00 p.m.!

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5

8:00-10:00 a.m. Breakfast with Santa. Visit www.northkingstown.com for details.

12:00 p.m. Join the Elf Parade! Elves of all ages… come dressed in your elfiest costumes and march from The Wickford Collection to the Town Dock to greet Santa!

12:30 p.m. Santa arrives at the Town Dock aboard the Sea Princess escorted by kayaks.

1:00-4:00 p.m. Hayrides with Santa throughout the village originating in the parking lot by the Town Dock ($3 per person.) The South County Rounders performs their lively string band versions of holiday music and Ye Olde English Carolers stroll about the Village.

12:30 p.m. Ice Sculptor carves 2 ice sculptures in a live demonstration at Updike Park on the corner of Brown Street and West Main Street.

12:00-4:00 p.m. Christmas At The Castle. Celebrate Christmas Past at Smith’s Castle. Sip hot cider, listen to live music… enjoy a simple Christmas! Visit www.smithscastle.org for details.

7:00 p.m. North Kingstown Community Chorus and Youth Chorus Winter Concert at N.K.H.S.

Most shops are open until 9:00 p.m.!

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6

12:30 p.m. Santa arrives at the Town Dock aboard the Sea Princess escorted by kayaks.

1:00-4:00 p.m. Hayrides with Santa throughout the village. The South County Rounders performs (see above for details). Ye Olde English Carolers stroll about the Village.

12:00-4:00 p.m. Christmas At The Castle. Celebrate Christmas Past at Smith’s Castle. Sip hot cider, listen to live music… enjoy a simple Christmas! Visit www.smithscastle.org for details.

3:15-4:00 p.m. The Ladies of the Rolling Pin perform atUpdike Park(see above for details).

3:00 p.m. North Kingstown Community Chorus And Youth Chorus Winter Concert at N.K.H.S.