Rugged and beautiful coastal landscapes dominate the small state of Rhode Island, the smallest state in the country. Along the coasts, visitors can get their fill of small-town charm in quaint and peaceful towns. In the larger cities, visitors can enjoy cultural spectacles, seasonal events, festivals and more.
What began as a two week tribute to the season 43 years ago has now evolved into a magnificent month-long event delighting young and old alike. Polar Express rides, doorway decoration contests and puppet shows depicting the birth of Christ are just a few of the special events scheduled. Many activities are free, but proceeds from those that are not are donated to various area charities.
- Providence, Rhode Island in Providence, RI
Beat the winter doldrums with a visit to the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence in mid-February. A fabulous garden show with a twist, many of the landscaped displays depict various corners of the world. The event also includes a car display featuring vintage and classic automobiles.