Sparkle! An Outdoor Family Event
Friday evenings, 6 – 8 p.m.
November 28 through January 2
Festive fun for the entire family! Come, stroll through Blithewold’s illuminated gardens and Greenhouse, breathe in that crisp Christmas air, or join our carolers as they spread holiday cheer. Come, enjoy music, cocoa, and roasted marshmallows around a roaring bonfire in Blithewold’s Enclosed Garden.
Carol singing begins at 6:30 p.m. around the bonfire. (See list of performers below)
November 28- Providence Gay Men’s Chorus
December 5- Coastline Show Chorus
December 12- First Congregational Church Chorus, Bristol, RI
December 19- St. Michael’s Chorus, Bristol, RI
December 26- Merry Dickens Carolers
January 1 - Merry Dickens Carolers
Christmas Sparkle is included in a regular Mansion admission.
Hot Cocoa is free; S’mores kits will be available for $1.
In the event of a cancellation due to weather, and for more detailed performance information, please check our web page for updates.
Wednesday, April 06
- Wednesday, October 05
Saturday, April 16
- Saturday, October 08
Wednesday, May 04
- Wednesday, June 08
Watercolor Painting at Blithewold with Artist Mary Ellen Dwyer
Wednesday, May 04
- Monday, October 10
Stephen Procter Sanctuaries and Destinations: Clay Vessels in the Garden
Tuesday, May 17
- Monday, May 30
#Don't Miss Moment Photo Contest
Tuesday, May 31
- Tuesday, July 05
Archives and Collections Tour with Curator Margaret Whitehead
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