When thinking of Christmas and the holiday season, it's hard not to envision beautifully decorated stores, familiar songs of the season, and despite the rise of online shopping, people drifting between stores trying to find the perfect gift. These images perfectly describe the scenes visible in Westerly over the last century and a half which persist to this day. Today, we will … [Read more...] about Christmas in Westerly: Holiday Traditions Throughout History
In downtown Newport, there stands an old Victorian house. The house was once the summer residence of Clement Clark Moore, the author of the most famous Christmas poem ever written, popularly known as, “Twas the night before Christmas.”The house, on Catherine Street, is known by various names; The Cedars, The Clement C. Moore House, and The Night before Christmas House. … [Read more...] about A Christmas Mystery: A Visit from St. Nicholas
'Tis the season to make gingerbread houses, eat Christmas cookie dough, go ice skating and other fun holiday stuff. Make this season one of reflection and rejoicing as you celebrate festive happenings in Westerly the last month in this year and cheers to 2020!Pass through the Seven Layers of the Candy Cane Forest with Family FunSanta has checked his Christmas list and … [Read more...] about ‘Tis the Season: Holiday Events in Westerly
There's never any shortage of fun to be had during the holiday season, that's for sure - in fact, sometimes there's just so much going on, it's hard to know where to be and when! With that in mind, we've rounded up some of the best holiday events in Westerly and nearby Mystic in the hopes of making it easier to fill your calendar with plenty of family-friendly fun and no … [Read more...] about Making a List, Checking it Twice – Local Holiday Events You Won’t Want to Miss!
A Christmas Survival Guide, written by James Hindman and Ray Roderick with musical arrangements by John Glaudin, is currently being offered at Westerly's Granite Theatre as a fun, lively, sweet and sarcastic alternative to traditional December theater such as Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol and the many "variations on a theme," as Andy Kaufman would have called them, of … [Read more...] about Granite Theatre leads with A Christmas Survival Guide
Chanukah is already upon us and Christmas is just about two weeks away. Both religious holidays have traditions of gift giving and every year the pressure is on to find just the right gift for each person on our lists. Shopping at the malls and big-box stores can be exhausting and time-consuming. There’s another way, a more peaceful and joyful way to shop that better fits the … [Read more...] about Local Gift Guide – Find Presents For All In Downtown Westerly/Pawcatuck
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday are already history. We survived, but it’s not over yet. For the next few weeks, people will flock to malls and big box stores to find the perfect Christmas or Chanukah gifts for their families and friends. People are already complaining that they are getting exhausted and can’t wait until it's all over.Perhaps we … [Read more...] about Local Craft Fairs Offer More than Unique Holiday Gifts
Christmas is coming, and what better way to make this joyous season last than to participate in holiday strolls all month long? These strolls offer the perfect opportunity to gather friends and family members together, bundle up, enjoy some hot chocolate or cider, and take in the beautiful sight of twinkling lights, pine boughs, and glittery garlands decorating local shop … [Read more...] about Holiday Strolling Through Westerly, Ashaway, and Beyond