Gallery: 2022 East Providence City Hall Tree Lighting event

Kicks off slate of holiday events in city

Photos by Julie Furtado
Posted 11/30/22

EAST PROVIDENCE — The annual tree lighting ceremony at City Hall last weekend on Saturday, Nov. 26, kicked off a season’s worth of holiday events in city. The following afternoon a …

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Gallery: 2022 East Providence City Hall Tree Lighting event

Kicks off slate of holiday events in city

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EAST PROVIDENCE — The annual tree lighting ceremony at City Hall last weekend on Saturday, Nov. 26, kicked off a season’s worth of holiday events in city. The following afternoon a similar outing was held at the Crescent Park/Looff Carousel.

This weekend’s festivities include Riverside Renaissance Movement hosts its annual Christmas Tree lighting on Friday, Dec. 2,  from 6 to 8  p.m. in Riverside Square, while the annual Centre Street Christmas Tree lighting event in Rumford, organized by Ward 1 City Councilor Bob Britto, takes place on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 5-8 p.m. at the Freedom Garden Park.

In addition, two of the city’s foremost performing arts groups ring in the Christmas season with events. The Chorus of East Providence invites you to their performance of “ An American Christmas” on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m. at St. Martha’s Church. Also, the JDP Theatre Co. hosts a holiday open house on Saturday, Dec. 3, between 1-3 p.m. at the Church of the Epiphany.

Email mrego@eastbaymediagroup.com or post@eastbaymediagroup.com to have your non-profit organization's Christmas/holiday event included in The Post throughout the month of December.

— East Providence Post and eastbayri.com contributing photographer Julie Furtado shot the accompanying gallery of photos.

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