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Winter Market and Festival

Join the Rhode Island Historical Society on Saturday, December 4th from 11 am to 4 pm on the John Brown House Lawn for a day of winter festivities at the free RIHS Winter Market and Festival. The event will highlight local artisans, musical performers, storytellers, and food vendors, as well as “A Rhode Island Winter’s Tale,” a new winter-themed exhibit on display inside of the John Brown House Museum.

This event will allow patrons to come together as a community in a safe and welcoming outdoor setting to celebrate the winter season and all of the diverse traditions that come along with it.

Local *storytellers and community groups will share their favorite winter-themed stories on the half-hour and guide participants through winter-themed crafts. There will be free *entertainment every hour with groups including the Rhode Island Kung Fu Club Lion Dancers opening the market, the Voices of Christmas, Saunderstown Weaving School, and the Pawtuxet Rangers following throughout the day. Shop local *artisans offering pottery, paper jewelry, hand-dyed yarn, prints, cutlery, clothing, and even hot sauce, all in time for the holiday season. Stay warm with food from our highlighted vendors Lulu’s Little Pancakes and heart-shaped empanadas from Matilda’s RI. Visitors can also take advantage of free museum admission for the day at the John Brown House Museum.

*Local Artisans Include

  • Elisheva Goldberg (pottery)
  • Wendy Canniff (paper jewelry)
  • Steve Duque (skateboard art)
  • Pepper Junction (hot sauce)
  • Jake Kenyon (Kenyarn hand dyed yarn)
  • Anna McNeary (textiles and prints)
  • Aleksandra Azbel (print making)
  • Bao Vu (K-Zao Studio clothing)
  • Joyce Kutty (Kutty Cutlery)

*Storyteller List and Schedule

  • 11:30 am RILA (Magnolia Perez)
  • 12:30 pm SunRise Forever Foundation (Alice and Carla)
  • 1:30 pm Native American Flautist and Storyteller (Wesly Jennings)
  • 2:30 pm RIHS Teen Advisory Board
  • 3:30 pm Jewish Alliance of Greater RI (Michelle Cicchitelli)

*Entertainment List and Schedule

  • 11 am RI Kung Fu Club Lion Dance and market opening ceremony
  • 12 pm Voices of Christmas performance
  • 1 pm Weaving Demonstration Saunderstown Weaving School
  • 2 pm RIHS Teen Advisory Board Winter Activity Extravaganza
  • 3 pm The Pawtuxet Rangers Fife and Drum Division


Dec 4, 2021
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The John Brown House Museum
52 Power St
Providence, RI 02906-1012 United States
(401) 331-8575
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