Enjoy two special weekends of Christmas on the Hill!


UPDATE for today’s Christmas on the Hill: All events WILL go on with time pushed back to avoid rain 2:30 – 6:30 pm. Free Trolley Rides & Roaming Performers Carolers 3:30 – 6:30 pm. Stroll & Shop 3 – 7 pm. Lighting of buildings 4:30 – 9:30 pm.

Federal Hill is excited to bring back the charm and elegance of the old world holidays. Experience beautiful lights that will transport you back to a bygone era. Our beautiful Rima lights were handmade in Europe and Federal Hill is the first in the United States to have these old-world cross-street lighting pieces.

What better way to celebrate the holiday season with family and friends than by strolling the Avenue to shop, dine and enjoy a drink? Renew or start a new holiday tradition with us.

Providence is such a special destination so why not come spend this holiday weekend with us? The Graduate Hotel has put together a festive package that includes a $100 gift certificate that can be used at a variety of our amazing restaurants. Get all the details here. Stay, dine, shop, and be merry! For additional hotel options please check out this link as well.

Saturday, November 26th, 2-6 pm – DePasquale Plaza
Carolers will sing holiday favorites. Partake of holiday dance performances. Enjoy free trolley rides. View light displays. Hear the Mount Pleasant High School choir. And, witness Providence’s first Christmas Tree lighting beginning at 5 pm.

Saturday, December 3rd, 2-6 pm – Atwells Avenue
Stroll the Avenue and experience a European-style marketplace as shops and restaurants take over the sidewalks. See carolers stroll the Avenue and view holiday pop-up performances. Take a free trolley ride as you shop and dine. Then let your eyes feast upon a magical lighting extravaganza as buildings throughout the Avenue come to life with festive light displays. The lighting extravaganza will begin at dark and go until 9:30 pm.

Additional Details:
There will be NO Avenue or Street closures
Parking along the Avenue will be Free as part of the City’s holiday program
Valet and Paid parking lots will also be available
Decorative sculptures of Christmas tree balls will be placed at St Johns Park and plaza next to Santander bank. Perfect for picture taking with family and friends.

Explore Federal Hill!


Federal Hill is home to some of the best Italian food in the world, as well as a wide range of dining options from Cuban to Lebanese cuisine and more! See our list of restaurants and enjoy a night of dining on the Hill!


Find hotels, food catering, hair salons, tourist info, catering, and more on Federal Hill! See our list of business services offered.


Whether you are shopping the local grocery markets, bakery, or just stopping by for a cappuccino, Federal Hill, Providence is an experience like no other! Find out where you can shop or simply grab a coffee on the Hill.

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