december, 2021

04dec3:15 p.m.9:00 p.m.Saturday, December 4Basin LightingWaterplace Park Event Organized By: WaterFire Providence Event Type:Free Event Tags2021 waterfire season,christmas,holiday event,holiday fire,Providence,WaterFire

Event Details

2014 Christmas WaterFire
Photograph by Jennifer Bedford

A Holiday Celebration at WaterFire

Basin lighting – Sunset (4:15 pm) – 9:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Mutual of America Financial Group

WaterFire Providence and Mutual of America Financial Group in partnership with the United Way of Rhode Island, is please to present a Holiday Celebration at WaterFire benefiting Children’s Friend and Rhode Island’s Salvation Army & Marines Toys for Tots. We are working to help collect toys for over 5,000 Rhode Island families.

The Holiday Toy Drive at WaterFire

The Holiday Toy Drive at WaterFire benefiting Children’s Friend and the Marines & Salvation Army Toys for Tots, is seeking donations of new, unwrapped toys and games that will be distributed this holiday season to over 5,000 families across Rhode Island. We are asking for donations of new, unwrapped toys, games, and books suitable for children ages 0-12 years old. Gifts for children aged 0-2 years are in great need. Used toys, games, books, will not be accepted. Please do not donate toys that looks like realistic weapons; they will not be distributed.

Drop-off locations:

  • All Cardi’s Furniture locations (listing of location/directions)
  • The United Way of Rhode Island Offices, 50 Valley Street, Providence, RI 02908
  • The WaterFire Arts Center, 475 Valley Street, Providence, RI 02908
  • Children’s Friend Offices, 153 Summer Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • At the Holiday Celebration at WaterFire event on December 4.

A holiday themed ArtMart will open in Waterplace Park at 3:30 p.m. and there will be food trucks serving hot cocoa and other wintertime treats.

Visitors can stop by Santa’s Village and receive a coupon for $2 off skating at the Providence Rink at the BankNewport City Center.  

Sponsored by:

Mutual of America Financial Group [Logo]
Mutual of America Financial Group

In Partnership:

United Way of Rhode Island [Logo]
United Way of Rhode Island

Benefiting:

Children's Friend [Logo]
Children’s Friend
Toys for Tots [Logo]
Toys for Tots
The Salvation Army [Logo]
The Salvation Army

Other supporters:

Providence Rink [Logo]
Providence Rink
BankNewport City Center [Logo]
BankNewport City Center

Organizer

WaterFire ProvidenceWaterFire Providence® is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to inspire Providence and its visitors by revitalizing the urban experience, fostering community engagement and creatively transforming the city by presenting WaterFire for all to enjoy. 475 Valley Street, Providence, RI 02908