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The holidays are getting closer and closer.

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Chris Young
Grab your cowboy hat and boots. Chris Young is headed to the Ryan Center. The Country Music Award best album nominee will stop in RI as part of his “I’m Comin’ Home” tour. Thursday. 1 Lincoln Almond Plaza, South Kingstown. More info...

White Christmas
Join Ocean State Theatre company their production of White Christmas opens. Based on Irving Berlin’s timeless film, this one is sure to warm up your holiday spirit and remind you of Christmases past. Thursday - Sunday. Multiple times. 1245 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick. More info...

Wickford Festival of Lights
Shine some light on your holiday season with the Wickford Festival of Lights. With Santa himself arriving by kayak, hot cocoa, stores open late and the Elf Parade on Saturday, you’d better not miss it. Thursday-Sunday. Wickford Village, Wickford. More info...

RI Author’s Expo
The Association of Rhode Island authors will hold its annual Author’s Expo. Local writers such as Ann Hood will be featured as well as 130 other published writers. Stop by for a chance to meet local talent. Saturday. 60 Rhodes Place, Cranston. More info...

Handel’s Messiah
Make a joyful noise with Andrew Howell and the Chorus of Westerly for its group singing of Handel’s Messiah. The sing is open to the entire community, no audition required. Saturday. 119 High Street, Westerly. More info...

Providence Tree Lighting Ceremony
Mayor Elorza will light the city’s Christmas tree at the Alex and Ani City Center’s Tree Lighting Ceremony. The ceremony will begin with a performance from the Gay Men’s Chorus and after the lighting, Olympic gold medalist Michelle Kwan will dazzle the crowd with a skating demonstration. Saturday. 2 Kennedy Plaza, Providence. More info...

Bowen’s Wharf 46th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
See Frosty the Snowman, Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Bowen’s Wharf 46th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. Join in on the Christmas Carol sing-a-long and other festivities. Saturday. 13 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport. More info...

Amica Downtown Jingle 5k
Throw on some toasty running gear and head for the Amica Downtown Jingle 5k. Live music will keep you warm before and after the race, and who knows, you might get some facetime with Santa himself. Sunday. 1 Sabin Street, Providence. More info...

Hope Street Holiday Show
Hope Street in Providence gets into the spirit with its annual Holiday Stroll. Vendors, food trucks and performers will bring the street to life for a full day of shopping, fun and even a few craft and cooking demos. Sunday. Hope Street, Providence. More info...

Guys as Dolls Drag Show
‘Tis the season for the Guys as Dolls Holiday Drag Show at the Comedy Connection. Celebrate the season with Rhode Island’s leading drag stars and more costume changes than Santa has houses to visit. Sunday. 39 Warren Avenue, East Providence. More info...