Though it has been a challenging, 

we thank you for a wonderful year!

 

From all of us at Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, have a safe and happy holiday season!!!

 

 

Holiday Events

 

Here are a few more holiday events to check out as we head into the New Year.

 

·     Saturday, December 26 @ 8 pm James Montgomery at Chan's, Woonsocket.

·     Sunday, December 27 @ 7 pm Big Boom Daddies, a virtual eventproduced by Stadium Theatre,Woonsocket

·     Thursday, December 31 @ 8 pm A New Year's Eve Virtual Dance Concert - NYE with Metamorphosis Dance Company Pawtucket

 

More Events

 

We look forward to seeing you in 2021!

 

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