Thursday, June 13, 2024


Celebrate 37th year



Celebrate the holidays as Wickford Village kicks off the season with its 37th annual Festival of Lights Celebration Thursday, December 1 – Sunday, December 4, 2022.



The festival begins on Thursday, December 1st with the official lighting of the Tree at Updike Park.  Thousands of white lights sparkle and set the streets aglow as the village is transformed into a winter wonderland.



Window shop as store owners show off their Christmas spirit with stunning holiday displays and compete for awards. 



On Friday evening, Saturday afternoon, and Sunday afternoon welcome Santa at the Town Dock on Brown St. as he arrives by boat with Safe Sea and is led by kayaking “reindeer.” 


A visit and photo-op with Santa will be available Friday evening or join him for carols on a horse- drawn hayride through the Village on Saturday and Sunday. 


All are invited to dress in their “elfiest” costumes and join the Elf Parade on Saturday.  There will be music and dancing to entertain shoppers throughout the weekend. 


Enjoy a cup of hot cocoa from the Boy Scouts and a delicious snack or meal from one of Wickford’s boutique restaurants. 


Go back in time to holiday shopping as it used to be, unhurried, with a focus on personal service and unique selections in the magical ‘Dickens- like’ atmosphere that is Wickford Village, Rhode Island.  Many shops will be open until 9pm on Friday and Saturday night.


Some events are weather dependent. Please stay tuned on the “I Love Wickford Village” Facebook & Instagram pages for real-time updates.