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Christmas at The Castle
Christmas at the Castle Celebrates the Christmas Tree
Our holiday tradition, Christmas at the Castle, returns Saturday and Sunday, December 1 & 2, from 12 to 4 p.m.
Come view the halls of Smith's Castle decked in period fashion for a celebration of Christmas past. This year the Castle will be glowing with Christmas trees and you will be hearing about their history.
Nibble on complimentary cookies and sip hot cider. Bring your camera and catch a photo of Father Christmas and Santa Bob, who will be reading to all present.
Enjoy live music from an earlier era.
On December 1st:
12 pm - 3:30 pm - Beacon Hill DAR dulcimer - Carolyn Sloat,
1 pm - Madrigal Singers (Brown University's Arco Pella group),
2-4 pm - Mary King will entertain children with musical instruments.
On December 2nd:
12:30 pm-3:30 pm - St. Luke's Jubilate Ringers (Bell Ringers),
2-3 pm - Santa Bob,
2 - 3:30 pm - guitarist - Sheila Reynolds.
We are pleased to announce that two book signings will take place at the Castle on Saturday, December 1
- noon to 4 pm. Christian M. McBurney will sign his new book, The Rhode Island Campaign - The First French and American Operation in the Revolutionary War
Local historian G. Timothy Cranston will unveil his third volumein the series Walking in Olde Wickford: History of Quality Hill - West Main Street.
This is the first chance that the public will be able to purchase this book.
The Gift Shop will be well stocked for great gifts, and the topper is our fabulous Bake Sale.
Admission is $5 for adults (13+) and $2 for children age 6-12. The event is free for children five and under and for Smith’s Castle members.
More About Smith's Castle
Built in 1678, Smith's Castle is one of the oldest houses in the state and on the site of Roger Williams' original trading post. Along with being named a National Historic Landmark, Smith's Castle has the honor of being an archaeological site.
Today, it serves the community as a house museum including tours and activities. Smith's Castle also houses private events, such as weddings, on its 23 acres overlooking Narragansett Bay.