Christmas Bazaar Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 8.00 am - 2.00 pm You're invited to the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd's annual Christmas Bazaar. Artisan vendors and church member artists offer a variety of handmade crafts, plus a ReGift Store, bake sale, homemade soups, raffle baskets and holiday greens for sale. Partial proceeds benefit the Jonnycake Center.More details here.
Christmas Fair Saint Augustine's Episcopal Church 8.30 am - 2.00 pm Join us for the 6th Annual Christmas Fair. We'll have crafts, wreaths & greens, and baked goods for sale. We'll have a basket raffle, and interesting gifts from Santa's Attic. Best of all, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand to meet children both young and old. Details are here.
Bake Sale Kingston Congregational Church 9.00 am - 1.00 pm Kingston Congregational Church will host a bake sale from 9.00 - 1.00 pm. Home-made baked goods of all kinds will be available for sale. Stop by and take some home for the family.
Luncheon Kingston Congregational Church 11.00 am - 1.00 pm The KCC Board of Fellowship is hosting a luncheon from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Soup, salad, beverages and a dessert will be available in the Fellowship Hall for $5.00 The Church will also be open for visitors throughout the day. Come visit an important part of Kingston's religious and cultural history. More about Kingston Congregational Church here.
Like New Book Sale Kingston Free Library 9.00 am - 2.00 pm Join the village of Kingston in celebrating the annual Holiday in Kingston Fair. The Friends of the Kingston Free Library are hosting a "Like New" book sale from 9 am to 2 pm. Click here for more information. The library will also host a craft activity for children. All are welcome.
Historical Exhibit Daughters of the American Revolution @ Kingston Free Library 9.00 am - 2.00 pm The Kingston library will host a historical exhibit form the Narragansett-Cooke-Gaspee Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution upstairs in Potter Hall. This chapter was founded here in Kingston 125 years ago.
Art & Pottery Sale South County Art Association 10.00 am - 6.00 pm For more that 50 years, South County Art Association has hosted its Annual Holiday Sale. Our dedicated staff and volunteers transform our gallery into a holiday gift store, selling the work of more than 80 artist members. The artists represented range from talented hobbyists to seasoned professionals and come from all over the state of RI. Our artists look forward to showing their work to the thousands of visitors that visit the sale annually. The Holiday Sale has something for everyone; hand made pottery, cards, small framed prints, paintings, jewelry, ornaments, stocking stuffers, woodwork and as well as our famous mug wall. More details here.
Craft Sale Fayerweather House 10.00 am - 5.00 pm The nonprofit Fayerweather Craft Guild of Kingston, Rhode Island, now in its 57th season, offers a unique inventory of gifts for all occasions, handcrafted by 40+ local artisans, for every budget. Our cozy shop, Fayerweather House, is a restored 1820 cottage, built by the Kingston Village blacksmith for his family and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, at 1859 Mooresfield Road (RI-138), just east of the light at Kingstown Road (RI-108), with a parking lot in the rear. More Details here.
Photos with Santa Fayerweather House 11.00 am - 1.00 pm Santa will be taking time out of his busy schedule to stop by the Fayerweather Craft Guild, where he will meet children (of all ages) and pose for photos from 11.00 am unil 1.00 pm.
Gift Sale & Jail Tour South County History Center 11.00 am - 2.00 pm Spend some time in Kingston's very own jail, located in the South County History Center, and then stop by the gifts shop to pick up interesting gifts with an historical flair. Find out more about the Center here.
Open House & Lunch Tavern Hall Preservation Society 10.00 am - 1.00 pm Come visit the historic Elisha Reynolds House, more commonly known as "Tavern Hall", home to Elisha Reynolds, a former speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives. During the Revolution, the house was used as a meeting place for the 3rd Kings County Regiment of the Rhode Island militia (known as the Kingston Reds), that was formed in May 1779 under the command of Col. Thomas Potter. On 5 March 1781, Col. Potter served as host of General George Washington and his officers in the house on a final stop on their famed journey to confer with General Rochambeau in Newport, Rhode Island where the two commanding generals possibly planned Rochambeau's mobilization and the decisive Siege of Yorktown. On fair day, Tavern Hall will be open for visitors to explore the history of the Society. Members will be on hand to tours of an out-building on the property that was used as a kindergarten in the early 20th century. The building has been refurbished and furnished as it may have appeared at that time. Sandwiches and cider will be available for purchase (free to members) between 11.00 am and 1.00 pm.
Historic Walking Tour Tavern Hall Preservation Society 10.30 am Join us for an historic walking tour of Kingston Village. Led by long-time Kingston resident, Gil Indeglia, we will explore the houses, buildings, and institutions that make our home a special place. Meet at Tavern Hall at 10.30.
Christmas Wreaths and Decorations Kingston Hill Gardeners Kingston is fortunate to have a dedicated association of gardening enthusiasts who decorate the village for Christmas each year. The Kingston Hill Gardeners make the hand-crafted wreaths that may be found throughout the village, in places like the Well, the Tavern Hall Club, and the Library. More information about the Kingston Hill Gardeners can be foundhere.