Thursday Five: Holiday Stroll, Weather, Charity, Polar Express

Its' a festive Thursday, Woonsocket - check out these things to know, and set aside some time tonight for the Holiday Stroll.


Stroll - Get ready for the Holiday Stroll tonight, starting with the Christmas tree lighting with Mayor Leo Fontaine at 4:30 p.m. - the evening promises carriage rides, free cookies and popcorn, singing, a play, and Icon will hold skate demonstrations in the municipal lot across from the Woonsocket Call building.  

Weather - Today will be sunny, with a high of 40 degrees. Tonight, temps drop to about 28 degrees with a slight wind at 3mph. Dress warmly for the holiday stroll - it'll be perfect weather for a cozy carriage ride.

Christmas lights: The lights are up on a bunch of local homes, and a lot of them look really nice - why not shoot a photo of yours and enter our Deck the House contest? You  and $500 to pay your electric bills. Enter by uploading your photos at the contest website before Dec. 16 - there are some contenders out there, let's get in the game.

Charity - There are a lot of opportunities to help your fellow man during December. Two of them include making donations to the WPD holiday toy drive and the Because He Lives Ministries food kitchen. Navigant Credit Union is a local drop off spot for Toys for Tots, and the YWCA's Mitten Tree is up and ready. Spare some of your time for them today. 

Polar Express - The Blackstone Valley Polar Express is back in Woonsocket through Dec. 22, departing from Station One Depot Square for a 90-minute holiday excursion and reading of the Chris Van Allsburg’s classic, The Polar Express with appearances by The Chef serving hot chocolate and cookies, The Conductor, punching tickets, and The Engineer calling “All Aboard! Santa and Mrs. Claus appear and kids get a coloring book, crayons, and a very special gift presented personally by Santa.

The Polar Express departs Dec. 7, 9, 14,15, 16, 21, 22 at the following times:

Fridays: 4 and 7 p.m. 
Saturdays and Sundays: 1 and 4 p.m.


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