Illuminate PVD Kicks off the Holiday Season in Providence


Visitors to Providence will experience an elevated holiday cheer this season. As part of the start of the holiday season and the Winter Lights Market, the Providence Tourism Council is excited to partner with the City of Providence, the Mayor's Office, local businesses and organizations to launch the new Illuminate PVD Campaign. This initiative works to activate and illuminate some of our city's public spaces and buildings, while adding a little extra holiday spirit to the downtown area highlighting the special character and beautiful architecture of our city,


Giant, digital snowflakes are now projected onto the front of City Hall as well as 5-foot snowflakes adorn dozens of light poles located throughout the city. Life-sized holiday ornaments and a variety of colorful lighting installations have also transformed the city’s Biltmore Park into a highly photogenic world of blues and ambers to enjoy while skating at the Bank Newport City Center.


As another activation, the council has taken to the bridges. The skybridge from the Omni Providence Hotel to the Providence Place Mall and the Biltmore Garage Bridge on Washington Street changes color and pattern every half-hour. The lights begin each night at dusk and will be on display throughout the season for  residents and visitors can enjoy through the winter season.


Our hope is that the Illuminate PVD campaign will expand beyond the winter season as we invite others to participate in this initiative will contributing to our night economy for visitors to enjoy all our city has to offer. It also invites others to invest in our city and eat at our restaurants, stay at our hotels, explore the nightlife and entertainment scene or enjoy an evening out at the theater.


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