The Newport Skating Center kicks off the season Friday, Dec. 7, with a tree lighting at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies, a visit from Santa and carolers. Afterwards, lace up for the official start to the winter skating season. On two Tuesdays, Dec. 11 and 18, you can skate with Santa from 6-7 p.m. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture a holiday photos of the big man under the stars.
WHERE: Newport Skating Center, 4 Commercial Wharf, Newport
WHEN: 5-9 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 5-9 p.m. Friday (9-11 p.m. for adult skate); 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; check website for holiday and vacation hours
COST: $7 for adults ($5 for Friday adult skate hours) and $5 for seniors and children ages 3-11 for a three-hour pass; check website for discounts
MORE INFO: 401/846-3018; www.skatenewport.com