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Christmas tree lighting in Kennedy Plaza – December 7, 2013

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All the details on this Saturday’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony and other festivities from the City of Providence:


Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 6pm

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Families and residents are invited to kick-off the festive season of shopping and homecomings in the Capital City on Saturday, when Mayor Angel Taveras hosts the City of Providence’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting festivities.

The ceremony will take place on Saturday, December 7 at 6 p.m. at the Bank of America Skating Center. It will be emceed by Mayor Taveras and NBC 10′s Morning anchor, Barbara Morse Silva. Tony the Dancing Cop will be stationed at Washington Street and Dorrance Street at 5:30pm to welcome guests.

The ceremony will include performances by RPM Voices of Rhode Island featuring RPM Youth Voices, the Brown University Skating Band and the 4th and 5th grade chorus from the Lillian Feinstein at Sackett Street Elementary School. A figure skating demonstration by regional award winners will follow the ceremony, and Santa will be on the ice when public skating resumes.

Members of the Johnson & Wales University chapter of Phi Sigma Kappa will provide refreshments and sell ornaments to benefit Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Stanley Tree Service is donating crane service for the trees.

The event is sponsored by the Providence Department of Parks and Recreation, the Providence Tourism Council, Whole Foods Market University Heights, Dave’s Coffee and Zipcar Providence.

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City Christmas tree pick-up begins January 7, 2013

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Don’t dump your tree in the middle of Eddy Street. Photo © e_pics from our Flickr Group.

Now that Christmas is over, are you eager to get rid of that tree? Well the City will begin picking them up January 7th, so hold onto it a little longer.

Christmas Tree Pickup January 7-18, 2013

Providence residents advised to put trees at curb on regular trash collection days; ornaments, tinsel, lights and stands must be removed, do not bag trees

PROVIDENCE, RI – The City of Providence will begin free curbside pickup of Christmas trees beginning Monday, January 7 until Friday, January 18, 2013.

The trees will be collected by Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation and turned into compost, a natural fertilizer that enriches soil and helps produce healthy plants and trees.

Residents are urged to take the following steps to ensure that their tree will be picked up:

  • Place trees at the curb on regular trash collection days
  • All ornaments, tinsel, lights and tree stands must be removed from trees
  • Do not place trees in any type of bag

For more information, contact the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services at 401-421-2489.

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