at Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence. See Santa arrive at 9:30 a.m. in the zoo parking lot, followed by a holiday parade that winds its way through the zoo. Visit Santa 10 a.m.-noon, and 1-3 p.m., for a fee of $10 for ages 3-12 and $5 for babies to age 2. Treats and activities for the whole family included. Santa visits continue on Dec. 1, 7 and 8. Regular zoo admission applies. Visit www.rwpzoo.org
8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Every Saturday, at the Woonsocket Cat Sanctuary, 266 Mendon Road, Woonsocket. Proceeds benefit the Woonsocket Cat Sanctuary.Call 401-765-4174.
at the Hayden Center at Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, open every Saturday 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Used books, CDs and DVDs for sale. Also open Thursdays 5:30-7:30 p.m. Donations welcome. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cumberland Public Library.
90-minute train excursion to the North Pole with Santa and Mrs. Claus includes a reading of “The Polar Express,” sing-alongs, cookies and hot cocoa, and a special souvenir gift. Meet Frosty, Rudolf, the conductor and the engineer. The train departs One Depot Square in Woonsocket at 4 and 7 p.m. on Fridays; 1, 4 and 7 p.m. on Saturdays; and 1 and 4 p.m. on Sundays, through Dec. 22. Call the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council at 401-724-2200 for tickets, or visit www.tourblackstone.com .
Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., Cumberland, featuring Atwater-Donnelly, Eastern Medicine Singers, Peter Janson, Ken Lyon, Torrin Ryan, Marjorie Thompson, Tir Na Nog Irish Dance, and Pendragon, 7:30 p.m. Silent auction opens at 6:30 p.m. and during intermission, and features CDs, jewelry, original artwork, Christmas items and gift certificates. Admission $20. Call 401-725-9272 or visit www.riverfolk.org.
a holiday spectacular featuring big band music, scenes from “The Nutcracker,” and Christmas traditions and music from around the world, 7:30 p.m., Stadium Theatre, Woonsocket. Tickets $16, $19. Visit www.stadiumtheatre.com or call the box office at 401-762-4545.
Chan's Restaurant, 267 Main St., Woonsocket [Map]
Playing rock and blues. Tickets cost $15.
For information: Visit www.chanseggrollsandjazz.com or call 401-765-1900.
Every Saturday at the Amvets Post 33, 142 No. Bend St., Pawtucket.