Holiday events in Newport County for the weekend after Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is upon us and while we first stop to feast and give thanks, the Christmas season is ready to jump in and begin.

Many holiday events start this weekend, including the 52nd annual Christmas in Newport celebration — you can find the listing of events here — so here are some other options to consider as you wake from a turkey-induced sleep.

West Place Holiday Shop & Stroll

West Place Animal Sanctuary’s third and final public event of the year is the popular Holiday Shop & Stroll, which has been extended to two full days on Friday, Nov. 25, and Saturday, Nov. 26, from 9:30 am to 3 pm Guests will get up close and personal with rescued farm animals during educational and interactive tours leaving every 30 minutes. There will be a special opportunity to meet Jared, the newly-rescued calf who joined his “big brother” Jensen at West Place, 3198 Main Road, Tiverton. After the tour, visitors will explore the new hand-made and holiday-themed items created by volunteers in the West Place Gift Shop.

West Place Animal Sanctuary in Tiverton will hold its Holiday Shop & Stroll on Friday and Saturday.

Registration is open to all. Advance online registration is recommended at Tickets are $15 for children and $20 for adults, with a special Adult + ticket option that includes beer donated by a local brewery. All proceeds benefit the farm animals and wildlife of West Place.

Make a toy donation

The Tiverton Police Department is looking for new/unwrapped gifts for juveniles 17 years of age and under until Dec. 9.

Members of the Tiverton Police Department, along with employee owners of the Boat House restaurant.  celebrate the more than 200 toys collected as part of Tiverton Police Department's annual Operation Blue Santa toy drive in 2021.

You can drop off your donated item(s) at the following locations: The Tiverton Police Department, Sanford and Son, Tom’s Market, Humphrey’s Building Supply, George’s Gas & Services, Tiverton Library, The Moose Cafe, The Black Goose Cafe, Baja Cat Cafe, Bay Coast Bank, Leo’s Greenhouse, Boat House restaurant, Sakonnet Grille, Localz Tiverton, and Brookdale Manor.

All toy donations go to families in need of holiday cheer in Tiverton first.