Photo: Elena Efimova/Shutterstock

12 Signs You Grew Up Celebrating the Holidays in Rhode Island

Rhode Island, United States
Photo: Elena Efimova/Shutterstock
H.F. Andrew
Dec 7, 2015

1. Reindeer don’t sport antlers…
A famous blue bug does.

2. Santa doesn’t ride in a sleigh.
Instead, he ditches it for a fire truck (in Westerly), a dock (in Wickford Village) and a boat (in Newport).

3. We light the water on fire.
Because without snow, watching fire tenders is the next best thing.

4. Ham? Turkey? It’s fish for us.
And if it’s not at a restaurant in Fed Hill, it’s most definitely at Nona’s.

5. We head on over to the gilded mansions of the Astors and the Vanderbilts.
While on most days we wouldn’t be caught dead hanging around the tourists on Bellevue Avenue, we make an exception just this once.

6. For the last 30 years, holiday shopping traffic has been directed by a dancing cop.Until now, that is.
Yes, we’re still bitter about it.

7. The Crazy Christmas House fires up its 100,000-light display.
In Lil’ Rhody our holidays are merry and bright.

8. The Trinity Rep is the only place to catch A Christmas Carol.
It’s a tradition nearly 40 years in the making.

9. There’s probably have a 12-pack of ‘Gansett in the fridge for all those impromptu get-togethers.
Hi, neighbor!

10. Or a Del’s Lemonade truck Christmas ornament on your tree.
Because living in the Ocean State, we just can’t let summer go.

11. We travel from one island to another.
And no, neither one is tropical.

12. We might give (or get) a Benny’s gift card for Christmas.
After all, it is your favorite store.

What did you think of this story?

More on

Rhode Island, United States

Why You Need To Visit Providence in Winter

A Tiny Tour of Rhode Island: 12 Perfect Hours in the Nation's Smallest State

Rhode Island Will Drop ‘Plantations’ From Its Name on Official Documents

The Most Beautiful State Parks in New England

6 Ways That Seafood Defines Thanksgiving in New England

How New England Shaped What the Country Eats on Thanksgiving

11 New England Lighthouses You Can Actually Spend the Night In

Rhode Island Is an Underrated Bastion of New England Seafood. Here’s Where To Try It.

The 7 Best New England Beaches To Blow Off Some Steam This Summer

Rhode Island Is Home To the Best Calamari in America. Here’s Where To Try It.

Save Bookmark

We use cookies for analytics tracking and advertising from our partners. For more information read our privacy policy.