Discounts abound at Bright Night


Bright Night Wristbands are typically a magic ticket to New Year's Eve in Providence. Your wristband guarantees you admission to one showing of the big show (this year it’s magic superstar Brad Ross, International Star Illusionist at the RI Convention Center at 6, 8 and 10 p.m.) and gets you in to see over 50 different performances at 14 venues in the downtown area, including the Bright Night Family Fun Fair at the RI Convention Center, the Bright Night Blues Bash at the Beneficent Church, and the Bright Night at the Improv at the URI PAFF Auditorium, just to name a few.

This year, your wristband will also get you discounts at three other events going on for New Year's Eve (and one on New Year's Day, too). Please look at the offers carefully, as most of them require bringing your Bright Night wristband to the box office to receive a discount.

At Trinity Repertory Company, your Bright Night wristband will get you a discount of $10 off the regular price of a ticket to see “It's a Wonderful Life.” The show features five actors who create more than 50 memorable characters to bring to life Frank Capra’s beloved film. This unique stage adaptation is performed as a radio play, broadcast on Christmas Eve 1949. Everyman George Bailey gets the chance to see what the world would be like if he’d never been born.

This discount is available for the 5 p.m. performance on Dec. 31 only. No other discounts apply. Bring your Bright Night Wristband to the box office (201 Washington St.) to receive your discount.

Disney On Ice's presents Mickey and Minnie's Magical Journey playing holiday vacation week, Dec. 28 through Jan.1, at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. The show features world-class skating and brings to life some of Disney's most magical characters, including Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, Simba, Nala, Ariel and, of course Mickey and Minnie.

Your Bright Night Wristband gets you a $5 discount on regularly priced $17 or $22 tickets for Disney On Ice shows on Dec. 31 (11 a.m. and 3 p.m.) and on Jan. 1 (1 p.m. and 4 p.m.). No double discounts, and other fees may apply. Valid in person only at the Dunkin' Donuts Box Office with your Bright Night wristband.

The last discount is for adults 21 and over only. Your Bright Night wristband will get you a $10 discount to the 2nd Annual Masquerade Ball. Normally $60, the ball is a semi-formal attire affair that features passed hors d'oeuvres, six different bar stations, a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, a Masquerade Ball Fashion show featuring I Wink Clothing, three DJ's, live music by Santa Mamba and more. The event is hosted by former Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci and television personality Claudia Jordan, and Patriot players Troy Brown and Patrick Pass will also make an appearance. Masks are optional and will be provided at the event. Proceeds partially support the Gloria Gemma Foundation, a non-profit whose mission is to raise breast cancer awareness, increase breast health education, and generate funding for critical breast health programs.

To receive your discount at the Ball, visit the Masquerade Box Office at the RI Convention Center fifth floor with your wristband.

Bright Night Providence is an artist-run New Year’s Eve Celebration now in its Ninth year. The festival features over 160 performers in 14 venues throughout the downtown Providence area. Shows go from 12 noon to 12 midnight and beyond.

Other artists on the Bright Night bill include international star illusionist Brad Ross, local legends Big Nazo Puppets, Grammy-winning storyteller/singer Bill Harley, bebop sensation Greg Abate, the Extraordinary Rendition Band, a blues swing/dance party featuring the Black and White Blues Band, mentalist Rory Raven, storyteller Mark Binder, and a host of other artists and events. A full schedule is available on the Bright Night website,

Tickets to Bright Night are available online at and in person at all BankRI locations and at the EastSide Marketplace. Additionally, tickets are available at the RISD Museum of Art and the Providence Children's Museum. Tickets are $15 each through Dec. 30. On the day of the event tickets are $20 each ($15 for children and seniors).

For more information about tickets call 288-1231, or visit To purchase tickets via telephone call the Brown Paper Tickets 24/7 ticket hotline, 1-800-838-3006.


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