While many people think of Newport as a summer destination, we adore Newport during the holidays. The charm and history of the city paired with the festivities make it the perfect holiday destination. Here are a few of our favorite holiday activities:
Christmas at the Newport Mansions
November 17th 2018- January 1, 2019 The Breakers, The Elms & Marble House
Newport Harbor Illuminated Holiday Harbor Lights Boat Parade
Nov. 23, 6:15 p.m. View the parade from Newport Yacht Club (Open to the Public), Bowen’s Wharf, Bannister’s Wharf, and all points around Newport Harbor.
Newport Nutcracket at Rosecliff
Nov. 23-30, Various times. Island Moving Company’s 17th annual holiday traditional ballet performed throughout the first floor of Rosecliff. $60 for children 6 and older. Adults $95-$160. 401-8479-4470, reservations suggested www.islandmovingco.org
Holiday Evenings at The Breakers
Saturdays, November 24, December 1, 8, 22 & 29, 2018
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
To view the full performace schedule or to purchase tickets visit https://www.newportmansions.org/events/christmas-at-the-newport-mansions
Official Opening of Christmas in Newport
Saturday December 1st, 5:00 p.m., Washington Sq.
Features proclamation from the Mayor, tree lighting, Newport Artillery cannon salute, music by the Newport Public Schools music program. Free.
Bowen’s Warf – 48thAnnual Christmas Tree Lighting
Saturday, December 1st, 2018
Frosty the Snowman and caroling starting at 4:30p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus. Live music and tree lighting at 6:00 p.m.. Free.
Santa Sundays 12-3pm
December 2nd– The Breakers
December 9th – Marble House
December 16th– The Elms
3rd Annual Newport Holiday Stroll– Holiday Shopping event
November 30-December 2, 2018
Lucy’s Hearth Wreath Sale
December 1st, – 9-12 p.m., Rotunda at Easton’s Beach. Christmas wreaths and table top decorations created by designers, artists, gardeners and florists from the community. Also gourmet sweets bake sale. All proceeds go to Lucy’s Hearth.
For more events including walking tours, concerts, caroling and craft workshops visit: