Looking to do some last minute shopping or for a place to grab a bite? Here’s what’s up!

Merry Christmas Eve!


  • Midtown Oyster Bar is offering free gift wrapping from 11am until 5pm today. Grab a drink or lunch and have all those gifts wrapped.
  • Newport Skating Center is closed today due to conditions from last nights rain.
  • The post office in downtown Newport closes at 2pm today.


  • ZanRicky will be singing all of your favorite tunes tonight at Hotel Viking from 6pm to 9pm!
  • Get to Clarke Cooke House early tonight for Christmas Carols by the fire with Ron Lowenstein!


  • Style Newport – 10am – 4pm
  • Shore Soap Company – Open until 2pm
  • Newport Sweet Shoppe – Open until 2pm
  • Jane Pickens Theatre- Box Office open for gifts from 10am – 3pm today.
  • Soap & Water Newport – Open until 4pm today.
  • The Bodhi Spa – Closed on Christmas Eve


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  • 22 Bowen’s Wine Bar & Grille –  5-8 pm.
  • A-1 Pizza – Open until 5pm.
  • Atlantic Beach Club – 11am-10pm.
  • Black Pearl – 11:30am-3pm.
  • Bouchard’s – 5-9 pm.
  • Brick Alley Pub – 11:30am-3:30pm.
  • Caleb & Broad – Open 12pm – 2pm for gift certificates.
  • Clarke Cooke House – Open at 5pm
  • Griswold’s Tavern – 11am-6pm.
  • Jo’s Bistro – Closed
  • La Forge Casino – 11:30am-3pm.
  • Mama Leone’s – 11am-11pm.
  • Midtown Oyster Bar – 11am – 1am
  • Mooring  – 12-8 pm.
  • Nikolas Pizza – 10am-7pm.
  • O’Brien’s Pub – 11:30am-1am.
  • Perro Salado – Closed
  • The Pier –  4-10 pm.

Recommended Read: Restaurants and Bars Open on Christmas Day in Newport


  • OceanPointe Christmas Service at Newport Marriott –  7:00pm at Marriott-Newport.
  • Children’s Christmas pagent with Holy Eucharist,  4 p.m. St, Mary’s Episcopal Church, 324 East Main Rd. Portsmouth. 846-97000. www.smcportsmouth.org
  • Family Serice with Pagent and Carols, St. Columba’s Chapel, 5:00, 55 Vaucluse Ave. Middletown. A traditional Christmas Eve Family Service. 847-5571.
  • Christmas Eve Services with Holy Eucharist,  6 p.m. and 9 p.m. St, Mary’s Episcopal Church, 324 East Main Rd. Portsmouth. 846-97000. www.smcportsmouth.org
  • Candlelit Christmas Eve Services,  5 and 10 p.m. Church of St. John the Evangelist, 61 Washington St. at Willow St. 848-2561. www.saintjohns-newport.org
  • “Quiet Christmas” St. Columba’s Chapel , 7:30, 55 Vaucluse Ave. Middletown. A Meditative Service with acoustic guitar and keyboard accompanying carols. 847-5571.
  • Choral Eucharist with Choir, St. Columba’s Chapel, 10:00, 55 Vaucluse Ave. Middletown. A Traditional Christmas Eve Service. 847-5571.

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Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).

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