Christmas trees across the City-By-The-Sea are about to light up and fill the Newport air with holiday cheer.

Here are five scheduled Christmas Tree Lighting Celebrations to put in your calendar;

Saturday, November 26th at 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

The Courtyard on Thames will host their 2nd annual holiday tree lighting between 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.,  Duris Studios, Fatulli’s Downtown Cafe, and Blink Gallery invite you for a fun day of shopping and treats on Small Business Saturday, ending with our tree lighting at sundown.

Thursday, December 1st at 6:00pm

Official Opening of Christmas in Newport at Washington Square. The night will feature a proclamation from the Mayor, tree lighting, Newport Artillery cannon salute and live entertainment. Free.

Saturday, December 3rd from 4:30pm to 6pm

Bowen’s Wharf invites you to bring the whole family to their 46th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, where you will see Frosty the Snowman, Santa, and Mrs. Claus for an evening of Christmas cheer! Make a day of it and check off that holiday gift list at our retail shops! Festivities begin at 4:30 with Frosty the Snowman! The Christmas Carol Sing-a-long begins at 5 pm, the Mayor lights the tree at 6 pm immediately followed by Santa and Mrs. Claus arriving by boat (weather permitting).  Restaurants & shops are open before and after the event.

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Friday, December 9th at 5pm

Newport Waterfront Events is ready to light downtown Newport’s beacon of seasonal cheer at their annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Grand Opening on Friday, December 9th at 5pm at the Newport Skating Center! Celebrate with good cheer, hot cocoa and cookies, the debut of A Fork In The Road Food Truck, carolers, visits with Santa and the elves, skating performances with the Island Skating Academy and of course, they’ll get you out on the ice for your first skate of the winter. All ages are warmly welcome!

Thursday, December 15th at 3:30 pm

Broadway will host their inaugural Christmas Tree Lighting and holiday celebration starting at 3:30pm with the tree lighting and caroling. There will be cocoa and snacks and maybe even a few discounts at Broadway businesses. The event wraps up at 6pm with raffle drawings for the 3 Raffle Winners at City Hall!  Grand Prize (>$600 in prizes) winner must be there to win!!! 2nd & 3rd places ($200 in prizes) do not have to be there to win.

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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).