New Year's Eve Newport

New Year’s Eve is almost here and the What’sUpNewp crew is keeping you in the know of the very best events and parties happening in Newport, because we know you want (and deserve) to ring in 2017 in style!

NOTE: More events may be added as venues decide/announce what they are doing on 12/31.

1 – New Year’s Eve Wine Dinner at Brick Alley Pub: 7 p.m. – 12 a.m. (ish)

Tickets are available now for Brick Alley Pub’s New Year’s Eve Wine Dinner. The menu starts with BAP’s famous Appetizer Reception and concludes with a “Happy New Year’s” Toast at midnight! Tickets are $89 per person (tax & gratuity are included) and limited so give the Brick a call to purchase (401-849-6334) or stop by and pick up today! More Info


2 – 2016 New Years Celebration at Hotel Viking: 5pm, 7pm & 9 pm seatings

Celebrate the New Year at Hotel Viking! Join them for a three New Years Eve dinner seatings at 5pm, 7pm, or 9pm. Dinner includes salad, entree, and dessert. The 9pm seating includes Champagne toast, party favors, and table cocktail service. Live entertainment in the One Bellevue Lounge. More Info


3 – New Year’s Eve at Newport Vineyards

Ring in the New Year fireside with Executive Chef Andy Teixeira’s 5-course menu, complete with optional wine pairings. $100 with wine pairings or $80 without wine pairings (tax + gratuity additional). Served in addition to Brix Restaurant regular dinner menuCLICK HERE FOR MENU. Please call for reservations at 401.848.5161 x2.

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4 – New Year’s Eve at Gas Lamp Grille

Enjoy a 3 Course Dinner for $40 or $50, plus an A la carte menu available for the lighter eaters. The evening features 2 floors of entertainment w/ American Idol  finalist Erika Van Pelt, & DJ Remedy. Contact Gas Lamp to purchase tickets or for more information: or by phone at 401-845-9300.


5 – New Year’s Eve Dinner at Salt Water at Newport Harbor Hotel

Saltwater’s three course Pre Fixe Menu features their gluten free Saltwater Signature Clam Chowder or Wedge Salad, your choice of Surf and Turf, Grilled Halibut, or Roasted Half Chicken and your choice of Saltwater Chocolate Bomb or Fresh Fruit Tart!  Complement your dinner with their Signature Sangria and you are sure to have a Happy New Year. Their three-course dinner starts at $45.00 per person and does not include tax, gratuity or beverages.

Reservations are accepted for 5PM, 7PM, and 9PM in their Harborside dining room and open seating is available in our Fire Side lounge including our community tables.

Contact Saltwater at 401-848-3303 for reservations.

6 – 2016 Tiki Bash at The Revolving Door Restaurant: 10 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Enjoy Tiki cocktails from master mixologist Jason Kindness and a whole roasted pig! Ugly Hawaiian shirts are optional but encouraged. Tickets are now on sale for $50 in advance/$60 at the door, tickets include two cocktails, champagne toast and island-inspired cuisine.


7- New Year’s Eve Gala at Hyatt Regency Newport:

Ring in 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Newport’s New Year’s Eve Gala! Tickets are $119 per person or $238 per couple.


8 -Laugh In The New Year With The Bit Players: 7 p.m., 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. shows

There is no better way to bring in the new year than with laughter! Come see RI’s most award-winning comedy troupe, The Bit Players, as they present their annual New Years EVE night of comedy at The Firehouse Theater. THREE shows in one night (7pm, 9pm, & 11pm) each one hour long and ALL are BYOB! The first show (7pm) will be Family Friendly this year so bring the kids, get out of the house and share of a laugh with everyone. The second show (9pm) is our most popular every year so get your tickets early. And the third show (11pm) will watch the ball drop in Times Square at midnight on our video display.

The Bit Players always hit the stage with their hilarious improv comedy inspired by audience suggestions (much like “Whose Line is it Anyway”) full of larger than life characters, hysterical musical numbers, and the quickest wit you’ll ever see. We encourage ALL guests to make sure you get tickets in advance, shows often sell out. Shows will start at 7pm, 9pm, and 11pm. The doors will open a half-hour before each show. Tickets are $20 each with special discounts for multiple show packages. Call or message us for more details. Get your tickets at or Open to all ages. Laugh your way into 2017! More Info


9 – New Year’s Eve Bash with Party Girl at One Pelham East: 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Ring in the New Year right with PartyGirl rocking the stage & the dance floor! Champagne toast & party favors at Midnight! More Info

10 – New Year’s Eve at Newport Blues Cafe:

Enjoy New Year’s Eve, dinner and live music at Newport Blues Cafe! Entertainment will be provided after dinner by Take It To The Bridge. Entry just for entertainment is $20, dinner and entry for 1 is $49 and dinner and entry for two is $95. More Information & Menu

11 – New Year’s Eve at Castle Hill Inn:

Enjoy a Five Course Tasting Menu at Castle Hill Inn on New Year’s Eve. First seating reservations between 5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., $105 per person. Second seating reservations between 7:45 p.m. – 9:45 p.m., $145 per person. Second seating includes champagne toast and dancing at midnight.

12 – New Year’s Eve at Vanderbilt Grace:

Toast to the midnight bells with a glass of champagne and welcome the arrival of 2017 before dancing the night away. A five course dinner will be served from 6 p.m. 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. seating.
$175 per person including admission to our festivities with piano tunes by Kristine, jazz party and champagne reception from 9 pm with Dick Lupino Band. More Info

13 – New Year’s Eve at The Clarke Cooke House:

Ring in the new year with live music from Steve Cerelli and The C-Note Missionaries at The Clarke Cooke House!

14 – New Year’s Eve Public Paranormal Investigation at Elks Lodge: 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.

JK Paranormal invite you to join themon December 31st when the Newport Elks Lodge gives themus access to their often locked and private third floor for our first New Year’s Eve investigation with the spirits. This location has a rich and unique history. It is on the site of where the Atlantic House Hotel once stood which housed the Naval Academy who referred to it as Paradise. It was the location of the first public roller skating rink in the US and in it’s time was a popular resort location for the wealthy. When the hotel was demolished Parkgate was built for the Stitt family as a summer home. Want to hear more? Come for a tour.

Tickets available at the door $20. Includes a brief historical lecture, investigation of claims on the 3rd floor, and a sachet of crystals (while supplies last). Investigations start approximately every 1/2 hour and last about an hour. 18+. More Info

15 – The Great Escape (A Tribute To Journey) at Newport Grand: 10 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.

The Great Escape (A Tribute to Journey) will be performing on New Year’s Eve at the Newport Grand Casino. This is an 18+ show and admission is Free! More Info.

16 – New Year’s Eve at OceanCliff

Ring in the New Year at OceanCliff Hotel and the Safari Room Restaurant. Enjoy a five-course dinner, with wine pairings and a champagne toast. $70 per person. Excluding tax and gratuity. Reservations recommended. Call 401.849.4873.

17. New Year’s Eve at Newport Marriott

MainSail is offering a $49, three-course prix fixe menu in addition to the regular menu, and the Skiff Bar is having a 1920s themed NYE party from 9pm to 1am.

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18. New Year’s Eve at Midtown Oyster Bar

Ring in New Year’s Eve at Midtown Oyster Bar, live music with Blockhead and no cover.

NOTE: More events may be added as venues decide/announce what they are doing on 12/31.

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