Discover what’s happening for events, activities, live music and entertainment in and around Newport this weekend!

Christmas In Newport, a month-long celebration of the Holiday Season throughout Newport, continues through the end of the year! Visit www.christmasinnewport.org for a full schedule of events.

Friday, December 16th

1:15 p.m., 4 p.m & 7 p.m. – Manchester By The Sea at Jane Pickens Theater

4 p.m. – Holiday Lantern Tour at Brick Market Museum & Shop

4 p.m. – The Train to Santa’s Workshop at Newport and Narragansett Bay Railroad Co

5 p.m. – Family Night with a visit from Santa at O’brien’s Pub

5 p.m. – 11 p.m. – Newport Skating Center Open

6 p.m. – Dickens Christmas Dinner Train at Newport Station

6:30 p.m. – Paint Party at Common Fence Point

7 p.m. – OceanCliff Holiday Gala

8 p.m. – Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater

Live Music & Entertainment

  • 1:15 p.m., 4 p.m & 7 p.m. – Manchester By The Sea at Jane Pickens Theater
  • 6:30 p.m. – Live music witLeslie Grimes & Matt Bruneau at Elks Lodge
  • 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Live music with John & Joanne at Jo’s Bistro
  • 8 p.m. – Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at Firehouse Theater
  • 8 p.m. – Live music at Rusty’s
  • 8 p.m. – Live music with John Erikson at The Wharf Pub
  • 9 p.m. – DJ & Dancing at Clarke Cooke House
  • 9 p.m. – Live music at Jimmy’s Saloon
  • 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. – Live music with John Brazile at Buskers
  • 9 p.m. – Live music at Newport Grand
  • 10 p.m. – Live music at Midtown Oyster Bar
  • 10 p.m. – Live music with Neil McCarthy at Pour Judgement
  • 10 p.m. – Live music with Sweet Tooth & Them Apples at One Pelham East
  • 10 p.m. – Live music with 7 Day Weekend at Newport Blues Cafe
  • 10 p.m. – DJ J Remedy at O’brien’s Pub
  • 10 p.m. – Live music at Speakeasy
  • 10 p.m. – Karaoke at Celtica

Saturday, December 17th

9 a.m. – December 17th Trunk Show at lululemon Newport

10 a.m. – 11 p.m. – Newport Skating Center Open

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – UnDecked Halls at Rough Point

12 p.m. – National Wreaths Across America Day at Common Burying Ground

12 p.m. – Lunch With Santa at Newport and Narragansett Bay Railroad Co

1 p.m. – Improv Auditions at The Firehouse Theater

1:15 p.m., 4 p.m & 7 p.m. – Manchester By The Sea at Jane Pickens Theater

3 p.m. – Art, Ornaments & Cocktails at Kristen Coates

4 p.m. – The Train to Santa’s Workshop at Newport and Narragansett Bay Railroad Co

6 p.m. – 1 Hour Winter Solstice Chanting Meditation at Long Time Sun Apparel

7:30 p.m. – The Duke Robillard Band at Sandywoods in Tiverton

8 p.m. & 10 p.m. – Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater

Live Music & Entertainment:

  • 1:15 p.m., 4 p.m & 7 p.m. – Manchester By The Sea at Jane Pickens Theater
  • 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. – Live music with AnamCara at Salt Water
  • 7 p.m. – Live music with Barfly
  • 8 p.m. – Live music with Tim Smith at Wharf Pub
  • 8 p .m. – Live music with Brian Twohey at Buskers
  • 8 p.m. – Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater
  • 9 p.m. – Live music at Jimmy’s Saloon
  • 9 p.m. – Live music with Dirty Deeds at Newport Grand
  • 10 p.m. – Live music with Evan Goodrow at Clarke Cooke House
  • 10 p.m. – Live music at Midtown Oyster Bar
  • 10 p.m. – Live music with Chopville at Speakeasy
  • 10 p.m. – Live music with The Teledynes at The Fifth Element
  • 10 p.m. – DJ C Gray at O’brien’s Pub
  • 10 p.m. – Live music with Fast Times at Newport Blues Cafe
  • 10 p.m. – Live music with The Network Band at One Pelham East
  • 10 p.m. – Karaoke at Celtica
  • 10 p.m. – Live music at Tavern on Broadway
  • 10 p.m. – Live music at Pour Judgement
  • 10 p.m. – Live music at The Parlor

Sunday, December 18th

12 p.m. – WORKSHOP Self-care Sessions: Boost Your Immune System at Kristen Coates

12 p.m. – Lunch With Santa at Newport and Narragansett Bay Railroad Co

12 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Newport Skating Center Open

12:55 p.m. – Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker at Jane Pickens Theater

 4 p.m & 7 p.m. – Manchester By The Sea at Jane Pickens Theater

4 p.m. – Christmas on Historic Hill at Trinity Church

4 p.m. – Holiday Bazaar at Washington Square Cafe 

4 p.m. – The Train to Santa’s Workshop at Newport and Narragansett Bay Railroad Co

Live Music & Entertainment

  • 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Live music with MSD Quartet at The Fifth Element
  • 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Live music with Louis Vaughan at Clarke Cooke House
  • 12:55 p.m. – Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker at Jane Pickens Theater
  • 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Live music with Justin Pomfret at Midtown Oyster Bar
  • 4 p.m & 7 p.m. – Manchester By The Sea at Jane Pickens Theater
  • 5:30 p.m. – Live music with AnamCara at Jo’s American Bistro
  • 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Irish Session at Fastnet Pub
  • 8:30 p.m. – Live music with Stu Sinclair at Speakeasy 

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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).