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Newport, RI – Discover all that’s happening, new and to do this weekend in and around Newport.

Friday, December 22nd

2 pm, 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Darkest Hour at Jane Pickens Theater

5 pm to 11 pm – Newport Skating Center Open

6 pm – Winter Break Kick Off Party at Newport Skating Center

8 pm – Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater

Christmas In Newport Calendar Of Events – December 22nd

  • Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street. See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished. Find out why this colony was known as “Rogue’s Island.” Reservations Suggested. Walk in space may not be available. $15/adults; $10/NHS members and active duty military with ID. Weather permitting. Reservations: 841-8770.
  • Newport Holiday Lantern Walking Tour, 4 p.m., Departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street. Hear the history of early American holiday traditions on an evening walking tour. Learn how colonial Newporters recognized (or didn’t) the holidays. Reservations Recommended. Walk in space may not be available. $15/adults; $10/NHS members and active duty military with ID. $5 children ages 5 – 12. Weather permitting. Reservations: 841-8770.

Saturday, December 23rd

9 am to 12:30 pm – Aquidneck Growers Market at Newport Vineyards

9 am to 4 pm – Holiday Sweaters and Sip While You Shop! at Newport Vineyards

10 am to 11 pm – Newport Skating Center Open

1 pm – So Many Reasons to Support Bike Newport at Bike Newport 

2 pm, 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Darkest Hour at Jane Pickens Theater

5 pm to 9 pm – MERRY Zigmas! at The Kings Lens & Friends

6 pm to 8 pm – Holiday Evenings at the Newport Mansions

8 pm – Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater

Christmas In Newport Calendar Of Events – December 23rd

  • Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street. Hear stories of religious diversity and entrepreneurship during Newport’s colonial era. Reservations recommended. Walk in space may not be available. $15/adults; $10/NHS members. Weather permitting. Reservations: 841-8770.
  • Newport Holiday Lantern Walking Tour, 4 p.m., Departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street. Hear the history of early American holiday traditions on an evening walking tour. Learn how colonial Newporters recognized (or didn’t) the holidays. Reservations Required. Walk in space may not be available. $15/adults; $10/NHS members and active duty military with ID. $5 children ages 5 – 12. Weather permitting. Reservations: 841-8770.

Sunday, December 24th

12 pm to 5 pm – Newport Skating Center Open

2 pm – Darkest Hour at Jane Pickens Theater

2 pm to 4 pm – Christmas Cookie Decorating at Grace Vanderbilt

4 pm – Family Christmas Celebration at Trinity Church

5 pm – Christmas Eve Family Service with Childcare at First Presbyterian Church

7 pm – Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at First Presbyterian Church

8 pm – Christmas Eve at Trinity Church

Christmas In Newport Calendar Of Events – December 24th

  • Golden to Gilded Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street. From Newport’s Colonial Golden Age to Gilded Age summer colony, discover the transformation of the city and its people. Reservations Suggested. Walk in space may not be available. $15/adults; $10/NHS members. Weather permitting. Reservations: 841-8770.
  • CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES ISLAND CHURCHES

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at ryan@whatsupnewp.com and 401-662-1653.