The Preservation Society of Newport County has announced that tickets are now available for Christmas at the Newport Mansions, a spectacular holiday celebration for the whole family. 

Beginning November 23rd,guests can tour some of the seaside city’s most iconic and historic mansions including The Elms, The Breakers and Marble House and enjoy stunning Christmas decorations, live performances, events and festive music. Tickets make great holiday gifts and can be purchased at

From November 23rd through January 1st, guests may enjoy daily tours of the three houses adorned with festive holiday decorations, including thirty decorated Christmas trees, fresh flowers, evergreens and wreaths, as well as magnificent dining tables set with period silver and china. Throughout the duration of the holiday season, Gingerbread Mansion replicas will also be on display at The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House. Each Gingerbread Mansion will be a work of confectionery art and a faithful duplicate of the house for which it is made. The Breakers will be created by Confectionery Designs of Rehoboth, MA; Marble House by Judy Lopes of Bristol, RI; and The Elms by students in the Culinary Arts Program at Bristol Community College in Fall River, MA.

Tickets are also available for Holiday Evenings at The Newport Mansions. Guests will enjoy live holiday music and light refreshments as they stroll through softly lit rooms, taking in the ambience of a Gilded Age holiday. Holiday Evenings at The Breakers will take place on Saturdays, November 30th, December 7th, December 14th and December 28th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The special Holiday Evening Duet at The Elms and Marble House takes place on Saturday, December 21st from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

On three successive Sunday afternoons in December, Santa Claus will visit each of the three mansions to listen to children’s wishes during Santa Sundays. On Sunday, December 1st, Santa will visit The Breakers, then Marble House on Sunday, December 8th and finally The Elms on Sunday, December 15th. Each of Santa’s visits will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and are included in tour admission. 

Guests are also invited to experience the wonder of The Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff with performances by Newport’s own contemporary ballet company, Island Moving Company. Guests will follow a young protagonist throughout the mansion as she celebrates the holiday season with her family, battles with the Mouse King, dances with the Snow Queen and travels with her beloved Nutcracker to the magical Land of Sweets. The show, which is set within the salons, ballroom, and the iconic staircase of Rosecliff, will put on a multitude of performances from November 27th through December 6th. Tickets are available at:

On Saturday, December 21st, Preservation Society members, non-members and patrons are invited to ring in the season at the elegant and exclusive, black-tie Holiday Dinner Dance at The Breakers. The evening includes a cocktail hour on the loggia, a three-course seated dinner in the Great Hall and the State Dining Room and dancing in the Music Room. Tickets are available now for Preservation Society members and will go on-sale for the general public on Wednesday, October 30th.

For more information and to purchase tickets for this year’s Christmas at the Newport Mansions celebration, visit or call 401-847-1000.

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