Calendar Of Events: 2019 Christmas In Newport

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Founded in 1971, Christmas in Newport began as a two-week festival that celebrated the noncommercial traditions of the holiday season. Now in its 49th year, the annual program boasts multiple activities for nearly each day of the December calendar.

With a volunteer base numbering 1500, the non-profit organization, Christmas in Newport, raises thousands of dollars for charity each year. In keeping with the true spirit of the season, any event listed in the annual program must be free of charge or must benefit a non-profit institution or charity.

For more information about Christmas in Newport, call their hot line at  (401) 849-6454, or email us at info@christmasinnewport.org

The following list of events is from Christmas In Newport’s website, for updates and more info click here.

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2019 Christmas in Newport

Calendar of Events
  Denotes Children’s and family events

December 1st – Sunday

Official Opening of Christmas in Newport, 5:00 p.m., Washington Sq. Features proclamation from the Mayor, tree lighting, Newport Artillery cannon salute, music by the Newport Public Schools music program. Free. 849-6454. www.christmasinnewport.org

Artisans by the Bay presents “Holiday at the Hotel Viking”, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., New England crafters will be showing and selling their one of a kind items. Free Admission ladedart@gmail.com

Newport Historical Society Golden to Guilded Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. From Newport’s Colonial Golden Age to Guilded Age summer colony, discover the transformation of the city and it’s people. $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online www.newporthistorytours.org.

Visit with Santa Claus at The Breakers, Noon – 3:00 pm, 44 Ochre Point Ave. The jolly old elf will visit with children and hear their Christmas wish list. Bring the kids and your camera for a  great photo op! (401) 847-1000. www.newportmansions.org

Colonial Christmas Open House at Whitehall Museum House, 2-4 p.m., Whitehall Museum House, 311 Berkeley Ave., Middletown. Come and enjoy the Christmas season with wassail, live period music and carols. Donations are welcome. www.WhitehallMuseumHouse.org

Newport Historical Society’s Holiday Open House, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Newport Colony House at the top of Washington Sq.  Tour the Newport Colony House before the Christmas in Newport Official Opening Ceremony and enjoy the sounds of 18th century caroling performed by costumed interpreters from the Second Massachusetts Regiment. Learn the origins of the songs and where they would have been sung.  Donations welcome. 401-846-0813 and 401-841-8770.

Advent Lessons and Carols at Zabriski Memorial Church of Saint John the Evangelist, , 5 pm, 61 Washington St. Atmospheric journey from twilightto light, traditional Advent readings, carols and hymns.  Child friendly ages 5yrs  plus. Incense free.  parishoffice@saintjohns-newport.org

Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 12th to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 13th. Register your home or business at info@christmasinnewport.org. Categories are: Residential, Restaurant, Bed & Breakfast and Commercial. Please List: Category, Name, Address and DOOR COLOR. Please use natural materials/decorations.

December 2nd – Monday

Newport Historical Society Road to Independence Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. Riots and rebellions, enemies and allies. Learn about Newport’s role in the American Revolution. $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online http://www.newporthistorytours.org.

Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 12th to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 13th. Register your home or business at info@christmasinnewport.org. Categories are: Residential, Restaurant, Bed & Breakfast and Commercial. Please List Category, Name, Address and DOOR COLOR. Please use natural materials/decorations.

December 3rd – Tuesday

Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 12h to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 13th. Register your home or business at info@christmasinnewport.org. Categories are: Residential, Restaurant, Bed & Breakfast and Commercial. Please List Category, Name, Address and DOOR COLOR. Please use natural materials/decorations.

December 4th – Wednesday

Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 12th to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 13th. Register your home or business at info@christmasinnewport.org. Categories are: Residential, Restaurant, Bed & Breakfast and Commercial. Please List Category, Name, Address and DOOR COLOR. Please use natural materials/decorations.

December 5th – Thursday

12th Annual Singing for the Shelter, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Channing Church, 135 Pelham St. 6:30-9:30 p.m.. M any local musicians coming together to raise funds for our local homeless shelters. Admission: $25.00.  For information: MGorman20@cox.net or call 401-835-7209 for tickets. Tickets also available at Lucy’s Hearth, 19 Valley Rd., Middletown *Children with an adult are free. 

Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 12th to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 13th. Register your home or business at info@christmasinnewport.org. Categories are: Residential, Restaurant, Bed & Breakfast and Commercial. Please List Category, Name, Address and DOOR COLOR. Please use natural materials/decorations.

December 6th – Friday

Newport Historical Society Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished. Find out why this colony was known as “Rogues Island”. $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets  online /www.newporthistorytours.org.

Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 12th to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 13th. Register your home or business at info@christmasinnewport.org. Categories are: Residential, Restaurant, Bed & Breakfast and Commercial. Please List Category, Name, Address and DOOR COLOR. Please use natural materials/decorations.

Annual Newport Hospital Auxiliary Holiday Shopping Event, 1-7 p.m. At the Middletown Columbus Club, 7 Valley Rd, Middletown. Local artisans and scrumptious baked goods. 401-845-1638. JSBALLARD2002@yahoo.com or LCARPENTER24@cox.net .

Newport Historical Holiday Lantern Walking Tour, 4:00 p.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. Hear the history of early American Holiday tradidiond on an evening walking tour. Learn hoe colonial Newporters recognized (or didn’t) the holidays. $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online http://www.newporthistorytours.org.

December 7th – Saturday

19th Annual Lucy’s Hearth Designer Wreath Sale, 9-12 p.m., Rotunda at Easton’s Beach. Christmas wreaths and table top decorations created by designers, artists, gardeners and florists from the community. Also gourmet sweets bake sale. All proceeds go to Lucy’s Hearth. 401-847-2021.

St. Paul’s Methodist Church Christmas Bazaar, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 2 Marlborough St. Free.

Potter League Artisan Craft Fair, 10 a.m.-4 pm, 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown. Holiday gifts made locally including pottery, jewelry, pet gifts, soaps, clothing and more. Free admission. www.potterleague.org

Newport Historical Society Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. Hear stories of religious diversity and entrepreneurship during Newport’s Colnial era.$15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online www.newporthistorytours.org.

Annual Newport Hospital Auxiliary Holiday Shopping Event, 9 a.m-3 p.m. At the Middletown Columbus Club, 7 Valley Rd, Middletown. Local artisans and scrumptious baked goods. 401-845-1638. JSBALLARD2002@yahoo.com or LCARPENTER24@cox.net .

A Rough Point Holiday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Rough Point Museum, 680 Bellevue Ave. Experience the holiday traditions and winter caretaking practices at Rough Point. Rooms of the museum will be spruced up for the Christmas holiday while other rooms will be cloaked in their winter coverings. Together, these spaces tell the story of Doris Dukes holiday traditions and the off-season routines of one of Newport’s sumer cottages. 30 minute guided tours offered throughout the day. Adults $10, children 12 years and under, Free. Tickets available at the door, no advance reservations necessary.  847-8344. www.newportrestoration.org

Trinity Church Christmas Silver Tea, 1-4 p.m., Honyman Hall, Trinity Church, Queen Anne Sq. Delightful afternoon tea featuring live music, seasonal wreaths, greens, ornaments, hostess & holiday gifts. $12 per person. 846-0660. www.trinitynewport.org

Newport County Orchestra in Concert, 3 p.m., Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St. Classical and Holiday music sponsored by the Salve Regina University Music Dept. admission $10, seniors/students $8 . 401-341-2295. www.salve.edu/music-theater-and-dance

Newport Historical Holiday Lantern Walking Tour, 4:00 p.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. Hear the history of early American Holiday tradidiond on an evening walking tour. Learn hoe colonial Newporters recognized (or didn’t) the holidays. $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online http://www.newporthistorytours.org.

A Musical Christmas presented by Newport Music Festival, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Emmanuel Church, 4 Dearborn St., Concert will feature musicians from the Newport Music Festival and many community arts partners. Adults $30,  Parishioners $10 and Children $5. info: 401-846-6523.  www.newportmusic.org. or email tneal@newportmusic.org

49th Annual Bowen’s Wharf Tree Lighting and Open House, America’s Cup Ave., Frosty the Snowman and caroling starting at 4:30p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus. Live music and tree lighting at 6:00 p.m.. Free. (401) 849-3478. www.bowenswharf.com

Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 12th to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 13th. Register your home or business at info@christmasinnewport.org. Categories are: Residential, Restaurant, Bed & Breakfast and Commercial. Please List Category, Name, Address and DOOR COLOR. Please use natural materials/decorations.

December 8th – Sunday

Newport Historical Society Golden to Guilded Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. From Newport’s Colonial Golden Age to Guilded Age summer colony, discover the transformation of the city and it’s people. $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online www.newporthistorytours.org.

Visit with Santa Claus at Marble House, Noon – 3:00 pm, Bellevue Ave. The jolly old elf will visit with children and hear their Christmas wish list. Bring the kids and your camera for a  great photo op! (401) 847-1000. www.newportmansions.org

Traditional Christmas Tea at St. Columba’s Chapel Parish Hall, ‘An  Oasis of calm in a busy season’, 2-4 p.m.,Seatings at 2 & 3 pm, 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown.  Gift shop. $12 adults, $6 children under 12. 847-5571. www.stcolumbaschapel.org

Newport Community Band/Salve Regina Jazz Ensemble in Concert, 3 p.m., Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St. SRU Newport Community Band, Jazz Ensemble, performing holiday favorites. admission $10, seniors/students $8 . 401-341-2295. www.salve.edu/music-theater-and-dance

A Musical Christmas presented by Newport Music Festival, 3 p.m. Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St.,  Concert will feature musicians from the Newport Music Festival and many community arts partners. Adults $30,  Parishioners $10 and Children $5. info: 401-846-6523.  www.newportmusic.org. or email tneal@newportmusic.org

Music of the Christmas Season, 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Broadway at Everett St. Music and carols reflecting the joy and wonder of Christmas. Free. 847-1749. secretary@FPCNEWPORT.ORG.  

December 9th – Monday

Newport Historical Society Road to Independence Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. Riots and rebellions, enemies and allies. Learn about Newport’s role in the American Revolution. $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online http://www.newporthistorytours.org.

Caroling on Broadway, 3 p.m. Meet at the steps of the Colony House, Washington Sq. Join the Thompson Middle School Chorus, Christopher “Kari” Carbone and the Off Broadway Neighborhood Association and go caroling along Broadway to Equality Park. Free. www.obna@amyhoag.com

Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 12th to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 13th. Register your home or business at info@christmasinnewport.org. Categories are: Residential, Restaurant, Bed & Breakfast and Commercial. Please List Category, Name, Address and DOOR COLOR. Please use natural materials/decorations.

December 10th – Tuesday

Christmas at the Inns, Holiday Bed and Breakfast Tour, Inns open for tour from 1-5 p.m., tickets at Francis Malbone House Inn, 392 Thames St. or go to malboneinnkeeper@gmail.com for information.$25 for all inns. 401-846-0392. All proceeds to benefit Lucy’s Hearth.

Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 12th to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 13th. Register your home or business at info@christmasinnewport.org. Categories are: Residential, Restaurant, Bed & Breakfast and Commercial. Please List Category, Name, Address and DOOR COLOR. Please use natural materials/decorations.

December 11th – Wednesday

Christmas at the Inns, Holiday Bed and Breakfast Tour, Inns open for tour from 3-7 p.m., tickets at Francis Malbone House Inn, 392 Thames St. or go to malboneinnkeeper@gmail.com for information.$25 for all inns. 401-846-0392. All proceeds to benefit Lucy’s Hearth.

WADK Radio Annual Christmas Concert,, 7:00 pm. Newport Marriot, 25 America’s Cup Ave. Larry Brown Swinglane Orchestra and Jamestown Community Chorus. Free but donations of non-perishable food items for the Martin Luther King Center appreciated.  401-846-1540.   www.WADK.com or bangel@3gbroadcasting.com

Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 12th to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 13th. Register your home or business at info@christmasinnewport.org. Categories are: Residential, Restaurant, Bed & Breakfast and Commercial. Please List Category, Name, Address and DOOR COLOR. Please use natural materials/decorations.

December 12th – Thursday

December Newport Gallery Night, holiday themed art shows during an evening tour of local galleries, museums, and cultural organizations in Newport and Middletown. 5-8 p.m. Free. 401-935-8591. More information at info@newportgalleries.org or info@cadeauxdumonds.com

Newport Art Museum Marketplace, 5-8 p.m. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave. Do your shopping right at the Museum where you find work from emerging and established artists alike. Ceramics, paintings, wearable arts, ornaments and more. 401-848-8200. www.newportartmuseum.org

Student’s Impressions of Christmas in Newport, 5:30 pm, Newport Yacht Club, 110 Long Wharf. Students K-12 art exhibit, commemorative Christmas in Newport postmark by United States Postal Service. Free, light refreshments. 846-9410 www.clubstweard@newportyachtclub.org

Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, DEADLINE IS TODAY to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 13th. Register your home or business at info@christmasinnewport.org. Categories are: Residential, Restaurant, Bed & Breakfast and Commercial. Please List Category, Name, Address and DOOR COLOR. Please use natural materials/decorations.

December 13th – Friday

Newport Art Museum Marketplace, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave. Do your shopping right at the Museum where you find work from emerging and established artists alike. Ceramics, paintings, wearable arts, ornaments and more. 401-848-8200. www.newportartmuseum.org

Newport Historical Society Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished. Find out why this colony was known as “Rogues Island”. $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets  online /www.newporthistorytours.org.

Newport Historical Holiday Lantern Walking Tour, 4:00 p.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. Hear the history of early American Holiday tradidiond on an evening walking tour. Learn hoe colonial Newporters recognized (or didn’t) the holidays. $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online http://www.newporthistorytours.org.

Christmas at Mt. Zion, 7:00 pm, Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, 101 Van Zandt Ave. An evening of old and new sacred and secular Christmas music by the Voices of Unity/RPM Voices of Rhode Island. Free will offering. www.mtzion1845@yahoo.com

Christmas in Song by the Newport Navy Choristers,  7:30 p.m., St. Lucy’s Church, 909 West Main Rd., Middletown. Concert to benefit Lingkod Timog charitable, educational and cultiural outreach programs in the U.S. and the Phillipines. Admission $15 adults, $10 seniors and children, $30  families. 401-849-1135. www.newportnavychorusters.org

St. George’s School Service of Lessons & Carols, 372 Purgatory Rd., Middletown, 7:30 p.m. The birth of Jesus is told by lesson and song. Congregational singing and carols by the school choir and hand bell choir. Free. www.stgeorges.edu

December 14th -Saturday

Newport Art Museum Marketplace, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave. Do your shopping right at the Museum where you find work from emerging and established artists alike. Ceramics, paintings, wearable arts, ornaments and more. 401-848-8200. www.newportartmuseum.org

Gingerbread Story Time, 10 a.m., Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St. Children ages 1-5 years old and a caregiver. A special gingerbread themed story time and crafts. Held in the John Clarke Children’s Program Room. No registration required. Free. 401-847-8720 X 204  cgould@newportlibrary.org

Pet Photos with Santa at the Potter League for Animals, 11 a.m.-4 pm, 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown. Make a memory and get a picture of your pet with Santa for a donation of $10. www.potterleague.org

Newport Historical Society Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. Hear stories of religious diversity and entrepreneurship during Newport’s Colnial era.$15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online www.newporthistorytours.org.

Family Movie, The Grinch (2018), 2:30 p.m., Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St. Families and children ages 6-12 years old. Join us for a re-telling of the classic Dr. Seuss tale about a grumpy old creature living on Mt. Crumpet who can’t stand to see his neighbors in Whoville enjoying themselves. Free. 401-847-8720 X 204  cgould@newportlibrary.org

Newport Historical Holiday Lantern Walking Tour, 4:00 p.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. Hear the history of early American Holiday tradidiond on an evening walking tour. Learn hoe colonial Newporters recognized (or didn’t) the holidays. $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online http://www.newporthistorytours.org.

Christmas Open House at the  Irish Museum, 12:00 noon – 4:30 p.m. at the Museum of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center, 648 Lower Thames Street. Free. View the exhibits while enjoying Celtic holiday music, eggnog and cookies. Free admission. Celtic-inspired bracelets and lapel pins available for sale with proceeds to benefit the Museum. 3:30-4:30 p.m., caroling by the Ancient Order of Hibernians Men Singers. For more information visit: www.NewportIrishHistory.org/events.htm or contact  NewportIrishHistory@gmail.com

Caroling and Crafting at Emmanuel Church, 2:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St. Enjoy a festive afternoon with free popcorn and hot chocolate. Families and all ages welcome. Free. 401-847-0675  NewportCountyYouthChorus@gmail.com

Christmas in Sign by the James L. Maher Center, 5-7 pm, Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St. Christmas songs done in sign language. Free event. donations accepted 401-846-4600 X3121. www.mahercenter.org

Salve Regina Christmas Choral Concert,  7:30 p.m. Great Hall of Ochre Court, 100 Ochre Point Ave. Featured groups will include University Chorus, Madrigals Chorus, and a cappella groups. Admission:  $10 general, $8 students and seniors, SRU students Free with ID. For Tickets;:401-341-2295. STJEAND@Salve.EDU.

 A Rough Point Holiday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Rough Point Museum, 680 Bellevue Ave. Experience the holiday traditions and winter caretaking practices at Rough Point. Rooms of the museum will be spruced up for the Christmas holiday while other rooms will be cloaked in their winter coverings. Together, these spaces tell the story of Doris Dukes holiday traditions and the off-season routines of one of Newport’s sumer cottages. 30 minute guided tours offered throughout the day. Adults $10, children 12 years and under, Free. Tickets available at the door, no advance reservations necessary.  847-8344. www.newportrestoration.org

December 15th – Sunday

St. Peterburg (Russian) Men’s Ensemble in Concert, 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 pm. Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St. This male quartet will present a dazzling concert of Russian choral music, folk songs, and popular music spannng centuries. Free at 10 a.m. and $20.00 suggested donation for the 2 p.m. concert. Free parking in the lot across from the church. 401-847-0675. www.emmanuelnewport.org.

Newport Historical Society Golden to Guilded Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. From Newport’s Colonial Golden Age to Guilded Age summer colony, discover the transformation of the city and it’s people. $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online www.newporthistorytours.org.

Visit with Santa Claus at The Elms, Noon – 3:00 pm, Bellevue Ave. The jolly old elf will visit with children and hear their Christmas wish list. Bring the kids and your camera for a  great photo op! (401) 847-1000. www.newportmansions.org

Christmas Open House at Glen Manor House, 2-4 p.m. 3 Frank Cohelo Dr., Portsmouth info@glenmanorhouse.com

Salve Regina Christmas Choral Concert,  3 p.m. Great Hall of Ochre Court, 100 Ochre Point Ave. Featured groups will include University Chorus, Madrigals Chorus, and a cappella groups. Admission:  $10 general, $8 students and seniors, SRU students Free with ID. For Tickets;:401-341-2295. STJEAND@Salve.EDU.

A Live Nativity at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 4:00 p.m., 525 Broadway, Dress up and be part of the Live Nativity, crafts, refreshments, photo opportunities, 5:45 p.m. sing your favorite carols with the angels. In the event of inclement weather, activities will be held inside. Free. Pastorstpetersri@gmail.com

December 16th – Monday

Newport Historical Society Road to Independence Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. Riots and rebellions, enemies and allies. Learn about Newport’s role in the American Revolution. $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online http://www.newporthistorytours.org.

December 17th – Tuesday

108th Annual Medieval Christmas Pageant,, St. George’s School Chapel, 372 Purgatory Rd., Middletown, 7:30 p.m. Candlelit service of the portrayal of the Christmas story. Free. 842-6736. www.stgeorges.edu

December 18th – Wednesday

Wednesday Family Fun: Winter Tree Craft, 4 p.m., Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St. Children ages 5-12 years old and an adult. Join us to make 3D foam tree decoration with a wintry look. Held in the John Clarke Children’s Program Room. Registration required and will begin Tuesday, Dec. 3rd. Free. Sign up on line at the libraries web site:www.newportlibraryri.org

December 20th – Friday

Reindeer Party 10:30 a.m., Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St. Children ages 2-4 years old and a caregiver. Enjoy Reindeer Crafts, activities and a reindeer snack. Held in the John Clarke Children’s Program Room. No registration required. Free. 401-847-8720 X 204  cgould@newportlibrary.org

Newport Historical Society Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished. Find out why this colony was known as “Rogues Island”. $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets  online /www.newporthistorytours.org.

Newport Historical Holiday Lantern Walking Tour, 4:00 p.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. Hear the history of early American Holiday tradidiond on an evening walking tour. Learn hoe colonial Newporters recognized (or didn’t) the holidays. $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online http://www.newporthistorytours.org.

December 21st – Saturday

A Rough Point Holiday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Rough Point Museum, 680 Bellevue Ave. Experience the holiday traditions and winter caretaking practices at Rough Point. Rooms of the museum will be spruced up for the Christmas holiday while other rooms will be cloaked in their winter coverings. Together, these spaces tell the story of Doris Dukes holiday traditions and the off-season routines of one of Newport’s sumer cottages. 30 minute guided tours offered throughout the day. Adults $10, children 12 years and under, Free. Tickets available at the door, no advance reservations necessary.  847-8344. www.newportrestoration.org

Newport Historical Society Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. Hear stories of religious diversity and entrepreneurship during Newport’s Colnial era.$15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online www.newporthistorytours.org.

Newport Historical Holiday Lantern Walking Tour, 4:00 p.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. Hear the history of early American Holiday tradidiond on an evening walking tour. Learn hoe colonial Newporters recognized (or didn’t) the holidays. $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online http://www.newporthistorytours.org.

December 22nd – Sunday

Newport Historical Society Golden to Guilded Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. From Newport’s Colonial Golden Age to Guilded Age summer colony, discover the transformation of the city and it’s people. $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online www.newporthistorytours.org.

December 23rd – Monday

Newport Historical Society Road to Independence Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. Riots and rebellions, enemies and allies. Learn about Newport’s role in the American Revolution. $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online http://www.newporthistorytours.org.

December 24th – Tuesday

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES ISLAND CHURCHES

December 25th – Wednesday

JOYOUS CHRISTMAS TO ALL

December 27th – Friday

Newport Historical Society Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished. Find out why this colony was known as “Rogues Island”. $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets  online /www.newporthistorytours.org.

Newport Historical Holiday Lantern Walking Tour, 4:00 p.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. Hear the history of early American Holiday tradidiond on an evening walking tour. Learn hoe colonial Newporters recognized (or didn’t) the holidays. $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online http://www.newporthistorytours.org.

December 28th – Saturday

48th Annual Christmas in Newport Candlelight Tour of Historic Private Homes, 4-7 p.m. $3 per home, payable at the door of each home. No advance reservations are necessary. Listing of homes and addresses will be available after December 15th at www.christmasinnewport.org and at the Newport Visitor Information Center. Note: No children under 10 years old and no high heel shoes please.

 A Rough Point Holiday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Rough Point Museum, 680 Bellevue Ave. Experience the holiday traditions and winter caretaking practices at Rough Point. Rooms of the museum will be spruced up for the Christmas holiday while other rooms will be cloaked in their winter coverings. Together, these spaces tell the story of Doris Dukes holiday traditions and the off-season routines of one of Newport’s sumer cottages. 30 minute guided tours offered throughout the day. Adults $10, children 12 years and under, Free. Tickets available at the door, no advance reservations necessary.  847-8344. www.newportrestoration.org

Newport Historical Society Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. Hear stories of religious diversity and entrepreneurship during Newport’s Colnial era.$15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online www.newporthistorytours.org.

Newport Historical Holiday Lantern Walking Tour, 4:00 p.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. Hear the history of early American Holiday tradidiond on an evening walking tour. Learn hoe colonial Newporters recognized (or didn’t) the holidays. $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online http://www.newporthistorytours.org.

December 29th – Sunday

Newport Historical Society Golden to Guilded Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. From Newport’s Colonial Golden Age to Guilded Age summer colony, discover the transformation of the city and it’s people. $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online www.newporthistorytours.org.

December 30th – Monday

Newport Historical Society Road to Independence Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. Riots and rebellions, enemies and allies. Learn about Newport’s role in the American Revolution. $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online http://www.newporthistorytours.org.

ADDITIONAL ATTRACTIONS

Newport Harbor Illuminated Holiday Harbor Lights Boat Parade, Nov. 29th, 6:15 p.m. View the parade from Newport Yacht Club (Open to the Public), Bowen’s Wharf, Bannister’s Wharf, and all points around Newport Harbor. Watch boats compete for prizes including: Best decorated sailboat, best decorated power boat, best decorated fishing Boat, best decorated porch and dock and Most team spirit. For information call 845-5815. Bring a non-perishable food item to Newport Yacht Club for the Martin Luther King Center.

Newport Nutcracket at Rosecliff, Nov. 23-30, Various times. Island Moving Company’s 17th annual holiday traditional ballet performed throughout the first floor of Rosecliff. $60 for children 6 and older. Adults $95-$160. 401-8479-4470, reservations suggested www.islandmovingco.org

Company’s 17th annual holiday traditional ballet performed throughout the first floor of Rosecliff. $60 for children 6 and older. Adults $95-$160. 401-8479-4470, reservations suggested www.islandmovingco.org


Museum and Shop at the Brick Market, 127 Thames St., open daily 10 a.m. in December (closed 2:00p.m. on 12/24 and 12/31. Closed 12/25, and  New Year’s Day). Award winning museum offers an introduction to Newport’s history and architecture from the 1600s through the Gilded Age. Donation suggested. Holiday gifts related to Newport’s history. 841-8770. www.newporthistory.org/museum-shop/museum-of-newport-history

Guided Tours of Fort Adams, Fort dams State Park, 80 Fort Adams Drive (Visitor Center), Daily through January 1st. Hour long guided tours of the historic fort including access into the tunels. Weekday tours at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m., Weekends hourly from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., and December 21st – January 1st, hourly 10 a.m. – 3  p.m. $15 adults, $8 youth (discounts available). 401-841-0707.  www.fortadams.org


Holiday Lantern Walking Tours, 4:00 p.m., sponsored by the Newport Historical Society. Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28. 4:00 pm Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. Hear the history of early American holiday traditions on an evening walking tour. Learn how Colonial Newporters recognized (or didn’t) the holidays. $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets  online www.newporthistorytours.org.


Newport Historical Society Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28. Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. Hear stories of religious diversity and entrepreneurship during Newport’s Colnial era.$15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online www.newporthistorytours.org.


Newport Historical Society Golden to Guilded Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. From Newport’s Colonial Golden Age to Guilded Age summer colony, discover the transformation of the city and it’s people. $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online www.newporthistorytours.org.


Newport Historical Society Road to Independence Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. Riots and rebellions, enemies and allies. Learn about Newport’s role in the American Revolution. $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online http://www.newporthistorytours.org.


Christmas on Historic Hill: A service of Lessons and Carols, 4 p.m., January 5th. Trinity Episcopal Church, Queen Anne Sq. Trinity’s Masterful Choir joined by voices from throughout the community in a candlelight church. All are welcome as we continue our Christmas celebrations. Hear again the message of the angels: The Savior is born! 401-846-0660, ext. 202. http://www.trinitynewport.org.


Newport Historical Society Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27. Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished. Find out why this colony was known as “Rogues Island”. $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets  online /www.newporthistorytours.org.


Holiday Evening Duet at The Elms and Marble House, Dec 21. Enjoy two houses for the price of one. 6-9 p.m. Take a leisurely self-guided evening stroll through both Marble House and The Elms, enjoy live holiday music and refreshments. Members/Adults $30 in advance, $35 day of, non-members $38 and $48 day of, children 6-17 yrs. $10 in advance, $15 day of. 847-1000 for reservations. www.newportmansions.org.


Holiday Evenings at The Breakers, Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14, 28, Live holiday music and refreshments. Members/adults $30 in advance and $35 day of, non-members $38 in advance and $48 day of, children 6-17 yrs. $10 in advance, $15 day of. 847-1000 for reservations. www.newportmansions.org.


Preservation Society of Newport County, The Breakers, The Elms, & Marble House, Nov. 23rd- Jan 1st. Three magnificantly decorated houses adorned with period-inspired ornaments, elaborate yuletide decorations, fresh flowers, trees, wreaths and garlands. The Breakers 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and The Elms & Marble House 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Houses and grounds close at 5 p.m. Admission, all three houses $35 adult, children 6-17 yrs. $10, members free. 847-1000 for reservations.  www.newportmansions.org.

The Colony House on Washington Square is decorated on the exterior by the Newport Garden Club.

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