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Photo Credit: Preservation Society of Newport County

Christmas at the Newport Mansions is just a few days away, and The Preservation Society of Newport County has been busy decking the halls of The Elms, The Breakers and Marble House with spectacular decorations for the holidays.

The celebration begins Saturday, November 23, and continues through January 1. These historic mansions will be filled with thousands of poinsettias, fresh flowers, evergreens and wreaths as well as 28 Christmas trees professionally decorated to reflect the magnificent decor in many of the rooms. White candles in the windows and dining tables set with period silver and china will complete the elegant setting.

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, Mass.; Marble House by Judy Lopes of Bristol, R.I.; and The Elms by students in the Culinary Arts Program at Bristol Community College in Fall River, Mass.

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 1, Santa will visit The Breakers, then Marble House on Sunday, December 8, and The Elms on Sunday, December 15. Each of Santa’s visits will take place from noon to 3 p.m. and is included in tour admission.

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 30, December 7, December 14 and December 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. The special Holiday Evening Duet at The Elms and Marble House takes place on Saturday, December 21, from 6 to 9 p.m.

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

Source: Preservation Society of Newport County