Ahead of the upcoming busy holiday season, we checked in with Hotel Viking to see what was happening, new, and to do at their hotel that might be noteworthy and valuable to our readers.

Full disclosure: Hotel Viking is a current advertiser and supporter of What’s Up Newp’s. We share this content today not for that reason, we share it because we believe that it is valuable and fun information to pass on.

Without further ado, here’s a look at some of the things happening at the historic hotel over the next few weeks.

Thanksgiving Festivities at One Bellevue: One Bellevue and Hotel Viking are open on Turkey Day and offering a Thanksgiving Grand Buffet and Plated Dinner for friends and family looking to come together over an incredible meal.

Thanksgiving Grand Buffet, Bellevue BallroomNovember 28, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Menu highlights include roasted natural turkey, cornbread and linguica stuffing, sweet potato casserole, carving stations, desert favorites, and more.

Price: Adults – $89, Children (ages 6-12)- $34, Children 5 & Under Free

Thanksgiving Dinner at One Bellevue: November 28, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Includes appetizer & dessert display station, plated Thanksgiving dinner, and a “Welcome Glass” of Rose Champagne.

Price: Adults – $55, Children- $25

Hotel Viking’s Annual Tree Lighting: December 6, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM, Hotel Viking Courtyard

Join us for the Annual Tree Lighting at Hotel Viking complete with cinnamon cider, glühwein, cookies, carolers and gifts for all. Make sure to be on your best behavior as Santa will be there checking his list twice!

Nutcracker Tea at Hotel Viking, December 14-16 & 21-23,  3:00 PM- 5:00 PM, One Bellevue Restaurant

Celebrate the Holiday Season with Nutcracker Tea service at One Bellevue Restaurant. Enjoy sweet bites and seasonal teas.

$45.00 Per Person, 24HR in advance reservation required.

Brunch with Santa, December 22, 2019, 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM, One Bellevue Restaurant

Come dine with the big man himself at One Bellevue Restaurant. Enjoy a delicious prefixed brunch menu and photo opportunities in Santa’s Workshop at Hotel Viking!

Tickets: $65.00 for Adults, $30.00 for Children + First Responders will receive 50% Off their ticket, To make a reservation please call, 401-848-4824.

Visit www.hotelviking.com for more information on the hotel or any event.

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