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🌙 Today is Tuesday, December 20. The last full day of fall, as the Winter Solstice begins at 4:47 pm tomorrow. In honor of the Winter Solstice, the Tiverton Land Trust will host a Winter Solstice Tree Lighting tomorrow, the shortest day of the year, at Pardon Gray. Read More

🎥 The Christmas movie fun continues at The JPT this week with a screening of Die Hard tonight, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation tomorrow night, The Santa Clause on Thursday, and White Christmas on Friday. More Info

🥡 499 E. Main Road (currently The Food Shack) is available for lease. The “beautifully designed turnkey restaurant” is available now for $8,000/month plus utilities.

🎖️ Soldiers from Rhode Island are sending holiday greetings back home from overseas, where they are currently deployed on various missions. Watch

🗓️ Newport is gearing up for a year full of exciting events in 2023, starting with the annual Newport Polar Bear Plunge on January 1. Save the date for these 30+ events in 2023.

🎉 No matter how you choose to spend your New Year’s Eve, Newport has something for everyone to ring in 2023 in style → What’s Up on New Year’s Eve in Newport

🎄 You can look forward to a beautiful Christmas Day in Newport, with mostly sunny skies and a high of 29 degrees forecast for the holiday. The west wind is expected to blow at a comfortable 15 to 18 mph, making for perfect outdoor holiday activity weather.

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What’s Up Today

Expect sunny skies and pleasant temperatures today, with a high of 40 degrees Fahrenheit and a low of 26 degrees Fahrenheit tonight. The northwest wind will blow at 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Marine conditions will also be favorable, with NNW winds ranging from 7 to 12 kt and seas at 1 ft or less. Tonight, winds will shift to the north at 5 to 7 kt, with mostly clear skies and calm seas. The coastal water temperature is a chilly 47 degrees Fahrenheit.

Sunrise will occur at 7:07 am and sunset at 4:18 pm, providing approximately 9 hours and 10 minutes of sunlight. High tide will occur at 4:37 am and 5:01 pm, with low tide at 10:48 am and 10:30 pm. The moon will be in the waning crescent phase, with 25.7 days elapsed and 16% lighting.

Things To Do


  • Fifth Element: Randy Robbins from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center: She Said at 4 pm, Die Hard at 7:30 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: Trivia from 7 pm to 9 pm
  • Newport Playhouse: A Christmas for Carol at 11 am

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Things to do this week in and around Newport: Dec. 19 – 25

Things to do this week in and around Newport: Dec. 19 – 25

Winter Solstice Tree Lighting, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Party, Sparkling Lights at The Breakers, and more!