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Newport RI Calendar Full of Holiday Activities


Today I posted our thoughts on Things To Do in Newport, RI while staying during the holiday season.  After living in Newport for 9 years it still amazes me how many activities, events and attractions are available in our community each year.  View our full list of picks or visit to search through all the opportunities.

Remember that we can create custom getaway packages for your holiday stay in Newport.

Below are our top picks. Have some favorites of your own?  Leave me a note in the comments.  We hope to see you in Newport soon!

Christmas at the Newport Mansions

The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House decorated for the holidays, through January 4, 2009

Preservation Society of Newport County
Address: Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
Phone: 401-847-1000

Holiday Tabletops - Dec 5, 2008

6-9 p.m. The Newport Art Museum hosts Holiday Tabletops and an evening of wine tasting. Presented in association with Bellevue Wine and Spirits and the Newport Showhouse Guild, the evening features wines from around the world and showcases designer-created "Holiday Tabletops" on view throughout the Museum.

The Newport Art Museum
Address: 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
Phone: 401-848-8200

Victorian Christmas Feast - Dec 6, 2008

7pm. Step back in time with the Beechwood Theatre Company as they re-create St. Nicholas Day 1891. The three-hour event features a magnificent holiday dinner, breathtaking music, and the festive antics od the servants. Reservations required.

Astors' Beechwood Mansion
Address: 580 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
Phone: 401-846-3772

Bowen's Wharf Christmas Tree Lighting & Open House - Dec 6, 2008

Evening festivities begin with Frosty the Snowman at 4:30pm. Local musicians take stage at 5pm to lead the carol sing-a-longs. A City official lights the tree at 6pm and Santa & Mrs. Claus will "sail" into the basin as long as the weather is good. Otherwise, they'll find a land-based way of getting to Bowen's.

Rain or shine.

Bowen's Wharf Merchants Association
Address: Bowen's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
Phone: 401-849-2120

Holiday Evening at the Breakers - Dec 6, 2008

6pm-8pm. Holiday Evenings at the Newport Mansions provide a unique opportunity to see these historic houses in a different light.

Address: Ochre Point Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
Phone: 401-847-1000

New Year's Eve Gala - Dec 31, 2008

8:30pm-Midnight. Swing in the New Year in the Beechwood ballroom with the Beechwood Theatre Company! Enjoy live music, seated dinner, dancing, and champagne toast. Open bar. Reservations required.

Astors' Beechwood Mansion
Address: 580 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
Phone: 401-846-3772


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