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Christmas in Newport, RI

Posted by Darlene McKenzie

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 Here in Newport RI , the holiday season is magical, enchanting, enticing and so inspiring. Throughout December and January, come  experience the wonder of the Holiday Season with Christmas in Newport Ri! You'll be charmed by Newport’s unique atmosphere. Discover its many delightful neighborhoods as they come alive with the Holiday spirit. There’s a community collaboration on the island among residents, businesses and the city alike  in the decorating and illuminating of the island from early December till mid-January. Visit Christmas exhibitions, enjoy concerts, live performances and winter family activities, such as our outdoor skating rink.

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A stay in Newport is a  great way to say farewell  to the loss of summer and embrace the onset of winter with a two-week festival that celebrates the noncommercial traditions of the holiday season. Now in its 42nd year, the annual Christmas in Newport program boasts multiple activities for nearly each day of the December calendar.   For more information about Christmas in Newport, call us at (800)834-6865, or email innkeepers@ivylodge.com

Newport, Rhode Island, offers an unparalleled array of historic homes to explore this holiday season. And, without summer's restaurant lines and crowded beaches, Newport is perhaps an even more charming and peaceful getaway this time of year.

This time of the year, three mansions are operated by The Preservation Society of Newport County officially open for the holiday season on November 17, 2012. The BreakersThe Elms and Marble House will be decorated and open daily through January 1, 2013. Hours are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at The Elms and Marble House; The Breakers opens at 9 a.m. Plan to arrive before 4 p.m., when the final tour begins at each property. The houses are closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. On Christmas Eve, the 3 p.m. tour will be the last tour of the day at all three mansions.

Special Winter Passport tickets are available at any one of the houses, or they can be purchased at a discounted price When you book your stay at the Ivy Lodge Bed and Breakfast, this combination ticket for admission to all three houses is $25 for adults and $9 for children ages 6 to 17. Purchased separately, admission to The Breakers is $19.50 for adults, $5.50 for children 6-17. Tickets to view Marble House or The Elms are $14.50 for adults and $5.50 for children 6-17.  Call 1-800-834-6865 for more information.

For an extra special treat, plan to visit Newport's mansions during one of five special "Holiday Evenings at The Breakers" featuring live holiday music and elegant refreshments. The five "Holiday Evenings" are slated for Saturdays, November 24 and December 1, 8, 22 and 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. each evening. Tickets are $28 in advance or $35 at the door (if tickets remain) for adults and $10 for children ages 6 to 17. There will also be a Holiday Evening Duet event at The Elms and Marble House on Saturday, December 15, from 6 to 9 p.m., when guests can see two houses for the price of one and enjoy musical performances.

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So Book your stay, The Ivy Lodge Bed and breakfast is all dressed-up, the house is beautiful, with a festive atmosphere. Make your reservations early so that you have plenty of options and rates to choose from. Looking for an intimate setting to celebrate New years eve? When you book your New Eve's stay at the Ivy Lodge, we provide a complimentary New Year's Eve reception from 5PM to 7PM enjoy light repast in a beautiful setting.We still have availability for the New years weekend. So join us to ring in the New year and enjoy our  New Years Eve reception.

Ring in the New Year, meet new friends and enjoy light repast in a beautiful setting.

December 31, 2012 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm at Ivy Lodge Bed and Breakfast

  • Complimentary wine or Champagne

  • Hors d’oeuvres and sweet treats

  • Mingle with the guests and your innkeepers Darlene and Daryl McKenzie

  • Reflect on the past, look forward to the future and enjoy the present in the warmth of the Ivy Lodge with our most diverse and interesting guests.

  • Experience The New Year in one of the detail-filled guestrooms at the Ivy Lodge and share romantic memories to last a lifetime! The magic and special feelings you expect in a romantic Newport, RI getaway are guaranteed to be found, as well as, from the special attention you receive from the staff at The Ivy Lodge.

* This reception is exclusively catered to the guests staying at Ivy Lodge.


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