Here in Newport for the winter? Here are some of our top picks for what to do for the holidays…
Coming for a weekend? Click here is our guide on where to stay and eat.
Christmas in Newport
- Various locations throughout Newport
- December 1 – 31 2018
- For more information: Christmas in Newport
Christmas at the Newport Mansions
- The Breakers, The Elms, and The Marble House
- November 17 – January 1 2019
- Music, tours, and spectacular decorations highlight the celebration of Christmas at the Newport Mansions. The Preservation Society of Newport County invites you to make holiday memories with your family by visiting The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House this holiday season.
Annual Little Picture Show
- Spring Bull Studio & Gallery, Newport, RI
- November 3 – December 31, 2018
- For more information: Spring Bull Gallery
Holiday Wine Event
- Forty 1 North, Newport, RI
- December 3 – 30, 2018
- For more information: Holiday Wine
Cozy Cocktails by the Fire
- Vanderbilt Grill – 41 Mary Street, Newport, RI
- Daily: November 5 – December 31, 2018 – 5:00pm
- Stay warm by the fire while roasting marshmallows for s’mores and sipping warm signature cocktails!
Beer and Burger Night
- Every Tuesday at Brix – 909 East Main Road, Middletown, RI
- 5:00pm – 9:00pm
- Burger and Taproot Draft beer for $15
- For more information and a look at their menu: Brix
World Class Holiday Beer Tap Takeover @ Norey’s
- December 3 – 24, 2018
- Norey’s – 156 Broadway, Newport, RI
- Every weekday: 4:00pm – 11:30pm
The Bit Players
- Weekly on Friday and Saturday – 8:00pm
- Firehouse Theater – 4 Equality Park Place, Newport, RI
- Come see RI’s most award-winning comedy troupe as they hit the stage with their hilarious improv comedy show full of larger than life characters, hysterical musical numbers, and the quickest wit you’ll ever see. Inspired by audience suggestions, no two shows are ever the same!
- For tickets and more information: Firehouse Theater
Other Events Happening this Winter:
Fermentation Class: Holiday Pairings
- December 5, 2018
- Forty 1 North – Newport, RI
- 6:30pm – 8:30pm
- You are invited to join us at the Oval Bar on Wednesday evening to taste a selection of Holiday Wines.
- For tickets and more information: Forty 1 North Wine
A Musical Christmas
- December 8 – 9, 2018 – 7:30pm
- Where: 12 William Street – Newport, RI
- $25 Adults | $5 Children – Tickets and information
- This heartwarming Christmas concert, part of Christmas in Newport, will delight young and old!
Holiday Open House
- December 8, 2018
- Where: Redwood Library – Newport, RI
- Step through the Redwood’s doors from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm for our Holiday Open House. The Open House will feature Christmas carols performed by the Chariho High School choir, a pop-up exhibition of select treasures from our vault, Christmas book display, scavenger hunt, children’s craft and refreshments.
Broadway Holiday Walk-about
- Sunday, December 9, 2018 – 11:00 am to 4:30 pm.
- Get you in the holiday spirit all while strolling along Broadway and enjoying the local restaurants & merchants. There will be local & regional makers and merchants lining the sidewalk from Corner Cafe to Farewell for your shopping pleasure! All will culminate with the Newport City Hall Tree Lighting that will happen at 4:00 p.m.!
Photos with Santa!
- December 9, 2018
- Audrain Automobile Museum – Newport, RI
- 10:00am – 4:00pm
- Tickets can be purchased at the door.
WADK Christmas Concert
- December 12, 2018 – 7:00pm
- Newport Marriott Hotel – Newport, RI
- Free Admission – Non-perishable food items will be welcomed and passed on to the Martin Luther King Community Center.
Oceancliff Holiday Gala
- December 14, 2018
- 7:00pm – 11:00pm
- for more information and tickets: Oceancliff Holiday Gala
Santa Meet & Greet
- December 15, 2018
- The Kings Lens and Friends – 7 Carroll Avenue,Newport, RI
- 11:00am – 1:00pm
- The Kings Lens (Patrick Murphy) will be offering free photos for the groms with the big red man himself, while Harvest Market and The Coffee Guy have all your treats and hot beverage needs! Tree lighting will be happening at 1pm! Surfs up, Santa! Happy holidays!
Brunch with Santa
- December 16, 2018
- Hotel Viking – Newport, RI
- 10:00am – 2:00pm
Present Wrapping by the Midtown Elves
- December 17 – 24, 2018 – Noon – 5:00pm
- Midtown Oyster Bar – Newport, RI
- Bring your presents to Midtown and have the Midtown Elves wrap them for free while you dine!
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
- December 20, 2018 – 7:30pm
- Jane Pickens Theater – Newport, RI
- for tickets and more information: Jane Pickens Theater
New Years Eve Dinners and Events
Scarpetta – Gurney’s Newport Resort and Marina
- For more information and tickets: Scarpetta’s NYE
- For more information: Oceancliff NYE
Gurney’s New Years Eve Celebration
- for tickets and more information: Gurneys NYE
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