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Founded in 1971, Christmas in Newport began as a two-week festival that celebrated the noncommercial traditions of the holiday season. Now in its 46th year, the annual program boasts multiple activities for nearly each day of the December calendar.

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December 1st - Thursday

Official Opening of Christmas in Newport, 6:00 p.m., Washington Sq. Features proclamation from the Mayor, tree lighting, Newport Artillery cannon salute, live entertainment. Free. 849-6454. www.christmasinnewport.org
  Newport Historical Society’s Holiday Open House, 4-6 p.m., Newport Colony House at the top of Washington Sq. Tour the Colony House before the Christmas in Newport official opening ceremony, and join us for a revival of a Newport holiday tradition, a reading of The Christmas Tree Hessian. This tale by Cora Cheney explores life-and Christmas-in Revolutionary War era Newport through a child’s eyes. Donations welcome. 846-0813 and 841-8770.
  Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 8th to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 9th. Register your home or business at info@christmasinnewport.org. Categories are: Residential, Restaurant, Bed & Breakfast and Commercial. Please List Category, Name, Address and DOOR COLOR. Please use natural materials/decorations.
  Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave. Island Moving Company holiday ballet. Times vary. Admission TBA. 847-4470. www.islandmovingco.org

December 2nd - Friday

  Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 8th to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 9thth. Register your home or business at info@christmasinnewport.org. Categories are: Residential, Restaurant, Bed & Breakfast and Commercial. Please List Category, Name, Address and DOOR COLOR. Please use natural materials/decorations.
  Annual Newport Hospital Auxiliary Holiday Shopping Event, 9 a.m-4 p.m. At the Hill Courtyard at Newport Hospital Powell Ave. Handiwork and Craftsmanship of local artisans and employees. Bake Sale and Raffle. Proceeds will support Auxiliary patient programs. 845-1638.
  Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street. See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished. Find out why this colony was known as “Rogue’s Island.” Reservations Suggested. Walk in space may not be available. $15/adults; $10/NHS members and active duty military with ID. Weather permitting. Reservations: 846-0813 and 841-8770.
  Newport Holiday Lantern Walking Tour, 4 p.m., Departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street. Hear the history of early American holiday traditions on an evening walking tour. Learn how colonial Newporters recognized (or didn’t) the holidays. Reservations Required. Walk in space may not be available. $15/adults; $10/NHS members and active duty military with ID. $5 children ages 5 - 12. Weather permitting. Reservations: 846-0813 and 841-8770.
  The Salve Regina University Madrigal Chorus performs at Seaman's Church Institute, 4 p.m. 18 Market Sq. Free. 847-4260. www.seamansnewport.org
  Victorian Boutique Holiday Sale, 7-8:30 p.m., Edward King House, 35 King St. Unique shopping experience with special Victorian style gifts both old and new to satisfy the most discerining customer. Free admission. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC .846-7426. www.edwardkinghouse.org
  Mistletoe Madness at Glen Manor House, 7-11 p.m., 3 Frank Coelho Dr., Portsmouth. Cocktail reception, dancing, admission $65 per person. 401-683-4177 or email us at info@glenmanorhouse.com
  Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave. Island Moving Company holiday ballet. Times vary. Admission TBA. 847-4470. www.islandmovingco.org

December 3rd - Saturday

  16th Annual Lucy’s Hearth Designer Wreath Sale, 9-12 p.m., Rotunda at Easton’s Beach. Christmas wreaths and table top decorations created by designers, artists, gardeners and florists from the community. Also gourmet sweets bake sale. All proceeds go to Lucy’s Hearth. 847-2021.
  Colony House Site Tour, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street. Site Tour of the Historic Colony House. Reservations Suggested. Walk in space may not be available. $15/adults; $10/NHS members and active duty military with ID.  Subject to site and guide availability.Reservations: 846-0813 and 841-8770.
   Undecked Halls: Behind the Scenes at Doris Duke’s Mansion in Winter, Rough Point, 10a.m. – 3 p.m., 680 Bellevue Ave. Experience the quiet house, see the decorated staff wing, and hear about Miss Duke’s tropical holiday. Learn how Rough Point’s winter caretaking traditions have remained the same for the past half century. Tour the first floor and enjoy refreshments in the staff dining room, not normally open to the public. Tours offered every ˝ hour. Adults $10, children under 12 Free. 846-4152 x122. www.newportrestoration.org
   Christmas Tree & Wreath Sale to benefit Cluny School, 10am-7pm. IYRS parking lot, 449 Lower Thames Street. Fresh & fragrant 24-inch, double-faced Canadian balsam wreaths, lovingly hand-decorated by Cluny School parents. Free delivery with tree purchase to anywhere in Newport. Proceeds to benefit Cluny School, Newport’s only Catholic elementary school. For pricing and other info. go to http://clunyschool.org/christmas-tree-wreath-sale/ or phone 401-525-1980.
  Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street. Hear stories of religious diversity and entrepreneurship during Newport’s colonial era. Reservations Suggested. Walk in space may not be available. $15/adults; $10/NHS members and active duty military with ID. Weather permitting. Reservations Reservations: 846-0813 and 841-8770.
  Common Burying Ground Walking Tour, 11:00 a.m., Departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street. Hear stories of religious diversity and entrepreneurship during Newport’s colonial era. Reservations Suggested. Walk in space may not be available. $15/adults; $10/NHS members and active duty military with ID. Weather permitting. Reservations: 846-0813 and 841-8770.
  Trinity Christmas Silver Tea, 12-4 p.m., Honyman Hall, Trinity Church, Queen Anne Sq. Holiday high tea. $12. 862-4474.
Child Friendly Santa's Workshop, noon-3 p.m. Easton's Beach Rotunda Ballroom, 175 Memorial Blvd. Crafts, goodie bag, ride on Carousel and decorate cookies. $5 per child. 845-5800.www.cityofnewportn.com
  Newport County Orchestra Concert, 3 p.m., Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St. Classical and holiday music sponsored by the Salve Regina University Music Dept. $8 admission, $5 seniors, students. 401-341-2295, or email: vincent.mattera@salve.edu.
   Christmas Cards for Mariners, 2 – 4 p.m., 18 Market Sq. Drop in to warm up with hot chocolate and write a Christmas card to men and women serving on the seas this Christmas. Free. 847-4260. www.seamansnewport.org
  Newport Holiday Lantern Walking Tour, 4 p.m., Departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street. Hear the history of early American holiday traditions on an evening walking tour. Learn how colonial Newporters recognized (or didn’t) the holidays. Reservations Required. Walk in space may not be available. $15/adults; $10/NHS members and active duty military with ID. $5 children ages 5 - 12. Weather permitting. Reservations: 846-0813 and 841-8770.
Child Friendly 46th Annual Bowen’s Wharf Tree Lighting and Open House, America’s Cup Ave., Frosty the Snowman and caroling starting at 4:30p.m. Santa and tree lighting. Free. (401) 849-3478. info@bowenswharf.com
  Swanhurst Chorus Concert, 8 p.m. Emmanuel Church at the corner of Spring and Dearborn Streets. Swanhurst Chorus, Newport County’s standing choral ensemble for over 87 years, will offer “Beethoven’s Missa in C and other Works ” under the direction of conductor Edwin Milham.  Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and $10 for full-time students. For tickets or more information, call 401-682-1630 or visit www.Swanhurst.org
  Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 8th to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 9th. Register your home or business at info@christmasinnewport.org. Categories are: Residential, Restaurant, Bed & Breakfast and Commercial. Please List Category, Name, Address and DOOR COLOR. Please use natural materials/decorations.

December 4th - Sunday

  Colony House Site Tour, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street. Site Tour of the Historic Colony House. Reservations Suggested. Walk in space may not be available. $15/adults; $10/NHS members and active duty military with ID.  Subject to site and guide availability.Reservations: 846-0813 and 841-8770.
   Christmas Tree & Wreath Sale to benefit Cluny School, 10am-4pm. IYRS parking lot, 449 Lower Thames Street. Fresh & fragrant 24-inch, double-faced Canadian balsam wreaths, lovingly hand-decorated by Cluny School parents. Free delivery with tree purchase to anywhere in Newport. Proceeds to benefit Cluny School, Newport’s only Catholic elementary school. For pricing and other info. go to http://clunyschool.org/christmas-tree-wreath-sale/ or phone 401-525-1980.
  Golden to Gilded Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street. From Newport’s Colonial Golden Age to Gilded Age summer colony, discover the transformation of the city and its people. Reservations Suggested. Walk in space may not be available. $15/adults; $10/NHS members and active duty military with ID. Weather permitting. Reservations: 846-0813 and 841-8770.
Child Friendly Visit with Santa Claus at the Breakers noon-3 p.m., 44 Ochre Point Ave. The Jolly old elf will visit with children and hear their Christmas wish list. Refreshments. Regular daytime admission. For info 847-1000. www.newportmansions.org
  Christmas at Whitehall,  2-4 p.m., Whitehall Museum House, 311 Berkeley Ave., Middletown. Enjoy wassail and Christmas treats lwhile viewing 18th century Whitehall by candlelight. Sponsored by The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the state of RI. Free. 401-480-4183. www.whitehallmuseumhouse.org
  Newport Community Band Holiday Concert, 3 p.m., Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St. SRU Newport Community Band, Jazz Ensemble, and Flute Ensemble performing holiday favorites. Admission $8, $5 seniors, students. 401-341-2295, or email: davisp@salve.edu.
  The Rhode Island Civic Chorale and Orchestra, Conducted by Edw. Markward, 3 p.m., St. Joseph's Church, 5 Mann Ave., Bach's Christmas Oratorio (sung in English) with featured soloists. General Admission $30, Advance $27, Seniors $24, Students with Id $10. 401-521-5670. www.ricco.org
  Joint Advent Service of Lessons and Carols by the Combined choirs of St. John's Church and Emmanual Church, and Choristers of The Choir School of Newport County, 5 p.m., St. John the Evangelist, 61 Washington St. at Willow St. Free will offering. Incense free and Child Friendly for ages 5 and up. 401-848-2561. www.saintjohns-newport.org
  Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 8th to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 9th. Register your home or business at info@christmasinnewport.org. Categories are: Residential, Restaurant, Bed & Breakfast and Commercial. Please List Category, Name, Address and DOOR COLOR. Please use natural materials/decorations.

December 5th - Monday

  Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 8th to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 9th. Register your home or business at info@christmasinnewport.org. Categories are: Residential, Restaurant, Bed & Breakfast and Commercial. Please List Category, Name, Address and DOOR COLOR. Please use natural materials/decorations.
  Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street. See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished. Find out why this colony was known as “Rogue’s Island.” Reservations Suggested. Walk in space may not be available. $15/adults; $10/NHS members. Weather permitting. Reservations: 846-0813 and 841-8770.

December 6th - Tuesday

Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 8th to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 9th. Register your home or business at info@christmasinnewport.org. Categories are: Residential, Restaurant, Bed & Breakfast and Commercial. Please List Category, Name, Address and DOOR COLOR. Please use natural materials/decorations.

December 7th - Wednesday

Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 8th to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 9th. Register your home or business at info@christmasinnewport.org. Categories are: Residential, Restaurant, Bed & Breakfast and Commercial. Please List Category, Name, Address and DOOR COLOR. Please use natural materials/decorations.
  Holiday Caberet-Carrigan and Friends, 7 p.m., Edward King House, 35 King St. Special night of Holiday entertainment with 2016 Beach Idol winner Carrigan Nelson, Newport's Jimmy Winters, local favorites Ben O'Connor and more. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Suggested donation $10. 846-7426. www.edwardkinghouse.org

December 8th - Thursday

  Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 8th to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 9th. Register your home or business at info@christmasinnewport.org. Categories are: Residential, Restaurant, Bed & Breakfast and Commercial. Please List Category, Name, Address and DOOR COLOR. Please use natural materials/decorations.
  Newport Gallery Night 5-8 p.m., Member galleries, museums and cultural institutions are open and host special events, artists, demos, etc. Free. 401-935-8591. www.newportgalleries.org
  Lecture: The Creation of Rhode Island's Revolutionary Artillery Force, 5:30 p.m., Newport Historical Society, 82 Touro Street. On December 8, 1774, the Rhode Island Assembly voted to move the cannon from Newport's Fort George to Providence in order to "prevent their falling into the hands of the King." This was a signal event both in Rhode Island's break with royal authority and in the designation of a new capital. This talk explores those events and their consequences in the context of New England's move toward war in the fall of 1774. Reservations Suggested. Walk in space may not be available. $5 per person.  841-8770.
Child Friendly Student’s Impressions of Christmas in Newport 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Newport Yacht Club, 110 Long Wharf. Student K-12 art exhibit, commemorative Christmas in Newport postmark, United States Postal Service. Free, light refreshments. 846-9410. The US Post Office will display a sample of the artwork in the 320 Thames St. Main Lobby from Dec. 9-20th.
Child Friendly 9th Annual Singing for Shelter Acoustic Christmas Concert 7-9:30 p.m., Channing Church, 135 Pelham St. Various Local Musicians. For the benefit of Lucy's Hearth and the McKinney Shelter. $18 in advance, $20 at the door, (Children with an adult are free). Tickets, call 835-7209 or MGorman20@COX.NET .

December 9th - Friday

  Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street. See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished. Find out why this colony was known as “Rogue’s Island.” Reservations Suggested. Walk in space may not be available. $15/adults; $10/NHS members and active duty military with ID. Weather permitting. Reservations: 846-0813 and 841-8770.
  Newport Holiday Lantern Walking Tour, 4 p.m., Departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street. Hear the history of early American holiday traditions on an evening walking tour. Learn how colonial Newporters recognized (or didn’t) the holidays. Reservations Required. Walk in space may not be available. $15/adults; $10/NHS members and active duty military with ID. $5 children ages 5 - 12. Weather permitting. . Reservations: 846-0813 and 841-8770.
Child Friendly Cookies Decorating & Crafts for the Season, 5-7 p.m. Homewood Suites 348 West Main, Middletown.  Children ages 1 - 12. Enjoy decorating cookies and crafts with a holiday theme. FREE Event! Reservations are not required.
Christmas Concert: The Reason for the Season, 7 p.m., Mt. Zion A.M.E Church, 31-33 Van Zandt Ave., An evening of music and poetry by various local choirs and musicians. Free will offering. 849-3569. mtzionamel@verizon.net
Christmas in Song by the Newport Navy Choristers, 7:30 p.m., St. Lucy’s Church, 909 W. Main Rd., Middletown. Concert to benefit Dare to Dream Ranch. Admission $12 adults, children/seniors $8 849-1135. www.newportnavychoristers.org
  St. George’s School Service of Lessons & Carols, 372 Purgatory Rd., Middletown, 7:30 p.m. The birth of Jesus is told by lesson and song. Congregational singing and carols by the School choir. Free. 847-7565. www.stgeorges.edu
  Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 10 to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 11th. Register your home or business at info@christmasinnewport.org. Categories are: Residential, Restaurant, Bed & Breakfast and Commercial. Please List Category, Name, Address and DOOR COLOR. Please use natural materials/decorations.

December 10th - Saturday

  Colony House Site Tour, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street. Site Tour of the Historic Colony House. Reservations Suggested. Walk in space may not be available. $15/adults; $10/NHS members and active duty military with ID.  Subject to site and guide availability.Reservations: 846-0813 and 841-8770.
  Artisan Craft Fair & Boutique Sale at Potter League for Animals, 10-5 p.m. 87 Oliphant Ln. Middletown. 846-0592 X116. www.potterleahgue.org
  Christmas Treasures Artisan Show, 10 to 4 p.m., Trinity Chruch, One Queen Ann Square. An assortment of local artisans selling their wares. Free. 862-4474.
Child Friendly Christmas with the Whitehornes, 10-2 p.m., Whitehorne House, 416 Thames St. Step back in time and experience the traditional Christmas festivities of 1800's Newport. Receive a booklet of authentic recipes from Mrs. Whitehorne's own Sugar House Book. $8 adults, $5 for NHS members and military, 18 yrs and under free. www.newportrestoration.org
  UnDecked Halls: Behind the Scenes at Doris Duke’s Mansion in Winter, Rough Point, 10a.m. – 3 p.m., 680 Bellevue Ave. Experience the quiet house, see the decorated staff wing, and hear about Miss Duke’s tropical holiday. Learn how Rough Point’s winter caretaking traditions have remained the same for the past half century. Tour the first floor and enjoy refreshments in the staff dining room, not normally open to the public. Tours offered every ˝ hour. Adults $10, children under 12 Free. 846-4152 x122. www.newportrestoration.org
  Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street. Hear stories of religious diversity and entrepreneurship during Newport’s colonial era. Reservations Suggested. Walk in space may not be available. $15/adults; $10/NHS members and active duty military with ID. Weather permitting. Reservations: 846-0813 and 841-8770.
  The Emmanuel Church Handbell Choir performs at Seaman's Church Institute, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. 18 Market Sq. Free. 847-4260 www.seamansnewport.org
Child Friendly Santa Claus at Clock Tower Square, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 103 Clock Tower Square, West Main Road, (RT114), Portsmouth. A visit with Santa Claus and cookie decorating is offered. Sponsored by the Merchants at Clock Tower Sq. Free. For more info call 401-682-2272 or email DAWinthrop@cox.net
  Christmas Open House at the Irish Museum, 12:00 noon – 4:30 p.m. at the Museum of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center, 648 Lower Thames Street. Free. View the exhibits while enjoying Celtic holiday music, eggnog and cookies. Free admission. Celtic-inspired bracelets and lapel pins available for sale with proceeds to benefit the Museum. 3:30-4:30 p.m., caroling by the Ancient Order of Hibernians Men Singers. For more information visit: www.NewportIrishHistory.org/events.htm or contact  NewportIrishHistory@gmail.com
  House tour of Seaman's Church Institute, 12 p.m. 18 Market Sq. Behind the scenes tour of this 1930 waterfront institute, featuring the Chapel of the Sea which was designed and painted by the well-respected artist Durr Freedley, living in Newport in the early 1900s. Display exhibition, Wood, Wind and Water: The Genius of F. Spaulding Dunbar. Free. 847-4260 www.seamansnewport.org
  Christmas Choral Concert, 8 p.m., Ochre Court, 100 Ochre Point Ave. Performances by the Salve Regina Chorus and Madrigals. $8 general admission, $5 seniors, students. 401-341-2295.stjeand@salve.edu
  Newport Holiday Lantern Walking Tour, 4 p.m., Departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street. Hear the history of early American holiday traditions on an evening walking tour. Learn how colonial Newporters recognized (or didn’t) the holidays. Reservations Required. Walk in space may not be available. $15/adults; $10/NHS members and active duty military with ID. $5 children ages 5 - 12. Weather permitting. Reservations: 846-0813 and 841-8770.
Child Friendly Holiday Movie Night. 5-7 p.m. Hampton Inn & Suites 317 West Main, Middletown.  Children ages 1 - 12. Enjoy a holiday movie, popcorn and make your own hot cocoa bar. FREE Event! Reservations are not required.

December 11th - Sunday

  Colony House Site Tour, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street. Site Tour of the Historic Colony House. Reservations Suggested. Walk in space may not be available. $15/adults; $10/NHS members and active duty military with ID.  Subject to site and guide availability.Reservations: 846-0813 and 841-8770.
  Golden to Gilded Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street. From Newport’s Colonial Golden Age to Gilded Age summer colony, discover the transformation of the city and its people. Reservations Suggested. Walk in space may not be available. $15/adults; $10/NHS members and active duty military with ID. Weather permitting. Reservations: 846-0813 and 841-8770.
Child Friendly Visit with Santa Claus at Marble House noon-3 p.m., Bellevue Ave. The Jolly old elf will visit with children and hear their Christmas wish list. Refreshments. Regular daytime admission. For info 847-1000. www.newportmansions.org
Child Friendly Visit with Santa Claus at the Newport Visitors Center noon-3 p.m., America's Cup Ave. Come visit Santa in front of the Largest Gingerbreat Lighthouse in America. Take photos and give Santa your wish list. Sponsored by Discover Newport.
Christmas at the White House, 2 p.m.,Paradise School, Corner of Paradise and Prospect Ave, Middletown. Middletown Historical Society is hosting Patricia Perry, historical interpreter, to take one on a journey of Christmas past. Admission $5 at the door. www.middletownhistory.org
Holiday Silver Tea, 2 p.m., Edward King House, 35 King St. Including an old fashion holiday sing along. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. $10 per person 846-7426. www.edwardkinghouse.org
Traditional Christmas Tea at St. Columba’s Chapel Parish Hall, 3-5 p.m.,Sittings at 3 & 4 pm, 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown. Bring your friends and enjoy an oasis of calm in a busy season. $12 adults, $5 children under 12. 847-5571. www.stcolumbaschapel.org
  Christmas Open House at Glen Manor House, 2-4 p.m., 3 Frank Coelho Dr., Portsmouth. Free. 683-4177. info@glenmanorhouse.com
  Christmas Choral Concert, 3 p.m., Ochre Court, 100 Ochre Point Ave. Performances by the Salve Regina Chorus and Madrigals. $8 general admission, $5 seniors, students. 401-341-2295.stjeand@salve.edu
  Blue Christmas Service at St. Peters Lutheran Church, 4 p.m.,  525 Broadway. Service for those suffering loss to find hope and healing for the holidays. 846-9567. Pastorstpetersri@gmail.com
27th Annual Christmas in Sign presented by the James L. Maher Center, 5 p.m., at the Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St. Christmas and holiday music presented in sign language under black light. Admission is Free 846-0340 x104. www.mahercenter.org
  Music of the Season, 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Broadway at Everett St. Brass, organ, handbells and vocal choir, and an opportunity to sing some favorite carols. Free. 847-1749. email:  music@FPCNEWPORT.ORG.   In the event of inclement weather the re-schedule date is Dec. 18th.

December 12th - Monday

  Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street. See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished. Find out why this colony was known as “Rogue’s Island.” Reservations Suggested. Walk in space may not be available. $15/adults; $10/NHS members and active duty military with ID. Weather permitting. Reservations: 846-0813 and 841-8770.
Annual Christmas Concert sponsored by St. Vincent de Paul Society, 6:30 p.m., at Jesus Saviour Church, 509 Broadway. Wakefield Concert Band performing. Admission is $10. 846-0115. www.choirgirlmarie@gov.com
Hanukah Celebration of Light, 7 p.m., Edward King House, 35 King St. Featuring lighting of the menorah, the story of Hunukah, live music and traditional foods of the season. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Goodwill offering. 846-7426. www.edwardkinghouse.org

December 13th - Tuesday

  Christmas at the Inns Tour, 1-5 p.m. Seven participating Inns; Francis Malbone House, 392 Thames St.,; Cliffside Inn, 2 Seaview Ave.; Ivy Lodge, 12 Clay St.; Sarah Kendall House, 47 Washington St.; Samuel Drufee House, 352 Spring St.; Hydrangea House, 16 Bellevue Ave.; and Hilltop Inn, 2 Kay St. $20 for all 7 inns payable at first inn toured. Proceeds to benefit Lucy's Hearth. 864-4485.
  105th Annual Medieval Christmas Pageant, St. George’s School Chapel, 372 Purgatory Rd., Middletown, 7:30 p.m. Candlelit service of the portrayal of the Christmas story. Free. 847-7565. www.stgeorges.edu

December 14th - Wednesday

  Christmas at the Inns Tour, 3-7 p.m. Seven participating Inns; Francis Malbone House, 392 Thames St.,; Cliffside Inn, 2 Seaview Ave.; Ivy Lodge, 12 Clay St.; Sarah Kendall House, 47 Washington St.; Samuel Drufee House, 352 Spring St.; Hydrangea House, 16 Bellevue Ave.; and Hilltop Inn, 2 Kay St. $20 for all 7 inns payable at first inn toured. Proceeds to benefit Lucy's Hearth. 864-4485.
  30th annual WADK Christmas Concert at The Newport Marriott, 7 p.m. with the Jamestown Community Chorus and Larry Brown's Swinglane Orchestra. Free admission. Donations of non-periishable food items for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Center are welcome.

December 15th - Thursday

Child Friendly Caroling on Broadway 3:30 p.m., Starting at the Colony House and sponsored by the Off Broadway Neighborhood Association. Join local musician Christopher Carbone, Thompson Middle School chorus and OBNA in a Carol' along Broadway. 401-481-5135. www.OBNA@amyhoag.com
  Christmas on the Point, 7 p.m. Church of St. John the Evangelist, 61 Washington St. at Willow St. Congregational caroling, guest soloists featuring Mozart's 'Coronation' Mass invC with choir, strings and organ, along with a traditional reading of the Christmas story. Suggested donation $15, Seniors/Students $10, children ages 5-12 free. 8482561. www.saintjohns-newport.org
 

December 16th - Friday

  Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street. See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished. Find out why this colony was known as “Rogue’s Island.” Reservations Suggested. Walk in space may not be available. $15/adults; $10/NHS members and active duty military with ID. Weather permitting. Reservations: 846-0813 and 841-8770.
Edward King House Singers present a Holiday Concert, 11:15 a.m., Edward King House, 35 King St. Holiday favorites from the 1950's to present. Singing along is always welcome. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Goodwill offering. 846-7426. www.edwardkinghouse.org
  Newport Holiday Lantern Walking Tour, 4 p.m., Departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street. Hear the history of early American holiday traditions on an evening walking tour. Learn how colonial Newporters recognized (or didn’t) the holidays. Reservations Required. Walk in space may not be available. $15/adults; $10/NHS members and active duty military with ID. $5 children ages 5 - 12. Weather permitting. Reservations: 846-0813 and 841-8770.

December 17th - Saturday

  Colony House Site Tour, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street. Site Tour of the Historic Colony House. Reservations Suggested. Walk in space may not be available. $15/adults; $10/NHS members and active duty military with ID.  Subject to site and guide availability.Reservations: 846-0813 and 841-8770.
  UnDecked Halls: Behind the Scenes at Doris Duke’s Mansion in Winter, Rough Point, 10a.m. – 3 p.m., 680 Bellevue Ave. Experience the quiet house, see the decorated staff wing, and hear about Miss Duke’s tropical holiday. Learn how Rough Point’s winter caretaking traditions have remained the same for the past half century. Tour the first floor and enjoy refreshments in the staff dining room, not normally open to the public. Tours offered every ˝ hour. Adults $10, children under 12 Free. 846-4152 x122. www.newportrestoration.org
  Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street. Hear stories of religious diversity and entrepreneurship during Newport’s colonial era. Reservations Suggested. Walk in space may not be available. $15/adults; $10/NHS members. Weather permitting. Reservations: 846-0813 and 841-8770.
Child Friendly Santa Claus at Brick Market Place, Noon-3 p.m., 223 Goddard Row, Brick Market Place. A visit with Santa Claus, face painting and cookie decorating is offered. Sponsored by the Stores at Brick Market Place. Free. For more info call 401-846-3999 or email DAWinthrop@cox.net
  Community Tree Decorating at Seaman's Church Institute, 18 Market Sq. 1 p.m. for tree decorating, bring an ornament and help decorate the tree. 2 p.m. Santa arrives and will read a classic Christmas tale. Free. 847-4260. www.seamansnewport.org
  Newport Holiday Lantern Walking Tour, 4 p.m., Departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street. Hear the history of early American holiday traditions on an evening walking tour. Learn how colonial Newporters recognized (or didn’t) the holidays. Reservations Required. Walk in space may not be available. $15/adults; $10/NHS members and active duty military with ID. $5 children ages 5 - 12. Weather permitting. Reservations: 846-0813 and 841-8770.
  Swanhurst Chorus 24th Annual Messiah and Carol Sing, 7 p.m. Emmanual Church, corner of Speing and Dearborn St. Swanhurst Chorus under the direction of conductor Edwin Milham offers the 24th Annual “Messiah and Carol Sing: The Christmas Story”, a beloved tradition of Christmas in Newport. This special evening will feature much of the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah as well as beloved carols, plus selections by Swanhurst’s Chamber Singers and the telling of the Christmas Story. Bring your own score and sing along or just sit and be immersed in the glorious sounds of the season. Scores will be available for rent. A festive “Wassail Bowl” reception for all will follow. Admission is $10, $5 for children 12 and under, and $25 maximum per family, and will be available at the door. For more info, call 401-682-1630 or visit www.Swanhurst.org

December 18th - Sunday

  Old Fashioned Christmas Pagent, 9:30 a.m., St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 525 Broadway. The service is designed to help us not only hear the familiar story aain, but to enter into it, letting it become part of us and us part of it. All are welcome. 846-9567. Pastorstpetersri@gmail.com
Note – Reschedule date for Music of the Season, if cancelled on Dec. 11.
  Colony House Site Tour, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street. Site Tour of the Historic Colony House. Reservations Suggested. Walk in space may not be available. $15/adults; $10/NHS members and active duty military with ID.  Subject to site and guide availability.Reservations: 846-0813 and 841-8770.
  Golden to Gilded Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street. From Newport’s Colonial Golden Age to Gilded Age summer colony, discover the transformation of the city and its people. Reservations Suggested. Walk in space may not be available. $15/adults; $10/NHS members. Weather permitting. Reservations: 846-0813 and 841-8770.
St. Petersburg (Russian) Men’s Ensemble In Concert, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St. This ensemble will present a dazzling concert of Russian choral music and folk songs for the season. $20 suggested donation for the 2 p.m. concert. 847-0675. www.emmanuelnewport.org
Child Friendly Visit with Santa Claus at the Elms noon-3 p.m., 44 Ochre Point Ave. The Jolly old elf will visit with children and hear their Christmas wish list. Refreshments. Regular daytime admission. For info 847-1000. www.newportmansions.org
Child Friendly American Girl Holiday Party, 2-3:30 p.m. Edward King House Senior Center, 35 King St. Crafts, cookie decorating, fashion stroll. Sponsored by the Newport Recreation Dept. Advanced Reservations are required, limited availability, $15 per child. Reservations at 845-5800.www.cityofnewport.com
Child Friendly Visit with Santa Claus at Howard Johnson Inn, 4-5:15 p.m., West Main Rd, Middletown. Have photos taken with Santa from 4 –4:15 (first come first served) as well as cookie decorating. Santa will then read “Twas the night before christmas” from 5 to 515 when he has to head back to the North Pole. info call 401-849-2000 ext 316.
Child Friendly Rhode Island Ballet Theater presents Alice meets the Nutcracker, 3 p.m. Stanford White Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St. A holiday dance show featuring Alice in Wonderland and Nutcracker variations for children and families. $25 per person. 847-5301. www.ribt-nm@cox.net
Christmas on Historic Hill: A Service of Nine Lessons and Carols at Trinity Church, One Queen Anne Sq., 4 p.m. A holiday tradition!  Join the choir of Trinity and the Newport Community Youth Choir in a festive celebration of Christmas.  Free will offering to support Martin Luther King Center. 846-0660. www.trinitynewport.org
  Live Nativity at St. Peters Lutheran Church, 5-7 p.m.,  525 Broadway. Hear the choir of the Community Baptist Church at 5:00 p.m., watch the Nativity Story from 5:30-7 p.m. Pet the sheep or be part of the Live Nativity with pictures. Enjoy cookies and cocoa, and create your own nativity to take home. Sing with the Angels from 6:45-7 p.m. In case of inclement weather all activities will be held inside. All are welcome. 846-9567. Pastorstpetersri@gmail.com

December 19th - Monday

  Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street. See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished. Find out why this colony was known as “Rogue’s Island.” Reservations Suggested. Walk in space may not be available. $15/adults; $10/NHS members and active duty military with ID. Weather permitting. Reservations: 846-0813 and 841-8770.
Child Friendly A Living Nativity presented by Cluny School, 6 p.m. 75 Brenton Rd. Live Animals and choral music enhance this annual reenactment of the "first Christmas" under the stars. A gift to the community expressing the true meaning of Christmas. Hot chocolate and sweets served before and after the presentation which lasts 25-30 minutes. Please bring a blanket and flashlight. Free Rain date is Dec. 21st. 401-847-6043. http://clunyschool.org/living-nativity/

December 20th - Tuesday


December 21st - Wednesday

Child Friendly Rain Date for A Living Nativity presented by Cluny School, See December 19th listing.

December 22nd - Thursday


December 23rd - Friday

  Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street. See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished. Find out why this colony was known as “Rogue’s Island.” Reservations Suggested. Walk in space may not be available. $15/adults; $10/NHS members and active duty military with ID. Weather permitting. Reservations: 846-0813 and 841-8770.
  Newport Holiday Lantern Walking Tour, 4 p.m., Departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street. Hear the history of early American holiday traditions on an evening walking tour. Learn how colonial Newporters recognized (or didn’t) the holidays. Reservations Required. Walk in space may not be available. $15/adults; $10/NHS members and active duty military with ID. $5 children ages 5 - 12. Weather permitting. Reservations: 846-0813 and 841-8770.

December 24th - Saturday

  Colony House Site Tour, 10 a.m. only, Departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street. Site Tour of the Historic Colony House. Reservations Suggested. Walk in space may not be available. $15/adults; $10/NHS members and active duty military with ID.  Subject to site and guide availability.Reservations: 846-0813 and 841-8770.
  Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street. Hear stories of religious diversity and entrepreneurship during Newport’s colonial era. Reservations Suggested. Walk in space may not be available. $15/adults; $10/NHS members and active duty military with ID. Weather permitting. Reservations: 846-0813 and 841-8770.
  CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES ISLAND CHURCHES
Child Friendly Family Serice with Pagent and Carols, St. Columba's Chapel, 5:00, 55 Vaucluse Ave. Middletown. A traditional Christmas Eve Family Service. 847-5571. www.stcolumbaschapel.org
Come celebrate with us on Christmas Eve: Holy Eucharist and Children’s Christmas Pageant in the chapel at 4 pm (our most popular service—plan to arrive early). Holy Eucharist with choir and cello in the church at 6 pm (carols begin at 5:30). Holy Eucharist with harp and carols at 9 pm (carols begin at 8:30). 846-9700. www.smcportsmouth.org
Candlelit Christmas Eve Services,  5 and 10 p.m. Church of St. John the Evangelist, 61 Washington St. at Willow St. Incense at 10 p.m. mass only848-2561. www.saintjohns-newport.org
  "Quiet Christmas" St. Columba's Chapel , 7:30 p.m., 55 Vaucluse Ave. Middletown. A Meditative Service with acoustic guitar and keyboard accompanying carols. 847-5571.  www.stcolumbaschapel.org
  Choral Eucharist with Choir, St. Columba's Chapel, 10 p.m., 55 Vaucluse Ave. Middletown. A Traditional Christmas Eve Service. 847-5571.www.stcolumbaschapel.org
  Christmas Eve, St. Peters Lutheran Church, 7 p.m.,  525 Broadway. All are welcome. 846-9567. Pastorstpetersri@gmail.com

December 25th - Sunday

  WADK Radio 29th Annual Christmas Concert, 9 a.m., featuring the Larry Brown Swinglane Orchestra and the Marley Bridges Theater Company Choral Ensemble. Tune to WADK AM1540
  A JOYOUS CHRISTMAS TO ALL
A Christmas Morning Celebration with Carols at Church of St. John the Evangelist, 9 a.m., 61 Washington St. at Willow St. (Incense free service)  848-2561. www.saintjohns-newport.org
  Christmas Day Services St. Columba's Chapel , 8 a.m. Holy Eucharist, 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Music, 55 Vaucluse Ave. Middletown. 847-5571.  www.stcolumbaschapel.org
  Christmas Day Service, St. Peters Lutheran Church, 9:30 a.m.,  525 Broadway. All are welcome. 846-9567. Pastorstpetersri@gmail.com
Christmas Day Service with Holy Eucharist and music,  9 a.m. St, Mary's Episcopal Church, 324 East Main Rd. Portsmouth. 846-9700. www.smcportsmouth.org

December 26th - Monday

  Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street. See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished. Find out why this colony was known as “Rogue’s Island.” Reservations Suggested. Walk in space may not be available. $15/adults; $10/NHS members and active duty military with ID. Weather permitting. Reservations: 846-0813 and 841-8770.

December 27th - Tuesday

  UnDecked Halls: Behind the Scenes at Doris Duke’s Mansion in Winter, Rough Point, 10a.m. – 3 p.m., 680 Bellevue Ave. Experience the quiet house, see the decorated staff wing, and hear about Miss Duke’s tropical holiday. Learn how Rough Point’s winter caretaking traditions have remained the same for the past half century. Tour the first floor and enjoy refreshments in the staff dining room, not normally open to the public. Tours offered every ˝ hour. Adults $10, children under 12 Free. 846-4152 X122. www.newportrestoration.org

December 28th - Wednesday


December 29th - Thursday


December 30th - Friday

  Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street. See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished. Find out why this colony was known as “Rogue’s Island.” Reservations Suggested. Walk in space may not be available. $15/adults; $10/NHS members and active duty military with ID. Weather permitting. Reservations: 846-0813 and 841-8770.
  Newport Holiday Lantern Walking Tour, 4 p.m., Departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street. Hear the history of early American holiday traditions on an evening walking tour. Learn how colonial Newporters recognized (or didn’t) the holidays. Reservations Required. Walk in space may not be available. $15/adults; $10/NHS members and active duty military with ID. $5 children ages 5 - 12. Weather permitting. Reservations: 846-0813 and 841-8770.

December 31st - Saturday

  Colony House Site Tour, 10 a.m. only, Departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street. Site Tour of the Historic Colony House. Reservations Suggested. Walk in space may not be available. $15/adults; $10/NHS members and active duty military with ID.  Subject to site and guide availability.Reservations: 846-0813 and 841-8770.
  Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street. Hear stories of religious diversity and entrepreneurship during Newport’s colonial era. Reservations Suggested. Walk in space may not be available. $15/adults; $10/NHS members and active duty military with ID. Weather permitting. Reservations: 846-0813 and 841-8770.
New Years Eve Service. 5 p.m. St, Mary's Episcopal Church, 324 East Main Rd. Portsmouth. 846-9700. www.smcportsmouth.org

ADDITIONAL ATTRACTIONS

Newport Skating Center,  America's Cup Avenue. Planned opening and tree lighting at 5 p.m. on Friday December 9th. Visit: www.newportskatingcenter.com/rates/.

Fort Adams Guided Tours, Noon-2 p.m., historic Fort Adams, 90 Fort Adams Dr. The one hour tour includes nearly 1 mile of walking, dress for the weather and severe weather cancels the tour. $12 adults, $6 youth from 6-17 yrs.  See website for discounts. 841-0707  www.FortAdams.org

Giant Holiday Gingerbread Light House, Discover Newport, in partnership with the Newport Marriott, is delighted to be a part of Christmas in Newport as the Newport Marriott’s kitchen team completes construction on New England’s largest working gingerbread lighthouse. The artfully decorated culinary creation is located in the lobby of the Newport Visitor Information Center and will be completed Tuesday, Dec. 6. open daily at Discover Newport Visitors Center, America’s Cup Ave. 

International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum, Newport Casino, Bellevue Ave.  Open 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Admission.  849-3990.  www.tennisfame.com.

Museum and Shop at the Brick Market, 127 Thames St., open daily 10 a.m. in December (closed 12/25). Award winning museum offers an introduction to Newport’s history and architecture from the 1600s through the Gilded Age. Donation suggested. Holiday gifts related to Newport’s history. 841-8770. www.newporthistory.org/museum-shop/museum-of-newport-history

Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave. Open Tues.-Sat. 10 – 4 p.m., Sunday 12-4 p.m. Closed Dec. 25.  Admission, ongoing exhibits in Dec.  848-8200.  www.newportartmuseum.org

Newport Historical Society Museum and Library, 82 Touro St. Open Tuesday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 a.m. – noon. 846-0813. www.newporthistory.org

Preservation Society of Newport County, Bellevue Ave.  The Breakers, The Elms, & Marble House.  Three magnificently decorated houses adorned with period-inspired ornaments, elaborate yuletide decorations, fresh flowers, trees, wreaths and garlands.  The Breakers 9 a.m.-4 p.m., The Elms and Marble House 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.  Admission. All three houses $28 adult, $9 children 6-17 yrs. For more info 847-1000 or www.newportmansions.org Properties closed Christmas Day.

Holiday Evening at The Breakers, Dec 6, 13, 27. Live holiday music and refreshments. 6-8 p.m. Adults $35 in advance, $45 at the door, Children 6-17 yrs. $10 in advance, $15 at the door.  847-1000 for reservations. www.newportmansions.org

Holiday Evening Duet at the Elms and Marble House, Dec 20.  Enjoy two houses for the price of one.  6-9 p.m.  Take a leisurely self-guided evening stroll through both Marble House and The Elms, enjoy live holiday music and refreshments.  Adults $35 in advance, $45 at the door, Children 6-17 yrs. $10 in advance, $15 at the door.  847-1000 for reservations.  www.newportmansions.org

Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave.  Open Monday-Saturday 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., with late hours on Thursdays until 8 p.m., and Sunday 1–5 p.m.   847-0292. www.redwoodlibrary.org

Touro Synagogue, 72 Touro Street. Winter tour hours: Sundays every half hour from 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Loeb Visitors Center open Sundays from 11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Adults $12, seniors $10, students & military $8, children under 12 free. For more information: 401-847-4794 X207 or tourosynagogue.org.

Trinity Church, Queen Anne Square. Guided tours on Saturdays from 1-3 p.m. and Sundays after morning service, approx. 11:15 to 3 p.m., plus Boxing Day through New Year’s Eve 1-3 p.m. $5 suggested donation, children free. 846-0660. www.trinitynewport.org

Fort Adams Tours, Guided tours depart from the Fort Adams Visitor Center daily at 12:00pm and 2:00pm; Ticket office opens 15min prior to tour. View the officer’s quarters, climb the walls to breathtaking views of Newport Harbor and explore the underground tunnels. Tours are primarily outdoors and involve nearly 1 mile or walking. Proper dress and footwear required. Heavy snow/ rain will cancel tours. 401-841-0707. www.fortadams.org

Holidays by the Sea during the month of December, Sparkling Lights, weekly raffles and holiday celebrations throughout all of Newport County. 847-1608  www.NewportChamber.com\HolidaysbytheSea

International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum, Newport Casino, Bellevue Avenue. Open 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission. 849-3990 www.TennisFame.com

Museum and Shop at the Brick Market, 127 Thames St., open daily 10 a.m. in December (closed at 2 p.m. 12/24 and 12/31, closed 12/25). Award winning museum offers an introduction to Newport’s history and architecture from the 1600s through the Gilded Age. Donation suggested. Holiday gifts related to Newport’s history. 841-8770. www.newporthistory.org/museum-shop/museum-of-newport-history

Newport Historical Society Museum and Library, 82 Touro St. Open Tuesday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 a.m. – noon. 846-0813. www.newporthistory.org

Holiday Lantern Walking Tours, 4:00 p.m., sponsored by the Newport Historical Society. Dec. 2,3,9,10,16,17,23,30. (No tours on Christmas Eve 12/24 or New Years Eve 12/31). Hear the history of early American holiday traditions on an evening walking tour. Learn how Colonial Newporters recognized (or didn't) the holidays. $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations required. Weather permitting. 841-8770.

Preservation Society of Newport County, Bellevue Ave. The Breakers, The Elms, & Marble House. Three magnificently decorated houses adorned with period-inspired ornaments, elaborate yuletide decorations, fresh flowers, trees, wreaths and garlands. The Breakers & The Elms 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and Marble House 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Admission. All three houses $29.49 adult, $9 children 6-17 yrs. For more info 847-1000 or www.newportmansions.org. Properties Closed on Christmas Day.

Holiday Evenings at The Breakers, Dec 3, 10. Live holiday music and refreshments. 6-8 p.m. Adults $35 in advance, $45 at the door, Children 6-17 yrs. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. 847-1000 for reservations. www.newportmansions.org.

Holiday Evening Duet at The Elms and Marble House, Dec 17. Enjoy two houses for the price of one. 6-9 p.m. Take a leisurely self-guided evening stroll through both Marble House and The Elms, enjoy live holiday music and refreshments. Adults $35 in advance, $45 at the door, Children 6-17 yrs. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. 847-1000 for reservations. www.newportmansions.org.

Touro Synagogue, 72 Touro Street. Winter tour hours: Sundays (except December 25th, see next listing for December 26th) every half hour from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. with last tour at 1:30 p.m. Loeb Visitors Center open Sundays (except December 25th, see next listing for December 26th) from 11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Adults $12, seniors $10, students & military $8, children under 12 free. For more information: 401-847-4794 X207 or www.tourosynagogue.org.

Touro Synagogue and the Loeb Visitors Center is having an OPEN HOUSE , 72 Touro Street. Monday, December 26 from 12 - 2pm. Enjoy the exhibits, history and architecture and join us for cookies and cider on the patio. This event is free and open to the public. For more information: 401-847-4794 X207 or tours@tourosynagogue.org.

Congregation Jeshuat Israel at Touro Synagogue will host a community Chanukah Party, Sunday, January 1, 2017  from 3:00pm – 5:00pm at the Levi Gale House, 85 Touro Street, Newport. Come light the Chanukah candles and stay to enjoy latkes and all the trimmings, music, dancing, children’s entertainment and more. We welcome you to join us. Space is limited. Reservations are strongly recommended. Please email cji@tourosynagogue.org

Trinity Church, Queen Anne Square. Guided tours on Saturdays from 1-3 p.m. and Sundays after morning service, approx. 11:15 to 3 p.m., plus Boxing Day through New Year’s Eve 1-3 p.m. $5 suggested donation, children free. 846-0660. or www.trinitynewport.org.

The Colony House on Washington Square is decorated on the exterior by the Newport Garden Club.

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Phone: (401) 849-6454
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