Founded in 1971,
Newport began as a two-week festival that celebrated the noncommercial
traditions of the holiday season. Now in its 52nd year, the annual
program boasts multiple activities for nearly each day of the December
In a community
among residents, businesses and the city, only clear bulbs illuminate
the scenic harbor and wharves, the restored colonials of the Point and
Historic Hill sections, and the Victorian splendor of Bellevue Avenue.
The lights are meant to
simulate candlelight, and are the brainchild of Christmas in Newport
founder Ruth Myers, who wished to recapture the candlelit holidays of
bygone days. With a volunteer base numbering 1500, the non-profit
organization, Christmas in Newport, raises thousands of dollars for
charity each year. In keeping with the true spirit of the season, any
event listed in the annual program must be free of charge or must
benefit a non-profit institution or charity.
For more information
Christmas in Newport, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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