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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 48th year, the annual program boasts multiple activities for nearly each day of the December calendar.

In a community collaboration 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.

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2018 Christmas in Newport

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December 1st - Saturday

Official Opening of Christmas in Newport, 5:00 p.m., Washington Sq. Features proclamation from the Mayor, tree lighting, Newport Artillery cannon salute, music by the Newport Public Schools music program. Free. 849-6454. www.christmasinnewport.org
  Newport Historical Society Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m.. Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations required. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets at departure point or online www.newporthistorytours.org.
Santa's Workshop Sponsored by the Newport Recreation Department and the Newport Rotary Club, Noon to 3:00p.m. , Easton's Beach Rotunda Ballroom and Carousel, Memorial Blvd. Includes: goody bag, crafts, cookie decorating, a ride on the carousel, and a visit with Santa. $5 per child. No presale tickets. 401-845-5800
Newport Historical Society's Holiday Open House, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Newport Colony House at the top of Washington Sq.  Tour the Newport Colony House before the Christmas in Newport Official Opening Ceremony and enjoy the sounds of 18th century caroling performed by costumed interpreters from the Second Massachusetts Regiment. Learn the origins of the songs and where they would have been sung.  Donations welcome. 401-846-0813 and 401-841-8770.
  Holiday Lantern Walking Tours, 4:00 p.m., sponsored by the Newport Historical Society. 4:00 pm Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. 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. Purchase tickets at departure point or online www.newporthistorytours.org.
  18th 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.
  Annual Newport Hospital Auxiliary Holiday Craft Fair and Bake Sale, 9 a.m-4 p.m. At the Middletown Columbus Hall, 7 Valley Rd, Middletown. Local Artisans and scrumptious baked goods. Free. 845-1638.
   A Rough Point Holiday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. With tours offered on the half hour with the first floor open for roaming at your leasure, Rough Point Museum, 680 Bellevue Ave. Experience Doris Duke's Newport home during the darkest and merriest days of the year. Adults $10, children 12 years and under, Free. 847-8344. www.newportrestoration.org
  Trinity Church Christmas Silver Tea, 1-4 p.m., Honyman Hall, Trinity Church, Queen Anne Sq. Holiday high tea. $12. 846-0660. www.trinitynewport.org
  Christmas Cards for Mariners, 2-4 p.m., Seaman's Church Institute, 18 Market Sq. Swing by to warm up with hot cocoa & cookies and write a Christmas card to be delivered to men and women serving on the seas. 401-847-4260.
Child Friendly Caroling and Crafting with the Newport County Youth Chorus and Emmanuel Church, 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St. An afternoon of free family fun; holiday caroling, crafts, dancing and treats. Free. 401-847-0675  NewportCountyYouthChorus@gmail.com
Child Friendly Holiday Crafts at the Newport Public Library, 2:30 p.m., 300 Spring St. Children ages 5-12 years old are invited to create holiday crafts perfect for gift giving in the John Clarke Children's Program Rm. All materials provided for this free program. Registration is required and begins on Nov. 20th via the LibCal calendar on the library's web site: www.newportlibraryri
  Newport County Orchestra in Concert, 3 p.m., Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St. Classical and holiday music sponsored by the Salve Regina University Music Dept. $10 admission, seniors/students $8. 401-341-2297, or email: www.salve.edu/music-theater-and-dance.org
Child Friendly 48th 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 Mrs. Claus. Live music and tree lighting at 6:00 p.m.. Free. (401) 849-3478. www.bowenswharf.com
  Flights of Fancy holiday baroque music at Emmanuel Church Newport, 7-8 p.m., Corner of Spring and Dearborn Sts. Seele Musicale Chamber Ensemble will bring together the unique beauty and sound of individual instruments in a performance of baroque masterpieces by Telemann, Scarlatti and Handel in our first holiday concert at Emmanuel Church of Newport RI on. The ensemble will take the audience on a journey of audible splendor taking flights of fancy to celebrate the Joys of the Holiday Season, with recorder, flute, oboe, strings, harpsichord and voice. $15.www.seelemusicale.com
  Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 13th to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 145th. 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 2nd - Sunday

  Touro Synagogue 255th Anniversary Open House, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, 72 Touro St. Join us for an open house to celebrate the 255th anniversary of the dedication of Touro Synagogue. On December 2nd, 1763 Touro Synagogue opened it's doors to the community and we are doing it again on December 2nd, 2018. See the magnificent interior of the synagogue, explore the exhibits at our visitors center and enjoy cookies and cider on the patio. This event is free and open to the public. For more information: tours@tourosynagogue.org. or call 401-847-4794 X 207.
Child Friendly Visit with Santa Claus at the Breakers, Noon - 3:00 pm, 44 Ochre Point Ave. The jolly old elf will visit with children and hear their Christmas wish list. Bring the kids and your camera for a  great photo op! (401) 847-1000. www.newportmansions.org
  Christmas at Whitehall Museum House, 2-4 p.m., Whitehall Museum House, 311 Berkeley Ave., Middletown. Enjoy wassial and Christmas treats while viewing 18th century Whitehall by candlelight. Sponsored by the Colonial Dames of R. I. Free, donations welcome. 401-848-2351. www.WhitehallMuseumHouse.org
  Newport Community Band/Salve Regina Jazz Ensemble in Concert, 3 p.m., Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St. SRU Newport Community Band and Jazz Ensemble, performing holiday favorites. Admission $10, seniors and students $8. 401-341-2297, www.salve.edu/music-theater-and-dance.org
  Touro Synagogue Community Chanukah Party , 4:00 to 6:00 pm, 72 Touro St. Congregation Jeshuat Israel at Touro Synagogue will host a community Chanukah Party. Come for a family concert and candle lighting in the Synagogue at 4:00 pm and stay after to enjoy latkes with all the trimmings and more holiday fun at the Levi Gale House. All are welcome. Space is limited, Reservations required. Please email cji@tourosynagogue.org. or call 401-847-4794 X 201.
  Advent Lessons and Carols at Zabriski Memorial Church of Saint John the Evangelist, , 5 pm, 61 Washington St. Atmospheric sequence of traditional readings; journey from twilight to light with music. Child friendly ages 5 and up. Free. 1-848-2561 www.saintjohns-newport.org
  Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 13th to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 14th. 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 3rd - Monday

  Newport Historical Society Road to Independence Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m.. Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. Riots and rebellions, enemies and allies. Learn about Newport's role in the American Revolution. $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations required. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets at departure point or online www.newporthistorytours.org.
  Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 13th to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 14th. 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 - Tuesday

  Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 13th to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 14th. 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 - Wednesday

  Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 13th to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 14th. 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 6th - Thursday

  Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 13th to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 14th. 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 -Friday

  Newport Historical Society Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m. Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished. Find out why this colony was known as "Rogues Island". $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations required. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets at departure point or online www.newporthistorytours.org.
  Holiday Lantern Walking Tours, 4:00 p.m., sponsored by the Newport Historical Society. 4:00 pm Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. 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. Purchase tickets at departure point or onlinewww.newporthistorytours.org.
IYRS Holiday Community Celebration, 5:30-8:00 p.m., IYRS Campus, 449 Thames St. Celebrate the season in historic Restoration Hall with its soaring ceilings on the IYRS waterfront campus! Browse the iconic wooden sailboats in various stages of renovation by IYRS students and enjoy a maritime walk through history. A very popular annual event! Free. www.IYRS.edu
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 and hand bell choir. Free. 842-6736. www.stgeorges.edu
  Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 13th to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 14th. 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 8th - Saturday

   A Rough Point Holiday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. With tours offered on the half hour with the first floor open for roaming at your leasure, Rough Point Museum, 680 Bellevue Ave. Experience Doris Duke's Newport home during the darkest and merriest days of the year. Adults $10, children 12 years and under, Free. 847-8344. www.newportrestoration.org
  Newport Historical Society Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m.. Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations required. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets at departure point or online www.newporthistorytours.org.
Child Friendly Holiday Open House at Redwood Library & Athenaeum,  11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., 50 Bellevue Ave. Chariho High School Choir, a pop-up exhibition of selected treasures from the vault, Christmas book display, scavenger hunt, children's crafts and refreshments. Free.  401-847-0292. www.RedwoodLibrary.org
  Seaman's Church Institute Open House, 12-1 p.m., Seaman's Church Institute, 18 Market Sq. Open House tours with music featuring the Emmanuel Church woodwind trio.  401-847-4260.
  Holiday Lantern Walking Tours, 4:00 p.m., sponsored by the Newport Historical Society. 4:00 pm Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. 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. Purchase tickets at departure point or online /www.newporthistorytours.org.
Newport Music Festival Presents A Musical Christmas, 7:30 p.m. St. Mary's Church, 12 Williams St. This heartwarming Christmas concert will delight young and old. Performers include Trevor Neal. Enjoy harp, piano, organ, and percussion accompanied by the children's choirs from St. Mary's and St. John's churches. Adults $25, children $5 and St. Mary's Parishioners $10. 401-849-0700. Tickets at www.newportmusic.org St. Mary's parishioners should call the box office to purchase.
Salve Regina Christmas Choral Concert, 8:00 p.m. Great Hall of Ochre Court, 100 Ochre Point Ave. Featured groups will include University Chorus, Madrigals Chorus, and a cappella groups. Admission:  $10 general, $8 students and senior citizens. FOR Tickets;:401-341-2297. https://salve.edu/events/choral-concert-6
  Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 13th to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 14th. 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 9th - Sunday

  Newport Historical Society Golden to Guilded Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m.. Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. From Newport's Colonial Golden Age to Guilded Age summer colony, discover the transformation of the city and it's people. $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations required. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets at departure point or online www.newporthistorytours.org.
Child Friendly Visit with Santa Claus at Marble House, Noon - 3:00 pm, Bellevue Ave. The jolly old elf will visit with children and hear their Christmas wish list. Bring the kids and your camera for a  great photo op! (401) 847-1000. www.newportmansions.org
Salve Regina Christmas Choral Concert, 3:00 p.m. Great Hall of Ochre Court, 100 Ochre Point Ave. Featured groups will include University Chorus, Madrigals Chorus, and a cappella groups. Admission:  $10 general, $8 students and senior citizens. For Tickets: 401-341-2297. https://salve.edu/events/choral-concert-11
Traditional Christmas Tea at St. Columba’s Chapel Parish Hall, 2-4 p.m.,Seatings at 2 & 3 pm, 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown. Bring your friends and enjoy an oasis of calm in a busy season. Gift Shop. $12 adults, $6 children under 12. 846-3502. 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
Newport Music Festival Presents A Musical Christmas, 2:00 p.m. St. Mary's Church, 12 Williams St. This heartwarming Christmas concert will delight young and old. Performers include Trevor Neal. Enjoy harp, piano, organ, and percussion accompanied by the children's choirs from St. Mary's and St. John's churches. Adults $25, children $5 and St. Mary's Parishioners $10. 401-849-0700. Tickets at www.newportmusic.org St. Mary's parishioners should call the box office to purchase.
  Music of the Christmas Season,7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Broadway at Everett St.  Our annual gift to the community—choral anthems, instrumentals, and carol singing.  Free, no offering.   music@FPCNEWPORT.ORG.   In the event of inclement weather the re-schedule date is Dec. 16th.
  Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 13th to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 14th. 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 - Monday

  Newport Historical Society Road to Independence Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m.. Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. Riots and rebellions, enemies and allies. Learn about Newport's role in the American Revolution. $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations required. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets at departure point or online www.newporthistorytours.org.
  Christmas Concert at jesus Saviour Church, 6:30 p.m., 509 Broadway, to benefit Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Wakefield Concert Band. $10 847-1267. coachmv@cox.net
  Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 13th to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 14th. 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 11th - Tuesday

107th 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. 842-6736. www.stgeorges.edu
  Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 13th to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 14th. 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 12th - Wednesday

WADK Radio Annual Christmas Concert,, 7:00 pm. Newport Marriot, 25 America's Cup Ave. Larry Brown Swinglane Orchestra and local community choral group. Free but donations of non-perishable food items for the Martin Luther King Center appreciated.  401-846-1540.   www.WADK.com or bangel@3gbroadcasting.com
  Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 13th to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 14th. 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 13th - Thursday

Caroling on Broadway, 3:30 pm. Starting at the Colony House and sponsored by the Off Broadway Neighborhood Assoc. Join local musician Christopher Carbone, Thompson Middle School chorus and OBNA in a caroling along Broadway. All are welcome to participate. 401-481-5135. www.obna@amyhoag.com
Child Friendly Student's Impressions of Christmas in Newport, 5:30 pm, Newport Yacht Club, 110 Long Wharf. Students K-12 art exhibit, commemorative Christmas in Newport postmark by United States Postal Service. Free, light refreshments. 846-9410 www.clubstweard@newportyachtclub.org
  Christmas on the Point The Zabriski Memorial Church of Saint John the Evangelist, , 7:00 pm, 61 Washington St. Merry organ music, professional choristers of the Choir School of Newport County and the adult choir of St. John's Church, instrumental selections with the reading of "The Christmas Story." Suggested donation $15, $10 for seniors and students. 401-848-2561 www.saintjohns-newport.org
  Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, DEADLINE IS TODAY to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 14th. 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 14th - Friday

  Newport Historical Society Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m. Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished. Find out why this colony was known as "Rogues Island". $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations required. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets at departure point or online www.newporthistorytours.org.
  Holiday Lantern Walking Tours, 4:00 p.m., sponsored by the Newport Historical Society. 4:00 pm Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. 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. Purchase tickets at departure point or online www.newporthistorytours.org.
  Christmas at Mt. Zion: The Reason for the Season, 7:00 pm, Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, 101 Van Zandt Ave. An evening of sacred and secular Christmas music by the Voices of Unity/RPM Voices of Rhode Island. Free will offering. 401-849-3569. www.mtzion1845@yahoo.com
   Christmas in Song by the Newport Navy Choristers, 7:30 p.m. St. Barnabus Church, 1697 East Main Rd., Portsmouth. Concert to benefit Kate Grana Music and Arts Assoc. Portsmouth High School. Admission: Adults $15.00, Students $10.00. 401-849-1135. www.NewportNavyChoristers.org

December 15th - Saturday

   A Rough Point Holiday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. With tours offered on the half hour with the first floor open for roaming at your leasure, Rough Point Museum, 680 Bellevue Ave. Experience Doris Duke's Newport home during the darkest and merriest days of the year. Adults $10, children 12 years and under, Free. 847-8344. www.newportrestoration.org
  Newport Historical Society Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m.. Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations required. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets at departure point or online www.newporthistorytours.org.
  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
  Community Tree Decorating as Seaman's Church Institute, 18 Market Sq. 12:30-1 p.m., St. Mary's Youth Choir concert. 1:00 p.m. Community Tree decorating; bring an ornament and help decorate out tree before a visit from Santa Claus. 41-847-4260.
  Holiday Lantern Walking Tours, 4:00 p.m., sponsored by the Newport Historical Society. 4:00 pm Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. 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. Purchase tickets at departure point or online www.newporthistorytours.org.
  Christmas in Sign by the James L. Maher Center, 5-6 pm, Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St. Christmas songs done in sign language. Free event. donations accepted 401-846-4600 X3121. www.mahercenter.org
 

December 16th - Sunday

  Newport Historical Society Golden to Guilded Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m.. Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. From Newport's Colonial Golden Age to Guilded Age summer colony, discover the transformation of the city and it's people. $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations required. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets at departure point or online www.newporthistorytours.org.
  St. Peterburg (Russian) Men's Ensemble in Concert, 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 pm. Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St. This male quartet will present a dazzling concert of Russian choral music, folk songs, and popular music spannng centuries. Free at 10 a.m. and $20.00 suggested donation for the 2 p.m. concert. (401) 847-0675. www.emmanuelnewport.org.
Child Friendly "SOLD OUT"   "Holiday Concert by Navy Band Northeast featuring the Newport Navy Choristers,  3 p.m., Naval Station Newport in Spruance Hall Auditorium of the U.S. Naval War College. This event is free and open to the public. Symphonic band holiday concert featuring the Newport Navy Choristers in song. There will be hot cocoa and cookies served by MWR’s Merry Mobile starting at 2 p.m., and Santa will distribute candy canes and be available for photos after the concert
Child Friendly Visit with Santa Claus at The Elms, Noon - 3:00 pm, Bellevue Ave. The jolly old elf will visit with children and hear their Christmas wish list. Bring the kids and your camera for a  great photo op! (401) 847-1000. www.newportmansions.org
Child Friendly Rhode Island Ballet Theater Presents "Newport Holiday", a Family Dance Concert, 3:00 p.m., Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St., Includes dances from The Nutcracker and Elf on the Shelf. Admission $25. Reserved Seating. 401-847-5301. www.riballet.org or ribt-nm@cox.net
Child Friendly A Live Nativity at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 4:00 p.m., 525 Broadway, Newport Hear the Voices of Unity from Zion and the Community Baptist Church 4:15 p.m. Dress up and be part of the live Nativity, Crafts, Refreshments, photo opportunities, 5:45 p.m. sing your favorite carols with the angels. In the event of inclement weather, activities will be held inside. Free. www.stpetersri.org

December 17th - Monday

  Newport Historical Society Road to Independence Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m.. Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. Riots and rebellions, enemies and allies. Learn about Newport's role in the American Revolution. $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations required. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets at departure point or online www.newporthistorytours.org.

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December 21st - Friday

  Newport Historical Society Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m. Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished. Find out why this colony was known as "Rogues Island". $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations required. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets at departure point or online /www.newporthistorytours.org.
Child Friendly Winter Solstice Stories and Crafts at the Newport Public library, 10:30 a.m., 300 Sproing St. For Children 2-6 years old and a caregiver are welcome to celebrate with stories, treats and a craft. In the John Clarke Children's Program Rm. No registration is required. For more information 401-847-8720 X204.
  Holiday Lantern Walking Tours, 4:00 p.m., sponsored by the Newport Historical Society. 4:00 pm Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. 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. Purchase tickets at departure point or online www.newporthistorytours.org.
 

December 22nd - Saturday

  Newport Historical Society Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m.. Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations required. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets at departure point or online /www.newporthistorytours.org.
  Holiday Lantern Walking Tours, 4:00 p.m., sponsored by the Newport Historical Society. 4:00 pm Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. 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. Purchase tickets at departure point or online www.newporthistorytours.org.
26th Annual "Messiah and Carol Sing: The Christmas Story", 7:00 pm., Emmanuel Church, Spring and Dearborn Streets. This beloved Christmas in Newport tradition will feature the Christmas portion of Handel's Messiah, as well as carols, organ selections, and the telling of the Christmas Story. Bring a score to sing along or just immerse yourself in the gloious sounds of the season. Admission: $13, Children 12 an under $5 and $30 per family (2 Adults and Children). 401-682-1630. www.swanhurst.org
 

December 23rd - Suuday

  Newport Historical Society Golden to Guilded Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m.. Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. From Newport's Colonial Golden Age to Guilded Age summer colony, discover the transformation of the city and it's people. $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations required. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets at departure point or online www.newporthistorytours.org.

December 24th - Monday

  Newport Historical Society Road to Independence Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m.. Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. Riots and rebellions, enemies and allies. Learn about Newport's role in the American Revolution. $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations required. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets at departure point or online www.newporthistorytours.org.
Candlelit Christmas Eve Services at the Zabriskie Memorial Church of Saint John the Evangelist,  5 and 10 p.m., 61 Washington St. Professional Choristers of the Choir School of Newport County and the adult choir of St. John's Church. Incense free family service at 5 p.m., all the trimmings at 10 p.m. Free 401-848-2561. www.saintjohns-newport.org
Candlelight Christmas Eve Services , 5 p.m. (family service), 7 p.m. (traditional service), First Presbyterian Church, Broadway at Everett St. at Equality Park. 847-1749.   music@FPCNEWPORT.ORG
  CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES ISLAND CHURCHES

December 25th - Tuesday

  JOYOUS CHRISTMAS TO ALL

December 26th - Wednesday


December 27th - Thursday

   A Rough Point Holiday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. With tours offered on the half hour with the first floor open for roaming at your leasure, Rough Point Museum, 680 Bellevue Ave. Experience Doris Duke's Newport home during the darkest and merriest days of the year. Adults $10, children 12 years and under, Free. 847-8344. www.newportrestoration.org

December 28th - Friday

  Newport Historical Society Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m. Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished. Find out why this colony was known as "Rogues Island". $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations required. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets at departure point or online /www.newporthistorytours.org.
  Newport Historical Society Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m.. Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations required. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets at departure point or online /www.newporthistorytours.org.
  Holiday Lantern Walking Tours, 4:00 p.m., sponsored by the Newport Historical Society. 4:00 pm Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. 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. Purchase tickets at departure point or online www.newporthistorytours.org.

December 29th - Saturday

  BACK for 2018!!! ONE EVENING ONLY 48th Annual Christmas in Newport Candlelight Tour of Historic Private Homes, 4-7 p.m. $3 per home.  Homes are located on Historic Hill, payable at the door of each home.  No advance reservations are necessary.  Neighborhood parking is very limited, recommend parking at the Mary Street Parking Lot and a short walk up Church St. to the homes.
  Holiday Lantern Walking Tours, 4:00 p.m., sponsored by the Newport Historical Society. 4:00 pm Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. 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. Purchase tickets at departure point or online /www.newporthistorytours.org.

December 30th - Sunday

  Newport Historical Society Golden to Guilded Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m.. Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. From Newport's Colonial Golden Age to Guilded Age summer colony, discover the transformation of the city and it's people. $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations required. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets at departure point or online /www.newporthistorytours.org.
  Lessons and Carols Service, 10:30 a.m.,  First Presbyterian Church, Broadway at Everett St. Special Lessons and Carols service . Enjoy the music and joy of the season. 847-1749. music@FPCNEWPORT.ORG
  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

December 31st - Monday

  Newport Historical Society Road to Independence Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m.. Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. Riots and rebellions, enemies and allies. Learn about Newport's role in the American Revolution. $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations required. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets at departure point or online www.newporthistorytours.org.

ADDITIONAL ATTRACTIONS

Newport Harbor Illuminated Holiday Harbor Lights Boat Parade, Nov. 23, 6:15 p.m. View the parade from Newport Yacht Club (Open to the Public), Bowen’s Wharf, Bannister’s Wharf, and all points around Newport Harbor. Watch boats compete for prizes including: Best decorated sailboat, best decorated power boat, best decorated fishing Boat, best decorated porch and dock and Most team spirit. For information call 845-5815. Bring a non-perishable food item to Newport Yacht Club for the Martin Luther King Center. , 


Salve Regina's Madrigal Chorus at the Seaman's Church Institute, 10 Market Square, Nov. 30th, Seaman's Church Institute presents the Salve Regina Madrigal Chorus in concert. 401-847-4260, 


Newport Nutcracket at Rosecliff, Nov. 23-30, Various times. Island Moving Company's 17th annual holiday traditional ballet performed throughout the first floor of Rosecliff. $60 for children 6 and older. Adults $95-$160. 401-8479-4470, reservations suggested www.islandmovingco.org


Holiday Shopping Stroll on Bellevue Ave, Memorial Blvd and Williams Street,  Dec. 1st, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Drinks, Edibles and Great Specials. Look for the Carolers.


Gingerbread Lighthouse: A Sugar and Spice and Everything Gingerbread Creation, Dec. 1st - Jan 1st. Time 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Displayed at the Newport Marriot Hotel Lobby, 25 America's Cup Ave. The 16 foot tall lighthouse made of 350 pounds of gingerbread and over 2,400 pieces of candy is created by the culinary staff of the Newport Marriot.  Free to view but visitors are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to fill the sleigh for local community food pantries. Phone: (401) 848-6975 or alexa.furtado@Mariott.com


Museum and Shop at the Brick Market, 127 Thames St., open daily 10 a.m. in December (closed 2:00p.m. on 12/24 and 12/31. Closed 12/25, open 12-5 New Year's Day). 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

Fort Adams Tours, Visit America’s most complex coastal fortification. Guided tours take you from the top of the Forts ramparts, for a spectacular view of Newport Harbor, to the depths of the underground listening tunnels. Tours Daily at Noon & 2pm; Saturdays & Sundays Hourly 10am-3pm. Purchase Tickets in Fort Adams State Park Visitor Center. Tours and Tour Routes are weather dependent. www.fortadams.org


Holiday Lantern Walking Tours, 4:00 p.m., sponsored by the Newport Historical Society. Dec. 1,7,8,14,15,21,22,28, 29. 4:00 pm Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. 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. Purchase tickets at departure point or online www.newporthistorytours.org.


Newport Historical Society Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Dec. 1,8,15,22,29. Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations required. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets at departure point or online www.newporthistorytours.org.


Newport Historical Society Golden to Guilded Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Dec. 9,16,23,30. Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. From Newport's Colonial Golden Age to Guilded Age summer colony, discover the transformation of the city and it's people. $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations required. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets at departure point or online www.newporthistorytours.org.


Newport Historical Society Road to Independence Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Dec. 3,10,17,24,31. Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. Riots and rebellions, enemies and allies. Learn about Newport's role in the American Revolution. $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations required. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets at departure point or online http://www.newporthistorytours.org.


Newport Historical Society Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Dec. 7,14,21,28. Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished. Find out why this colony was known as "Rogues Island". $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations required. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets at departure point or online /www.newporthistorytours.org.


3rd Annual Broadway Holiday Walk-about, 11 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9th. Carolers, jingle bikes, ice sculpture & more will help get you in the 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.!


Holiday Evening Duet at The Elms and Marble House, Dec 15. Enjoy two houses for the price of one. 6-8 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.


Holiday Evenings at The Breakers, Nov. 24, Dec. 1,8,22,29. Live 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.


Touro Synogogue Tours: Winter tour hours: Sundays every half hour from 11:p.m. to 1:30 P.M. Enter through the Loeb Visitors Center, 54 Spring St. Center hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more informationL 401-847-4794 X207 or www.tourosynagogue.org.

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

Contact Christmas in Newport:
P.O. Box 716
Newport, RI 02840
Phone: (401) 849-6454
info@christmasinnewport.org

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