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2019 Christmas in Newport

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December 1st - Sunday

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
  Artisans by the Bay presents "Holiday at the Hotel Viking", 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., New England crafters will be showing and selling their one of a kind items. Free Admission ladedart@gmail.com
  Newport Historical Society Golden to Gilded Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. From Newport's Colonial Golden Age to Gilded 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 recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online www.newporthistorytours.org.
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
  Colonial Christmas Open House at Whitehall Museum House, 2-4 p.m., Whitehall Museum House, 311 Berkeley Ave., Middletown. Come and enjoy the Christmas season with wassail, live period music and carols. Donations are welcome. www.WhitehallMuseumHouse.org
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.
  Advent Lessons and Carols at Zabriskie Memorial Church of Saint John the Evangelist, , 5 pm, 61 Washington St. Atmospheric journey from twilight to light, traditional Advent readings, carols and hymns.  Child friendly ages 5 yrs  plus. Incense free.  parishoffice@saintjohns-newport.org
  Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 12th to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 13th. 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 - 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 recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online http://www.newporthistorytours.org.
  Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 12th to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 13th. 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 - Tuesday

  Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 12h to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 13th. 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 - Wednesday

  Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 12th to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 13th. 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 - Thursday

  12th Annual Singing for the Shelter, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Channing Church, 135 Pelham St. 6:30-9:30 p.m.. M any local musicians coming together to raise funds for our local homeless shelters. Admission: $25.00.  For information: MGorman20@cox.net or call 401-835-7209 for tickets. Tickets also available at Lucy's Hearth, 19 Valley Rd., Middletown *Children with an adult are free. 
  Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 12th to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 13th. 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 - 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 recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets  online /www.newporthistorytours.org.
  Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 12th to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 13th. 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, 1-7 p.m. At the Middletown Columbus Club, 7 Valley Rd, Middletown. Local artisans  401-845-1638. JSBALLARD2002@yahoo.com or LCARPENTER24@cox.net .
  Newport Historical Holiday Lantern Walking Tour, 4:00 p.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. Hear the history of early American Holiday tradidiond on an evening walking tour. Learn hoe 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 recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online http://www.newporthistorytours.org.
  The Salve Regina Univ. Madrigal Chorus performs at Seamen’s Church Institute, 4-6 p.m., 18 Market Sq. Free.  www.seamansnewport.org

December 7th -Saturday

  19th 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. 401-847-2021.
  St. Paul's Methodist Church Christmas Bazaar, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 2 Marlborough St. Free.
Santa's Workshop Sponsored by the Newport Recreation Department and the Newport Rotary Club, Noon to 3:00p.m., Easton's Beach Rotunda Ballroom, Memorial Blvd. Includes: goody bag, crafts, cookie decorating, a ride on the carousel, and a visit with Santa. $5 per child. Call 401-845-5800
  Potter League Artisan Craft Fair, 10 a.m.-4 pm, 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown. Holiday gifts made locally including pottery, jewelry, pet gifts, soaps, clothing and more. Free admission. www.potterleague.org
  Newport Historical Society Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. Hear stories of religious diversity and entrepreneurship during Newport's Colnial era.$15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online www.newporthistorytours.org.
  Annual Newport Hospital Auxiliary Holiday Shopping Event, 9 a.m-3 p.m. At the Middletown Columbus Club, 7 Valley Rd, Middletown. Local artisans and scrumptious baked goods. 401-845-1638. JSBALLARD2002@yahoo.com or LCARPENTER24@cox.net .
   A Rough Point Holiday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Rough Point Museum, 680 Bellevue Ave. Experience the holiday traditions and winter caretaking practices at Rough Point. Rooms of the museum will be spruced up for the Christmas holiday while other rooms will be cloaked in their winter coverings. Together, these spaces tell the story of Doris Dukes holiday traditions and the off-season routines of one of Newport's sumer cottages. 30 minute guided tours offered throughout the day. Adults $10, children 12 years and under, Free. Tickets available at the door, no advance reservations necessary.  847-8344. www.newportrestoration.org
  Woodwind Trio, Focal Winds, 11-2 p.m., Seamen’s church Institute, 18 Market Sq. Holiday music. Free. www.seamansnewport.org
  Christmas Cards for Mariners, 12-2 p.m., Seamen’s church Institute, 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. www.seamansnewport.org
  Trinity Church Christmas Silver Tea, 1-4 p.m., Honyman Hall, Trinity Church, Queen Anne Sq. Delightful afternoon tea featuring live music, seasonal wreaths, greens, ornaments, hostess & holiday gifts. $12 per person. 846-0660. www.trinitynewport.org
  Jamestown Holiday Stroll – Jamestown Village – Dec. 7th.  Stroll your way through charming Jamestown Village. Sip, shop and greet Santa at 1:00pm as he arrives by boat at East Ferry. Stay for the annual tree lighting ceremony – music, caroling and tree lighting – 5:30 to 7:00. For more information contact 401-423-3650 or info@jamestownrichamber.com. info@jamestownrichamber.com.
  Newport County Orchestra in Concert, 3 p.m., Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St. Classical and Holiday music sponsored by the Salve Regina University Music Dept. admission $10, seniors/students $8 . 401-341-2295. www.salve.edu/music-theater-and-dance
  Newport Historical Holiday Lantern Walking Tour, 4:00 p.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. Hear the history of early American Holiday tradidiond on an evening walking tour. Learn hoe 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 recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online http://www.newporthistorytours.org.
  A Musical Christmas presented by Newport Music Festival, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Emmanuel Church, 4 Dearborn St., Concert will feature musicians from the Newport Music Festival and many community arts partners. Adults $30,  Parishioners $10 and Children $5. info: 401-846-6523.  www.newportmusic.org. or email tneal@newportmusic.org
Child Friendly 49th 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
  Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 12th to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 13th. 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 - Sunday

  Newport Historical Society Golden to Gilded Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. From Newport's Colonial Golden Age to Gilded 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 recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets 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
Traditional Christmas Tea at St. Columba’s Chapel Parish Hall, 'An  Oasis of calm in a busy season', 2-4 p.m.,Seatings at 2 & 3 pm, 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown.  Gift shop. $12 adults, $6 children under 12. 847-5571. www.stcolumbaschapel.org
  Newport Community Band/Salve Regina Jazz Ensemble in Concert, 3 p.m., Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St. SRU Newport Community Band, Jazz Ensemble, performing holiday favorites. admission $10, seniors/students $8 . 401-341-2295. www.salve.edu/music-theater-and-dance
  A Musical Christmas presented by Newport Music Festival, 3 p.m. Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St.,  Concert will feature musicians from the Newport Music Festival and many community arts partners. Adults $30,  Parishioners $10 and Children $5. info: 401-846-6523.  www.newportmusic.org. or email tneal@newportmusic.org
  Music of the Christmas Season, 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Broadway at Everett St. Music and carols reflecting the joy and wonder of Christmas. Free. 847-1749. secretary@FPCNEWPORT.ORG.  

December 9th - 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 recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online http://www.newporthistorytours.org.
Caroling on Broadway, 3 p.m. Meet at the steps of the Colony House, Washington Sq. Join the Thompson Middle School Chorus, Christopher "Kari" Carbone and the Off Broadway Neighborhood Association and go caroling along Broadway to Equality Park. Free. www.obna@amyhoag.com
  Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 12th to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 13th. 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 - Tuesday

  Christmas at the Inns, Holiday Bed and Breakfast Tour, Inns open for tour from 1-5 p.m., tickets at Francis Malbone House Inn, 392 Thames St. or go to malboneinnkeeper@gmail.com for information.$25 for all inns. 401-846-0392. All proceeds to benefit Lucy's Hearth.
  Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 12th to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 13th. 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 - Wednesday

  Christmas at the Inns, Holiday Bed and Breakfast Tour, Inns open for tour from 3-7 p.m., tickets at Francis Malbone House Inn, 392 Thames St. or go to malboneinnkeeper@gmail.com for information.$25 for all inns. 401-846-0392. All proceeds to benefit Lucy's Hearth.
  Christmas on the Point at the Zabriskie Memorial Chapel of St. 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 parishoffice@saintjohns-newport.org
WADK Radio Annual Christmas Concert,, 7:00 pm. Newport Marriot, 25 America's Cup Ave. Larry Brown Swinglane Orchestra and Jamestown Community Chorus. 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 12th to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 13th. 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 - Thursday

  December Newport Gallery Night, holiday themed art shows during an evening tour of local galleries, museums, and cultural organizations in Newport and Middletown. 5-8 p.m. Free. 401-935-8591. More information at info@newportgalleries.org or info@cadeauxdumonds.com
  Newport Art Museum Marketplace, 5-8 p.m. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave. Do your shopping right at the Museum where you find work from emerging and established artists alike. Ceramics, paintings, wearable arts, ornaments and more. 401-848-8200. www.newportartmuseum.org
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
  Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, DEADLINE IS TODAY to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 13th. 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 - Friday

  Newport Art Museum Marketplace, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave. Do your shopping right at the Museum where you find work from emerging and established artists alike. Ceramics, paintings, wearable arts, ornaments and more. 401-848-8200. www.newportartmuseum.org
  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 recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets  online /www.newporthistorytours.org.
  Newport Historical Holiday Lantern Walking Tour, 4:00 p.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. Hear the history of early American Holiday tradidiond on an evening walking tour. Learn hoe 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 recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online http://www.newporthistorytours.org.
  Christmas at Mt. Zion, 7:00 pm, Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, 101 Van Zandt Ave. An evening of old and new sacred and secular Christmas music by the Voices of Unity/RPM Voices of Rhode Island. Free will offering. www.mtzion1845@yahoo.com
  Christmas in Song by the Newport Navy Choristers,  7:30 p.m., St. Lucy's Church, 909 West Main Rd., Middletown. Concert to benefit Lingkod Timog charitable, educational and cultiural outreach programs in the U.S. and the Phillipines. Admission $15 adults, $10 seniors and children, $30  families. 401-849-1135. www.newportnavychorusters.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 and hand bell choir. Free. www.stgeorges.edu

December 14th - Saturday

  Newport Art Museum Marketplace, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave. Do your shopping right at the Museum where you find work from emerging and established artists alike. Ceramics, paintings, wearable arts, ornaments and more. 401-848-8200. www.newportartmuseum.org
Child Friendly Gingerbread Story Time, 10 a.m., Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St. Children ages 1-5 years old and a caregiver. A special gingerbread themed story time and crafts. Held in the John Clarke Children's Program Room. No registration required. Free. 401-847-8720 X 204  cgould@newportlibrary.org
  Pet Photos with Santa at the Potter League for Animals, 11 a.m.-4 pm, 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown. Make a memory and get a picture of your pet with Santa for a donation of $10. www.potterleague.org
  Newport Historical Society Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. Hear stories of religious diversity and entrepreneurship during Newport's Colnial era.$15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online www.newporthistorytours.org.
Child Friendly Family Movie, The Grinch (2018), 2:30 p.m., Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St. Families and children ages 6-12 years old. Join us for a re-telling of the classic Dr. Seuss tale about a grumpy old creature living on Mt. Crumpet who can't stand to see his neighbors in Whoville enjoying themselves. Free. 401-847-8720 X 204  cgould@newportlibrary.org
  Newport Historical Holiday Lantern Walking Tour, 4:00 p.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. Hear the history of early American Holiday tradidiond on an evening walking tour. Learn hoe 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 recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online http://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
Child Friendly Caroling and Crafting at Emmanuel Church, 2:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St. Enjoy a festive afternoon with free popcorn and hot chocolate. Families and all ages welcome. Free. 401-847-0675  NewportCountyYouthChorus@gmail.com
  Christmas in Sign by the James L. Maher Center, 5-7 pm, Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St. Christmas songs done in sign language. Free event. donations accepted 401-846-4600 X3121. www.mahercenter.org
Salve Regina Christmas Choral Concert,  7:30 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 seniors, SRU students Free with ID. For Tickets;:401-341-2295. STJEAND@Salve.EDU.
   A Rough Point Holiday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Rough Point Museum, 680 Bellevue Ave. Experience the holiday traditions and winter caretaking practices at Rough Point. Rooms of the museum will be spruced up for the Christmas holiday while other rooms will be cloaked in their winter coverings. Together, these spaces tell the story of Doris Dukes holiday traditions and the off-season routines of one of Newport's sumer cottages. 30 minute guided tours offered throughout the day. Adults $10, children 12 years and under, Free. Tickets available at the door, no advance reservations necessary.  847-8344. www.newportrestoration.org

December 15th - Sunday

  CANCELLED FOR 2019 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. Free parking in the lot across from the church. 401-847-0675. www.emmanuelnewport.org.
  Newport Historical Society Golden to Gilded Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. From Newport's Colonial Golden Age to Gilded 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 recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online www.newporthistorytours.org.
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
  Christmas Open House at Glen Manor House, 2-4 p.m. 3 Frank Cohelo Dr., Portsmouth info@glenmanorhouse.com
Salve Regina Christmas Choral Concert,  3 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 seniors, SRU students Free with ID. For Tickets;:401-341-2295. STJEAND@Salve.EDU.
Child Friendly A Live Nativity at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 4:00 p.m., 525 Broadway, 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. Pastorstpetersri@gmail.com
 

December 16th - 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 recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online http://www.newporthistorytours.org.

December 17th - Tuesday

108th 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

December 18th - Wednesday

Child Friendly Wednesday Family Fun: Winter Tree Craft, 4 p.m., Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St. Children ages 5-12 years old and an adult. Join us to make 3D foam tree decoration with a wintry look. Held in the John Clarke Children's Program Room. Registration required and will begin Tuesday, Dec. 3rd. Free. Sign up on line at the libraries web site:www.newportlibraryri.org
 

December 19th - Thursday

 

December 20th - Friday

Child Friendly Reindeer Party 10:30 a.m., Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St. Children ages 2-4 years old and a caregiver. Enjoy Reindeer Crafts, activities and a reindeer snack. Held in the John Clarke Children's Program Room. No registration required. Free. 401-847-8720 X 204  cgould@newportlibrary.org
  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 recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets  online /www.newporthistorytours.org.
  Newport Historical Holiday Lantern Walking Tour, 4:00 p.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. Hear the history of early American Holiday tradidiond on an evening walking tour. Learn hoe 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 recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online http://www.newporthistorytours.org.
 

December 21st - Saturday

   A Rough Point Holiday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Rough Point Museum, 680 Bellevue Ave. Experience the holiday traditions and winter caretaking practices at Rough Point. Rooms of the museum will be spruced up for the Christmas holiday while other rooms will be cloaked in their winter coverings. Together, these spaces tell the story of Doris Dukes holiday traditions and the off-season routines of one of Newport's sumer cottages. 30 minute guided tours offered throughout the day. Adults $10, children 12 years and under, Free. Tickets available at the door, no advance reservations necessary.  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. Hear stories of religious diversity and entrepreneurship during Newport's Colnial era.$15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online www.newporthistorytours.org.
  Newport Historical Holiday Lantern Walking Tour, 4:00 p.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. Hear the history of early American Holiday tradidiond on an evening walking tour. Learn hoe 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 recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online http://www.newporthistorytours.org.
 

December 22nd - Sunday

  Newport Historical Society Golden to Gilded Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. From Newport's Colonial Golden Age to Gilded 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 recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online www.newporthistorytours.org.
 

December 23rd - 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 recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online http://www.newporthistorytours.org.
  Holiday Traditions in Newport's Historic Houses of Worship, 12 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.., Celebrate Newport, the cradle of religious liberty in America and experience a variety of holiday traditions when 8 historic houses of worship open their doors to the public. Participating houses of worship include: Channing Memorial Unitarian, Emmanuel Episcopal, Newport Congregational, St. John the Evangelist Episcopal, St. Mary's Catholic, Touro Synagogue, Trinity Episcopal, and United Baptist. Everyone is welcometo enjoy this free event. For more information visit: tours@synagogue.org.

December 24th - Tuesday

  CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES ISLAND CHURCHES

December 25th -Wednesday

  JOYOUS CHRISTMAS TO ALL

December 26th - Thursday


December 27th - 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 recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets  online /www.newporthistorytours.org.
  Newport Historical Holiday Lantern Walking Tour, 4:00 p.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. Hear the history of early American Holiday tradidiond on an evening walking tour. Learn hoe 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 recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online http://www.newporthistorytours.org.

December 28th - Saturday

  48th Annual Christmas in Newport Candlelight Tour of Historic Private Homes, 4-7 p.m. $3 per home, payable at the door of each home. No advance reservations are necessary. Listing of homes and addresses will be available after December 15th at www.christmasinnewport.org and at the Newport Visitor Information Center. Note: No children under 10 years old and no high heel shoes please.
   A Rough Point Holiday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Rough Point Museum, 680 Bellevue Ave. Experience the holiday traditions and winter caretaking practices at Rough Point. Rooms of the museum will be spruced up for the Christmas holiday while other rooms will be cloaked in their winter coverings. Together, these spaces tell the story of Doris Dukes holiday traditions and the off-season routines of one of Newport's sumer cottages. 30 minute guided tours offered throughout the day. Adults $10, children 12 years and under, Free. Tickets available at the door, no advance reservations necessary.  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. Hear stories of religious diversity and entrepreneurship during Newport's Colnial era.$15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online www.newporthistorytours.org.
  Newport Historical Holiday Lantern Walking Tour, 4:00 p.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. Hear the history of early American Holiday tradidiond on an evening walking tour. Learn hoe 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 recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online http://www.newporthistorytours.org.

December 29th - Sunday

  Newport Historical Society Golden to Gilded Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. From Newport's Colonial Golden Age to Gilded 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 recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online www.newporthistorytours.org.

December 30th - 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 recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online http://www.newporthistorytours.org.

December 31st - Tuesday


ADDITIONAL ATTRACTIONS

Newport Harbor Illuminated Holiday Harbor Lights Boat Parade, Nov. 29th, 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.



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


Visit the Tall Ship, Oliver Hazard Perry, Official Flag Ship of Rhode Island, December 7th, 2-7 p.m. and December 21st, 2-7 p.m.., Bowen's Wharf. Free Public Tours. www.ohpri.org or ger@ohpri.org.


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, and  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

Guided Tours of Fort Adams, Fort dams State Park, 80 Fort Adams Drive (Visitor Center), Daily through January 1st. Hour long guided tours of the historic fort including access into the tunels. Weekday tours at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m., Weekends hourly from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., and December 21st - January 1st, hourly 10 a.m. - 3  p.m. $15 adults, $8 youth (discounts available). 401-841-0707.  www.fortadams.org


Holiday Lantern Walking Tours, 4:00 p.m., sponsored by the Newport Historical Society. Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28. 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 recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets  online www.newporthistorytours.org.


Newport Historical Society Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28. Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. Hear stories of religious diversity and entrepreneurship during Newport's Colnial era.$15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online www.newporthistorytours.org.


Newport Historical Society Golden to Gilded Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. From Newport's Colonial Golden Age to Gilded 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 recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online www.newporthistorytours.org.


Newport Historical Society Road to Independence Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. 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 recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets online http://www.newporthistorytours.org.


Christmas on Historic Hill: A service of Lessons and Carols, 4 p.m., January 5th. Trinity Episcopal Church, Queen Anne Sq. Trinity's Masterful Choir joined by voices from throughout the community in a candlelight church. All are welcome as we continue our Christmas celebrations. Hear again the message of the angels: The Savior is born! 401-846-0660, ext. 202. http://www.trinitynewport.org.


Newport Historical Society Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27. 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 recommended. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets  online /www.newporthistorytours.org.


Holiday Evening Duet at The Elms and Marble House, Dec 21. 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. Members/Adults $30 in advance, $35 day of, non-members $38 and $48 day of, children 6-17 yrs. $10 in advance, $15 day of. 847-1000 for reservations. www.newportmansions.org.


Holiday Evenings at The Breakers, Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14, 28, Live holiday music and refreshments. Members/adults $30 in advance and $35 day of, non-members $38 in advance and $48 day of, children 6-17 yrs. $10 in advance, $15 day of. 847-1000 for reservations. www.newportmansions.org.


Preservation Society of Newport County, The Breakers, The Elms, & Marble House, Nov. 23rd- Jan 1st. Three magnificantly decorated houses adorned with period-inspired ornaments, elaborate yuletide decorations, fresh flowers, trees, wreaths and garlands. The Breakers 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and The Elms & Marble House 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Houses and grounds close at 5 p.m. Admission, all three houses $35 adult, children 6-17 yrs. $10, members free. 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 information: 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
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