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2016 Christmas in Newport

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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.
  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.
  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 $15, 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 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.
  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. 849-3874. info@bowenswharf.com
  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.
  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.
  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
  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.

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.
  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 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. $10 in advance, $20 at the door, (Children with an adult are free). Tickets, call 835-7209 or MGORMAN@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.
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
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
  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.
  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 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.
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

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.

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.

December 15th - Thursday

 

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.
  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 $15, 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.
  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 18th - 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. Weather permitting. Reservations: 846-0813 and 841-8770.
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 Aline 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 offeringto support Martin Luther King Center. 846-0660. www.trinitynewport.org

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.

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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.
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December 25th - Sunday

Christmas
  A JOYOUS CHRISTMAS TO ALL

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 $15, children under 12 Free. 846-4152 X122. www.newportrestoration.org

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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.
Child Friendly New England's Largest Gingerbread Lighthouse, Saturday-Thursday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and on Fridays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Displayed at the Newport Visitor Information Center, America's Cup Ave. Culinary staff from the Marriot Hotel have constructed the 16 foot masterpiece. Free but visitors are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to fill the sleigh for local Community food pantries.

ADDITIONAL ATTRACTIONS

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 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

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

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