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... a city-wide celebration fostering the historic traditions of the holiday season.

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Due to changing COVID restrictions events may need to be changed or cancelled. 

Please check with each venue prior to attending events.

Founded in 1971, Christmas in Newport began as a two-week festival that celebrated the noncommercial traditions of the holiday season. Now in its 50th 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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The Colony House on Washington Square is decorated on the exterior by the Newport Garden Club.

2020 Christmas in Newport


Calendar of Events
  Denotes Children's and family events

December 1st - Tuesday

Official Opening of Christmas in Newport, 5:00 pm.  A much attenuated event than in previous years due to COVID restrictions. Please be safe and  join us VIRTUALLY as we live stream the event on our  Facebook Page
  Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Wednesday, December 9th 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 2nd - Wedesday

  Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Wednesday, December 9th 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 3rd - Thursday

  Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Wednesday, December 9th 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 4th - Friday

  Holiday Lantern Tours by the Newport Historical Society, Tours begin at 4:00 pm and 4:30 pm from the Colony House at the top of Washington Sq. and lasts approximately one hour. The Holiday Lantern Tour features the history of early American holiday traditions and explores how Newporters did—or didn’t—celebrate the holidays. The Museum of Newport History Shop will be open excclusively for Holiday Lantern Tour participants from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Colony House will be open for viewing from 3:00 to 4:30 pm. Group size is capped at just ten participants and masks and social distancing required. Tickets cost $20 per person, $15 for Newport Historical Society members and active duty military, and $8 for children ages 5-12. For details and to purchase tickets visit www.newporthistorytours.org. For information call 401-841-8770.
  Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Wednesday, December 8th 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 5th - Saturday

A Rough Point Holiday: 10 am- 4 pm, last admission at 3 pm. Rough Point Museum, 680 Bellevue Ave. Experience the holiday traditions and winter caretaking practices at Rough Point. Every Season at Rough Point offers a certain kind of magic - come experience Doris Duke's Newport home during the darkest and merriest days of the year. 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's holiday traditions and the off-season routines of one of Newport's summer cottages. Admission &12 adults; $8 students; 12 and under FREE. For information: (401) 847-8344 or visit:www.newportrestoration.org
Rogers High School Athletic Boosters Assoc 4th annual tree and wreath sale: 8 am- 6 pm, International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS) parking lot, 449 Thames St. Canadian balsam wreaths, decorated by Rogers parents and students, will be sold along with to 8-foot Balsam and Fraser trees. Wreaths will be available in traditional, coastal and other handcrafted designs. There will also be a small supply of undecorated wreaths. Rogers students will be on hand to help load purchases and FREE delivery is available in Newport.
  Holiday Lantern Tours by the Newport Historical Society, Tours begin at 4:00 pm and 4:30 pm from the Colony House at the top of Washington Sq. and lasts approximately one hour. The Holiday Lantern Tour features the history of early American holiday traditions and explores how Newporters did—or didn’t—celebrate the holidays. The Museum of Newport History Shop will be open excclusively for Holiday Lantern Tour participants from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Colony House will be open for viewing from 3:00 to 4:30 pm. Group size is capped at just ten participants and masks and social distancing required. Tickets cost $20 per person, $15 for Newport Historical Society members and active duty military, and $8 for children ages 5-12. For details and to purchase tickets visit www.newporthistorytours.org. For information call 401-841-8770.
POSTPONED TO SUNDAY DEC. 6TH DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER  50th Annual Bowen's Wharf Tree Lighting: 6:00 pm. The countdown to the 50th Annual Bowen’s Wharf Tree Lighting will streamed live on our Facebook and Instagram pages. For information: (401) 849-2243 or visit: www.bowenswharf.com/events/
13th Annual Singing for Shelter Goes Virtual:  (Dec 5th - 22nd) A series of twenty 30 minute 'living room concerts' featuring a total of 50 local musicians raising funds for local homeless shelters. Music will include traditional Holiday music, heartwarming tunes and even some originals. Concert  will be live streamed from the individual musicians Facebook page or Sing for Shelter Facebook, see below.
For information,markgorman56@gmail.com
Viewers are encouraged to donate directly to Lucy's Hearth: www.LucysHearth.org/donate/
or the McKinney Shelter www.McKinneyshelter.org/
Today's Featured Musician(s):  7:00 pm - Carrigan Nelson and Friends.  Visit Carrigan Nelson's Facebook page or the Singing for Shelter Facebook page to view the show.
  Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Wednesday, December 9th 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.
Child Friendly

December 6th - Sunday

50th Annual Bowen's Wharf Tree Lighting: 6:00 pm. The countdown to the 50th Annual Bowen’s Wharf Tree Lighting will streamed live on our Facebook and Instagram pages. For information: (401) 849-2243 or visit: www.bowenswharf.com/events/
Rogers High School Athletic Boosters Assoc 4th annual tree and wreath sale: 8 am- 4 pm (or while supplies last), International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS) parking lot, 449 Thames St. Canadian balsam wreaths, decorated by Rogers parents and students, will be sold along with to 8-foot Balsam and Fraser trees. Wreaths will be available in traditional, coastal and other handcrafted designs. There will also be a small supply of undecorated wreaths. Rogers students will be on hand to help load purchases and FREE delivery is available in Newport.
A Rough Point Holiday: 10 am- 4 pm, last admission at 3 pm. Rough Point Museum, 680 Bellevue Ave. Experience the holiday traditions and winter caretaking practices at Rough Point. Every Season at Rough Point offers a certain kind of magic - come experience Doris Duke's Newport home during the darkest and merriest days of the year. 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's holiday traditions and the off-season routines of one of Newport's summer cottages. Admission &12 adults; $8 students; 12 and under FREE. For information: (401) 847-8344 or visit:www.newportrestoration.org
Advent Lessons and Carols December 6th - 16th (Virtual) :  featuring special guest readers, including R.I. Gov. Gina Raimondo; state Rep. Marvin Abney, chairman of the State House’s Finance Committee; and Crista Durant, president since 2014 of Newport Hospital, among others, will be recorded from various places around Rhode Island and include archival recordings of the Professional Choristers of The Choir School of Newport County and the St. John’s Adult Choir, in addition to to newly recorded material. The readings and lessons will be assembled into a movie that will be made available on St. John’s website, www.StJohns-Newport.org , for viewing anytime it is convenient, beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6, through the evening of Dec. 16. The movie format provides the “printed program”; texts and hymns will appear on the screen so you can sing from home, along with still images from the church’s stained glass windows and artwork.
  Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Wednesday, December 9th 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.
13th Annual Singing for Shelter Goes Virtual:  (Dec 5th - 22nd) A series of twenty 30 minute 'living room concerts' featuring a total of 50 local musicians raising funds for local homeless shelters. Music will include traditional Holiday music, heartwarming tunes and even some originals. Concert  will be live streamed from the individual musicians Facebook page or Singing for Shelter Facebook page, see below.
For information,markgorman56@gmail.com
Viewers are encouraged to donate directly to Lucy's Hearth: www.LucysHearth.org/donate/
or the McKinney Shelter www.McKinneyshelter.org/
Today's Featured Musician(s):  7:00 pm - Leslie Grimes and Matt Bruneau. Visit Leslie Grimes Facebook page or the Singing for Shelter Facebook page to view the show.

December 7th -Monday

“Strength, Joy and Peace: A Choral Year from St. John’s, Newport” a recording:  will be available to purchase mid-December in both CD and download formats; pre-ordering instructions will be on the St. John’s website on December 7. Featuring The St. John’s Adult Choir and the Professional Choristers from The Choir School of Newport County, twenty hymns and anthems chart the course of a year from archival service recordings, new recordings, and the choirs’ tours to England and Washington, D.C. The proceeds from the recording will be split equally between the Martin Luther King Jr. Center and the restoration of the 1894 Hook & Hastings organ at St. John’s. Visit  www.StJohns-Newport.org  for details.
13th Annual Singing for Shelter Goes Virtual:  (Dec 5th - 22nd) A series of twenty 30 minute 'living room concerts' featuring a total of 50 local musicians raising funds for local homeless shelters. Music will include traditional Holiday music, heartwarming tunes and even some originals. Concert  will be live streamed from the individual musicians Facebook page or Singing for Shelter Facebook page, see below.
For information,markgorman56@gmail.com
Viewers are encouraged to donate directly to Lucy's Hearth: www.LucysHearth.org/donate/
or the McKinney Shelter www.McKinneyshelter.org/
Today's Featured Musician(s):  7:00 pm - Jimmy Winters.  Visit Jimmy Winters' Facebook page or the Singing for Shelter Facebook page to view the show.
  Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Wednessday, December 9th to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 113th. 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 - Tuesday

13th Annual Singing for Shelter Goes Virtual:  (Dec 5th - 22nd) A series of twenty 30 minute 'living room concerts' featuring a total of 50 local musicians raising funds for local homeless shelters. Music will include traditional Holiday music, heartwarming tunes and even some originals. Concert  will be live streamed from the individual musicians Facebook page or Singing for Shelter Facebook page, see below.
For information,markgorman56@gmail.com
Viewers are encouraged to donate directly to Lucy's Hearth: www.LucysHearth.org/donate/
or the McKinney Shelter www.McKinneyshelter.org/
Today's Featured Musician(s):  7:00 pm - Ed Ledwith.  Visit Ed Ledwith's Facebook page or the Singing for Shelter Facebook page to view the show.
  Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Wednessday, December 9th to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 113th. 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 - Wednesday

13th Annual Singing for Shelter Goes Virtual:  (Dec 5th - 22nd) A series of twenty 30 minute 'living room concerts' featuring a total of 50 local musicians raising funds for local homeless shelters. Music will include traditional Holiday music, heartwarming tunes and even some originals. Concert  will be live streamed from the individual musicians Facebook page or Singing for Shelter Facebook page, see below.
For information,markgorman56@gmail.com
Viewers are encouraged to donate directly to Lucy's Hearth: www.LucysHearth.org/donate/
or the McKinney Shelter www.McKinneyshelter.org/
Today's Featured Musician(s):  7:00 pm - Island Rockers.  Visit Rand Bradbury's Facebook page or the Singing for Shelter Facebook page to view the show.
  Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, DEALINE IS TODAY, December 9th 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 - Thursday

  Island Moving Company presents "Through Her Eyes- A Newport Nutcracker Reimagined an Island Moving Company / Marta Renzi Film. On-Demand Streaming : Select your viewing date / time between December 10 - January 3 Capture the spirit of the season at your convenience. Tickets are $20 and available at:  www.islandmovingco.org. 
13th Annual Singing for Shelter Goes Virtual:  (Dec 5th - 22nd) A series of twenty 30 minute 'living room concerts' featuring a total of 50 local musicians raising funds for local homeless shelters. Music will include traditional Holiday music, heartwarming tunes and even some originals. Concert  will be live streamed from the individual musicians Facebook page or Singing for Shelter Facebook page, see below.
For information,markgorman56@gmail.com
Viewers are encouraged to donate directly to Lucy's Hearth: www.LucysHearth.org/donate/
or the McKinney Shelter www.McKinneyshelter.org/
Today's Featured Musician(s):  7:00 pm - Michelle Siegal.  Visit Michelle Siegal's Facebook page or the Singing for Shelter Facebook page to view the show.
  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 - Friday

  Holiday Lantern Tours by the Newport Historical Society, Tours begin at 4:00 pm and 4:30 pm from the Colony House at the top of Washington Sq. and lasts approximately one hour. The Holiday Lantern Tour features the history of early American holiday traditions and explores how Newporters did—or didn’t—celebrate the holidays. The Museum of Newport History Shop will be open excclusively for Holiday Lantern Tour participants from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Colony House will be open for viewing from 3:00 to 4:30 pm. Group size is capped at just ten participants and masks and social distancing required. Tickets cost $20 per person, $15 for Newport Historical Society members and active duty military, and $8 for children ages 5-12. For details and to purchase tickets visit www.newporthistorytours.org. For information call 401-841-8770.
  Island Moving Company presents "Through Her Eyes- A Newport Nutcracker Reimagined an Island Moving Company / Marta Renzi Film. On-Demand Streaming. Capture the spirit of the season at your convenience. Tickets are $20 and available at:  www.islandmovingco.org. 
13th Annual Singing for Shelter Goes Virtual:  (Dec 5th - 22nd) A series of twenty 30 minute 'living room concerts' featuring a total of 50 local musicians raising funds for local homeless shelters. Music will include traditional Holiday music, heartwarming tunes and even some originals. Concert  will be live streamed from the individual musicians Facebook page or Singing for Shelter Facebook page, see below.
For information,markgorman56@gmail.com
Viewers are encouraged to donate directly to Lucy's Hearth: www.LucysHearth.org/donate/
or the McKinney Shelter www.McKinneyshelter.org/
Today's Featured Musician(s):  7:00 pm - John Monllos and Joanne Rodino.  Visit John Monllos' Facebook page or the Singing for Shelter Facebook page to view the show.
  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 - Saturday

Child Friendly Holly Jolly Drive-Through  1:00-3:00 pm, Easton's Beach.Participants will remain in their vehicles as they drive through the Christmas displays. A special guest will be waiting at the end to say a quick, socially distant hello! Pre-registration is REQUIRED! Registration for Newport residents begins Nov. 22nd Registration for non-residents begins Dec. 6th at Register.communitypass.net/cityofnewport Space is limited. No day-of drop-ins accepted. See Additional Attractions for  Gingerbread House Competition
  Island Moving Company presents "Through Her Eyes- A Newport Nutcracker Reimagined an Island Moving Company / Marta Renzi Film. On-Demand Streaming. Capture the spirit of the season at your convenience. Tickets are $20 and available at:  www.islandmovingco.org. 
13th Annual Singing for Shelter Goes Virtual:  (Dec 5th - 22nd) A series of twenty 30 minute 'living room concerts' featuring a total of 50 local musicians raising funds for local homeless shelters. Music will include traditional Holiday music, heartwarming tunes and even some originals. Concert  will be live streamed from the individual musicians Facebook page or Singing for Shelter Facebook page, see below.
For information,markgorman56@gmail.com
Viewers are encouraged to donate directly to Lucy's Hearth: www.LucysHearth.org/donate/
or the McKinney Shelter www.McKinneyshelter.org/
Today's Featured Musician(s):  7:00 pm - Blackwater String Band. Visit Ed McGuirl or Tom Perotti's Facebook page or the Singing for Shelter Facebook page to view the show.
A Rough Point Holiday: 10 am- 4 pm, last admission at 3 pm. Rough Point Museum, 680 Bellevue Ave. Experience the holiday traditions and winter caretaking practices at Rough Point. Every Season at Rough Point offers a certain kind of magic - come experience Doris Duke's Newport home during the darkest and merriest days of the year. 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's holiday traditions and the off-season routines of one of Newport's summer cottages. Admission &12 adults; $8 students; 12 and under FREE. For information: (401) 847-8344 or visit:www.newportrestoration.org
  Holiday Lantern Tours by the Newport Historical Society, Tours begin at 4:00 pm and 4:30 pm from the Colony House at the top of Washington Sq. and lasts approximately one hour. The Holiday Lantern Tour features the history of early American holiday traditions and explores how Newporters did—or didn’t—celebrate the holidays. The Museum of Newport History Shop will be open excclusively for Holiday Lantern Tour participants from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Colony House will be open for viewing from 3:00 to 4:30 pm. Group size is capped at just ten participants and masks and social distancing required. Tickets cost $20 per person, $15 for Newport Historical Society members and active duty military, and $8 for children ages 5-12. For details and to purchase tickets visit www.newporthistorytours.org. For information call 401-841-8770.

December 13th - Sunday

A Rough Point Holiday: 10 am- 4 pm, last admission at 3 pm. Rough Point Museum, 680 Bellevue Ave. Experience the holiday traditions and winter caretaking practices at Rough Point. Every Season at Rough Point offers a certain kind of magic - come experience Doris Duke's Newport home during the darkest and merriest days of the year. 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's holiday traditions and the off-season routines of one of Newport's summer cottages. Admission &12 adults; $8 students; 12 and under FREE. For information: (401) 847-8344 or visit:www.newportrestoration.org
  Island Moving Company presents "Through Her Eyes- A Newport Nutcracker Reimagined an Island Moving Company / Marta Renzi Film. On-Demand Streaming. Capture the spirit of the season at your convenience. Tickets are $20 and available at:  www.islandmovingco.org. 
Child Friendly 13th Annual Singing for Shelter Goes Virtual:  (Dec 5th - 22nd) A series of twenty 30 minute 'living room concerts' featuring a total of 50 local musicians raising funds for local homeless shelters. Music will include traditional Holiday music, heartwarming tunes and even some originals. Concert  will be live streamed from the individual musicians Facebook page or Singing for Shelter Facebook page, see below.
For information,markgorman56@gmail.com
Viewers are encouraged to donate directly to Lucy's Hearth: www.LucysHearth.org/donate/
or the McKinney Shelter www.McKinneyshelter.org/
Today's Featured Musician(s):  4:00 pm - Christopher Carbone (children's show).  Visit Christopher Carbone's Facebook page or Singing for Shelter Facebook page to view the show.
7:00 pm -  Steve Rodrigues, Joe Potenza &  Friends .
Visit Steve Rodrigues' Facebook page or the Singing for Shelter Facebook page to view the show.

December 14th - Monday

13th Annual Singing for Shelter Goes Virtual:  (Dec 5th - 22nd) A series of twenty 30 minute 'living room concerts' featuring a total of 50 local musicians raising funds for local homeless shelters. Music will include traditional Holiday music, heartwarming tunes and even some originals. Concert  will be live streamed from the individual musicians Facebook page or Singing for Shelter Facebook page, see below.
For information,markgorman56@gmail.com
Viewers are encouraged to donate directly to Lucy's Hearth: www.LucysHearth.org/donate/
or the McKinney Shelter www.McKinneyshelter.org/
Today's Featured Musician(s):  7:00 pm - Chelly Knight and Chris Vaillancourt, Visit Chelly Knight's Facebook page or the Singing for Shelter Facebook page to view the show.

December 15th - Tuesday

13th Annual Singing for Shelter Goes Virtual:  (Dec 5th - 22nd) A series of twenty 30 minute 'living room concerts' featuring a total of 50 local musicians raising funds for local homeless shelters. Music will include traditional Holiday music, heartwarming tunes and even some originals. Concert  will be live streamed from the individual musicians Facebook page or Singing for Shelter Facebook page, see below.
For information,markgorman56@gmail.com
Viewers are encouraged to donate directly to Lucy's Hearth: www.LucysHearth.org/donate/
or the McKinney Shelter www.McKinneyshelter.org/
Today's Featured Musician(s):  7:00 pm - Chris and Diane Myers. Visit Christopher Myers' Facebook page or the Singing for Shelter Facebook page to view the show.
  Commemorative Christmas in Newport December 15th, 2020 postmark : 1:00 - 2:30 pm, Thames Street Post Office exclusively. Bring your own envelope with first class postage stamp affixed to receive the postmark.
Child Friendly 1st Virtual Students Impressions of Christmas Art Show. Newport School system art students present their art work in a virtual gallery. To view the art show and take a virtual walk through the gallery visit: https://www.artsteps.com/view/5fcda3f35dac8c21b6cc64a9
 

December 16th - Wednesday

  Island Moving Company presents "Through Her Eyes- A Newport Nutcracker Reimagined an Island Moving Company / Marta Renzi Film. On-Demand Streaming. Capture the spirit of the season at your convenience. Tickets are $20 and available at:  www.islandmovingco.org. 
13th Annual Singing for Shelter Goes Virtual:  (Dec 5th - 22nd) A series of twenty 30 minute 'living room concerts' featuring a total of 50 local musicians raising funds for local homeless shelters. Music will include traditional Holiday music, heartwarming tunes and even some originals. Concert  will be live streamed from the individual musicians Facebook page or Singing for Shelter Facebook page, see below.
For information,markgorman56@gmail.com
Viewers are encouraged to donate directly to Lucy's Hearth: www.LucysHearth.org/donate/
or the McKinney Shelter www.McKinneyshelter.org/
Today's Featured Musician(s):  7:00 pm - Julio Amaro.  Visit Julio Amaro's Facebook page or the Singing for Shelter Facebook page to view the show.

December 17th - Thursday

““Home for the Holidays: A Newport Christmas from St. John’s”: Our presentation of the seventh annual “Christmas on the Point” concert will take advantage of pre-recording to collaborate with the dancers of the Island Moving Company, who will adapt a sequence from The Nutcracker beginning at the historic creche and moving throughout the building. The dancers, the St. John’s Adult Choir, Professional Choristers from The Choir School of Newport County, harpist Susan Knapp Thomas, and Peter Berton on the 1894 Hook & Hasting pipe organ (and its model railroad within) will serve up a Christmas feast with all the trimmings! Special decorations and lighting will make this a memorable event which you can enjoy from home free anytime from the evening of Dec. 17 through the twelfth day of Christmas (January 6). Online donations are welcome. A video preview of the concert will be on the St. John’s website, www.StJohns-Newport.org , beginning Dec. 10.
13th Annual Singing for Shelter Goes Virtual:  (Dec 5th - 22nd) A series of twenty 30 minute 'living room concerts' featuring a total of 50 local musicians raising funds for local homeless shelters. Music will include traditional Holiday music, heartwarming tunes and even some originals. Concert  will be live streamed from the individual musicians Facebook page or Singing for Shelter Facebook page, see below.
For information,markgorman56@gmail.com
Viewers are encouraged to donate directly to Lucy's Hearth: www.LucysHearth.org/donate/
or the McKinney Shelter www.McKinneyshelter.org/
Today's Featured Musician(s):  7:00 pm - Jonathan Perry.  Visit Jonathan Perrys Facebook page or the Singing for Shelter Facebook page to view the show.
Child Friendly 1st Virtual Students Impressions of Christmas Art Show. Newport School system art students present their art work in a virtual gallery. To view the art show and take a virtual walk through the gallery visit: https://www.artsteps.com/view/5fcda3f35dac8c21b6cc64a9

December 18th - Friday

13th Annual Singing for Shelter Goes Virtual:  (Dec 5th - 22nd) A series of twenty 30 minute 'living room concerts' featuring a total of 50 local musicians raising funds for local homeless shelters. Music will include traditional Holiday music, heartwarming tunes and even some originals. Concert  will be live streamed from the individual musicians Facebook page or Singing for Shelter Facebook page, see below.
For information,markgorman56@gmail.com
Viewers are encouraged to donate directly to Lucy's Hearth: www.LucysHearth.org/donate/
or the McKinney Shelter www.McKinneyshelter.org/
Today's Featured Musician(s):  7:00 pm - Tim Cunningham & Don Farias', Visit Tim Cuningham's Facebook page or the Singing for Shelter Facebook page to view the show.
  Holiday Lantern Tours by the Newport Historical Society, Tours begin at 4:00 pm and 4:30 pm from the Colony House at the top of Washington Sq. and lasts approximately one hour. The Holiday Lantern Tour features the history of early American holiday traditions and explores how Newporters did—or didn’t—celebrate the holidays. The Museum of Newport History Shop will be open excclusively for Holiday Lantern Tour participants from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Colony House will be open for viewing from 3:00 to 4:30 pm. Group size is capped at just ten participants and masks and social distancing required. Tickets cost $20 per person, $15 for Newport Historical Society members and active duty military, and $8 for children ages 5-12. For details and to purchase tickets visit www.newporthistorytours.org. For information call 401-841-8770.
 

December 19th - Saturday

  Island Moving Company presents "Through Her Eyes- A Newport Nutcracker Reimagined an Island Moving Company / Marta Renzi Film. On-Demand Streaming . Capture the spirit of the season at your convenience. Tickets are $20 and available at:  www.islandmovingco.org. 
A Rough Point Holiday: 10 am- 4 pm, last admission at 3 pm. Rough Point Museum, 680 Bellevue Ave. Experience the holiday traditions and winter caretaking practices at Rough Point. Every Season at Rough Point offers a certain kind of magic - come experience Doris Duke's Newport home during the darkest and merriest days of the year. 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's holiday traditions and the off-season routines of one of Newport's summer cottages. Admission &12 adults; $8 students; 12 and under FREE. For information: (401) 847-8344 or visit:www.newportrestoration.org
  Holiday Lantern Tours by the Newport Historical Society, Tours begin at 4:00 pm and 4:30 pm from the Colony House at the top of Washington Sq. and lasts approximately one hour. The Holiday Lantern Tour features the history of early American holiday traditions and explores how Newporters did—or didn’t—celebrate the holidays. The Museum of Newport History Shop will be open excclusively for Holiday Lantern Tour participants from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Colony House will be open for viewing from 3:00 to 4:30 pm. Group size is capped at just ten participants and masks and social distancing required. Tickets cost $20 per person, $15 for Newport Historical Society members and active duty military, and $8 for children ages 5-12. For details and to purchase tickets visit www.newporthistorytours.org. For information call 401-841-8770.
13th Annual Singing for Shelter Goes Virtual:  (Dec 5th - 22nd) A series of twenty 30 minute 'living room concerts' featuring a total of 50 local musicians raising funds for local homeless shelters. Music will include traditional Holiday music, heartwarming tunes and even some originals. Concert  will be live streamed from the individual musicians Facebook page or Singing for Shelter Facebook page, see below.
For information,markgorman56@gmail.com
Viewers are encouraged to donate directly to Lucy's Hearth: www.LucysHearth.org/donate/
or the McKinney Shelter www.McKinneyshelter.org/
Today's Featured Musician(s):  7:00 pm - The 40. Visit The Ray Davis' Facebook page or the Singing for Shelter Facebook page to view the show.
 

December 20th - Sunday

A Rough Point Holiday: 10 am- 4 pm, last admission at 3 pm. Rough Point Museum, 680 Bellevue Ave. Experience the holiday traditions and winter caretaking practices at Rough Point. Every Season at Rough Point offers a certain kind of magic - come experience Doris Duke's Newport home during the darkest and merriest days of the year. 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's holiday traditions and the off-season routines of one of Newport's summer cottages. Admission &12 adults; $8 students; 12 and under FREE. For information: (401) 847-8344 or visit:www.newportrestoration.org
Guided Bird Walk: Norman Bird Sanctuary. For Information: www.normanbirdsanctuary.org/events-calendar?view=calendar&month=12-2020
A Holiday Service of Lessons and Carols: 10:00 am. Channing Memorial Church will hold their traditional Christmas service of lessons and carols. It is a virtual event, available on YouTube (search Channing Memorial Church Newport) and via Zoom (Email: office@channingchurch.org to receive the Zoom link) .
13th Annual Singing for Shelter Goes Virtual:  (Dec 5th - 22nd) A series of twenty 30 minute 'living room concerts' featuring a total of 50 local musicians raising funds for local homeless shelters. Music will include traditional Holiday music, heartwarming tunes and even some originals. Concert  will be live streamed from the individual musicians Facebook page or Singing for Shelter Facebook page, see below.
For information,markgorman56@gmail.com
Viewers are encouraged to donate directly to Lucy's Hearth: www.LucysHearth.org/donate/
or the McKinney Shelter www.McKinneyshelter.org/
Today's Featured Musician(s):  4:00 pm - Valerie Larkin & Beth Barron, Visit Valerie Larkin's Facebook page or Singing for Shelter Facebook page to view the show.
7:00 pm - Timmy May.
Visit Timmy May's Facebook page or the Singing for Shelter Facebook page to view the show.
 

December 21st - Monday

Winter Solstice Celebration:  4:15-6:30 pm.  Norman Bird Sanctuary. Join us for an evening celebrating light, nature, and celestial wonder. This year, December 21st marks not only the Winter Solstice but also an extremely rare celestial event: The Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn. This will be the closest approach of the two planets since the year 1623, and it offers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the two planets within the same telescopic field of view (meaning that when you look through the telescope, they will be right next to each other). The evening will begin with a short educational program, followed by a lantern-lit walk through the woods while listening for nocturnal animals. We will end in the South Field to view Jupiter and Saturn. Four telescopes will be available and monitored by local astronomer and science communicator, Sara Poirier. www.normanbirdsanctuary.org/events-calendar?view=calendar&month=12-2020
13th Annual Singing for Shelter Goes Virtual:  (Dec 5th - 22nd) A series of twenty 30 minute 'living room concerts' featuring a total of 50 local musicians raising funds for local homeless shelters. Music will include traditional Holiday music, heartwarming tunes and even some originals. Concert  will be live streamed from the individual musicians Facebook page or Singing for Shelter Facebook page, see below.
For information,markgorman56@gmail.com
Viewers are encouraged to donate directly to Lucy's Hearth: www.LucysHearth.org/donate/
or the McKinney Shelter www.McKinneyshelter.org/
Today's Featured Musician(s):  7:00 pm In Tandem. Visit Gene Bowdoin's Facebook page or the Singing for Shelter Facebook page to view the show.
Child Friendly 1st Virtual Students Impressions of Christmas Art Show. Newport School system art students present their art work in a virtual gallery. To view the art show and take a virtual walk through the gallery visit: https://www.artsteps.com/view/5fcda3f35dac8c21b6cc64a9
 

December 22nd - Tuesday

13th Annual Singing for Shelter Goes Virtual:  (Dec 5th - 22nd) A series of twenty 30 minute 'living room concerts' featuring a total of 50 local musicians raising funds for local homeless shelters. Music will include traditional Holiday music, heartwarming tunes and even some originals. Concert  will be live streamed from the individual musicians Facebook page or Singing for Shelter Facebook page, see below.
For information,markgorman56@gmail.com
Viewers are encouraged to donate directly to Lucy's Hearth: www.LucysHearth.org/donate/
or the McKinney Shelter www.McKinneyshelter.org/
Today's Featured Musician(s):  7:00 pm YNOT3. Visit Michelle Seigal's Facebook page or the Singing for Shelter Facebook page to view the show.
 

December 23rd - Wednesday

Child Friendly 1st Virtual Students Impressions of Christmas Art Show. Newport School system art students present their art work in a virtual gallery. To view the art show and take a virtual walk through the gallery visit: https://www.artsteps.com/view/5fcda3f35dac8c21b6cc64a9

December 24th - Thursday

  CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES ISLAND CHURCHES
  A Musical Gift to Newport from Channing Memorial Church: 3 - 3:30 pm. Channing Memorial Church Chimes will play.  Please stop and listen, masked and socially distanced, from in and around Touro Park. Everyone is welcome to enjoy this free event. For more information visit: www.channingchurch.org. or (401) 846-0634.
  A Quiet Christmas: 5:00 pm. Rev. Bill Zelazny, and the Channing Memorial Church staff will present an informal Christmas Eve service with the reading of the traditional nativity story, candle lighting and carols. It is a virtual event, premiering on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/ChanningMemorialChurch.  Carol lyrics will be sent out by email, please contact office@channingchurch.org to receive them.

December 25th -Friday

  Island Moving Company presents "Through Her Eyes- A Newport Nutcracker Reimagined an Island Moving Company / Marta Renzi Film. On-Demand Streaming. Capture the spirit of the season at your convenience. Tickets are $20 and available at:  www.islandmovingco.org. 
  JOYOUS CHRISTMAS TO ALL
Child Friendly 1st Virtual Students Impressions of Christmas Art Show. Newport School system art students present their art work in a virtual gallery. To view the art show and take a virtual walk through the gallery visit: https://www.artsteps.com/view/5fcda3f35dac8c21b6cc64a9
  A Musical Gift to Newport from Channing Memorial Church: 11 - 11:45 am. Channing Memorial Church Chimes will play.  Please stop and listen, masked and socially distanced, from in and around Touro Park. Everyone is welcome to enjoy this free event. For more information visit: www.channingchurch.org. or (401) 846-0634.

December 26th - Saturday

  Island Moving Company presents "Through Her Eyes- A Newport Nutcracker Reimagined an Island Moving Company / Marta Renzi Film. On-Demand Streaming. Capture the spirit of the season at your convenience. Tickets are $20 and available at:  www.islandmovingco.org. 
A Rough Point Holiday: 10 am- 4 pm, last admission at 3 pm. Rough Point Museum, 680 Bellevue Ave. Experience the holiday traditions and winter caretaking practices at Rough Point. Every Season at Rough Point offers a certain kind of magic - come experience Doris Duke's Newport home during the darkest and merriest days of the year. 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's holiday traditions and the off-season routines of one of Newport's summer cottages. Admission &12 adults; $8 students; 12 and under FREE. For information: (401) 847-8344 or visit:www.newportrestoration.org
  Holiday Lantern Tours by the Newport Historical Society, Tours begin at 4:00 pm and 4:30 pm from the Colony House at the top of Washington Sq. and lasts approximately one hour. The Holiday Lantern Tour features the history of early American holiday traditions and explores how Newporters did—or didn’t—celebrate the holidays. The Museum of Newport History Shop will be open excclusively for Holiday Lantern Tour participants from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Colony House will be open for viewing from 3:00 to 4:30 pm. Group size is capped at just ten participants and masks and social distancing required. Tickets cost $20 per person, $15 for Newport Historical Society members and active duty military, and $8 for children ages 5-12. For details and to purchase tickets visit www.newporthistorytours.org. For information call 401-841-8770.

December 27th - Sunday

A Rough Point Holiday: 10 am- 4 pm, last admission at 3 pm. Rough Point Museum, 680 Bellevue Ave. Experience the holiday traditions and winter caretaking practices at Rough Point. Every Season at Rough Point offers a certain kind of magic - come experience Doris Duke's Newport home during the darkest and merriest days of the year. 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's holiday traditions and the off-season routines of one of Newport's summer cottages. Admission &12 adults; $8 students; 12 and under FREE. For information: (401) 847-8344 or visit: www.newportrestoration.org

December 28th - Monday

  Island Moving Company presents "Through Her Eyes- A Newport Nutcracker Reimagined an Island Moving Company / Marta Renzi Film. On-Demand Streaming . Capture the spirit of the season at your convenience. Tickets are $20 and available at:  www.islandmovingco.org. 

December 29th - Tuesday

  Island Moving Company presents "Through Her Eyes- A Newport Nutcracker Reimagined an Island Moving Company / Marta Renzi Film. On-Demand Streaming. Capture the spirit of the season at your convenience. Tickets are $20 and available at:  www.islandmovingco.org. 

December 30th - Wednesday

  Island Moving Company presents "Through Her Eyes- A Newport Nutcracker Reimagined an Island Moving Company / Marta Renzi Film. On-Demand Streaming. Capture the spirit of the season at your convenience. Tickets are $20 and available at:  www.islandmovingco.org. 

December 31st - Thursday

  Island Moving Company presents "Through Her Eyes- A Newport Nutcracker Reimagined an Island Moving Company / Marta Renzi Film. On-Demand Streaming. Capture the spirit of the season at your convenience. Tickets are $20 and available at:  www.islandmovingco.org. 

ADDITIONAL ATTRACTIONS


Christmas at the Newport Mansions: from Saturday, Nov. 21, through Sunday, Jan. 10, will be more spectacular than ever this year, with a new outdoor experience, “Sparkling Lights at The Breakers: An Outdoor Magical Wonderland,” illuminating the mansion and its grounds with thousands of lights. The festivities will include 28 spruce trees strung with holiday lights along the two driveways; The Breakers façade bathed in colored light; and illumination of the paths, shrubbery and trees in varied color schemes. The Children’s Cottage will be outlined in lights and visitors will be able to peek through the windows at Santa’s Workshop inside as holiday music fills the air. During the same period, the interiors of The Breakers and The Elms will be lavishly decorated for the holidays and open daily except for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. 

The Breakers and its grounds will be open from noon to 8 p.m., with the outdoor holiday lights coming on at 4 p.m.

The Elms will open each day at 9 a.m. and last tour admission will be at 4 p.m. The house and its grounds will close at 5 p.m.

 For tickets and more information visit: www.newportmansions.org/events/celebrate-the-holidays-at-the-newport-mansions


Museum and Shop at the Brick Market, Holiday gifts related to Newport’s rich and varied history. Tuesday thru Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm or by appointmen. Hours subject to change. Call 841-8770 to confirm.  www.shopnewporthistory.com


Bird Friendly Wreath Making Kit, throughout the month of December. Available at the Norman Bird Sanctuary. www.normanbirdsanctuary.org/birdfriendly-wreath-workshop


Gingerbread House Competition, Children, adults, families, businesses and organizations are all invited to participate! All entries will be on display at the Holly Jolly Drive-Thru on December 12th where the public will vote for their favorite! There is no fee to participate, but all contestants must register at: register.communitypass.net/cityofnewport . Additional rules and details available at: www.cityofnewport.com/recreation. Call 845-5800 for more information. See listing on December 12th for Gingerbread House judging  at  Holly Jolly Drive-Through.

December Gallery Night, 5 - 8 pm, December 10th. Various galleries are open presenting works by local artists in Newport, Middletown, Portsmouth and Jamestown. See: www.newportgallerynight.com. Questions: info@newportgalleries.org.

Brenton Book Club:December 2020:  Writers & Lovers, Author: Lily King First Meeting: November 30th, 2020 at 2PM Discussions every Monday and featuring a different wine tied in with that months title. Book Club Package includes: Sunday or Monday night stay, breakfast for two daily, the book club event along with a bottle of that month’s featured wine. Overnight packaged pricing beginning at $209 per night. If you want to come just for the Book Club, feel free. Wine can be purchased by the bottle or by the glass during the discussion. Book club meets each Monday at 2 pm.  https://brentonhotel.com/life-at-the-brenton/brenton-book-club/ .

Classic Movie Thursdays: Join us in the Living Room for Gilded Age Inspired Cocktails and Classic Movies. Cocktail service begins nightly at 4 pm, and the feature presentation begins at 7. Check out our blog for current weeks title. Classic Movie overnight packages begin at $209 and include overnight accommodations, two featured cocktails, and popcorn during the show. Admission to the movie night is open to the general public, featured cocktails and our full Living Room Menu is also available.  https://brentonhotel.com/life-at-the-brenton/brenton-book-club/ .

Pajama Brunch: Every weekend through March join us in the Living Room for our Pajama Brunch. We kick off every Saturday and Sunday morning with Tarts and Toons. Enjoy handmade toaster pastries and cartoons from your childhood. Pajamas are encouraged. Our brunch menus are inspired from our small plates dining concept and offer breakfast and lunch inspirations from around the world that have been locally perfected. Mimosa’s begin flowing at 7 am. Our Pajama Brunch Overnight Package begins at $249 per night and includes overnight accommodations and two Mimosa’s. The Pajama Brunch is open to the general public features our full Living Room Menu and we will be awarding the family with the best PJ’s an overnight stay with our compliments each week.  https://brentonhotel.com/life-at-the-brenton/brenton-book-club/ .

Historic Fort Adams Guided Tours, : Visit America’s most complex coastal fortification. Self-guided tours provide access to the 6 ½ acre parade field, as well as, the top of the Forts ramparts, for a spectacular view of Newport Harbor. Self-guided tours also provide visitors with an opportunity to view restored casemates; home to one of the Fort’s original cannon and an exhibit created by the Newport Naval War College. Open Daily 10am-3pm; December 26th -January 3rd. Purchase tickets and Fort Adams merchandise in Fort Adams State Park Visitor Center. Tours are weather dependent. Visit: www.fortadams.org. for more information

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

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