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

2021 Event Registration
Please have event application entries submitted by NOVEMBER 1, 2022 for Newport City event licensing.

Founded in 1971, Christmas in Newport began as a two-week festival that celebrated the noncommercial traditions of the holiday season. Now in its 52nd year, the annual program boasts multiple activities for nearly each day of the December 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.

For more information about Christmas in Newport, email us at info@christmasinnewport.org.  
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For information on the Preservation Society of Newport County mansions go to: www.newportmansions.org

For information about Newport's rich and varied history, please visit the web site of the Newport Historical Society: www.newporthistory.org

For information on B&B's please visit The Newport County Bed and Breakfast Association website: www.newportribedandbreakfast.com

For information on Inns & B&B's please visit Newport County Inns and Bed & Breakfasts Association website: www.newportinns.com

For listing of accommodations in the Newport area please visit:
Discover Newport



Contact Christmas in Newport:
P.O. Box 716
Newport, RI 02840

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