Newport’s Holiday Happenings Fall and Winter

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Marble House foyer
The festive foyer at the Marble House mansion in Newport RI.

2021 Holiday Events throughout Newport, Rhode Island

Newport RI has such an exciting line-up of holiday events, here are just some of the things you can do in the colder months in America’s sailing capital, Newport Rhode Island.

Annual Newport Illuminated Boat Parade

Christmas decorated boats in Newport Harbor for the Holidays.
Christmas decorated boats in Newport Harbor for the Holidays. Onne van der Wal photo.

Friday, November 26, at 6:oo pm Newport Harbor. View the dazzling display of nautical holiday spirit along Newport Harbor’s waterfront from the Newport Yacht Club, Perrotti Park, Bowen’s, and Bannister’s Wharf.

Awards are given for Best Decorated Sailboat & Powerboat for recreational and commercial use. For more information contact LAnderson@CityofNewport.org.  401-845-5816 Newport RI

51st Annual Christmas in Newport

December 1-30. A month-long Calendar of Holiday events throughout Newport and the surrounding communities. ChristmasinNewport.org Newport, RI

The 8th Annual Re-Tree Tiverton

December 3-17.  Tiverton Four Corners Art Center, Tiverton An exhibition of holiday-lighted trees created by local artisans, businesses, families, and organizations all made from recycled materials.

The public has an opportunity to vote on their favorite re-trees and awards are given.

Bright Night includes luminaries that light the path throughout the shopping district. TivertonFourCorners.com 401-624-2600 Tiverton, RI

Gurney’s Newport Outdoor Skating Rink

November 19, 2021, thru March 2022 at Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina Goat Island. Skate by the Sea! The rink will be open seven days a week for the general public and guests.

Skates will be available to rent with a full range of sizes for all ages. Gurneysresorts.com 401-849-2600 Newport RI

The Elms Ballroom decorated for Christmas in Newport.
The Elms Ballroom is decorated for Christmas in Newport.

Holidays at the Newport Mansions

November 20, 2021 – January 9, 2022

The Breakers, Marble House & The Elms some of the great Newport Mansions, are OPEN and decorated for the holidays. The Breakers, Marble House and The Elms will be lavishly decorated throughout with beautifully ornamented Christmas trees, wreaths, fresh flowers and poinsettias, and many other festive touches. Enjoy Holidays at the Newport Mansions.

The 15-foot-tall “poinsettia tree” – always a visitor favorite – will again grace the Great Hall of The Breakers. Reservations not required.  On Saturday, December 18, The Elms and Marble House will stay open for evening hours.

See the houses aglow and sparkling with holiday cheer! Last admission at 7 p.m., houses and grounds close at 8 p.m.  • On December 24, last tour admission is 3 p.m. NewportMansions.org  401-574-2452   Newport, RI

Sparkling Lights at The Breakers

Newport sailboatAn Outdoor Magical Wonderland Nov. 20-Jan. 9, 2022. Thursdays through Sundays, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Special ticket is required* and interior house tour is included.

Join us as we add a new sparkle to your holiday tradition of visiting the Newport Mansions!

It’s the second year for Sparkling Lights at The Breakers and it will be greatly expanded to cover approximately half of the 13-acre property.

The Breakers façade will be bathed in color and its landscape will be aglow with tens of thousands of festive colored lights illuminating the paths and trees.

The gardens will be decorated in different themes as holiday music fills the air.

Keep an eye out for some fantastical sights along the way! Refreshments are available for purchase.

Reservations are not required. NewportMansions.org  401-574-2452   Newport, RI

Read more about what you can find in Newport on GoNOMAD.com Travel.