Newport RI Events

December 2009

As far as Newport RI events go, December is a good time to visit the "City by the Sea." The weather may not be as pleasant as it is during the summer, but there are some great events worth attending, especially at the Newport Mansions.

If you're going to visit Newport Rhode Island at a time other than the summer, this is the time.

Christmas at the Newport Mansions

Date: All month long
Location: The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House mansions

Come see 3 of the best Newport mansions, The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House beautifully decorated for the holiday season.

If you can't make it in December, don't worry. These 3 houses are open daily until January 3rd.

Marble House

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Victorian Christmas Feast

Date: Dec 4
Location: Astors' Beechwood Mansion
Address: 580 Bellevue Avenue

Enjoy an evening of memorable performances and fantastic food at this annual event.

You'll get a chance to see the beautifully decorated mansion, along with fine acting by Mrs. Astor's servants, and musical performances.

The Feast begins at 7pm.
Tickets go on sale September 1, at $125 per person.

Click here to purchase tickets for this event

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12th Annual Holiday Harbor Lights Illuminated Boat Parade

Date: Dec 5
Location: Newport Harbor

Come down to Newport's beautiful, historic waterfront and enjoy this annual parade. You'll see all kinds of fishing boats, million-dollar yachts, even Coast Guard and U.S. Navy boats! One of the best Newport RI events in December.

Begins at 6:30pm

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Victorian Christmas Concert

Date: Dec 6
Location: Astors' Beechwood Mansion
Address: 580 Bellevue Avenue

Enjoy yourself at this musical performance, knowing that your ticket will help fund arts programs for local schools.

Starts at 6pm

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Newport Gallery Night

Date: Dec 10
Location: All over Newport

Explore and experience the art of Newport at some of it's finest galleries: Click here for a map and list of galleries

Newport Art Museum

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Holiday Evening at The Elms and Marble House

Date: Dec 19
Location: The Elms and Marble House mansions
Address: 367 and 596 Bellevue Avenue

Tour 2 of the 3 best Newport mansions between 6 and 9pm, and take in some live entertainment and refreshments as well.

The Elms

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Holiday Dinner Dance

Date: Dec 19
Location: The Breakers
Address: 44 Ochre Point Avenue

Come enjoy an evening of opulence, dining and dancing in The Breakers' Great Hall.

Begins at 7pm.

Advanced reservations are required, and can be arranged by calling 401-847-1000 ext. 140.

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Holiday Evening at The Breakers

Date: Dec 26
Location: The Breakers
Address: 44 Ochre Point Avenue

Come tour the best of the Newport mansions (just my opinion) and enjoy live entertainment a refreshments from 6-8pm.

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39th Annual Christmas in Newport Candlelight Tour of 18th and 19th Century Private Homes

Date: Dec 26, 27 and 28
Location: Various private homes around Newport (yet to be determined)

For 3 nights at the end of December, you'll be able to to tour 3 amazing homes each night, from 4-7 pm.

Admission is $3 per house, payable at the door of each.

Maps will be available at the Newport Visitor Information Center in mid-December. Call 401-293-0965 after December 15th for specific locations.


First Night Newport

Date: Dec 31
Location: Various locations around Newport

Welcome the New Year with a wide range of festivities at various Newport Rhode Island restaurants, hotels and other venues.
  • Parade
  • Folk Music and Family Gatherings
  • Traditional and Cultural Entertainment
  • Teen Concert Venues
  • Fireworks Display over Newport Harbor
First Night Newport's Official Site

Newport Gateway Visitors Center

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As in every other month, there are plenty of Newport RI events to enjoy during the month of December. Come visit us and have a great time!

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