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Icy Fun at its Best The Newport Skating Center features a 9,000-square-foot skating surface large enough to accommodate up to 150 skaters. Hot beverages, comfort foods, night lighting, a warming room, free parking and viewing spaces for the public are also featured at the rink. Rentals available on site, as well as skate sharpening. General three-hour skate admission passes are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and children between 3-11 years of age. Children under 3 are free with an adult. Passes for adult skate hours on Fridays are $5 each. For more information, visit skatenewport.com. Icy Fun at its Best The Newport Skating Center features a 9,000-square-foot skating surface large enough to accommodate up to 150 skaters. Hot beverages, comfort foods, night lighting, a warming room, free parking and viewing spaces for the public are also featured at the rink. Rentals available on site, as well as skate sharpening. General three-hour skate admission passes are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and children between 3-11 years of age. Children under 3 are free with an adult. Passes for adult skate hours on Fridays are $5 each. For more information, visit skatenewport.com. Saturday, December 7

Winter at the 1795 Wanton-Lyman Hazard House, 11 a.m., tour departs from the Museum at the Brick Market, meet a historical interpreter portraying Polly Wanton Lyman who will discuss winter life in 1795, $15, $10 for Newport Historical Society members, $5 children, reservations required, tickets can be purchased at the Museum at the Brick Market, 401-841-8770.


The Russians Are Coming Russia’s St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble will present a concert at Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. This is the third year in a row that the musicians have performed as part of Christmas in Newport, and their selections reflect their culture and heritage, with sacred songs by Russian composers. The group has intergenerational appeal and their folk songs and music of holiday cheer will delight all from youngsters to seniors. Tickets are $20, $15 for seniors, and children 12 and under are free. For more information contact the church office at 401-847-0675 or visit emmanuelnewport.org. The Russians Are Coming Russia’s St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble will present a concert at Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. This is the third year in a row that the musicians have performed as part of Christmas in Newport, and their selections reflect their culture and heritage, with sacred songs by Russian composers. The group has intergenerational appeal and their folk songs and music of holiday cheer will delight all from youngsters to seniors. Tickets are $20, $15 for seniors, and children 12 and under are free. For more information contact the church office at 401-847-0675 or visit emmanuelnewport.org. Sunday, December 8

Visit with Santa Claus at The Breakers, noon – 3 p.m., 44 Ochre Point Ave., the jolly old elf will visit with children and hear their Christmas wish lists, refreshments, regular daytime admission, 401-847- 1000, newportmansions.org.

Monday, December 9

Newport Doorway Contest, deadline to enter is Thursday, Dec. 12, judging takes place Dec. 13, register your home or business at 401-848-6707, categories are residential, restaurant, bed & breakfast and commercial, use natural materials/decorations.

Tuesday, December 10

Giant Holiday Gingerbread House, 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Newport Marriott Hotel, 25 America’s Cup Ave., free with canned good donation for charity.

Thursday, December 12

Holiday Lantern Tours, 4:30 p.m., tour departs from the Brick Market Museum & Shop. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays Dec. 5 – 28, $12 adults, $10 Newport Historical Society members & children, reservations required, tours weather permitting, 401-841-8770. Newport Christmas Stamp Exhibit, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Newport Yacht Club, 110 Long Wharf, K-12 students’ impressions of Christmas in Newport art exhibit, commemorative Christmas in Newport United States Postal Service postmark, light refreshments, free, 401-846-9410.

Friday, December 13

Rose Island Lighthouse model, noon to 3 p.m., 365 Thames St. in front of the armory, weather permitting. Children learn how rainwater is collected for everyday use at the lighthouse, free, 401-847- 4242, roseisland.org. Polar Express Train Ride, 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., aboard the Newport Dinner Train, departs Newport Station, 19 America’s Cup Ave. Share the magic as the conductor reads the Chris Van Allsburg classic tale of a young boy’s unforgettable journey to the North Pole. Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, caroling, hot chocolate and cookies, reservations required. Adults $34.95, children under 10 $24.95, 401-841-8700 or 401-293-0800, newportdinnertrain.com. Holiday Lantern Tours, see Dec. 12 for details. Christmas at Mount Zion, 7 p.m., 31-33 Van Zandt Ave., local musicians come together to celebrate “Christ, The Reason for the Season,” free will offering, 401-847-3493. Christmas in Song by the Newport Navy Choristers, 7:30 p.m., St. Lucy’s Church, 909 W. Main Rd., Middletown, concert to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Newport County, $10 adults, children/seniors $8,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, 401-847-7565, stgeorges.edu. Salve Regina University Christmas Choral Concert, 8 p.m., 100 Ochre Point Ave., Salve Chorus and Madrigal ensembles perform a variety of masterworks of holiday favorites, $8 general admission, $5 seniors and students, 401-341-2295, stjeand@salve.edu

Saturday, December 14

Holiday Open House, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., arts and crafts, scavenger hunt, at 2:30 Santa will make an appearance to hear Christmas wishes and pose for photos and a reading of “The Night Before Christmas” will take place,free with a donation of a non-perishable food item for charity, 401-849-3990, newport@tennisfame.com. Potter League Holiday Craft Fair, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown, free admission, 401-846-0592 x116. UnDecked Halls: Behind the Scenes at Doris Duke’s Mansion in Winter, Rough Point, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., tour the first floor and enjoy refreshments in the decorated staff dining room, not normally open to the public, tours offered every half hour, adults $10, children under 12 $8, 401-849-7300 x17, newportrestoration.org. A “Before and After Tour of Historic Homes at Fort Adams”, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., guided tour of the officers’ quarters inside the walls of the fort that were lived in prior to 1870s and then a tour of four historic homes decorated for the holidays by the families who currently reside in them, tickets $15 in advance, $20 the day of event, available at milspousenewport.org or fortadams.org. The “Real” Christmas Story, Good Shepherd Gift Shop, 164 Broadway, 2 - 3 p.m., historical lecture of the importance of the “God-man” Jesus and his first advent, donation at door, 401-619- 2221, goodshepherdgiftshop.com. Holiday Glow, 4 - 6 p.m., 18 Market Sq., enjoy a special evening at the Seamen’s Church Institute, refreshments, free, 401-847-4260, seamensnewport@gmail.com. Christmas in “Sign”, 3 p.m., Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., sponsored by the James L. Maher Center, individuals with developmental disabilities will perform in black light and using sign language, $6, children under 12 yrs. $4, 401-846- 4600, mahercenter.org. Polar Express Train Ride, see Dec. 13 for details. Holiday Lantern Tours, see Dec. 12 for details. Salve Regina University Christmas Choral Concert, see Dec. 13 for details.

Sunday, December 15

Marble House Visit with Santa Claus, noon – 3 p.m., 596 Bellevue Ave., the jolly old elf will visit with children and hear their Christmas wish lists, refreshments, regular daytime admission, 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org. Potter League Holiday Craft Fair, 10a.m. - 4 p.m., 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown, free admission, 401-846-0592 x116. “The Very Merry Dickens Carolers,” 2 p.m., Edward King House, 35 King St., co-sponsored with the Newport Public Library, free, 401-847-8720 x103. Holiday Tales, 2 p.m. Seamen’s Church Institute, 1 Market Sq., presented by Sneak Peek Productions, reservations and donation suggested, 401-847-4260. RI Civic Chorale Chamber Choir Concert, 3 - 4:30 p.m., Redwood Library & Athenaeum, 50 Bellevue Ave., $12, free for Redwood Library members, 401-847-0292 x102,redwoodlibrary.org. Rhode Island’s Ballet Theatre Holiday Dance Concert, 3 p.m., Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., a holiday dance to introduce children and adults to the culture and fun of ballet, $25, reserved seating, 401-847-5301, riballet.org or ribt-nm@cox.net. Traditional Christmas Tea, 3-5 p.m., St. Columba’s Chapel Parish Hall, 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown, enjoy an oasis of calm in a busy season, $10, children under 12 $5, 401-846-3502, stcolumbaschapel.org. Polar Express Train Ride, see Dec. 13 for details. Handbell and Choir Concert, 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 6 Everett St., free, 401-847-1749, fpcnewport.org. St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble Concert, 7 p.m., Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., Russian choral music and folk songs for the season, $20 suggested donation, 401- 847-0675, emmanuelnewport.org.

Monday, December 16

Christmas Caroling on Broadway, 3:30 p.m., meet at the Colony House steps in Washington Square, local musician Christopher Carbone will lead the Thompson Middle School chorus and others in caroling at local businesses, city hall and the police dept., ending at the Firehouse Theater for light refreshments, sponsored by The Off Broadway Neighborhood Assoc. Cluny School’s “A Living Nativity,” 6 – 6:30 p.m., Cluny School, 75 Brenton Rd., live animals and choral music enhance this annual re-enactment of the first Christmas under the stars, refreshments, bring blankets and flashlights, free, 401-841-9753, clunyschool.org.

Tuesday, December 17

Medieval Christmas Pageant, 7:30 p.m., St. George’s School Chapel, 372 Purgatory Rd., Middletown, candlelit service of the portrayal of the Christmas story, free, 401-847-7565, stgeorges.edu.

Wednesday, December 18

Giant Holiday Gingerbread House, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m., Newport Marriott Hotel, 25 America’s Cup Ave., free with canned good donation for charity.

Thursday, December 19

Crafts and Cookie Decorating, 4 - 6 p.m., Homewood Suites, 348 West Main Rd., Middletown, for children 3-12 yrs. with an adult, free, reservations at 401-848-2700, newporthomewood.com.

Friday, December 20

Rose Island Lighthouse model, see Dec. 13 for details. Polar Express Train Ride, see Dec. 13 for details.

Saturday, December 21

UnDecked Halls: Behind the Scenes at Doris Duke’s Mansion Rough Point, see Dec. 14 for details. “Hoppy Holiday,” 12 – 5 p.m., Newport Storm Brewery and Thomas Tew Rum Distillery, 293 JT Connell Rd., enjoy brews, hot cider, Tew rum balls, a souvenir pint glass, ornament making for the little ones, $10, 401-849-5232, newportstorm.com. Polar Express Train Ride, see Dec. 13 for details. “Messiah and Carol Sing: The Christmas Story” by Swanhurst Chorus, 7 p.m., Emmanuel Church, Spring and Dearborn streets. Bring your own score and sing along or enjoy the glorious sounds of the season, scores available for rent, festive Wassail bowl reception, admission $10, $5 for children 12 and under and $25 maximum per family, 401-682-1630 or swanhurst.org.

Sunday, December 22

The Elms Visit with Santa Claus, noon – 3 p.m., 367 Bellevue Ave., the jolly old elf will visit with children and hear their Christmas wish lists, refreshments, regular daytime admission, 401- 847-1000, newportmansions.org. American Girl Doll Holiday Party, 2 p.m., Edward King House Senior Center, presented by the Newport Recreation Dept., crafts, cookie decorating, doll fashion stroll and a gift, $15 per child, adults are free, all children must be accompanied by an adult, advance reservations required, 401-845-5800, reservations are limited. Santa by the Fireplace, 2 p.m., Seamen’s Church Institute, 1 Market Sq., come meet with Santa and hear him read “The Night Before Christmas,” refreshments, free, 401- 847-4260. Polar Express Train Ride, see Dec. 13 for details. Advent Service of Lessons & Carols, 6:30 p.m., St. John’s Episcopal on the Point, Willow and Washington streets.

Monday, December 23

Giant Holiday Gingerbread House, 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Newport Marriott Hotel, 25 America’s Cup Ave., free with canned good donation for charity.

Tuesday, December 24

Christmas Eve Service at Newport Congregational Church, 73 Pelham St. 5 p.m. A family oriented Christmas service with many hymns, free will offering. 401-619- 5109. Family Sung Mass with a blessing of the creche for children, 6 p.m., St. John’s Episcopal on the Point, Willow and Washington streets. Solemn & Joyful Midnight Mass, 11 p.m., St. John’s Episcopal on the Point, Willow and Washington Sts. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Services at Many Island

Churches

December 25

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 26

Christmas in Newport Candlelight Tour of Historic Private Homes, 4-7 p.m. Maps available at the Newport Visitor Information Center mid-December, $3 per house, payable at the door of each house, different houses open each day of tour, no advance reservations, 401-293-0965. Winter at the 1795 Wanton- Lyman-Hazard House, see Dec. 7 for details. *Holiday Train Ride on the Old Colony & Newport Railway, 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m., Newport Depot, 19 American’s Cup Ave. Remember the days of old on a 70-minute narrated train ride through Newport Naval Station and along scenic Narragansett Bay. Reservations suggested. Order tickets online at ocnrr.com or by phone at 849-0546. Adult coach seats $10, Senior coach seats (60 or older) $8, Child coach (13 or younger) $6; First class (parlor car) is $15 regardless of age and children must be at least 7 to ride in the parlor car. Holiday Lantern Tours, see Dec. 12 for details.

Friday, December 27

Christmas in Newport Candlelight Tour of Historic Private Homes, see Dec. 26 for details. UnDecked Halls: Behind the Scenes at Doris Duke’s Mansion Rough Point, see Dec. 14 for details. Holiday Train Ride on the Old Colony & Newport Railway, see Dec. 26 for details. Holiday Lantern Tours, see Dec. 5 for details.

Saturday, December 28

Christmas in Newport Candlelight Tour of Historic Private Homes, see Dec. 26 for details. UnDecked Halls: Behind the Scenes at Doris Duke’s Mansion, Rough Point, see Dec. 7 for details. Holiday Train Ride on the Old Colony & Newport Railway, see Dec. 26 for details. Holiday Lantern Tours, see Dec. 5 for details.

Sunday, December 29

Holiday Train Ride on the Old Colony & Newport Railway, see Dec. 26 for details. Children’s Story Hour at Historic Touro Synagogue, 2 p.m., 72 Touro St. Stories for children about Hanukkah, history, golems and goblins, tour the Loeb Visitors Center, free, 401-847-4794 X207. Christmas on Historic Hill: A Service of Lessons and Carols at Trinity Church, One Queen Anne Sq., 4 p.m. , a candlelight service featuring the choir and clergy of Trinity Church, free will offering, 401- 846- 0660, trinitynewport.org.

Monday, December 30

Holiday Train Ride on the Old Colony & Newport Railway, see Dec. 26 for details.

Tuesday, December 31

Holiday Train Ride on the Old Colony & Newport Railway, see Dec. 26 for details.

January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

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