2014-12-24 / Calendar

Calendar of Events


Members of the Newport Artillery Company will mark the entrance to private homes featured on the annual candlelight tour Dec. 26- 28. Historic residences will be open from 4-7 p.m. See listing. Members of the Newport Artillery Company will mark the entrance to private homes featured on the annual candlelight tour Dec. 26- 28. Historic residences will be open from 4-7 p.m. See listing. Wednesday, December 24

The Breakers, Marble House, and The Elms open for holiday tours, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.,newportmansions.org.

Child Friendly Candlelight Service, 6 p.m., Newport Congregational Church, 73 Pelham St., traditional service geared for families and lots of singing, 401-619-5109.

Child Friendly Christmas Pageant, 4 p.m., St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 324 East Main Road, Portsmouth, 401-846-9700.

Thursday, December 25

Re-broadcast of the 28th Annual WADK Christmas Concert, 9 a.m., featuring Marley Bridges Theatre Company choral ensemble and Larry Brown’s Swinglane Orchestra, tune to WADK AM1540 Radio.

Friday, December 26

Christmas in Newport Candlelight Tour of Historic Private Homes, 4 - 7 p.m., maps available at the Newport Visitor Information Center, $3 per house, payable at the door, 15 Chestnut St. (1895), 2 Seaview Ave. (1876), 4-7 p.m., no reservations required - just drop in, $3 per house, no children under 10, no high heels.

Rogues & Scoundrels Walking Tour, 11 a.m., tour departs from the Brick Market Museum, 127 Thames St., weather permitting, see where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished, $15 adults, $10 for Newport Historical Society members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12, reservations required, 401-841-8770.

Holiday Train Ride on the Old Colony and Newport Railway, 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m., Newport Depot, 19 America’s Cup Ave., 70-minute narrated trip along scenic Narragansett Bay aboard historic rail cars, reservations suggested, adult coach $10, senior coach (60 or older) $8, child coach (13 or younger) $6, first class (parlor car) is $15 regardless of age, children must be at least 7 years old to ride the parlor car, reservations suggested, order tickets at ocnrr.org or 401-849-0546.

Holiday Histories Walking Tour, 4:30 p.m., tour departs from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, learn how colonial Newporters recognized (or didn’t) the holidays, $15 adults, $10 for Newport Historical Society members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12, reservations required, tours weather permitting, 401-841- 8770, newporthistory.org.

Saturday, December 27

Christmas in Newport Candlelight Tour of Historic Private Homes, 4 - 7 p.m., 42 Second St. (1731), 43 Everett St. (1883), 4-7 p.m., no reservations required - just drop in, $3 per house, no children under 10, no high heels.

UnDecked Halls: Behind the Scenes at Doris Duke’s Mansion in Winter, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Rough Point, 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, 401-846-4152 x122, newportrestoration.org.

Holiday Train Rides, 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m., see Dec. 26 for details.

Discover Colonial Newport in Winter Walking Tour, 11 a.m., tour departs from the Brick Market Museum and Shop, listen to stories of religious diversity and entrepreneurship, and how Newporters made their way in winter during Newport’s colonial era, $15 adults, $10 for Newport Historical Society members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12, reservations required, weather permitting, 401-841-8770 x116.

Holiday Histories Walking Tour, 4:30 p.m., see Dec. 26 for details.

A Return to Camelot, 7 - 8 p.m., St. Mary’s Church, Spring St. and Memorial Blvd., learn about the history of the church and “return in time” to 1953 when the Kennedy wedding took place, musical selections from the wedding will be performed, $10, 401-619-0127.

Sunday, December 28

Christmas in Newport Candlelight Tour of Historic Private Homes, 4 - 7 p.m., 20 School St. (1845), 35 Washington St. (1725), 33 Farewell St. (1711), 4-7 p.m., no reservations required - just drop in, $3 per house, no children under 10, no high heels.

Holiday Train Rides, 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m., see Dec. 26 for details.

Christmas on Historic Hill: A Service of Nine Lessons and Carols, 4 p.m., Trinity Church, One Queen Anne Sq., candlelight service, 401- 846-0660, trinitynewport.org.

Monday, December 29

Rogues & Scoundrels Walking Tour, 11 a.m., see Dec. 26.

Holiday Train Ride, 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m., see Dec. 26 for details.

Rose Island Lighthouse Trailer, noon-3 p.m., 365 Thames St., will be open weather permitting, 401- 847-4242.

Tuesday, December 30

Holiday Train Ride, 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m., see Dec. 26 for details.

Wednesday, December 31

Holiday Train Ride, 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m., see Dec. 26 for details.

Thursday, January1

Happy New Year!

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