2016-12-15 / Calendar

2016 Calendar of Events

For daily updates visit ChristmasInNewport.org

Friday, December 9

Giant Gingerbread Lighthouse, open daily, Newport Visitor’s Information Center, America’s Cup Ave., free, see Dec. 8.

Thursday, December 15

Giant Gingerbread Lighthouse, Open daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday-Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, Newport Visitor’s Information Center, America’s Cup Ave., 16-foot creation by the Marriott Newport culinary staff, free, visitors encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item.

Caroling Along Broadway, 3:30 p.m., begin at the Colony House steps, caroling with Christopher Carbone and the Off Broadway Neighborhood Association to Equality Park, tree decorating, and Broadway Holiday Raffle drawing, 6 p.m. at City Hall, free, 401-481-5135.

Christmas on the Point, 7 p.m., Church of St. John the Evangelist, 61 Washington St. at Willow St., a merry concert of organ music, strings, caroling, guest soloists, and traditional reading of the Christmas story, suggested donation $15, seniors/ students $10, children ages 5-12 free, 401-848-2561, saintjohnsnewport.org.

Friday, December 16

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., departs from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames St., find out why this colony was known as “Rogue’s Island,” $15 adults, $10 Newport Historical Society members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12, weather permitting, 401-846-0813 or 401-841-8770.

Edward King House Singers Holiday Concert, 11:15 a.m., Edward King House, 35 King St., holiday favorites from the 1950's to present, singing along is always welcome, goodwill offering, 401-846-7426, edwardkinghouse.org.

Holiday Lantern Tour, 4 p.m., departs from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames St., hear the history of early American holiday traditions, learn how Colonial Newporters recognized (or didn’t) the holidays, reservations required, $15 adults, $10 Newport Historical Society members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12, weather permitting, 401-846-0813 or 401-841-8770.

Saturday, December 17

Giant Gingerbread Lighthouse, Sunday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Newport Visitor’s Information Center, America’s Cup Ave., free, see Dec. 15.

Colony House Tour, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., departs from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames St., visit the historic state capitol, reservations suggested, $15 adults, $10 Newport Historical Society members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12, weather permitting, 401-846-0813 or 401-841-8770.

UnDecked Halls: Behind the Scenes at Doris Duke’s Mansion in Winter, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., see the decorated staff wing, not normally open to the public, tours offered every half hour, $10 adults, free for children under 12, 401-846-4152 x122, newportrestoration.org.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., departs from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames St., hear stories of religious diversity and entrepreneurship and learn how locals lived in Colonial era winters, $15 adults, reservations required, 401-846-0813 or 401- 841-8770.

Santa Claus at Brick Market Place, noon-3 p.m., 223 Goddard Row, Brick Market Place, a visit with Santa Claus, face painting and cookie decorating, sponsored by the Stores at Brick Market Place, free, 401-846-3999, dawwinthrop@cox.net.

Seamen's Community Tree Decorating and Santa Visit, 1 p.m., Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, bring an ornament and help decorate the tree, Santa arrives at 2 p.m. and will read a classic Christmas tale, free, 401-847-4260, seamensnewport.org.

Holiday Lantern Tour, 4 p.m., see Dec. 16.

Swanhurst Chorus Annual Messiah and Carol Sing, 7 p.m., Emmanuel Church, Spring and Dearborn streets, Handel’s "Messiah" and carols, plus selections by Swanhurst’s Chamber Singers and the telling of the Christmas Story, bring your own score and scores available for rent, a festive “Wassail Bowl” reception will follow, $10 adults, $5 children 12 and under, $25 maximum per family, 401-682- 1630, swanhurst.org.

Sunday, December 18

Giant Gingerbread Lighthouse, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Newport Visitor’s Information Center, see Dec. 15.

Old Fashioned Christmas Pageant, 9:30 a.m., St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 525 Broadway, service tells the familiar story, all welcome, 401-846-9567, stpetersri@coxmail.com.

St. Petersburg (Russian) Men’s Ensemble In Concert, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., Russian choral music and folk songs for the season, $20 suggested donation for the 2 p.m. concert, 401-847- 0675, emmanuelnewport.org.

Colony House Tour, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., see Dec. 17.

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., departs from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames St., learn about Newport’s Colonial age to Gilded Age summer colony, $15 adults, reservations suggested, 401-846-0813 or 401-841-8770.

Visit with Santa Claus at The Elms, 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, presented by the Newport Recreation Dept. and Edward King House, 2-3:30 p.m. at the Edward King House Senior Center, crafts, cookie decorating, fashion stroll, $15 per child, adults are free, all children must be accompanied by an adult, advance reservations required, 401-845-5800.

Alice Meets the Nutcracker, 3 p.m., Stanford White Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody Street, a holiday dance by the Rhode Island Ballet Theater of Alice in Wonderland and Nutcracker variations for children and families, $25 per person, 401-847-5301, ribtnm@cox.net.

Christmas on Historic Hill: A Service of Nine Lessons and Carols, 4 p.m., Trinity Church, One Queen Anne Sq., a holiday tradition, join the choirs of Trinity and the Newport Community Youth Choir in a festive celebration of Christmas, free will offering to support Martin Luther King Center, 401-846-0660, trinitynewport.org.

Christmas Pageant with Live Nativity, 4-7 p.m., St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 525 Broadway, see the Holy Family, sing with the angels and heavenly hosts, greet the wise men and pet the sheep, refreshments, 401-846-9567, stpetersri@coxmail.com.

Music of the Christmas Season, reschedule date if canceled on Dec. 11, 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church.

Monday, December 19

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., see Dec. 16.

A Living Nativity, 6 – 6:30 p.m., presented by Cluny School, 75 Brenton Road, live animals and choral music enhance the reenactment of the “first Christmas” under the stars, hot chocolate and sweets, bring a blanket and flashlight, free, rain date is Dec. 21, 401-847-6043, clunyschool.org/events.

Tuesday, December 20

Giant Gingerbread Lighthouse, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Newport Visitor’s Information Center, see Dec. 15.

Friday, December 23

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., see Dec. 16.

Holiday Lantern Tour, 4 p.m., see Dec. 16.

Saturday, December 24

Colony House Tour, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., see Dec. 17.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., see Dec. 10.

Sunday, December 25

A Joyous Christmas To All

Monday, December 26

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., see Dec. 16.

Tuesday, December 27

UnDecked Halls: Behind the Scenes at Doris Duke’s Mansion in Winter, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., see Dec. 17.

Friday, December 30

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., see Dec. 16.

Holiday Lantern Tour, 4 p.m., see Dec. 16.

Saturday, December 31

Colony House Tour, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., see Dec. 17.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., see Dec. 17.

Sunday, January 1

Community Chanukah Party, 3-5 p.m., hosted by Congregation Jeshuat Israel at Touro Synagogue, Levi Gale House, 85 Touro St., come light the Chanukah candles, enjoy latkes and all the trimmings, music, dancing, children’s entertainment and more, all welcome, space is limited, reservations are strongly recommended, cji@tourosynagogue.org.

Saturday, Dec. 17

Brick Market Place, 223 Goddard Row, noon-3 p.m., a visit with Santa Claus, face painting and cookie decorating, 401-846-3999, DAWinthrop@cox.net.

Community Tree Decorating at Seamen's Church Institute, 18 Market Sq., 1 p.m. bring an ornament and help decorate the tree, 2 p.m. Santa arrives and reads a classic Christmas tale, 401-847- 4260, seamensnewport.org.

Sunday, Dec. 18

Comedy and Santa at the Firehouse Theater, Equality Park, 2 p.m., family matinee for all ages, kids can have their picture taken with Santa, fundraiser for Newport Coffee Cup Project, $22.

The Elms, 367 Bellevue Ave., noon- 3 p.m., Santa visits with children and hears their Christmas wish list, photos with Santa, refreshments, regular daytime admission, 401- 847-1000, newportmansions.org.

St. Barnabas Church, 1697 East Main Road, Portsmouth, Breakfast with Santa, 9 a.m.-noon, tickets and information, 401-683-1343.

Return to top