2016-12-22 / Calendar

Christmas in Newport

Calendar of Events For daily updates visit ChristmasInNewport.org

Thursday, December 22

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., free, visitors encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item.

Saturday, December 24

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.

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.

Sunday, December 25

A Joyous Christmas To All

Monday, December 26

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.

Tuesday, December 27

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.

Friday, December 30

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., see Dec. 26.

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 31

Colony House Tour, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., see Dec. 24.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., see Dec. 24.

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.

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