2017-11-22 / Calendar

CHRISTMAS in NEWPORT

Friday, December 1

Official Opening of Christmas in Newport, 6 p.m., Washington Square, tree lighting, Newport Artillery cannon salute, proclamation from the mayor, live entertainment, free, 401-849-6454, christmasinnewport.org.

Newport Historical Society’s Holiday Open House, 4-6 p.m., Newport Colony House, top of Washington Square, tour the Colony House before the Christmas in Newport opening ceremony, enjoy the sounds of 18th century caroling performed by costumed interpreters, learn the origins of the songs and where they would have been sung, donations welcome, 401-846-0813.

Victorian Boutique, 2-7 p.m., Edward King House, 35 King St., unique gifts for discerning tastes, estate sale items, fine china, and many one-of-a-kind items, free admission, 401-846-7426.

Madrigal Chorus Concert, 4 p.m., Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Sq., madrigal performance by Salve Regina University choir, free, 401-847-4260.

Newport Doorway Contest, judging Dec. 14, register your home or business at info@christmasinnewport.org.

Saturday, December 2

Lucy’s Hearth Designer Wreath Sale, 9 a.m.-noon, Rotunda at Easton’s Beach, Christmas wreaths and tabletop decorations created by designers, artists, gardeners and florists from the community, a gourmet sweets bake sale also featured, proceeds to benefit Lucy’s Hearth.

Newport Hospital Auxiliary Holiday Sale, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Middletown Columbus Hall, 7 Valley Road, handiwork and crafts by local artisans and employees, funds raised will support

Auxiliary patient programs, free admission, 401- 845-1638.

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, $15 adults, free for children under 12, 401-846-4152 x122, newportrestoration.org.

Holiday Stroll on Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m.-5p.m. , stroll along Bellevue and enjoy holiday carolers, refreshments and special store promotions, bellevueshoppingdistrict.com.

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, 401-841-8770.

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 suggested, 401- 841-8770.

Santa’s Workshop, noon-3 p.m., Easton’s Beach Carousel and Rotunda, presented by the Newport Rotary Club, $5 per child includes a goody bag, crafts, cookie decorating, one ride on the carousel, one ride on the mini-train, and a visit with Santa, tickets at door, 401-845-5800.

Christmas Cards for Mariners, 2-4 p.m., Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, write a Christmas card for men and women serving on the seas, free, 401-847-4260, seamansnewport.org.

Newport County Orchestra Concert, 3 p.m., Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., classical and holiday music by the Salve Regina Dept. of Music, $8 general admission, $5 seniors and students, 401- 341- 2295.

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.

Bowen’s Wharf Tree Lighting and Open House, Frosty the Snowman and caroling starting at 4:30 p.m., tree lighting and Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive by boat (weather permitting) at 5:45 p.m., live music, free, 401- 849- 3478, bowenswharf.com.

Swanhurst Winter Concert, 8 p.m. United Congregational Church, 524 Valley Road, Middletown, $15. swanhurst.org.

Sunday, December 3

Broadway Walk-About, 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., artisans and vendors, dress as your favorite Christmas character contest, judging 2 p.m., city hall tree lighting at 4 p.m.

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.

Christmas at Whitehall, 2-4 p.m., Whitehall Museum House, 311 Berkeley Ave., Middletown, lift a cup of wassail while viewing 18th century Whitehall by candlelight, sponsored by the Colonial Dames of R.I., 401-848- 2351.

Newport Community Band Holiday Concert, 3 p.m., Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., Salve community band, jazz and flute ensembles performing holiday favorites, $8, $5 seniors, 401- 341-2295.

Advent Service of Lessons and Carols, 5 p.m., Church of St. John the Evangelist, Washington and Willow streets, performance by the St. John's and Emmanuel Church choirs and the Choir School of Newport County, freewill offering, child-friendly for ages 5 and up, 401-848-2561, saintjohns-newport.org.

Monday, December 4

Road of Independence Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., departs from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames St., riots and rebellions, enemies and allies, learn about Newport’s role in the American Revolution, reservations required, $15 adults, $10 Newport Historical Society members and active duty military with ID, weather permitting, 401-841-8770.

Newport Doorway Contest, judging Dec. 14, register your home or business at info@christmasinnewport.org.

Tuesday, December 5

Newport Doorway Contest, judging Dec. 14, register your home or business at info@christmasinnewport.org.

Wednesday, December 6

Giant Gingerbread Lighthouse, Saturday-Thursday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Fridays, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., through Jan. 1, 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, 401- 849-8048, discovernewport.org.

Newport Doorway Contest, see Dec. 1.

Thursday, December 7

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

Singing for Shelter Acoustic Christmas Concert, 7-9:30 p.m., Channing Church, 135 Pelham St., local musicians, benefit for Lucy's Hearth and the McKinney Shelter, $18 in advance, $20 at the door, children with an adult are free, call 401-835-7209 or email mgorman20@cox.net.

The Nativity of Christ Puppet Show, 7 p.m., United Congregational Church, 524 Valley Road,, Middletown, the Christmas story in music and larger than life puppetry, free will donation, 401-849-5444 or 401-849-3535, ucc.org.

Holiday Cabaret, 7 p.m., Edward King House, 30 King St., “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” is this year’s theme, holiday favorites sung by members of the Newport County Community Chorus., $10 suggested donation, 401-846-7426, edwardkinghouse.org.

Newport Doorway Contest, last day to enter for Dec. 14 judging, info@christmasinnewport.org.

Friday, December 9

Giant Gingerbread Lighthouse, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., see Dec. 6.

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, 401-841-8770.

Newport Skating Center Tree Lighting, 5 p.m., Santa, carolers and more, skating center opens for the season, 401-846-3018. newportskatingcenter.com.

The Nativity of Christ Puppet Show, 7 p.m., see Dec. 8.

Reason for the Season, Christmas Concert, 7 p.m., Mt. Zion A.M.E Church, 31-33 Van Zandt Ave., an evening of contemporary and traditional Christmas music by the Voices of Zion, free will offering, 401- 849-3569, mtzionamel@verizon.net.

Christmas in Song, Newport Navy Choristers, 7:30 p.m., St. Barnabas Church, 1697 East Main Road., Portsmouth, concert to benefit the Portsmouth Historical Society, $12 adults, $8 children/ seniors, $25 family, 401-849- 1135, newportnavychoristers.org.

St. George’s School Service of Lessons and Carols, 7:30 p.m., 372 Purgatory Rd., Middletown, the birth of Jesus told by lesson and song, congregational singing and carols by the school choir and handbell choir, free, 401-842-6736, stgeorges.edu.

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