2017-11-30 / 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. 15, 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 Auxillary 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, saintjohnsnewport.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 Caberet, 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 8

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 hand bell choir, free, 401-842- 6736, stgeorges.edu.

Saturday, December 9

Giant Gingerbread Lighthouse, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., see Dec. 6.

UnDecked Halls: Behind the Scenes at Doris Duke’s Mansion in Winter, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Rough Point, see Dec. 2.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., see Dec. 2.

Emmanuel Church Woodwind Trio, 11 a.m.-noon, Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, free, 401-847-4260.

A Visit With St. Nick, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Newport Visitor Information and Transportation Center, 23 America’s Cup Ave., bring Christmas wish lists and visit with Santa at the largest gingerbread lighthouse in New England, free but visitors are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item

to fill the sleigh for local community food pantries, 401-849-8048, discovernewport.org .

Trinity Christmas Silver Tea, noon-4 p.m., Honyman Hall, Trinity Church, Queen Anne Sq., holiday high tea, $12. 862-4474.

Christmas Open House at the Newport Irish History Museum, noon to 4:30 p.m., 648 Thames St., view exhibits, enjoy Celtic holiday music and refreshments, caroling by the Ancient Order of Hibernians Men at 3:30 p.m., free, newportirishhistory.org.

House Tour of the Seamen’s Church Institute, noon, 18 Market Square, behind the scenes tour of the 1930 waterfront institution, featuring chapel frescoes by artist Durr Freedley, free, 401-847-4260, seamansnewport.org.

Holiday Lantern Tour, 4 p.m., see Dec. 2.

A Christmas Carol, 7p.m., St. John the Evangelist, Guild Hall, 61 Poplar St., unique interpretation of the Charles Dickens classic by What Cheer, Shakespeare? Theatre Company, $20, students $15, saintjohns-newport.org and at the door, 401-848-2561.

Christmas Choral Concert, 8 p.m., 100 Ochre Point Ave., performances by the Salve Regina Chorus and Madrigals, $8 general admission, $5 seniors, 401-341- 2295, stjeand@salve.edu.

Sunday, December 10

Giant Gingerbread Lighthouse, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., see Dec. 6.

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., see Dec. 2.

Santa Claus at Marble House, 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.

Holiday Silver Tea, 2-4 p.m., Edward King House, 35 King St., including an old-fashioned holiday sing-along, $10 per person, 401- 846-7426. www.edwardkinghouse.org.

Christmas Open House at Glen Manor House, 2-4 p.m., 3 Frank Coelho Dr., Portsmouth, local musicians, Santa arrives at 2:45 p.m. to greet children, free, 401-683- 4177, info@glenmanorhouse.com.

Christmas Choral Concert, 3 p.m., see Dec. 9.

Traditional Christmas Tea at St. Columba’s, 3-5 p.m. with sittings at 3 and 4 p.m., Chapel Parish Hall, 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown, bring your friends and enjoy an oasis of calm in a busy season, $12 adults, $5 children under 12, 401- 847-5571, stcolumbaschapel.org.

Music of the Christmas Season, 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Broadway at Everett St., brass, organ, hand-bells, choir and an opportunity to sing some favorite carols, free, 401-847-1749, music@fpcnewport.org, re-schedule date is Dec. 17.

Monday, December 11

Giant Gingerbread Lighthouse, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., see Dec. 6.

Road of Independence Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., see Dec. 4.

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.

St. Vincent de Paul Society Christmas Concert, 6:30 p.m., Jesus Saviour Church, 509 Broadway, performance by Wakefield Concert Band, choirgirlmarie@gov.com.

Hanukkah Celebration of Light, 7 p.m., Edward King House, 35 King St., lighting of the menorah, the story of Hanukkah, live music and traditional foods of the season, and dancing to the sounds of the Touro Band, goodwill offering, 401- 846-7426, edwardkinghouse.org.

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

Tuesday, December 12

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

Wednesday, December 13

31st Annual WADK Christmas Concert, 7 p.m., Newport Marriott, America’s Cup Ave., featuring the Larry Brown Swinglane Orchestra and local choral group, free, nonperishable food items accepted for local charities.

106th Annual Medieval Christmas Pageant, 7:30 p.m., St. George’s School Chapel, 372 Purgatory Road, Middletown, candlelit service and portrayal of the Christmas story, free, 401-842- 6736, stgeorges.edu.

Thursday, December 14

Student’s Impressions of Christmas, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Newport Yacht Club, student K-12 art exhibit, commemorative Christmas in Newport postmark, United States Postal Service. free, light refreshments. 401-846-9410.

Pell Elementary Winter Concert, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Pell Elementary School, 35 Dexter St., enjoy the harmonious sounds of the 3rd and 4th-grade chorus, free, 401-218- 9951, npsri.net.

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 15

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., see Dec. 8.

Holiday Choral Concert, 11:15 a.m., Edward King House, 35 King St., holiday favorites sung by the Edward King House singers, free, 401-846-7426, edwardkinghouse.org.

Saturday, December 16

Giant Gingerbread Lighthouse, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., see Dec. 6.

UnDecked Halls: Behind the Scenes at Doris Duke’s Mansion in Winter, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Rough Point, see Dec. 2.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., see Dec. 2.

Wreaths Across America, noon., Common Burying Ground, 30 Warner St. Honor our veterans through the laying of wreaths on the graves of our county’s fallen heroes. Sponsored by the Surface Navy Association, free, 919-999-0234.

Seamen's Community Tree Decorating, 1 p.m., Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, bring an ornament and help decorate the tree, free, 401-847-4260, seamensnewport.org.

Christmas Story Hour and Bookmark Workshop at Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Sq., 2 p.m., a variety of classic Christmas tales will be read and kids can make holiday-themed bookmarks. Bring a children’s book to share and swap, free, 401-847-4260, seamansnewport.org.

Child Friendly Holiday Ornament Program at the Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St. at 2 p.m., children ages 6-12 are invited to create a variety of holiday ornaments, cookies and candy canes will be served, registration is required, John Clarke Children’s Program room, free, sign up at the children’s desk or call 401-847- 8720 X204, newportlibraryri.org.

Holiday Lantern Walking Tour, 4 p.m., see Dec. 2.

28th Annual Christmas in Sign presented by the James L. Maher Center, 5 p.m., at the Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St., Christmas and holiday music presented in sign language under black light, free, 401-846-0340 x104, mahercenter.org.

Sunday, December 17

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

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., see Dec. 2.

Visit with Santa Claus at the Elms, noon-3 p.m., 44 Ochre Point Ave., refreshments, regular daytime admission, 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org.

Touro Synagogue Chanukah Party, Congregation Jeshuat Israel at Touro Synagogue will host

a community Chanukah Party, 3-5 p.m., Levi Gale House, 85 Touro St., light the Chanukah candles, enjoy latkes and all the trimmings, music, dancing, children’s entertainment, reservations are required, cji@tourosynagogue.org, 401-847- 4794 X201.

Rhode Island Ballet Theater presents Madeline meets the Nutcracker, 4 p.m. Stanford White Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., Rhode Island’s Ballet Theater, with excerpts from The Nutcracker and Madeline, $25 per person, 401- 847-5301, ribt-nm@cox.net.

Monday, December 18

Road of Independence Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., see Dec. 4.

Tuesday, December 19

Giant Gingerbread Lighthouse, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., see Dec. 6.

Wednesday, December 20

Giant Gingerbread Lighthouse, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., see Dec. 6.

Thursday, December 21

Winter Stories & Crafts at the Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St. at 10:30 a.m., celebrate Winter Solstice with stories, treats and craft, children ages 2-6 are welcome to drop-in, no registration is required,the John Clarke Children’s Program Room, free, 401-847-8720 x204, newportlibraryri.org.

Friday, December 22

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., see Dec. 8.

Saturday December 23

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., see Dec. 2.

Holiday Lantern Walking Tour, 4 p.m., see Dec. 2.

Sunday, December 24

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., see Dec. 2

Monday, December 25

Seamen’s Church Institute Annual Christmas Day Breakfast, 18 Market Sq., 9-11 a.m., free, 401- 847-4260, seamansnewport.org.

Tuesday, December 26

Holiday Traditions Open House, 9 historic houses of worship open their doors from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., participating houses of worship include: Channing Unitarian, Emanuel Episcopal, First Presbyterian, Mount Zion AME, Newport Congregational, St. Mary’s Catholic, St. Joseph’s Catholic and Touro Synagogue, free, 401-290-7535, 4faiths.org.

Wednesday, December 27

UnDecked Halls: Behind the Scenes at Doris Duke’s Mansion in Winter, Rough Point, 10a.m. – 3 p.m., Dec. 2.

Friday, December 29

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Dec. 8.

Saturday, December 30

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., see Dec. 2.

Holiday Lantern Walking Tour, 4 p.m., see Dec. 2.

Sunday, December 31

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., see Dec. 2.

Christmas on Historic Hill: A Service of Nine Lessons and Carols 4 p.m., at Trinity Church, One Queen Anne Sq., join the choir 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.

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