2017-12-14 / Calendar

CHRISTMAS IN NEWPORT

Sunday, December 10

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.

Thursday, December 14

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.

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 harlonious 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, 59 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., 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.

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. 14.

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.

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.

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 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.

29th 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. 10.

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 Synsgogue 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, 3 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. 11.

Tuesday, December 19

Giant Gingerbread Lighthouse, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., see Dec. 14.

Wednesday, December 20

Giant Gingerbread Lighthouse, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., see Dec. 14.

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. 8.

Holiday Lantern Walking Tour, 4 p.m., see Dec. 9.

Sunday, December 24

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

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. 9.

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. 8.

Holiday Lantern Walking Tour, 4 p.m., see Dec. 9.

Sunday, December 31

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

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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