2017-12-21 / Calendar

CHRISTMAS IN NEWPORT




Thursday, December 21

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.

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., 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.

Saturday December 23

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.

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.

Sunday, December 24

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.

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, nine 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, 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.

Friday, December 29

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Dec. 22.

Saturday, December 30

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., see Dec. 23.

Holiday Lantern Walking Tour, 4 p.m., see Dec. 26.

Sunday, December 31

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., see Dec. 24.

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.

Happy New Year!

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