2018-12-06 / Around Town

Christmas In Newport

See the Full Calendar at www.christmasinnewport.org

Thursday, December 6

Newport Doorway Contest, last day to enter is Dec. 13 for Dec. 14 judging, info@christmasinnewport.org.

Friday, December 7

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 Lantern Walking 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, 401-841-8770, newporthistorytours.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 8

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, reservations required, $15 adults, $10 Newport Historical Society members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12, weather permitting, 401-841-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Holiday Open House at Redwood Library & Athenaeum, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 50 Bellevue Ave., listen to the Chariho High School Choir, see a pop-up exhibition of selected treasures, enjoy a scavenger hunt, children’s crafts and refreshments, free, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Seamen’s Church Institute Open House, noon-1 p.m., 18 Market Square, tour of the 1930 waterfront building, featuring chapel frescoes by artist Durr Freedley, music by the Emmanuel Church woodwind trio, free, 401- 847-4260, seamansnewport.org.

Holiday Lantern Tour, 4 p.m., see Dec. 7.

Holiday Evening at The Breakers, 6-8 p.m, live holiday music, light refreshments, $35 in advance, $45 at the door, children 6-17 yrs. $10 in advance, $15 at the door, 401-847-1000 for reservations.

A Musical Christmas, 7:30 p.m. St. Mary’s Church, 12 Williams St., presented by the Newport Music Festival, heartwarming Christmas concert will delight young and old, enjoy harp, piano, organ, and percussion accompanied by the children’s choirs from St. Mary’s and St. John’s churches, adults $25, children $5, 401-849-0700. tickets at newportmusic.org.

Sunday, December 9

Golden to Guilded Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m.. Departing from the Museum at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. From Newport’s Colonial Golden Age to Guilded Age summer colony, discover the transformation of the city and it’s people. $15 adults, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Reservations required. Weather permitting. 841-8770. Purchase tickets at departure point or online www.newporthistorytours.org.

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.

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.

A Musical Christmas, 2 p.m. St. Mary’s Church, see Dec. 8.

Traditional Christmas Tea at St. Columba’s, 2-4 p.m. with sittings at 2 and 3 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., an opportunity to sing some favorite carols, free, 401-847-1749, music@fpcnewport.org, re-schedule date is Dec. 16.

Monday, December 10

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.

Christmas Concert at Jesus Saviour Church, 6:30 p.m., 509 Broadway, performance by Wakefield Concert Band to benefit St. Vincent de Paul Society, coachmv@cox.net.

Tuesday, December 11

107th 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.

Wednesday, December 12

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 the Martin Luther King center appreciated, 401- 846-1540.

Thursday, December 13

Newport Doorway Contest, Deadline is today to enter, judging takes place on Dec. 14, info@christmasinnewport.org.

Caroling Along Broadway, 3:30 p.m., begin at the Colony House steps, caroling with Christopher Carbone, Thompson Middle School chorus and the Off Broadway Neighborhood Association to Equality Park, all welcome, 401-481-5135.

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

Christmas on the Point, 7 p.m., the Zabriski Memorial Church of St. John the Evangelist, 61 Washington St. at Willow St., a merry concert of organ music, professional choristers of the Choir School of Newport County and the adult choir of St. John’s Church, and reading of “The Christmas Story,” suggested do nation $15, seniors/ students $10, children ages 5-12 free, 401-848- 2561, saintjohnsnewport.org.

Friday, December 14

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., see Dec. 7.

Holiday Lantern Walking Tour, 4 p.m., see Dec. 7.

Christmas at Mt. Zion: The Reason for the Season, 7 p.m., Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, 101 Van Zandt Ave., sacred and secular Christmas music by the Voices of Unity/RPM Voices of Rhode Island, free will offering, 401-849- 3569.

Christmas in Song by the Newport Navy Choristers, 7:30 p.m., St. Barnabus Church, 1697 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, concert to benefit Kate Grana Music and Arts Assoc. Portsmouth High School, $15, students $10, 401-849-1135, www.newportnavychoristers.org.

Saturday, December 15

A Rough Point Holiday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., tours offered on the half hour with the first floor open for roaming, $15 adults, free for children under 12, 401-846-4152 x122, newportrestoration.org.

Holiday Lantern Walking Tour, 4 p.m., see Dec. 7.

Discover Colonial Newport Open House at the Irish Museum, noon – 4:30 p.m., Museum of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center, 648 Lower Thames St., view the exhibits while enjoying Celtic holiday music, eggnog and cookies, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., caroling by the Ancient Order of Hibernians Men Singers, free, newportirishhistory.org.

Seamen’s Community Tree Decorating, 12:30 - 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 in Sign presented by the James L. Maher Center, 5 p.m., at the Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St., Christmas songs done in sign language, free, 401-846-4600 x3121, mahercenter.org.

Holiday Evening Duet at The Elms and Marble House, 6 - 9 p.m., self-guided stroll through the two mansions, live holiday music, refreshments, two houses for the price of one, $35 in advance, $45 at the door, children 6-17 years, $10 in advance, $15 at the door, 401-847-1000 for reservations, newportmansions.org.

Sunday, December 16

St. Petersburg (Russian) Men’s Ensemble In Concert, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., concert of Russian choral music, folk songs, and popular music spanning centuries, free at 10 a.m., $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. 9.

Visit with Santa Claus at the Elms, noon-3 p.m., 44 Ochre Point Ave., refreshments, bring your camera for a great photo op, regular daytime admission, 401- 847-1000, newportmansions.org.

Rhode Island Ballet Theater presents “Newport Holiday,” 4 p.m. Stanford White Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., dances from The Nutcracker and Elf on the Shelf, $25, reserved seating, 401-847-5301, riballet.org.

A Live Nativity, 4 - 6 p.m., St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 525 Broadway, hear the Voices of Unity from Zion and the Community Baptist Church, crafts, refreshments, carols, in the event of inclement weather, activities will be held inside, free, stpetersri.org.

Monday, December 17

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

Friday, December 21

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., see Dec. 7.

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.

Holiday Lantern Walking Tour, 4 p.m., see Dec. 7.

Saturday December 22

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., see Dec. 8.

Holiday Lantern Walking Tour, 4 p.m., see Dec. 7.

26th Annual “Messiah and Carol Sing: The Christmas Story”, 7:00 pm., Emmanuel Church, Spring and Dearborn Streets. This beloved Christmas in Newport tradition will feature the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah, as well as carols, organ selections, and the telling of the Christmas Story. Bring a score to sing along or just immerse yourself in the glorious sounds of the season. Admission: $13, Children 12 an under $5 and $30 per family (2 Adults and Children). 401-682-1630. www.swanhurst.org

Holiday Evenings at The Breakers, 6-8 p.m., see Dec. 8.

Sunday, December 23

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., see Dec. 9.

Monday, December 24

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

Candlelit Christmas Eve Services at the Zabriskie Memorial Church of Saint John the Evangelist, 5 and 10 p.m., 57 Washington St., Professional Choristers of the Choir School of Newport County and the adult choir of St. John’s Church, incense free family service at 5 p.m., all the trimmings at 10 p.m. Free 401-848-2561, saintjohns-newport.org.

Tuesday, December 25

Joyous Christmas to All!

Thursday, December 27

A Rough Point Holiday, Rough Point, 10a.m. – 4 p.m., Dec. 15.

Friday, December 28

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Dec. 7.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., see Dec. 8.

Holiday Lantern Walking Tour, 4 p.m., see Dec. 7.

Saturday, December 29

Christmas in Newport Candlelight Tour of Historic Private Homes, 4-7 p.m. $3 per home. Homes are located on Historic Hill, payable at each door. No advance reservations are necessary. Neighborhood parking is very limited, recommend parking at the Mary Street parking lot.

Holiday Lantern Walking Tour, 4 p.m., see Dec. 7.

Holiday Evenings at The Breakers, 6-8 p.m., see Dec. 8.

Sunday, December 30

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., see Dec. 9.

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.

Monday, December 31

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

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