The holiday season is upon us here in Newport, and there are plenty of activities going on that will put you in the holiday spirit! The following are some great holiday happenings in Newport:
The Polar Express: Every weekend starting now until Christmas, take the spectacular journey to the North Pole with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Caroling, hot chocolate and cookies are all part of the experience.
Christmas at the Newport Mansions: From November 23rd to January 5th, three of Newport’s mansions, the Breakers, the Elms and Marble House will be decked out in holiday décor. The houses will be filled with thousands of fresh flowers, poinsettias, evergreens and wreathes. Each mansion will be open for tours daily. You can also enjoy Holiday Evenings at the mansions on various dates, where you can enjoy light refreshments and music as you wander through the mansions.
Holly Days: On Saturday, December 7th, the Normal Bird Sanctuary will be hosting a holiday fair from 10am to 1pm. Enjoy hiking, holiday crafts, games and more.
Bowne’s Wharf 43rd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting – On December 7th, head down to Bowen’s Wharf for their annual Christmas Tree Lighting. Festivities start at 4:30 with Frosty the Snowman and Christmas Carols. The tree lighting starts at 6:00 and Santa will be paying everyone a visit.