The idyllic seaside town of Newport may not be the first location that comes to mind when you think of holiday destinations. But when December rolls around, Newport pulls out all the stops.

One such effort is Christmas at the Newport Mansions. From November 23 through New Year’s Day, three of Newport’s historic mansions –The Breakers, The Elms, and Marble House – will deck their halls with glitter and gold and all things Christmas. The houses will be filled with thousands of poinsettias, fresh flowers, evergreens, wreaths, and 30 decorated Christmas trees. Each mansion’s windows are lit with individual white candles, in keeping with the colonial tradition. Music and tours round out the festive event.

If you want to enjoy the winter wonderland a little more, head to Gurney’s Newport. The resort’s skating rink opens on November 22.

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