There’s nothing quite like Christmas in Newport, Rhode Island thanks to a month-long celebration toasting the holiday season. Twinkle lights illuminate legendary mansions, art galleries, boutique shops and world-class restaurants. Strap your skates on for a lap around the rink at the downtown skating center, then make time for gingerbread replicas of every Newport mansion, as well as the largest gingerbread lighthouse in New England. Feast on modern flavors at Brick Alley Pub, then settle in at the five-star Cliffside Inn, which is just steps from Newport’s famed Cliff Walk.

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