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The 52nd Annual Bowen's Wharf Tree Lighting

*EVENT UPDATE: Due to weather, the 52nd Annual Bowen's Wharf Tree Lighting has been postponed to Sunday, December 4. FAST FACTS What: Bowen's Wharf Christmas Tree Lighting When: Sunday, December 4* Time: Festivities begin at 12:30, Tree…

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Free Event: Newport Illuminated Boat Parade

*PARADE UPDATE* Due to weather and lack of entries for the proposed rain date, the Newport Illuminated Boat Parade is canceled for this year. See you in 2023! COVID-19 NOTE: When you're ready, we can't wait to welcome you back to The…

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20+ Things To Do This December

Things are merry and bright in Newport as we make our way into December. From classic holiday happenings and festive igloo pop-ups, to tree lightings around town and plenty of family-friendly events, our holiday spirit is officially at an…

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2022 Holiday Gift Guide

Shopping for other people is admittedly hard work. And finding something special each year that your loved ones will adore (not to mention find useful) is even harder. The good news: We did the hard work for you. For him, for her, and from…

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Guide to Holiday Shopping in + around Newport

No matter who's on your list, these eclectic spots for shopping have you covered. From bustling wharves to quaint cobblestone byways, find candlelit shops filled with unique finds to conquer your holiday shopping. COVID-19 NOTE: When you're…

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Thanksgiving Day In + Around Newport

Whether you prefer to dine out among friends and family, or cozy up inside with a prepared-for-you fete, these local restaurants have all the traditional trimmings we know you'll be craving. Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours…

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Tree Lightings Happening In + Around Newport

Spirits are officially bright on The Classic Coast as we head into the holiday season filled with enchanting sights, family-friendly fun, a handful of classic Christmas events, and holiday happenings for nearly each day of December. Not to…

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8 Classic Holiday Happenings In + Around Newport

Nearly 400 years of historic charm breeds the coziest of holiday seasons on The Classic Coast. Think cobblestone streets lined with the glow of white lights, the glitter and gold of Gilded Age mansions bedecked with dozens of Christmas…

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Christmas at Blithewold Mansion

A short drive from Newport will land you in the quaint, patriotic town of Bristol where you'll find Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum tucked away on 33-acres of meticulously maintained land. The estate overlooking Narragansett Bay…

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