What: Bowen's Wharf Christmas Tree Lighting
When: Saturday, December 5
Time: 6:00 PM
Admission: Free


In light of COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings and to ensure the safety of all, the 50th Annual Bowen's Wharf Christmas Tree Lighting will be reimagined this year. The ceremony and countdown will be live streamed on Bowen's Wharf social media channels for all to enjoy from the comforts of home.

The program will be available to watch on the Bowen’s Wharf Facebook and Instagram, where a city official will light the tree at 6:00 PM to mark the official beginning of the holiday season at Bowen’s Wharf. The 30-foot Norway spruce will come from Pachet Brook Tree Farm in Tiverton and remain lit until early February.

The event may be scaled down this year, but all are encouraged to go visit the spectacular tree and the wharf’s decorated restaurants and retail shops throughout the season.



For those who choose to attend in person, please note that there will be no live musical performances or visits with Santa and the City of Newport’s face covering mandate will be closely monitored and enforced.


Bowen’s Wharf is partnering with Lite Rock 105 and The Newport Harbor Hotel to give away a “Shop Local, Stay Local” prize package, where one winner will receive a $500 gift certificate to Bowen’s Wharf and complimentary one-night stay at the hotel next door. The sweepstakes kicks off on Monday, November 23rd and entries can be submitted here.




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