What: Bowen's Wharf Christmas Tree Lighting
When: Saturday, December 7
Time: 12:00 PM
Where: Bowen's Wharf
Admission: Free


Head to Bowen's Wharf for an enchanting evening of caroling, Christmas whimsy and family fun on Saturday, December 7 for the annual Bowen's Wharf Christmas Tree Lighting. 


Festivities begin with live music, face painting and popcorn at 12:00 PM. Frosty the Snowman arrives at 4:30 PM, followed by the Christmas Carol Sing-a-long at 5:00 PM. Meander shops and galleries open before, during and after the event for holiday shopping and head to the Bowen's Wharf Pilot House for a free glass of wine when you make a purchase of $10 or more. 


Head to the center of the wharf at 6:00 PM to watch as the mayor of Newport lights the tree, followed by the cheerful arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus by boat, weather permitting. Music will continue until every child has had a chance to whisper their Christmas wishes to Santa at “The North Pole.”


Admission is free.



  • 12:00 PM: Musical friends, Celtic Christmas, face painting and popcorn
  • 4:30 PM: Frosty the Snowman
  • 5:00 PM: Christmas Carol Sing-A-Long
  • 6:00 PM: Tree Lighting, Santa & Mrs. Claus arrive








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