Each year since 1971, December 1 has marked the kick off of Christmas in Newport, a month-long celebration complete with festive events and happenings to honor the season and give back to charities throughout the community. Experience events for nearly each day throughout December as part of the celebration.


Founded in 1971, Christmas in Newport began as a two-week festival that celebrated the non-commercial traditions of the holiday season. Today, it comprises 31 days of celebration hosted by residents, shopkeepers and local do-gooders who raise thousands of dollars to give back to charities throughout the community. Luckily for us, that means multiple activities for nearly each day of the December calendar.


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Holidays at the Newport Mansions Nov 23

Holidays at the Newport Mansions will be more spectacular than ever this year! Come see the festive decorations this season at The Breakers, Marble House & The Elms! A great Newport tradition continues with Holidays at the Newport Mansions! There’s nothing like seeing these…

Newport Illuminated Boat Parade Nov 29

Newport is sailing into the most wonderful time of the year with the Annual Newport Illuminated Boat Parade on Friday, November 29th, at 6:00 PM. Spectators can view the dazzling display of nautical holiday spirit from many points on the Newport waterfront as the decorated…

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