Kids have endless opportunities to get hands on during today’s lineup of Newport Winter Festival events while you enjoy your own roster of frosty festivities. Watch as they craft their own marshmallow snowman, pinatas, t-shirts and even Tervis Tumblers. Or join in for a family event. Later, unwind at the ice bar or enjoy a carefully crafted beer dinner. Your choice.
The Island Skating Academy Skate Camp | 8:30-10 am
Newport Skating Center, 4 Commercial Wharf, Newport
Cost: Weeklong camp is $100; $85 with bracelet.
Drop-ins: $30; $25 with bracelet.
Open to all ages and levels
Make Your Own Marshmallow Snowman | 9:30am-3:30pm
Destination Chocolate, 15 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport
Create your own marshmallow snowman and satisfy your sweet tooth while expressing your imagination as you make your own marshmallow snowman. Fun for all ages.
$6; $5 with bracelet. 401.847.1223.
Kids Event – Make Your Own Piñata | 10-11am
Diego’s Restaurant, 11 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport
Learn to make your own piñata!
$5; $4 with bracelet. 401.619.2640.
Seal Watch Cruises | 10am & 11am
Save The Bay, boat departs from The Wyndham Inn Wharf at 142 Long Wharf Dock
Join expert guides aboard one of Save the Bay’s educational vessels for a one-hour cruise and educational view of winter marine visitors and the habitat they love. Motor through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360° views of harbor seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Binoculars are provided and boats are partially enclosed, but the Bay can be chilly so dress warmly. Special two-hour tours include a tour of historic Rose Island Lighthouse.
All programs are weather dependent. Reservations are strongly recommended. For more information visit savebay.org, at Bowen’s Wharf Pilot House, or call Save The Bay at 401.203.SEAL. Buy tickets online or at the dock, use promo code “Winterfest2016” to receive %10 off Winter Festival Bracelet Discount! Adults: $22; $20 with bracelet, Children & Seniors: $17; $15 with bracelet; Children under 3 free.
Daily Departures: Sat. 2/13 and Sun. 2/14 special 2hr tours at 1pm & 2pm, One hour tours Mon- Fri at 10am & 11am, Sat & Sun at 11am & 12pm
Karate Winter Open House | 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm
Newport Martial Arts, 800 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown.
Classes for ages 4-13, no experience necessary, 45 minutes long, on the hour. Free event
Horseback Riding Beach Trail Rides | 10am, 12pm, & 2pm
Newport Equestrian Academy, 281 Third Beach Road, Middletown
15% off regular prices with bracelet. One and a half hour ride to Third Beach & two hour ride to Second Beach. Must call for reservations. 401.848.5440.
Build Your own Sand Castle | 10am-2pm
Newport Visitor Center, 23 America’s Cup Ave., Newport
Kids Design your Own Tumbler | 10am-3pm
Tervis Tumbler, 192 Thames St., Newport
Design your own tumbler and receive 20% off that tumbler with bracelet. 401.845.5070
Newport Mansion Tours | 10am-4pm
The Breakers, The Elms, Marble House
Tour the historic summer homes of Newport’s Elite. Admission: Prices between $15- $26; $2 off with bracelet, Youth under 18 free when accompanied by an adult with bracelet. 401.847.1000.
Save The Bay Exploration Center and Aquarium | 10am-4pm
Exploration Center & Aquarium, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., Newport
Save the Bay’s interactive marine science learning center houses more than 30 exhibits and hundreds of creatures that call Narragansett Bay home. This engaging aquarium includes touch tanks with a wide diversity of Bay life, plus interactive activities and crafts related to their monthly theme, “Sensational Seals of Rhode Island.” Exhibits feature Smooth Dogfish Sharks, Little Skates, Chain Catsharks and all of the tropical migrants we found this summer in the bay, just to name a few! The newest feature is the largest exhibit ever displayed in their aquarium, The Big Fish of The Bay, which shows off many of the larger fish species that call Narragansett Bay home. Admission: $8; $7 with bracelet, Seniors and Military ID $7, Save The Bay members and children under 3 are free. 401.324.6020.
Bite Me Live Bait DIY T-Shirt Artwork | 10am-5pm
Bite Me Live Bait Co., 337 Thames St., Newport
Bring your creativity and we’ll supply the t-shirts, magic markers, and paints. Sit down and create your artwork directly onto white t-shirts. Wear your masterpiece proudly. $20 per person; $16 with bracelet.401.662.9292.
Helicopter Tour and Vineyard Packages | 10am-5pm
Bird’s Eye View Helicopters, 211 Airport Access Rd., Newport
Helicopter and vineyard packages include a helicopter tour, tasting and logo wine glass starting at $165 per couple. Fly over the vineyards and all of Newport in the “heated” helicopter. $10 off any tour with bracelet or receive a free inflight video. Call 401.843.8687 to book. For more info go to riaerial.com
Daily Wine Tasting at Newport Vineyards | 10am-5pm
909 East Main Road, Middletown.
Wine Tastings Offered Daily
Daily tours at 1:00pm & 3:00pm
Reservations required for groups of 6 or more 401.848.5161
Museum Tours & Scavenger Hunts at the International Tennis Hall of Fame | 10am–5 pm
194 Bellevue Avenue, Newport
Interactive exhibits include a tennis trivia touch table, You Call the Match – a sportscaster recording booth, and a one-of-a-kind Roger Federer hologram. More than just a collection of memorabilia, the museum at the Hall of Fame is a collection of stories—brought to life through state-of-the-art technology and multimedia displays. Through tennis artifacts, fashion, photos, and more, the new museum showcases the inspiring stories of tennis’ greatest legends on and off the court. From the birth of tennis in 12th century Europe through the champions of today, you’ll get a unique perspective on how tennis evolved and how its personalities influenced fashion, culture, and society. Guided tours at 11 am daily. Free Museum Scavenger Hunts make it fun for the whole family to experience the museum together.
Free Admission for kids ages 16 and under, $15 for adults; $10 for adults with bracelet. Visit http://www.tennisfame.com or call 401-849-3990 for more information.
Animal Experiences with Dave Marchetti | 10:30 am
Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., Newport
Ever wonder what animals do in the winter? Explore the many ways that animals survive in, and thrive in the winter. Children will have the opportunity to interact with a variety of live animals. No registration is required- free event.
Teddy Bear Tea, A Musical Celebration and Story Time | 11 am
Newport Harbor Hotel, 49 America’s Cup Ave, Newport
Bring your favorite Teddy Bear and listen to the musical storyteller Christopher ‘Kavi’ Carbone share captivating stories and songs of the wonders of winter, while having tea for adults and milk and cookies for children presented by the Newport Harbor Hotel. $3 per person; Free with bracelet.
Road to Independence Walking Tour | 11 am
Brick Market: Museum & Shop, 127 Thames St., Newport
Riots and rebellion, enemies and allies! Learn about Newport’s role in the American Revolution. $15 per person; $12 with bracelet; $10 with bracelet for repeat tour guests. Weather permitting; space is limited. 401.841.8770.
Greenvale Vineyards Wine Tasting | 11am-4pm
Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping R., Portsmouth
Winery Tours start at 2pm and include 7 wines and a wine glass. Enjoy samples of award winning, estate-grown wine from this 50-acre family farm now operating as a vineyard. Weather permitting. 15% discount off wine purchases with bracelet. 401.847.3777.
Make Your Own Winter Themed Soap | 11am-5pm
Newport Sea Foam Trading Co., 415 Thames St., Newport
Great for all ages. Guests create and design their own soap while learning the art of soap making. $10 per person; $8 with bracelet.401.743.7685.
Cosmetic Cosmos Mother/Daughter Makeover | 12-5pm
Cosmetic Cosmos, 433 Thames St., #1 Lee’s Wharf Entrance, Newport
Mother/Daughter Makeovers by appointment only by expert make-up artist. Make up and skin care tailored to your unique skin type, coloring and age. Relaxed atmosphere at a new location. $50 per person; $30 per person & 15% discount on all products purchased with bracelet.
Appointments: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 401.842.0666.
Create your own Dog Bottle Bank | 1-4pm
Potter League For Animals, 87 Oliphant Ln. Middletown
Creating a dog bottle bank from recycled water bottles. Kids will love saving their loose change in their new homemade bank! $8 per person; $5 with bracelet.
28th Annual Nacho Tasting | 2-4pm
Brick Alley Pub, 140 Thames St., Newport
Sample Award Winning Nachos. Free with bracelet and purchase of a beverage. One free sample per day. 401.849.6334.
Kids Tennis Clinic | 2:30-3:30pm
International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., Newport
Kids ages 5-10 will learn to love the game with USTA 10 & under tennis, which uses age appropriate racquets, balls, and special equipment to enhance a child’s tennis experience on court. Children ages 11-15 will be offered an introductory clinic with our talented teaching staff tailored to their skill level and experience.
$10 per child; $8 with Winter Festival bracelet
Class size is limited. Advance registration required. Call 401-849-4777 to reserve your place today! Juniors may sign-up for either Tuesday or Thursday, unless space permits for both days.
Ice Bar in the Courtyard | 4-8pm
Hotel Viking, One Bellevue Ave., Newport
Enjoy seasonal cocktails and refreshments served at our Ice Bar in the glistening Courtyard. Cash Bar. 401.848.4814
Samuel Adams Beer Dinner | 6pm
The Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar | One Sayer’s Wharf, Newport
Enjoy this annual event as a visiting brewmaster from Sam Adams brewery guides guests through a selection of beers paired with a distinct menu specially prepared by the Mooring chefs for this occasion. Reception begins at 6pm; dinner at 6:30pm. For a complete menu, visit mooringrestaurant.com. $55 per person; $50 with Newport Winterfest bracelet. Reservations are required. Please call 401.846.2260.