Today's Newport Winter Festival schedule beings ample opportunity for exploration. Meander through the newly renovated International Tennis Hall of Fame or discover the story of Colonial Newport on a walking tour through town. Later, wander through the enchanting display of lights at the illuminated garden at Ballard Park, and warm up with the highly anticipated annual hot drink contest. Enjoy!

 

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 Bowens Wharf, Newport Create your own marshmallow snowmanand 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.

 

Christopher "Kavi" Carbone Musical Entertainment |10am Hotel Viking,One Bellevue Ave, Newport. Musical Entertainment for all ages. Enjoy live music, treats and refreshments. $3; freewith bracelet.

 

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'seducational 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 providedandboats 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

 

Kids Activity Make Your Own Hanging Jellyfish |10-11am The Wharf Pub, 37 Bowens Wharf, Newport Art project Make your own jellyfish. $5; $4 with bracelet. 401.619.2640.

 

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 halfhour ride to ThirdBeach & twohour ride to SecondBeach. Must call for reservations. 401.848.5440.

 

Take a Picture with Tinsel McBlizzard the Snowman |10am-2pm Newport Visitor Center, 23 Americas Cup Ave., Newport Freeevent.

 

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.

 

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Save The Bay Exploration Center and Aquarium |10am-4pm Exploration Center & Aquarium, Easton's Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., Newport Save the Bay'sinteractive 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 theirmonthly 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 theiraquarium, 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.

 

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 requiredfor groups of 6or more 401.848.5161

 

Museum Tours & Scavenger Hunts at theInternational Tennis Hall of Fame |10am5 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 storiesbrought 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, youll 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 www.tennisfame.com or call 401-849-3990 for more information.

 

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Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant |11am 102 Connell Highway, Newport Enjoy a buffet in the dining room then watch themain stage show The Foursome in theintimate theater. After the show, your dinner table awaits you for ahilariously funny cabaret. The Foursome- Rick, Ted, Donnie, and Cameron are home for their fifteenth college reunion. During the weekend, the men go out for a game of golf, and it is during this game that the four get caught up on each other's lives since their college days. $49.95;$39.95 with bracelet. newportplayhouse.com401.848.7529.

 

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour |11am Brick Market: Museum & Shop, 127 Thames St., Newport Hear stories of revolution and ruin, struggles for religious liberty and remarkable entrepreneurship among Newports diverse people. $15 per person;$12 with Newport Winter Festival 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. $50perperson; $30perperson & 15% discount on all products purchased with bracelet.

Appointments: email admin@cosmeticcosmos.com or call 401.842.0666.

 

Make your own Perfume |12-5pm Newport Aromatherapy, 109 Bellevue Ave., Newport. Girls and boys, men and ladies event. Learn to create aromatherapy perfume blends with healer and chemist, Cynthia LaBonte. $12;$10 with bracelet. 401.846.1101.

 

Newport Storm Beer and Rum Tastings|12-5pm Newport Storm Brewery, 293 JT Connell Rd., Newport Located in the north end of Newport, Newport Storm Brewery and Thomas Tew Rum Distillery is open daily (closed to public Tuesdays) from 125pm for tastings and production floor tours.In their15 years of operation, they have made more than40 unique beers and brought back Newports famous colonial rum tradition. Sample fresh beer and aged rum at Rhode Islands Microbrewery and Distillery. Beer Tour: $9;$8 withbracelet. Rum Tour: $10;$9 withbracelet. 401.849.5232.

 

16th Annual Live Jazz for Kids at Greenvale Vineyards |1-4pm Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth Our musicians are vocalists Tish Adams and Dick Lupino on bass and guest musician Yvonne Monnett. The artists will entertain guests with songs kids know and love in a jazz setting incorporated with old time standards. Complimentary refreshments will be served for the kids and wine tasting will be available for purchase for adults. Free & open to the public. 401.847.3777.

 

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.

 

Watch Pottery Demonstration |1-5pm All Fired Up Pottery, 452 Thames St., Newport Experience the art of making pottery. Space is limited so if you cant watch the first show come back for the next one. Shows are every 20 minutes.Free. 401.846.4042.

 

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, OneBellevue Ave., Newport Enjoy seasonal cocktails and refreshments served at our Ice Bar in theglistening Courtyard.Cash Bar. 401.848.4814

 

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Newport's Black Giants: Race, Sport and Community |5:30pm Newport Historical Society Resource Center, 82 Touro St., Newport Sports historian Robert Cvornyek will discuss how late 19th and early 20th century black athletic clubs, fraternal and civic organizations, and local neighborhood associations sponsored semi-professional and amateur teams that regularly competed against each other and nearby white teams. He will share how minority players transformed the city's ball fields into public spaces dedicated to the struggle for equality. $5;$4 with bracelet.

 

PJ & Movie Night at Steppin' Out|6-8pm Steppin' Out Dance Studio, 35 Dyer St., Portsmouth The night will include a children's movie, popcorn and drinks, and arts and crafts. Parents can drop off the kids or stay and join in the fun. Our large, open space has plenty of room and free wifi.$8 per child; $5 with bracelet;Adults are free.*Don't forget your pillow and blanket and be sure to wear your PJ's with socks and sneakers/tennis shoes.

Space is limited to 30 children, Reserve your spot by calling 401.293.5720 or emailing lisa@steppinoutdancestudio.com

 

11th Annual Illuminated Garden |6-9pm Ballard Park, Hazard Rd., Newport. Thousands of lights displayed in the three-acre quarry meadow. Free

 

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Brian Miller Magic |6:30pm Hyatt Regency, 1 Goat Island, Newport Brian performs his unique blend of magic, puzzles and mind games mixed with a healthy dose of humor at 200+ events per year throughout New England and across the country.Brian is also a keynote speaker and youth motivational speaker. He delivered aTEDx talkthat has inspiredmore thanonemillion.Get ready for jaw dropping magic, and laugh-out-loud comedy. Tickets will be sold at the door $7;$3 with bracelet.

 

Annual Best Hot Drink Contest |8pm The Red Parrot Restaurant, 348 Thames St., Newport The competitions heats up as judges determine the Best Hot Drink in Newport! Local bars and restaurants are invited to compete for the Festival Plaque. Guests will get to sample the delightful concoctions as well as enjoy drink specials. To enter, contact the Red Parrot 401.847.3140. Contestants must provide their own liquor, garnishes and glassware. Freeadmission.