It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The 45th Annual Bowens Wharf Tree Lighting and Open House returns Saturday, December 5 beginning at 4:30 pm with a visit from Frosty the Snowman followed by a Christmas carol sing-a-long at 5 pm. The mayor will light the tree at 6 pm where families can expect Santa and Mrs. Claus to arrive by boat (the Newport way, of course!). The event is free and open to the public. Ps. The Bowen's Wharf Pilot House will be offering 15% off all books through December 31, and 10% off Bowen's Wharf holiday ornaments during Holidays by the Sea. Bowens Wharf, Americas Cup Ave. 401-849-2120.