Holiday cheer continues this weekend throughout Newport & Bristol County with a host of holiday open houses, charming outdoor exhibits and exceptional shows.
Christmas Open House at Glen Manor Entertainment by local performers and a visit by Santa. Saturday, 2-4 pm. Santa arrives at 2:45 pm. Glen Manor House, 3 Frank Coelho Drive, Portsmouth, 401.683.4177, firstname.lastname@example.org
Christmas Open House at Newport Irish History Museum View the exhibits while enjoying Celtic holiday music, eggnog and cookies. Celtic-inspired bracelets and lapel pins available for sale with proceeds to benefit the Museum, 3:30-4:30 pm., caroling by the Ancient Order of Hibernians Men Singers. Free. Saturday, noon 4:30 pm. Newport Irish History Museum, 648 Thames St., Newport, newportirishhistory.org
Holiday Open House at International Tennis Hall of Fame Donate a canned good for the local food bank and enjoy free admission to the museum. Saturday, 10 am-5 pm. International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., Newport. 401.849.3990, tennisfame.com
A Christmas Carol Bristol Theatre Company presents A Christmas Carol, December 10-12 at 7 pm & December 12-13 at 2 pm. General admission $15, Seniors/Children under 10 $12 BTC Reynolds Auditorium, 235 High Street, Bristol, 401.424.1315, explorebristol.com
Holiday Lantern Tour Hear the history of early American holiday traditions on an evening walking tour. Learn how colonial Newporters recognized (or didn't) the holidays. Reservations required, 841-8770. $15 adults, $10 NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12. Weather permitting. Saturday, 4:30 pm. Departs from Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames St. 401-841-8770. newporthistory.org
Jane Picken's Annual Christmas Film Screening Jane Picken's Christmas film screening of Elf on December 13 will benefit the Martin Luther King Center. Bring a non-perishable food item as your admission to the 1 pm showing and help stock the shelves of our local food pantry. Details. Touro Street, Newport, 401.846.5252
Holiday Open House at Redwood Library and Athenaeum Enjoy cider and cookies Saturday from 1-3 pm and holiday music starting at 3 pm by the Newport String Project. Donations appreciated. Redwood Library and Athenaeum, 50 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 401.847.0295, ext. 112, redwoodlibrary.org
"Re Tree: A Showcase of Trees Created Using Recycled Materials" Event includes a lighting, stroll, award ceremony and refreshments served by an outdoor fire. Saturday, 4-6 pm. Tiverton Four Corners, Meeting House grounds, 3850 Main Rd., Tiverton, fourcornersarts.org
Santa Visits Four Corners Arts Center Take the kids to visit Santa at the Arts Center. Have a photo taken for $5 to benefit the Arts Center and enjoy kids & adults crafts. Saturday, 12-2 pm. 3852 Main Road, Tiverton Four Corners, fourcornersarts.org
Traditional Christmas Tea at St. Columba's Chapel Saturday sittings at 3 and 4 pm. $12 adults, children 11 and younger $5. St. Columba's Chapel Parish Hall, 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown, 401.847.5571, stcolumbaschapel.org.
The Dickens Christmas Feast Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for a Victorian celebration of the season in the historic John Griswold House. The night includes a holiday choral concert, dancing, a four-course meal and mingling with costumed characters from Newport's Gilded Age, as they try to restore good humor to a local "scrooge." Saturday, 7-10pm. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, 401.848.8200, newportartmuseum.org
Community Chanukah Event at Touro Synagogue A history answer hunt for children and adults at the Loeb Visitors Center. Free and open to everyone. From 3-5 pm: a traditional Chanukah party at the Levi Gale House, 85 Touro St. Light the Chanukah candles and stay to enjoy the latkes, music, dancing, childrens entertainment and more. Free. Sunday, 2pm. Reservations strongly recommended. Touro Synagogue, Newport. email@example.com
Quononoquott Garden Club's Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes Tour four candlelight decorated homes in Jamestown. Sunday, 4-7 pm $20 in advance at The Secret Garden, 12 Southwest Ave., and Baker's Pharmacy, 53 Narragansett Ave., both in Jamestown. Purchase tickets on event day at 21 Bayview Drive, Jamestown, 401.489.5997, rigardenclubs.org
Cru Holiday Cookie Decorating Join Cru Cafe for an evening of holiday shortbread cookie decorating from 3-5 pm On Sunday, December 13. Cookies are free to decorate when you donate a birthday party supply item or monetary donation to benefit The Confetti Foundation! Details. One Casino Terrace, Newport, 401.314.0500