The aroma of meals crafted with the flavors of harvest. Warm light waning over lush treetops. That intrinsically cozy feeling that settles in. November on The Coast is like nothing else. As if that wasn't enough to make our hearts full, the month is filled with so much to see and do. From the return of some truly classic events, like Newport Restaurant Week and Holidays at the Newport Mansions, to charming exhibits and enchanting festivals, November has us busy in all the right ways.

COVID-19 NOTE:

When you're ready, we can't wait to welcome you back to The Classic Coast. Rest assured, the safety and well-being of both visitors and locals remains our top priority.  All we ask when you land on these shores is that you play your part in keeping everyone safe. Please be kind and adhere to local guidelines. 

1 Newport Restaurant Week

Where:
Participating restaurants
When:
November 4 - 13

Join us for another season of Newport Restaurant Week where area restaurants will offer an assortment of crave-worthy discounts and deals for you to choose from. Think: BOGO deals, prix-fixe offerings, gift cards promotions and more. 

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2 Foodie Film Festival at JPT Film + Event Center

Where:
Participating restaurants
When:
November 4 - 12

Calling all cinephiles and foodie connoisseurs—we have cooked up something special for this Newport Restaurant Week that you won't want to miss.

In partnership with JPT Film + Event Center, we introduce to you, the Foodie Film Festival in tandem with Newport Restaurant Week. Enjoy a week full of films, friends and most importantly—food. For more information and the full schedule of foodie films, click here

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3 Holidays at The Newport Mansions

Where:
The Breakers, The Elms, Marble House
When:
November 19, 2022 - January 1, 2023

The glitter of gold and the sparkle of silver will dazzle you as you tour three magnificent mansions decked out in Yuletide finery. Music, tours, and spectacular decorations highlight the celebration of Christmas at the Newport Mansions. The Preservation Society of Newport County invites you to make holiday memories with your family by visiting The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House this holiday season.

Know Before You Go:

All properties closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Properties close 3:00pm on December 24.

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4 Sparkling Lights at The Breakers

Where:
The Breakers, 44 Ochre Point Avenue
When:
Thursday through Sunday evenings, November 19 – December 23, 2022, Every evening, December 26 – January 1, 2023
Cost:
$40 adult, $10 youth

For the third year, the exterior of The Breakers and its landscape will be awash in thousands of festive colored lights illuminating the grounds' paths and tres. The gardens will be decorated in different themes as holiday music fills the air. Walk through a dazzling 50-foot-long tunnel of light, see illuminated snowmen, reindeer and many more sparkling surprises. Afterwards, don't forget to make your way to the Children’s Cottage outlined in lights to take a peek through the windows at Santa’s Workshop. 

New this season: Warm Up, Snack and Sip

Six new fire pits will light the way and help visitors stay warm and festive. The back terrace will have warming stations and adult beverages including hot chocolate with liqueur, apple cider with bourbon, wine and beer. Enjoy holidays sweets and treats, and get a s’mores kit to cook over the fire pit! The Breakers Welcome Center also will have refreshments including snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.

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Christmas at the Newport Mansions

 

5 Newport Illuminated Boat Parade

Where:
Along the harbor
When:
Friday, November 25th (no rain date)
Cost:
Free

City of Newport lights up the harbor with the Illuminated Boat Parade. Caribbean Christmas and Holiday tunes on the steel pan with Panoramic View will be live at the North Pole. Watch the parade of lights from Bowen’s Wharf while boats compete for best decorated.

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6 Newport Skating Rink

Where:
Newport Harbor Island Resort
When:
November 24 until February 26
Cost:
Adults: $15, Children (12 & under), Seniors (65 & Older), and Military: $8, Skate rentals: $12, Skate aid rentals: $15 per skate session

The Ice Rink at Newport Harbor Island Resort is coming back for the season on November 24th. Open to the general public and guests—no reservations required.

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Gurney's Ice Skating Rink With People Skating

 

7 Taproot Beer Hall Night

Where:
Taproot Brewing Co., 909 E Main Road, Middletown
When:
November 18, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cost:
FREE ADMISSION

Make your way to Taproot Brewery in Middletown for an evening featuring our lineup of fresh Taproot beers and bites, wines, live music, and good vibes. We’ll be transforming our Tasting Room for one evening only into a bonafide beer hall; tasting and pint bars, themed brewery bites, live music and of course our very own fresh Taproot beer. 

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8 Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff

Where:
Rosecliff, 584 Bellevue Avenue, Newport
When:
November 23, 25-27, and November 29 – December 2, 2022
Tickets:
Silver $135, Gold $185, Premium $225

Join Island Moving Company for the 21st season of the Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff. Follow the young protagonist throughout the mansion as she celebrates the holiday season with her family, battles with the Mouse King, dances with the Snow Queen, and travels with her beloved Nutcracker to the magical Land of Sweets. 

The first act of this unique performance is an experiential journey through the rooms of the historic Rosecliff mansion. The second act is seated at tables in the ballroom. The performance is approximately 2 hours in length including the intermission.

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Newport Nutcracker

 

9 Night Lights—An Illuminating Experience

Where:
Blithewold Mansion, 101 Ferry Road, Bristol
When:
Wednesday - Saturday Nights, from Friday, November 25, 2022 to Sunday, January 1, 2023. 

Enjoy an outdoor illuminated experience to celebrate the season at Bristol's Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum. Enjoy lit paths throughout the grounds alongside custom light displays, handmade bamboo ornaments, virtual-reality stations, and photo opportunities, all set among the estate's award winning gardens and landscape.

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10 Santa Magic at Long Wharf Mall

Where:
Long Wharf Mall
When:
November 26, 2022 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

On November 26th, Santa Magic will be held at Long Wharf Mall, including a tree lighting ceremony, crafts for kids, and a visit with Santa! This event is sponsored by the Shops at Long Wharf, Newport in Bloom, Discover Newport, and Cutie Curls. Newport in Bloom wishes everyone a wonderful Holiday Season.

Sponsored by: Shops at Long Wharf Mall, Newport in Bloom, Discover Newport and Cutie Curls.

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Santa Magic 

10 Thanksgiving Dinner Previews

Thanksgiving at The Chanler at Cliff Walk

WHEN: November 24th
WHEREThe Chanler at Cliff Walk
ADMISSION: $135 per person

Head to The Chanler at Cliff Walk for an exclusive Four Course Prix Fixe Menu $135 per person. Can't forget the little ones, also available, for children 12 and under, a three Course Prix Fixe Menu for $55 per person.

 

Thanksgiving Grand Buffet

WHEN: November 20th from 1:00pm to 2:30pm
WHEREHotel Viking
ADMISSION: $120 per adult, $58 for children 4 - 12

Let the team at the Hotel Viking do all the cooking this year with classically prepared Thanksgiving traditions. Join us in the Bellevue Ballroom for a Grand Buffet not to be missed, including carving stations, a raw bar, desserts and more! Guests will be welcomed with a complimentary seasonal cocktail. Valet parking is complimentary.

 

12 Coastal Queen Fall Lighthouse Cruises

Where:
Depart from Bowen's Wharf in Newport
When:
Through December 18

Climb aboard the Coastal Queen for a fun-filled tour of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. You'll pass historic sites like the International Yacht Restoration School, four historic lighthouses, two historic forts, mega yachts and more that surround Newport Harbor and the Jamestown shoreline.

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Coastal Queens

 

13 Jazz in the House

Where:
Rough Point
When:
November 26, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Cost:
$35

Ring in the winter season with a jazzy holiday concert in the Great Hall at Rough Point! The Alex Minasian Trio will perform jazz renditions of classic and contemporary holiday songs.

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14 Special Events at the Huddle

 DIY Sea Salt from Medicinal Seaweed

WHEN: November 19th from 12:00pm to 2:00pm
WHEREThe Huddle
ADMISSION: $45

The ocean in its vast mystery holds many medicinal secrets. In this intro to herbalism class come learn how to identify and make medicine from locally foraged seaweeds. You will also learn how simple and satisfying it is to make your own Sea Salt!  All materials provided.

 

DIY Mocktails: Holiday Edition

WHEN: November 20th from 1:00pm to 2:30pm
WHEREThe Huddle
ADMISSION: $45

Head to the Huddle for a private mocktail making class just in time for the holidays. Join Perro Salado mixologist, Geralyn as you taste new alcohol free gins, tequilas, wine, and beer and create some tasty mocktail recipes. Go home with your own rosemary simple syrup and mocktail recipes. Light bites provided.

 

CoWork Mondays

WHEN: Every Monday from 12:00pm - 5:00pm
WHEREThe Huddle
ADMISSION: Drop In Pass: $15, 4 Day Pack: $50

Tired of working alone? Join a small, fun group of WFH (work from home) professionals and entrepreneurs who need a little community and learning to break up their work week. Bring your laptop, earbuds, coffee mug, and water bottle, and make The Huddle your office for the day.

 

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