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, afternoon teas, and enchanting festivals, November has us busy in all the right ways.

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Events

Fall is in full swing—find our top picks for the month below.

1 Newport Restaurant Week

Where:
Participating restaurants
When:
November 3 - 12

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 in Newport & Bristol Counties
When:
November 3 - 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, the 2nd Fall Foodie Film Festival is back 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 18, 2023 - January 1, 2024.

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 2:00 PM on December 24.

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4 Sparkling Lights at The Breakers

Where:
The Breakers, 44 Ochre Point Avenue
When:
Various evenings throughout the holiday season, November 17 – December 30, 2023
Cost:
$40 adult, $10 youth

For the fourth year, the exterior of The Breakers and its landscape will be awash in thousands of festive colored lights illuminating the grounds' paths and trees. 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. 

Back this season: Warm Up, Snack and Sip

Stay warm and festive on the back terrace, with warming stations and adult beverages including hot chocolate with liqueur, apple cider with bourbon, wine and beer. Enjoy holiday sweets and treats, and get a s’mores kit to cook over the fire pit! The Breakers Welcome Center will also 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 24th (November 25th 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 Apple Cider Bar at the Chanler

Where:
The Chanler at Cliff Walk
When:
Saturdays & Sundays from 1:00 - 4:00 PM until November 19

Spend your Saturdays and Sundays throughout the fall at The Chanler at Cliff Walk's new Apple Cider Bar. Visit the outdoor bar and enjoy a mulled cider from Rose Hill Heirlooms, and if you are looking for a boozy cider, choose from a selection of liqueurs for an elevated cider experience. 

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7 Afternoon Tea Experiences

Afternoon Tea Service Apr 21

Enjoy quintessential Afternoon Tea in the Garden Room at One Bellevue. Our dedicated team will walk you through choosing the perfect loose leaf tea, prepared table side for each guest. Culinary delights range from house baked scones, and delicate finger sandwiches to petit fours…

   

8 Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff

Where:
Rosecliff, 584 Bellevue Avenue, Newport
When:
November 22, 24-26, and November 28 - December 1, 2023
Tickets:
Silver $139, Gold $189, Premium $229

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 Cozy Autumn Fires and Tasty Treats

Where:
Blithewold Mansion, 101 Ferry Road, Bristol
When:
November 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19
Cost:
Members (6 people): $35 | Non-Members (6 people): $55

Enjoy an outdoor cozy experience to celebrate the season at Bristol's Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum. Grab your closest friends and enjoy s'mores kits, well-stocked fire pits, and hikes around 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 25, 2023 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

On November 25th, 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 

11 Thanksgiving Dinner Previews

THANKSGIVING AT THE CHANLER AT CLIFF WALK

WHEN: November 23rd
WHEREThe Chanler at Cliff Walk
ADMISSION: $145 per person

Head to The Chanler at Cliff Walk for an exclusive Four Course Prix Fixe Menu $145 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 23rd from 12:00 to 3:00 PM
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:
November 4 Through December 16

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 Cars & Coffee

CARS & COFFEE AT SACHUEST BEACH (SECOND BEACH)

WHEN: November 5th, from 8:00 to 10:00 AM
WHERE: Second Beach, Middletown

Join Audrain Auto Museum for a morning of cars and coffee at Second Beach in Middletown.

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CARS & COFFEE AT SACHUEST BEACH (SECOND BEACH)

WHEN: November 12th, from 8:00 to 10:00 AM
WHERE: Second Beach, Middletown

Join Audrain Auto Museum for a morning of cars and coffee at Second Beach in Middletown.

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