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.
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. The mask mandate requiring face coverings in Rhode Island has been lifted, however local businesses may ask you to wear a mask when visiting their establishments. Please be prepared for individual business mask policies. Additionally, shops, attractions and tours are monitoring the number of guests at any given time and may ask you to socially distance to enter.
All we ask when you land on these shores is that you play your part in keeping everyone safe. Please be kind, adhere to guidelines and maintain social distancing.
1 Newport Restaurant Week
- Participating restaurants
- November 5 - 14
2 Holidays at The Newport Mansions
- The Breakers, The Elms, Marble House
- November 21 - January 1, 2022
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.
3 Sparkling Lights at The Breakers
This is the second year for Sparkling Lights at The Breakers and it will be greatly expanded to cover approximately half of the 13-acre property. The Breakers façade will be bathed in color and its landscape will be aglow with tens of thousands of festive colored lights illuminating the paths and trees. The gardens will be decorated in different themes as holiday music fills the air. Keep an eye out for some fantastical sights along the way.
Refreshments available for purchase. Reservations not required.
4 Newport Illuminated Boat Parade
- Along the harbor
- Friday, November 26
5 Gurney's Newport Skating Rink
6 Taproot Harvest Beer Dinner
7 Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff
Join Island Moving Company for the 20th 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.
8 Night Lights—An Illuminating Experience
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.
9 Coastal Queen Fall Scenic Bay Cruises
- Depart from Newport and Jamestown
- Through December 19
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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