The aroma of meals crafted with the flavors of harvest. Soft, warm light waning over lush treetops. The intrinsically cozy feeling that settles as the vibrant colors of summer fade into soothing hues of autumn. November on the coast is like nothing else. As if that wasn't enough to make our hearts swoon, the month is filled with so much to see and do. From the return of some truly classic events, like Newport Restaurant Week and Christmas at the Newport Mansions, to hands-on cooking classes, charming exhibits and enchanting festivals, November has us busy in all the right ways.
When: November 2 - 11
Where: Participating Restaurants
The bi-annual tradition returns with more than 55 restaurants anticipated to offer enticing prix-fixe menus and special seasonal offers. Experience tastefully-crafted cuisine $20 two-course lunches and dinner offerings of three-course prix-fixe menus for $35 or three-course premier menus for $50.
When: Friday, November 2
Where: Newport Cooks Kitchen
As part of Newport Restaurant Week and in Collaboration with Eating with the EcoSystem, enjoy a Restaurant Week value priced 3-course hands on cooking class! Menu: Sweet Dumpling Squash & Jonah Crab Bisque with Jonah Crab, Chilies & Fresh Herbs, Monkfish with Warm Buttered Hummus & Quick Pickled Veggies and Italian Cardamom-Apple Cake. Join Chef Deja Hart for this lively class where we'll learn tips and tricks for preparing locally sourced crab and monkfish.
When: November 10
Where: Greenvale Vineyards
Harvest Festival is held to celebrate the completion of the annual grape harvest. Admission is $5 per person. In addition, guests are welcome to tastings at $15, buy wine by the glass $10 or simply enjoy the day's activities including face painting and tractor rides.
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.
When: Saturday, November 17; 2:00 - 7:00 PM
Where: Redwood Library & Athenaeum
Step into 1778 Rhode Island during Redcoats at the Redwood: A 1778 Living History Event as over 25 costumed interpreters recreate life in Newport during the height of the British occupation.
When: November 21 - 30
Admission: Adults, $90 - $110, pillow tickets for patrons age 6-10, $55
Island Moving Co. invites you to join them for their wonderful holiday ballet A 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.
When: November 23 - January 1, 2019
Where: Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
Admission: Price of admission
Enjoy the elaborate holiday decorations around every corner of Blithewold Mansion.
When: Friday, November 23; 6:15 PM
Where: Along Newport Harbor
The Newport Illuminated Boat Parade kicks off the holiday season with boats decorated with festive holiday decor and lights. The boats motor through the harbor and compete for best decorated in various categories. The parade begins at 6:15 PM and can be viewed from various spots around the harbor. Caribbean Christmas and Holiday tunes on the steel pan with Panoramic View will be live at the North Pole. After the parade, enjoy a holiday stroll where locally-owned shops and restaurants will be open; many with special offers.
When: Friday, November 23; 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Where: Bowen's Wharf
Shop boutiques and galleries giving back to community organizations with local deals and discounts. Catch the Illuminated Boat Parade on the harbor beginning at 6:15 PM alongside Caribbean Christmas and Holiday tunes on the steel pan with Aaron Abrahamson Cote & Panoramic View live at the North Pole.
When: November 23 - December 22
Where: Throughout Newport
Hear the history of early American holiday traditions on an evening walk. Learn how Newporters did, or didn’t, observe the holidays. Tour departs from The Museum of Newport History and Shop.
When: Saturday, November 24; 5:30 - 8:00 PM
Where: Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina
Head to Gurney's to watch as they light the historic lighthouse, complete with carolers, spiked cider, live music at the resort's Regent Cocktail Club and of course, undisturbed views of the famed Newport Bridge.
When: November 30 - December 2
Where: Downtown Newport
Enjoy a stroll through Newport to find unique New England events like the Nutcracker performed by Island Moving Company at Rosecliff, live entertainment throughout the city including busking and caroling, and fun for the whole family with ice skating downtown and the Bowen’s Wharf 48th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting with Santa Claus, dozens of local restaurants serving up everything from apple cider and pumpkin spiced lattes to New England Clam Chowder to locally sourced sea-to-table cuisine, and of course, the opportunity to get all of your holiday shopping done in New England’s Premier Holiday Shopping Destination.
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