2023 brought us some of our favorite moments, events and memories to cherish, and while we're sad to see it go, we can't help but excite over the arrival of 2024. This year's line up of New Year's Eve and New Year's Day dinners, parties, polar plungesbrunches and bashes is just what you need to ring in the new year the right way.

Dining for New Year's

Prepared-for-you fetes are just what you need to ring in the new year. 




Ring in the New Year at The Dining Room at Castle Hill with a delectable menu for New Years Eve. A four-course menu will feature three courses to start, followed by a main and dessert. Finish off with a complimentary champagne toast. Additional premium wine flights & pairings will be available.

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Start the year off right with a classic New Year’s Day brunch served from 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM on the first day of a great new year. Savor a delightful brunch menu and plenty of champagne for all.

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Ring in 2024 in Gilded Age fashion harkening back to the days of the Vanderbilts and Astors on Bellevue Avenue. You can expect a phenomenal chef's tasting menu and an optional wine pairing. Two seatings will be available, 6:00 PM for $125 per person, and 9:00 PM for $145 per person. 

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Hello 2024. Begin the year with a brunch to remember. Egg Benedict made to order, all the bacon you can eat, homemade doughnuts, and of course, Bloody Mary's and mimosas to keep the celebration going.

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Looking to ring in the New Year too? More info on the Bellevue Ball Drop below




Sit fireside as you welcome 2024 in America’s oldest taverns. White Horse Tavern will be serving their regular dinner menu along with some New Year’s Eve specials.

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Indulge your taste buds at Jo’s American Bistro this New Year’s Eve. Jo’s American Bistro will be offering a special three-course prix fixe menu (along with their normal menu) with options ranging from lobster stuffed chicken to surf and turf and an array of starters and desserts. 

Cost: $59.95 per person






Two words: Caviar and Champagne. Does it get more NYE than that? Leave the year in style with a one ounce Osetra Caviar display, paired with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot.

Cost: $300


More New Year's Menu's

Please note: Restaurants and menus for New Year's are added on a rolling basis. Please check back for the most up-to-date list.


New Year's Events

These parties and celebrations will be the perfect way to kick off the new year with style.



The festivities begin upon arrival and carry on well into the night with the mansion completely transformed into an opulent party space, from 6:00 PM - 1:00 AM.

A night of all-inclusive bespoke experiences awaits at every turn, see what your future holds with a private tarot reading, capture the night with a photo booth and dance the night away with an iconic DJ from Las Vegas.

For the pezzo di resistenza a black tie (optional) gala that includes a chef-curated multi-course meal at communal tables, live jazz music by the Creswell Club quartet and a midnight champagne toast to bring in the New Year. Finish the night with late-night bites—2024 awaits at The Chanler, Buon Anno!

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The Chanler Hero


The Vanderbilt: A Downtown Celebration

Make your way to the Vanderbilt in downtown Newport for a night to remember. Feel the bubbles of a Champagne Tower tickle your nose before toasting the New Year.

Schedule of Events:

December, 31, 2023

  • New Year's Eve Enchanted Hour in the Mansion — 4:00 - 8:00 PM
  • New Year’s Eve Fete – 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM

January, 1, 2024

  • New Year's Day Breakfast — 7:30 - 10:30 AM

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Hotel Viking: Bellevue Ball Drop

Ring in 2024 in Gilded Age style—think: specialty themed cocktails, lite bites, live entertainment, and a champagne saber at the stroke of midnight. Cheers to that!

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Hotel Viking Front Entrance In Newport, RI

New Year's Weekend Events

Polar Plunge

Start the New Year off with a splash

A Wish Come True Annual Polar Plunge

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary!

Every New Years Day at precisely 12:00 PM, participants run into the winter waters at Easton's Beach, some dressed in costumes, some as part of teams and some in their bathing suits pulled from their stock of summer threads. The efforts are partly for fun, believe it or not, and partly for a good cause. The plunge raises money each year for the Make a Wish Foundation, comprised of tens of thousands of volunteers, donors and supporters who work to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition.

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Polar Bear Plunge


Lobster Plunge at The Lobster Bar

2024 is going to be epic. Welcome to the Inaugural Lobster Plunge—jumping (and cannonballing) for a cause. Think: DJ playing, prizes, bar open, and good wholesome fun.

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