Spirits are officially bright on The Classic Coast as we head into the holiday season filled with enchanting sights, family-friendly fun, a handful of classic Christmas events, and holiday happenings for nearly each day of December. Not to mention, tree lightings (and a lighthouse lighting, too) all throughout town complete with sweet treats, live music, visits with Santa and more.
We told you, spirits: bright.
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 Lighting of the Lighthouse at Gurney's Newport Resort
2 Santa Magic at Long Wharf Mall
3 Official Opening of Christmas in Newport Tree Lighting
4 51st Annual Bowen's Wharf Tree Lighting
Make your way to Bowen's Wharf for an enchanting evening of caroling, holiday shopping, and family fun on Saturday, December 4 for the 51st Annual Bowen's Wharf Christmas Tree Lighting. Festivities begin with live music and a carol sing-along at 4:30 PM. Frosty the Snowman arrives at 4:30 PM. At 6:00 PM, head to the center of the wharf to watch as the mayor of Newport lights the tree, followed by the cheerful arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus by boat, weather permitting.
5 Bristol's Tree Lighting & Grand Illumination
Bristol's Tree Lighting and Grand Illumination heralds the arrival of the holidays in downtown Bristol with live music and entertainment, a Christmas sing-a-long, a visit from Santa, the Grand Illumination of the town tree and more.
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