Spirits are officially bright in Newport 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 perhaps some cozy cocktails. We told you, spirits: bright. 

 
 

HOTEL VIKING'S ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING

When: Friday, December 6; 5:30 - 8:30 PM
Where: Hotel Viking

Head to Hotel Viking for their Annual Tree Lighting complete with cinnamon cider, glühwein, a visit with Santa, cookies, carolers and gifts for all. 

 

 

BOWEN'S WHARF ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

When: Saturday, December 7; 12:00 PM
Where: Bowen's Wharf

Bring the whole family to see Frosty the Snowman, Santa, and Mrs. Claus for an evening of Christmas cheer. 

Schedule:
  • 12:00 PM: Musical friends, Celtic Christmas, face painting and popcorn
  • 4:30 PM: Frosty the Snowman
  • 5:00 PM: Christmas Carol Sing-a-long
  • 6:00 PM: Tree lighting followed by the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus by boat

 

 

OFFICIAL OPENING OF CHRISTMAS IN NEWPORT TREE LIGHTING

When: Sunday, December 1; 5:00 PM
Where: Washington Square

Head to Washington Square for the official opening of Christmas in Newport with a proclamation from the Mayor, lighting of the Washington Square tree, cannon salute from Newport Artillery and music by the Newport Public School's music program.

 

 

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BRISTOL'S TREE LIGHTING + GRAND ILLUMINATION

When: Saturday, November 30; 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Where: 400 Hope Street, Bristol

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, grand illumination of the town tree and more. 

 

 

LIGHTING OF THE LIGHTHOUSE

When: Saturday, November 30; 5:00 PM
Where: Gurney's Newport Resort + Marina

Head over to Gurney's as they light the historic Goat Island Lighthouse alongside carolers, spiked cider, live music at the resort’s Fire Pit & Lounge and of course, undisturbed views of the famed Newport Bridge.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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COURTYARD ON THAMES TREE LIGHTING

When: Saturday, November 30; 5:00 - 8:00 PM
WhereDuris Studios

Experience an ol' fashioned neighborhood holiday event with cider, music and a special visit from Santa as the neighborhood shops welcome you into their boutiques with special discounts and deals. It's a great way to participate in Small Business Saturday, a day of shopping at locally owned businesses here in Newport.

 

 

 

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