The holiday joy continues to infiltrate our Classic Coast this week with the return of some of our favorite seasonal events. Christmas at the Newport Mansions continues with a bounty of yuletide finery (hint hint: 25 Christmas trees, hundreds of fresh flowers and thousands of decadent ornaments) along with holiday markets and bazaars, cozy cocktails by the fire and so much more throughout the week.

Our picks for the week below.

 

 

 

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 17

PRESENT WRAPPING BY THE MIDTOWN ELVES

When: 12:00 - 5:00 PM; Through December 24
Where: Midtown Oyster Bar

Bring your presents to Midtown and have the Midtown elves wrap them for free while you dine.

 

HALF PRICE OYSTERS + CLAMS

When: 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Midtown Oyster Bar

Midtown Oyster Bar is offering 1/2 price oysters and clams along with selected raw bar dishes.

 

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18

BEER + BURGER NIGHT

When: 5:00 - 9:00 PM
Where: Brix Restaurant at Newport Vineyards
Admission: $15

Like wine is to cheese, beer is to burgers. Welcome to Brix’s Beer + Burger Night. Choose from a select menu of burgers and a pint of Taproot Beer (what’s on tap) for just $15 BUCKS – and say HELLO to your Tuesday.

 
AFTERNOON TEA IN THE DINING ROOM

When: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Where: Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
Admission: $32

The Dining Room at Blithewold has always been a place where fine meals have been served to cherished guests. Today friends gather and exchange stories while delighting in a cup of tea, freshly baked scones with sweet cream, and a 3-tiered tray filled with sweet and savory treats.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS NEWPORT OPENING PARTY

When: 6:00 PM
WhereVanderbilt
Admission: $50

Jane Pickens Theater will be screening Mary Queen of Scots two dates before the national break date as a special event. Proceeds from the event help to support unique programming at The JPT. Enjoy a special menu served at Vanderbilt. Party begins at 6:00 PM, film begins at 7:00 PM. 

 

HOLIDAY SING-A-LONG WITH PETER CROWLEY

When: 7:30 - 11:00 PM
Where: La Forge Restaurant

Holiday Sing-A-Long with Dave Manuel and special guest bartender Peter Crowley.

 

TAPROOT + TUNES

When: 5:00 - 8:00 PM
WhereTaproot Brewing Co.
Admission: Free

Enjoy extended Taproot Brewing Co. taproom hours alongside live music and $10 beer or wine flights. Light nosh from the Taproom kitchen and wine/beer by the glass also available.

 

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20

FILM SCREENING: NATIONAL LAMPOON'S CHRISTMAS VACATION

When: 7:30 PM
WhereJane Pickens Theater
Admission: $10

As the holidays approach, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) wants to have a perfect family Christmas, so he pesters his wife, Ellen (Beverly D'Angelo), and children, as he tries to make sure everything is in line, including the tree and house decorations. However, things go awry quickly. His hick cousin, Eddie (Randy Quaid), and his family show up unplanned and start living in their camper on the Griswold property. Even worse, Clark's employers renege on the holiday bonus he needs.

 

AUDRAIN AUTO MUSEUM UGLY SWEATER SOIREE

When: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Audrain Automobile Museum
Admission: $30

Festive food prepared by La Forge and holiday themed drinks crafted by Vickers' Liquors. Prize for the BEST ugly sweater! 

 

STARLIT STROLLS

When: 5:00 PM
WhereBlithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
Admission: Free with regular admission

Enjoy an illuminated stroll along the winding paths of Blithewold’s enclosed garden. Take in the wonder of trees and paths that twinkle, sparkle and glow. A scavenger hunt will offer you the opportunity to take a closer look at the handcrafted lanterns and ornaments that light your way through this delightful garden promenade. All ages welcome.

 

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21

SAFARI BY THE FIRE

When: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Where: OceanCliff
Admission: $65

Enjoy a special holiday dinner by the warmth of the fireplace and the sounds of jazz by Steve DeConti.

 

WINTER SOLSTICE CEREMONY

When: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Where: Stella Mare Lifestyles
Admission: $60

December Solstice marks the "turning of the Sun" as the days slowly get longer. While honoring the depths of our winter hibernation, this evening will welcome in celebration of the lighter days to come and nature’s continuing cycle. More details.

 

HOLIDAY LANTERN TOUR

When: 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Where: Newport Historical Society
Admission: $15

Hear the history of early American holiday traditions on an evening walk. Learn how Newporters did, or didn’t, observe the holidays.

 

FRIDAY NIGHT SPARKLE

When: 5:00 - 8:00 PM
WhereBlithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
AdmissionPrices vary

Stroll through Blithewold’s illuminated gardens and greenhouse and enjoy singing with the carolers alongside free hot cocoa and s’mores around a roaring bonfire in Blithewold’s Enclosed Garden. S’mores kits are 1 for $2, and 3 for $5 (a part of the proceeds benefits the Boy Scouts).

 

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22

MASTER MIXOLOGY WITH CHRISTINA MERCADO

When: 2:00 - 4:00 PM
WhereThe Vanderbilt Grill 
Admission: $55

Join Christina Mercado, Vanderbilt’s Beverage Manager, for signature, hands on cocktail making. Includes 2 cocktails and canapes. Reservations required.

 

HOLIDAY POP UP: OCEAN STATE PEPPER CO.

When: 2:00 - 5:00 PM
WhereStyled by Jenna

Enjoy a festival cocktail made with all local ingredients while you shop Ocean State Pepper Co.'s collection of herbs & spices.

 

NEWPORT CHRISTMAS WITH BEN O'CONNOR

When: 7:00 - 10:30 PM
WhereGurney's Newport Resort & Marina

Celebrate Christmas with country music artist Ben O'Connor as he performs live in Newport with special guests.

 

WEEKEND MUSIC SERIES

When: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Where: Newport Vineyards
Admission: Free

Enjoy a wine tasting, lunch or wine by the glass while enjoying live music from The Bucks Band. No tickets required.

 

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23

COMEDIAN BRENDAN EYRE FROM COMEDY CENTRAL

When: 8:00 PM
WhereOne Pelham East
Admission: $20 online / $25 at the door

Newport's hottest monthly stand up comedy show "The Wasted Talent Show" returns to the Top of Pelham on Sunday 12/23. This month is a special event with a fantastic lineup of comics starring headliner Brendan Eyre from Late Night with Seth Meyers and Comedy Central.

 

COOKIE DECORATING

When: 2:00 - 4:00 PM
WhereThe Vanderbilt Grill
Admission: $15 per person, excluding tax and service charge

Join the Pastry team in making your very own sweet masterpiece! Sugar cookies, frostings and sugar decorations provided as well as a take away box for your creations. 
 

 

WEEKEND MUSIC SERIES

When: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Where: Newport Vineyards
Admission: Free

 Enjoy a wine tasting, lunch or wine by the glass while enjoying live music from EBO. No tickets required.

 

AQUIDNECK GROWERS WINTER MARKET

When: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Newport Vineyards
Admission: Free

The Aquidneck Growers Market returns to Newport Vineyards for its winter edition featuring local fruits and vegetables, baked goods, flowers and more.

 

 

 

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