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52nd annual Christmas in Newport

A CITY-WIDE CELEBRATION FOSTERING THE HISTORIC TRADITIONS OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON

Founded in 1971, Christmas in Newport began as a two-week festival that celebrated the non-commercial traditions of the holiday season. Now in its 52nd year, the annual program boasts multiple activities for nearly each day of the December calendar.

In a community collaboration among residents, businesses and the City of Newport, clear sparkling lights illuminate downtown, our scenic harbor and wharves, the restored colonials of the Point and Historic Hill sections, and the Victorian splendor of Bellevue Avenue.

The lights are meant to simulate candlelight and are the brainchild of Christmas in Newport founder Ruth Myers, who wished to recapture the candlelit holidays of bygone days. With a volunteer base numbering 1500, the non-profit organization, Christmas in Newport, raises thousands of dollars for charity each year. In keeping with the true spirit of the season, any event listed in the annual program must be free of charge or must benefit a non-profit institution or charity.

The calendar of holiday events is listed below. Browse all events or filter by day, week, weekend or month.

TO SUBMIT AN EVENT FOR THE CHRISTMAS IN NEWPORT CALENDAR, CLICK HERE.
TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS YEARS HOLIDAY DOORWAY COMPETITION, EMAIL INFO@CHRISTMASINNEWPORT.ORG.
OFFICIAL CHRISTMAS IN NEWPORT LOGO AND ARTWORK AVAILABLE HERE.

For more information about Christmas in Newport, email info@christmasinnewport.org.

At the Gilded Age’s favorite summer resort, they do the holidays to the nines.

Yankee Magazine, 2019
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