1 – Santa visits the Giant Gingerbread Lighthouse at the Newport Visitor’s Information Center (Friday 1-5 pm)

Free. Visitors are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to fill the sleigh for local food pantries.

2 – Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff (Friday 7:30pm)

Newport Nutcracker

3 – Reggae Fridays at Tavern On Broadway with Natural Element (Friday – 9pm)

Come check out one of Rhode Island’s premier reggae acts performing roots reggae, modern reggae and dub at one of Newport, RI’s hottest new venues.

Natural Element

4 – Live Music At One Bellevue At Hotel Viking With The Playboys (Friday 7pm)

The Playboys Newport RI


5 – Live Jazz at Greenvale Vineyards  (Saturday 1pm -4pm)

What has great wine, a fun crowd, and live music? Greenvale Vineyards does every Saturday afternoon through December 13th!

The whole family is welcome, even leashed pets. No reservations necessary, just stop on by! Feel free to pack a picnic!

greenvale vineyards

6 – Holiday Lantern Tour (Saturday 4:30pm)

Hear the history of early American holiday traditions on an evening walk and learn how colonial Newporters recognized the holiday. Reservations suggested as space is limited. Enjoy hot mulled cider and a tasting of Stonewall Kitchen flavors at the Brick Market: Museum & Shop; runs from 4pm-6pm.

Holiday Lantern Tour

7 – 45th Annual Bowen’s Wharf Tree Lighting and Open House (Saturday 5:45pm)

Frosty the Snowman and caroling starting at 4:30p.m. City official lights the tree, Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive by boat (weather permitting) at 5:45p.m. Live Music. Free. 849-2120.

Christmas in Newport RI

8 – Live Music At One Bellevue At Hotel Viking With Half Step Down (Saturday 7pm)

One Bellevue is making a huge push in the live music scene in Newport, RI with live music every Tuesday – Saturday.

Hotel Viking


9 – 80’s Night at Norey’s Star Restaurant (Saturday – 7pm)

Each and every Saturday night Norey’s plays all of your favorite 80’s music videos. Each week this ends up becoming absolute sing-along dance-a-thon.

80's Night at Noreys


10 – Sunday Brunch

  • Brunch at Tavern on Broadway (10am – 2pm) The price of your entree includes a bloody, a mimosa or the drink of your choice!!!

Sunday Brunch Newport

11 – Tools of the Trade: Coggeshall Demonstration and Exhibit at the Armory Antiques Marketplace  (Sunday 1-3pm)

Coggeshall Farm Museum will present “Tools of the Trade,” a demonstration of 18th-century woodworking techniques and a display of historic hand tools from the museum’s Bornstein Collection, on Sunday, Dec. 6, from 1 to 3 pm, at the Armory Antiques Marketplace, 365 Thames Street in Newport. Coggeshall will also be selling honey and maple syrup from its own bees and trees.

12 – Visit with Santa Claus at the Breakers (Sunday noon-3 pm)

The jolly old elf will visit with children and hear their Christmas wish list. Refreshments. Regular daytime admission. For info. 847-1000.

Newport ri mansions Christmas

***(GAME OF THE WEEK!!!) Patriots (10-1) vs. Eagles (4-7) (Sunday 4:25pm)***

  • Tavern on Broadway turns the volume all the way up on their flat screens and has an amazing football munchies menu.
  • Nikolas Pizza runs a great deal. A large one topping pizza, a dozen wings and 60oz pitcher of beer or sangria for $21.95. Full volume on the tv’s and the direct tv package.

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See the full Christmas in Newport, RI Schedule.