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14 Best Events In Newport This Weekend – Two Weeks Till Christmas Edition!


1 – Newport Skating Center Tree Lighting and Grand Re-Opening (Friday 5pm)

We’re ready to light downtown Newport’s beacon of seasonal cheer at the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Grand Opening on Friday, December 11th at 5pm at the Newport Skating Center!

Celebrate with good cheer, treats, the debut of the Haven Brothers Concessions Food Truck, carolers, visits with Santa and the elves, skating performances with the Island Skating Academy and of course, get out on the ice for the first skate of the winter.

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

The Playboys Newport RI


3 – Reggae Fridays at Tavern On Broadway with The Copacetics (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.

The Copacetics


4 – Santa Comes To Brick Market! (Saturday 12:30pm – 3:30pm)

See you this Saturday for Santa’s arrival at Brick Market Place! Cookie decorating & face painting too!

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5 – Letters for our troops at Willy’s Burger Bar (Saturday 11am – 3pm)

This Saturday, Community Police Officer (CPO) Greg Belcher is cohosting a community event with Willy’s Burger Bar & Rotisserie asking families to write “Letters For Our Troops.”

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6 – 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 12th!

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

greenvale vineyards

7 – Mariner Gallery Holiday Reception (Saturday 5pm -8pm)

Please join the Mariner Gallery for our Holiday Reception on Saturday, December 12th from 5:00-8:00pm at 267 Spring Street, Newport, RI. The collection added works from Russ Kramer and Joe McGurl, in addition to 19th century art, such as Edward Moran’s depiction of S/Y Madeleine, the New York Yacht Club’s 1876 America’s Cup defender. The contemporary masterpiece is Peter Arguimbau’s rendering of the Museum of Yachting’s 36th Classic Yacht Regatta. Peter and his son, Andre, spent the year restoring the 1865 colonial into the Mariner Gallery and have expanded to a location in Greenwich, CT. Viewing hours 12:00 – 8:00pm from December 12th – 19th or make anappointment online at

Mariner Gallery

8 – Live Music At One Bellevue At Hotel Viking With Phenix Avenue (Saturday 7pm)

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

Phenix Ave 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 – Queensboro Hustlers at Tavern On Broadway (Saturday 9pm)

Come down for the funky punk and the jazzy blues… Don’t forget your dancing shoes.

Queensboro Hustlers


11 – 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

12 – A Day Of Grace For Cancr Patients, Survivors and Care Givers at SpaFjor at Hotel Viking (Sunday 9am – 8pm)

Spa Fjor at Hotel Viking in Newport, RI will offer free spa treatments for those currently on an active cancer journey, survivors and active caregivers on Sunday, December 13th from 9am – 8pm.

Spa Fjor Hotel Viking

13 – Visit with Santa Claus at Marble House (Sunday Noon-3pm)

The jolly old elf will visit with children and hear their Christmas wish list. Refreshments. Regular daytime admission. Newport residents free.

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14 – Community Chanukah events at Touro Synagogue, (Sunday 2pm – 5pm)

A history “answer hunt” for children and adults at the Loeb Visitors Center. Free and open to everyone. From 3-5 p.m. a traditional Chanukah party at the Levi Gale House, 85 Touro St. Light the Chanukah candles and stay to enjoy the latkes, music, dancing, children’s entertainment and more. Free, reservations strongly recommended.

touro Synagogue

***(GAME OF THE WEEK!!!) Patriots (10-2) vs. Texans (4-7) (Sunday 8:30pm)***

  • 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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