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.
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 www.marinergallery.com
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.
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.
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.