Holidays in Newport
Newport RI Mansion Tours
|There is plenty to do in Newport, Rhode Island during the holiday season, but one of the most cherished experiences unique only to Newport is the mansion tours. With over 80 acres of manicured landscapes, ten stunning estates, and more than 250 years of Rhode Island history, the Newport Mansion Tours will astound and delight. From The Breakers and The Elms to Rosecliff, Chateau-sur-Mer and Kingscote, the tours offered by the Preservation Society of Newport County are not to be missed.
Spend some time this holiday season by the sea in Newport, Rhode Island. The summer traffic has gone home, and you can shop, browse, dine, and wander without the summer crowd.
This is the perfect time of year to visit the mansions (several are open) and see the holiday glitter of the golden gilded era. Visit the Breakers for evening refreshments as you take a self-guided tour. All decked out and ready for visitors, with soft music and holiday decorations that require a staff. Visiting the mansions is always a magical experience, but viewing them dressed in their holiday splendor makes them just that much more enchanting
Take your children or yourself on the Polar Express. This Newport dinner train features a narrated version of Chris Van Allsburg story of a boy’s excursions to the North Pole. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be there along with hot chocolate and cookies. The train runs five weekends from mid-November thru mid-December.
Make a wreath and learn to decorate it at one of the mansions. Visit Doris Duke’s home. Take a walk on the Cliff Walk with the brisk early winter air nipping at your nose.
Throughout the month of December, the City of Newport has daily events in celebration of the holiday — caroling, lantern tours, live music, bell ringing and tree lighting, just to name a few. Become part of the celebration and visit Newport, Rhode Island this holiday season.
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