Newport, Rhode Island is a wonderful place to visit over the Christmas and New Year's seasons.
Frequently cited as one of the most beautiful places in
Likewise, the cities and towns in Newport and Bristol counties are full of holiday cheer and amenities for the visitor.
Winter is referred to as
secret season, with a full slate of exciting ideas through the holiday season
and into the New Year. Christmas at the Newport Mansions
(through January 3) is a remarkable tour of three of the city’s most
Newport’s Holidays by the Sea: Shop, Stay, Dine and Explore runs through December 31 and evokes the magic of the season, with tree lighting festivities, in-store promotions, restaurant specials and complimentary parking. Christmas in
Newport (December 1-31) offers
a month’s worth of seasonal activities all across the city, while the Grand Illumination Display in Bristol (December 1-31) brings together a month
of caroling, musical performances, dancing and the annual reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.
The New Year in
is equally exciting, starting with the annual Polar Bear Plunge into the waters at
on January 1, 2016. And don’t miss the
28th annual Newport Winter
Festival (February 12-21), considered the region’s largest winter
extravaganza with over 150 events. Easton Beach