****All events highlighted in blue are confirmed 2014 events. All events highlighted in gray are 2013 events for reference and will be changed to blue once confirmed for 2014.****
❅ Denotes a Children/Family Event
❅ 9:30am-2:30pm:Make Your Own Marshmallow Snowman
Destination Chocolate, 15 Bowen’s Wharf. Let it Snow! From the warmth of our candy wonderland, create your own marshmallow snowman. Come satisfy your sweet tooth while expressing your imagination as you make your own marshmallow snowman. Fun for all ages! $6/$5 w/button. 401.847.1223.
❅ 9am-9pm: Ice Skating, Newport Skating Center
4 Commercial Wharf. The Skating Center is an outdoor, ice skating facility offering public skating sessions, skate rentals, concessions menu, warming area and parking! Visit www.SkateNewport.com or call 401.846.3018 for information. All dates and times are weather permitting and subject to change. $2 off skating admission w/button. Not to be combined with any other offer or discount.
9:30am: Newport Winter Festival Golf Tournament (Rain Date Feb. 17th)
Newport National, 324 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown. Join us for the Newport Winter Festival Golf Tournament at Newport National. The Format is “Best Ball” and is limited to 18 foursomes. Coffee & Donuts start at 9:30am and Tee off is at 10:30am. Prizes will be given for Low Team Score, Closest to the Pin and Long Drive. Event is weather permitting. $75 w/cart and boxed lunch. Contact Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org or 401.848.9690.
❅ 9:30am-5pm: Family Fun at the International Tennis Hall of Fame
International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave (Museum- 9:30am-5pm, Kids Activities- 10am-2pm, Tours- 11am & 2pm). Discover the history of tennis and its superstars through a diverse collection of memorabilia, art, fashion, video and more from the 12th century through present day. The Museum is housed within the stunning Victorian architecture of the historic Newport Casino and surrounded by legendary grass tennis courts. Daily activities and special events make Winter Festival a great time to visit! Kids can do Museum scavenger hunts, play Nintendo Wii tennis on the big screen, pose for photos in old fashion tennis costumes and with the US Open trophy, have fun with paint-by-numbers, and check out cool memorabilia from their favorite stars like Venus Williams and Roger Federer. Adults can join in the fun and also enjoy perusing the fascinating Museum galleries. Admission: Adults: $12/$10 w/button, Seniors: $10/$8 w/button, Children: 16 & Under Free w/button & plus 15% off all purchases at the International Tennis Hall of Fame’s Museum Store, and The Tennis Store w/button. 401.849.3990.
10am-4pm: Newport Mansion Tours
The Breakers, 44 Ochre Pt. Ave., The Elms, 367 Bellevue Ave., Marble House, 596 Bellevue Ave. Tour the historic summer homes of Newport’s Elite. Admission: $14.50-$28/$12.50-$26 w/button, Youth under 18 free when accompanies by an adult w/button. 401.847.1000.
❅ 10am-5pm: Bite Me Live Bait DIY T-Shirt Artwork
Bite Me Live Bait Co., 337 Thames Street. Bring your creativity and we’ll supply the paint, magic markers, pencils and crayons. Sit down and create your artwork on paper at our store, Bite Me Live Bait, and we will digitally print your one of a kind graphic on a white T-shirt while you wait. All youth and adult shirt sizing available. You can also bring in any designs you have created at home or school on either a flash drive or CD and we will print it while you wait. $22/$19 w/button. 401.662.9292.
10am-5pm: Helicopter Tour and Vineyard Packages
Bird’s Eye View Helicopters, 211 Airport Access Road. Helicopter and vineyard packages include a helicopter tour, tasting and logo wine glass starting at $125 plus tax per couple. Upgrade to our Island Helicopter Tour plus the Vineyard Tour and Tasting for $205 plus tax per couple or our Lighthouse Helicopter Tour and Vineyard for $285 plus tax. Fly over the vineyards and all of Newport in our “heated” helicopter. $10 off any tour w/button or receive a free inflight video. Call 401.843.8687 to book. For more info go to http://www.riaerial.com/air_tours.php.
❅ 10am, 12pm & 2pm: Scenic Overview Tour
Gateway Center, 23 America’s Cup Avenue. Narrated scenic trolly tour of Newport’s Ocean Drive & Bellevue Avenue mansion area. Adult $25/$19 w/button, Child $15/$10 w/button.
❅ 10:30am, 12:30pm & 2:30pm: Scenic Train Rides
Old Colony & Newport Railroad, 19 America’s Cup Avenue. Remember the days of riding in heated, vintage rail cars. Enjoy a 70-minute narrated trip through Newport Naval Station and along scenic Narragansett Bay. Trains may sell out so arrive early for tickets or call 401.849.0546 for reservations. Regular train tickets: Parlor Car (ages 7 & up) $13.50/$12.50 w/button, Adult Coach $10/$9 w/button, Child Coach (ages 2-13) $6/$5 w/button. (No senior class during Winter Festival).
11am: Golden to Gilded
The Museum of Newport History & Shop, 127 Thames Street. From Newport’s colonial Golden Age to Gilded Age summer colony, discover the transformation of the city and its people. $12/$10 w/button. Reservations Recommended. 401.841.8770.
❅ 11am-2:30pm: Ice Sculpting Demonstration presented by Bailey T’s
12 Long Wharf Mall. Ice sculptors wield their chisels, chain saws, blow dryers and power sanders as they create masterpieces. Don’t miss these spectacular works of ice! To participate or for more information call the festival office at 401.847.76669. FREE
11am-3pm: Daily Historic Site Tours
The Museum of Newport History & Shop, 127 Thames Street. Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House: 1697, Great Friends Meeting House: 1699, Seventh Day Baptist Meeting House: 1730, Colony House: 1739. $8/$6 w/button. Reservations Recommended. 401.841.8770.
❅ 11am-3:30pm: The 19th Annual Chili Cook-Off presented by Samuel Adams, Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina (2014)
49 America’s Cup Avenue. Winter heats up as area restaurants and caterers compete to see who has the best chili in town! Bring your appetite, sharpen your taste buds, and join in the fun as you choose your favorite chili! Enjoy Sam Adams specials. Admission: $9/$6 w/ button. Children (6-10) $3/$2 w/button. Children under 5 Free! To enter your chili call 401.847.7666.
❅ 11am-4pm: Cosmetic Cosmos Mother/Daughter Makeover
Cosmetic Cosmos, 387 Thames Street. Mother/Daughter Makeovers by appointment only by expert make-up artist. Learn the best skincare and makeup techniques for your skin type and features in a relaxed atmosphere. $30/person & 15% discount on all products purchased w/button. Appointments: www.cosmeticcosmos.com or 401.842.0666.
11am-4pm: Greenvale Vineyards Wine Tasting
582 Wapping Road, Portsmouth. Winery Tours start at 2pm and include 7 wines and a wine glass. Enjoy samples of award winning, estate-grown wine from this 50-acre family farm now operating as a vineyard. Weather permitting. 15% discount off wine purchases w/button. 401.847.3777.
11am-4pm: Newport Art Museum
76 Bellevue Avenue. Wear your button for admission discount. Adults $10/$9 w/button, Seniors $8/$7 w/button, Students (valid ID) $6/$5 w/button, Military (valid ID) $6/$5 w/button, Museum Members and Children under 5 Free w/button. 401.848.8200.
❅ 11:30am: Scenic Overview Tour & Grand Mansion Tour
Gateway Center, 23 America’s Cup Avenue. Narrated scenic trolly tour which includes a visit to a mansion. Adult $39(Marble House) or $41 (Breakers)/$33(Marble House) or $35(Breakers) w/button, Child $19/$14 w/button.
❅ 12pm & 2pm: Fort Adams, Guided Tours
Fort Adams State Park, 90 Fort Adams Drive. Make History Come Alive for Every Member of the Family. Fun for Kids of All Ages
Tours are largely outdoors and include approximately one mile of walking. Proper footwear is highly recommended. Tours are weather permitting. Adults $12/$6 w/button, Children (6-17) $6/$3 w/button, Children 5 and Under Free. 401.841.0707.
❅ 12pm-3pm: Adornment Fine Jewelry Diamond Face Painting
Adornment Fine Jewelry, 213 Brick Marketplace. Adornment Fine Jewelry is offering FREE Diamond Face Painting to celebrate Winterfest! Come on in and get your “face bling” with a hundred carats of fancy face paint and crystals. 401.619.3301.
12pm-4pm: Flag Retirement Ceremony
Fort Adams State Park, 90 Fort Adams Drive. Fort Adams will be holding a flag retirement ceremony to properly burn used flags. Free- a donation to the Fort Adams Trust is appreciated and welcomed. A limited number of flags will be available for purchase (these are flags that have flown over Fort Adams) for an additional cost. Check website for exact location- www.fortadams.org. 401.841.0707.
❅ 12pm-4pm: 3rd Annual Newport Kiwanis Club Book Fair
Mainstay Best Western, 151 Admiral Kalbfus Road. The Newport Kiwanis Club is hosting their annual book fair. All books are used and cost $1 each. All proceeds raised will be distributed to our charities. There is no admission fee. 401.255.4987.
❅ 12pm-4pm: Interactive Lighthouse Trailer
Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation, 365 Thames Street (Armory Building). Children learn to be a lighthouse keeper for the afternoon. This interactive trailer is a replica of Rose Island Lighthouse and teaches children how to take care of and “keep” the lighthouse. Free. 401.847.4242.
❅ 12pm-4pm: Make Your Own Perfume
Newport Aromatherapy, 127 Bellevue Avenue. This activity is great for all ages. Guests create and design their own scent while learning the art of perfume making. $15/$10 w/button. 401.846.1101.
12pm-4pm: Psychic Tarot Readings with Maribeth McNair, the Happy Medium
Newport Marriott, 25 America’s Cup Ave. Maribeth is the author of Tarot Talk, the popular advice column published in the Newport Mercury. Curious about what 2013 holds for you? $20 for 15 minutes or $1 per minute w/button. Appointments encouraged, walk-ins welcome! 401.323.0530.
12pm-4:30pm: Newport Vineyards WINE-ter-fest 2013
Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown. Chase away winter’s chill and have a tasting thrill at Newport Vineyards. Check out the outside “Ice Wine” bar. Wine tasting, cheese, chocolate and spreadable edibles offered from local gourmet purveyors. RSVP suggested to email@example.com. $20/$18 w/button. 401.848.5161.
12pm-5pm: Newport Storm Brewery Tours
Newport Storm Brewery, 293 JT Connell Road. The Newport Storm Brewery and Thomas Tew Distillery is open for tours and tastings. In our 13 years of operation we have made 44 unique beers and brought back Newport’s famous colonial rum tradition. Come sample fresh beer and aged rum at Rhode Island’s Microbrewery and Distillery! Beer Tour: $7/$5 w/button. Rum Tour: $9/$7 w/button. 401.849.5232.
1pm: Historic Presentation- Fort Adams & the Defense of the Narragansett Bay
Fort Adams State Park, 90 Fort Adams Drive. Presentation will be held in the Park Visitor Center. Free. 401.841.0707.
❅ 1pm: Newport Seal Safari & Rose Island Lighthouse Tour
Old Port Marine, Sayer’s Wharf. A 1-hour narrated and guided seal safari of Narragansett Bay, Newport Harbor and Rose Island Light House aboard the Patriot. Leaving from Old Port marine’s dock next to the Mooring Restaurant. Boards 15 min. prior to departure time, bundle up! Adults $18/$16 w/button, Children (10 and under) $14/$12 w/button. 401.847.9190.
❅ 1:30pm: Seal Watch Cruises
Save The Bay, boat departs from 142 Long Wharf Dock. Join Save The Bay for our one hour award-winning seal-watching tours around Rose Island! We provide binoculars and an expert guide. The boat is partially enclosed, but the bay can be chilly so dress warmly. All programs are weather dependent. Adults: $20/$18 w/button, Children & Seniors: $15/$13 w/button. 401.203.7325.
2pm: Redwood Library Tours
50 Bellevue Avenue. Explore the oldest lending library in America and learn about its fascinating 265 year history! Parking lot across from entrance on Redwood Street.
$5/$4 w/button. 401.847.0292. (2014)
2pm: A Reading of the Scrimshaw Ring, written by William Jaspersohn
The Museum of Newport History & Shop, 127 Thames Street. In 1710 a Newport boy spies pirates rowing ashore near the family farm. Donations welcome. Reservations Recommended. 401.841.8770.
2pm: Winter Lecture
Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. Chris C. Demchak, Ph.D.- How Cyberspace has Changed War: the Emerging Struggle for Cyber Power through Resilience and Disruption. A discussion on how critical infrastructure of Western democracies is threatened by the potential for secret attack via cyberspace, and the challenge of securing the long term physical and economic well being of their national systems. Members $10/$8 w/button, Non-members $15/$12 w/button, Students $6 w/button. 401.848.8200.
5pm: Oscar Shorts: Animated
Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center, 49 Touro Street. Check www.janepickens.com for more information. $10/$9 w/button. 401.846.5474.
5:30pm: Murder at the Museum “A Diamond in the Rough”
Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. George Griswold, sole heir to the Griswold fortune, is more interested in late night gambling and world travel than taking over the family shipping business. His father John will cut him off unless he can solve a wickedly difficult scavenger hunt to claim the family jewels. Accustomed to short cuts, George hires a professional firm to do the dirty work and invites YOU and the rest of his friends to an “inheritance party”. Family ties, deadly secrets and unexpected visitors add up to murder most foul! Members: Adult $15/$12 w/button, Child $8 w/button, Student $8/$6 w/button. Non-members: Adult $25/$21 w/button, Child $13, Student $13/$10 w/button. 401.848.8200.
5:30pm: Rhody Beer and Cheese Pairing
Newport Storm Brewery, 293 JT Connell Road. Newport Storm Brewery and Narragansett Creamery are teaming up to bring you the best of local flavor. Experience a local beer and cheese pairing with five locally brewed beers and five locally made cheeses to show off the best Rhode Island artisan agriculture has to offer. $10/$8 w/button. Space is limited- advanced purchase is recommended. www.newportstorm.com. 401.849.5232.
6pm: Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant
102 Connell Highway. Come enjoy a great buffet in our dining room, then enjoy our main stage show “Greetings” in our intimate theater. After the show, your dinner table awaits you for our hilariously funny cabaret. “Greetings”- A young man brings his Jewish fiance home to meet his sweet Catholic mother and his grouchy Catholic father on Christmas Eve, paving the way for what seems to be a most interesting family occasion! As they argue about their differences, an incredible event occurs that causes everyone to realize that there actually is a true bond among them! $49.95/$40 w/button. 401.848.7529.
7:30pm: Casino Theatre A Cappella Invitational,
Casino Theatre at the International Tennis Hall of Fame, 9 Freebody Street.
If you loved the movie Pitch Perfect or the hit TV show The Sing Off, you’ll want to be part of this fun winter night out at the Casino Theatre A Cappella Invitational! The beautiful theatre will be bursting with energy and entertainment when regional collegiate a cappella teams take to the stage to show off their musical talents and compete for the title. General Admission: $15/$12 w/button, $10 for Hall of Fame Members and students with ID. To order tickets, please call 401-324-4072.
8pm: Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band (2014)
Hyatt Regency Newport
$18/Advance w/button, $20/At the door (based on availability).
VIP Seating Available: $45/$40 w/button (includes 1 drink ticket & up front seating). For info/tickets call the festival office at 401.847.7666. Tickets available Nov. 1st.
10pm-1am: Live Music at the Pelham
One Pelham East, 270 Thames Street. Enjoy two for one cover charge w/button. (Both people must have buttons). Cost of cover charge varies throughout the night. 401.847.9460.