Sunday, February 16

Denotes a Children/Family Event

 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-3pm, 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 a drawing contest, 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: $13/$11 w/button, Seniors: $11/$9 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.

❅ 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.

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/$19.62 w/button, Child $15/$10 w/button.

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 accompanied by an adult w/button. 401.847.1000.

10am-4pm: Save The Bay Exploration Center and Aquarium 
Exploration Center & Aquarium, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Boulevard.  This is an interactive marine science learning center with over 14 exhibits and hundreds of creatures that call Narragansett Bay home.  These exhibits include touch tanks with a wide diversity of Bay life.  Our new exhibits include Smooth Dogfish, Little Skates, Winter Skates, and Chain Dogfish!  Whether you are a local or a tourist, The Save The Bay Exploration Center & Aquarium in Newport is the perfect family destination.  Kids get face-to-fin with lobsters, crabs, endangered turtles, and some funky looking fish!  With Newport’s only ocean beach just outside our front door, you can continue the beachcombing experience afterwards or just enjoy a walk along the edge of the surf.  Admission:  $6/$5 w/button, Seniors and Military ID $5, Save The Bay members and children under 3 are FREE!  401.324.6020.

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
t-shirts, magic markers, and paints. Sit down and create your artwork directly onto our specially prepared colorful t-shirts. Wear your masterpiece proudly. All youth and adult shirt sizing will be available. Free cup of hot chocolate to all artists while they work.   $19.95/20% off 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 $137 plus tax per couple. Upgrade to our Island Helicopter Tour plus the Vineyard Tour and Tasting for $217 plus tax per couple or our Lighthouse Helicopter Tour and Vineyard for $297 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

❅ 10:30am, 12:30pm (2/15 – 2/23) * Scenic Train Rides * Daily
Additional Ride 2:30pm(2/15 – 2/17, 2/22 – 2/23)
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.  Advance tickets may be purchased prior to the day of travel at with a credit card.  Same day ticket buyers should arrive at the depot at least an hour ahead of the desired train departure as tickets are sold on a first-come first served basis (cash or check only) for that day’s trains.Call 401-849-0546 for additional information.  One discount per ticketed passenger.  Note:  Winter Festival Button discount will be given only at depot; customers ordering advance tickets online will be given the cash discount equivalent upon showing a festival button at the depot prior to departure.  Regular train tickets: Parlor Car (ages 7 & up) $15.00/$14.00 w/button, Adult Coach $10/$9 w/button, Child Coach (ages 2-13) $6/$5 w/button. (No senior class during Winter Festival). Sunset special departing at 4:45pm daily from Saturday 2/15 through Saturday 2/22 except Wednesday 2/19; Adult $10, Children $6, First Class $24.95, includes light fare; $ 1 discount w/button.

11am: Working Waterfront Walking Tour 
Walk in the footsteps of the immigrants, sailors and merchants who once lived and worked in the Lower Thames neighborhood on this multi sensory tour.  Note:  Tour begins at the Whitehorne House Museum, 416 Thames Street. $15/$12 w/button.  401.841.8770.

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-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: or 401.842.0666.

❅ 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, & 4pm:  Seal Watch Cruises – Daily Departures (Times Vary)  Fri. 2/14 – Sun.2/23  
Save The Bay, boat departs from The Wyndham Inn Wharf at 142 Long Wharf Dock.  Join Save The Bay aboard the M/V Alletta Morris and the M/V Elizabeth Morris for a one hour cruise to observe Narragansett Bay’s Winter Harbor Seals. We provide binoculars and an expert guide. The boats are partially enclosed, but the bay can be chilly so dress warmly. All programs are weather dependent.  Reservations are strongly recommended. Adults: $22/$20 w/button, Children & Seniors: $17/$15 w/button, Children under 3 Free.   For more information or to buy tickets, visit us online at or call Save The Bay at 401.203.SEAL.  For online tickets, enter promo code “Winterfest” to receive your  Winter Festival Button Discount!
Daily Departures:Fri. 2/14(12pm & 1pm), Sat. 2/15(11am & 12pm), Sun. 2/16(11am & 12pm), Mon. 2/17(12pm & 1pm), Tues. 2/18(1pm & 2pm), Wed. 2/19(1pm & 2pm), Thurs. 2/20(2pm & 3pm), Fri. 2/21(3pm & 4pm), Sat. 2/22(3pm & 4pm), Sun. 2/23(3pm & 4pm)

❅ 11am-5pm: Gioni Originals
452 Thames Street. See handcrafted jewelry being designed and created on premises by artist in Residence, Suzanne Gioni. 401.935.5922.

11:30am: Scenic Overview Tour & Grand Mansion Tour
Gateway Center, 25 America’s Cup Avenue.  Narrated Tour of Newport’s Ocean Drive which includes a visit to a mansion.  Adult $39 (Marble House) or $41 (Breakers)/$34 (Marble House) or $36 (Breakers) w/button, Child $19/$14 w/button.  401.847.6921.

 11:30am-4pm: Children’s Fair presented by Radio Disney AM 1260, Co-Sponsored by The Newport Daily News
Newport Marriott Ballroom.  Bring your kids for this fun filled day of activities including face painting, balloon creations, arts & crafts, reptiles and much more!  Don’t miss the great music and continuous live entertainment.  Refreshments available.  Special highlights include:

11:30am-3:30pm – Radio Disney AM 1260 presents games and activities that rock!
12pm – Linda Peck – With an array of colorful props, Linda combines circus illusion, mime, and tight rope, and brings her characters to life, surprising her audiences with umbrellas that fly and ladders that seem to balance themselves.  A whimsical and zany performance!
1:30pm – Rainforest Reptile Live Show- A fun educational presentation.
2:45pm – Amerikicks – Martial Arts Demo

NON STOP FUN!  Face Painting, Balloon Animals with Twister and Emily, Arts & Crafts all day long.  Rainforest Reptile Display featuring turtles, snakes and more.  Plus:  There will be Sand Art, a Moonwalk, Bouncer and more!  Limited vendor space available, for information call 401.847.7666.  Admission:  Adult & Kids $7/$4 w/button.

11:30am – 2:30pm:  Touro Synagogue Tours
Touro Synagogue, 85 Touro Street.  Enjoy tours of the oldest synagogue building in America every 1/2 hour, last tour at 1:30pm.  Adults $12/$10 w/button, Seniors $10/$8 w/button, Student (13 and older) & military $8/$6 w/button & Children under 13/Free w/ button. 401.847.4794 ext.207.

12pm: Second Annual Absolut Bloody Mary Competition
@ The Deck. Join us as we team up with Absolut and The 26th Annual Newport Winter Festival to see who has what it takes to make the best Bloody. Cheer on your favorite mixologist as we will have a “People’s Choice” winner!  All participants must use Absolut Vodka or Absolut Flavors. Participants must provide enough ingredients to tantalize the taste buds of judges and consumers and each will be evaluated by judges and consumers based on Taste, Creativity, Presentation, Ease of Preparation and Team Spirit.  First, Second, and Third Place Prizes TBA. Please contact Arly Bratman at 401.846.3600 or to register for the competition. $15/$12 w/button.(must be 21+)

 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/$10 w/button, Children (6-17) $6/$4 w/button, Children 5 and Under Free. 401.841.0707.

12pm-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.

12pm-4pm: Make Your Own Perfume
Newport Aromatherapy, 109 Bellevue Avenue. This activity is great for all ages. Guests create and design their own scent while learning the art of perfume making. $10/$8 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 2014 holds for you? $20 for 15 minutes or $1 per minute w/button. Appointments encouraged, walk-ins welcome! 401.323.0530.

12pm-5pm: Newport Vineyards WINE-ter-Fest 2014
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 $20/$18 w/button. 401.848.5161.

❅ 12pm-5pm: Make Your Own Snowflake Soap
Newport Sea Foam Trading Co, 415 Thames Street. This activity is great for all ages.  Guests create and design their own soap while learning the art of soap making.   $10/$8 w/button. 401.743.7685.

12pm-5pm * Newport Storm Brewery Tours * Daily (Closed Tuesday)
Newport Storm Brewery, 293 JT Connell Road.  Located in the north end of Newport, Newport Storm Brewery and Thomas Tew Rum Distillery is open daily(closed to public  Tuesdays) from 12 – 5pm for tastings and production floor tours!  In our 15 years of operation we have made over 40 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.

 12pm-9pm: Ice Skating, Newport Skating Center
2 Commerical Wharf. The Skating Center is an outdoor, ice skating facility offering public skating sessions, skate rentals, concessions menu, warming area and parking! Visit 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.

12:30pm – 2pm:  Food, Folk, and Fun Brunch at Seamen’s Church Institute Featuring Folk Singer Michael Troy
Seamen’s Church Institute.  Enjoy brunch while listening to Folk Singer Michael Troy. $15 to support the Community Meals Program/15% discount w/button.  401.847.4260.

1pm:  Story Time and Free Hot Chocolate – The Black Dog General Store
The Black Dog General Store, 33 Bannisters Wharf.  Story time and complimentary hot cocoa for children ages 6 – 12.  401.842.0339.

 1:00pm: Great Muppet Caper with Muppet Puppets
Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center, 49 Touro Street.   $10/$6 w/button. 401.846.5474.

1pm: Newport Seal Safari & Rose Island Lighthouse Tour
Old Port Marine, Sayer’s Wharf. A 1-1/2 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. 401.847.9109.

 1pm & 3pm: Gwendolyn The Graceful Pig presented by Island Moving Junior Company
Newport Academy of Ballet Studio, 3 Charles St. – 2nd Floor.  Book reading by Lisa Reimer as Island Moving Co.’s Junior Company performs Gwendolyn the Graceful Pig.  For more information or to buy tickets, visit us online Reservations are strongly recommended. Tickets $5(includes one adult, one child)/$1 off w/button, each additional child $ 2.00.  401.847.4470.

2pm: Winter Festival Beach Polo presented by the Newport International Polo Series, Easton’s Beach(CANCELED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER)
Easton’s Beach, Newport. Please, no parking at the Atlantic Beach Club. People of all ages enjoy the spectacle of horsemanship and breath-taking views of Newport’s renown Beaches when the ponies and players put on a polo match on the sand. The event is a low-impact, eco friendly exhibition that is part of the fun during Newport Winter Festival. FREE!

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.  

6pm – 7:30pm: Rhody Beer and Cheese Pairing
Newport Storm Brewery, 293 JT Connell Road.  Back by popular demand!  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.  These events start promptly at 6:00pm, please plan to arrive 15 minutes before the event.  Tickets are $10/$8 w/button and are available in the Tickets/Seasonal section of  Tickets can also be purchased in the Newport Storm Visitor’s Center during normal hours.  Space is limited – advanced purchase is recommended. 401.849.5232.

6pm – 8pm:  PJ & Movie Night at Steppin’ Out (Ages 5 -10)
Steppin’ Out Dance Studio. 35 Dyer Street, Portsmouth.  The night will include a children’s movie, popcorn and drinks, arts and crafts and much more!  Parents can drop off the kids or stay and join in the fun.  Don’t forget your pillow and blanket and be sure to wear your PJ’s with socks and sneakers/tennis  shoes!  Our large, open space has plenty of room and free WIFI!  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center.  Space is limited to 30 children.  Reserve your spot by emailing or call 401.293.5720.  Adults are FREE. $7 per child/$5 per child w/button.

7pm – 9pm: Winter Community Concert with The Rhode Island Wind Ensemble”No Strings Attached”
Newport Marriott Atrium. 25 America’s Cup Avenue. Enjoy a dynamic performing group of more than forty skilled professional and amateur musicians. The group includes a wide repertoire of music: orchestral transcriptions, opera and symphonic pieces, ethnic, contemporary and traditional band, jazz, musical and movie themes. Free. 401.847.4260.

9pm: Tropical Drink Contest, The Gas Lamp Grille
206 Thames Street.  Come and compete for the best tropical drink or just enjoy sampling.  Contestants will need to supply glassware and liquor.  To compete contact 401.845.9300.

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