****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-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: La Bayadere Bolshoi Ballet
Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center, 49 Touro Street. Check www.janepickens.com for more information. $15/$14 w/button. 401.846.5474.
❅ 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.
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-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.
❅ 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: 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.
11am: Souls and Stones Walking Tour
The Museum of Newport History & Shop, 127 Thames Street. Explore the common burying ground, view the remarkable gravestones that make this cemetery a work of art and learn about select colonial-era and 19th century residents who helped shape Newport’s history. $12/$10 w/button. Reservations Recommended. 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: www.cosmeticcosmos.com or 401.842.0666.
❅ 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.
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.
❅ 11:30am-4pm: Children’s Fair presented by Radio Disney AM 1260, Co-Sponsored by The Newport Daily News (2014)
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- Mad Scientist- Prepare to be amazed as they make paper disappear in a flash, float objects in mid-air, create a bubble shower, conjure up a foggy storm and more!
1:30pm- Rainforest Reptile Live Show- A fun educational presentation.
NON STOP FUN! Face Painting, Balloon Animals with Twister, Arts & Crafts all day long. Rainforest Reptile Display featuring turtles, snakes and more. Have fun making arts & crafts at the Newport Art Museum Booth and pick up your free pass to the Newport Art Museum Cookie Extravaganza Feb. 17th & 18th. 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.
12pm: First Annual Absolut Bloody Mary Competition
@ The Deck. Join us as we team up with Absolut, The American Red Cross and The 25th Annual Newport Winter Festival to see who has what it takes to make the best Bloody. We ask that you support the American Red Cross as we support a blood drive during the competition from 12pm-5pm in our lot. All who donate are invited to join us @ The Deck for a complementary Brunch. We will also waive the registration fee for all who donate. 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. Grand Prize: a prize valued at $350, 2nd Place: Pair of Boston Red Sox Tickets, 3rd Place: $100 Gift Certificate to @ The Deck Restaurant & Bar. Please contact Arly Bratman at 401.846.3600 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the competition.
❅ 12pm: Search for a Storm! Scavenger Hunt hosted by Newport Storm Brewing Co.
Rhino Bar, 337 Thames Street. Get those thinking caps out and walking shoes on! Grab your smartest friends or family members to help you answer clues that will lead you around 5 districts of downtown Newport! Collect bring-backs, snap photos and race to the finish for some fantastic prizes! Prizes will be given for top 2 adult and family teams. Teams are limited to 6 people. Check in and get all your materials at the Rhino Bar & Grille at 11:30; race starts at high noon! $7/team/Free w/button. www.Newport Storm.com (Events). *Rhino Bar will be offering $2 Storms and ½ price apps the afternoon of the race, and featuring their Thomas Tew Toddy! 401.849.5232.
❅ 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: 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: 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.
❅ 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.
❅ 12pm-5pm: 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 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.
❅ 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.
1pm, 2pm & 3pm: Family Cookie Decorating Workshop
Griswold House, 76 Bellevue Avenue. Stop by the Radio Disney Children’s Fair booth on 2/17 & 2/18 at the Newport Marriott and receive your free pass to the Cookie Extravaganza in the Newport Art Museum youth studio. You must have your pass to decorate a delightful cookie…then devour! Wear your button and receive $1 off Newport Art Museum admission after the workshop. 401.848.8200.
❅ 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)
3pm-7pm: Live Jazz at Atlantic Beach Club
Atlantic Beach Club, 55 Purgatory Road, Middletown. Enjoy live jazz with Mac Chrupcala in the lounge. 401.847.2750.
7pm-9pm: Winter Community Concert with The Rhode Island Wind Ensemble
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.