❅ Denotes a Children/Family Event
8am -10am: Winterfest Pancake Breakfast at Seamen’s Church Institute
Aloha Cafe at Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square at Banister’s Wharf. $5/$4 w/button. 401.847.4260.
❅ 8:45am-9:45am: Ice Skate Camp
Newport Skating Center, 4 Commercial Wharf. Includes professional instruction and practice time. $100/$85 w/button for the full week or $25/$20 w/button per day. For more information contact Meghan at Island Skating Academy at www.islandskatingacademy.com or 401.952.4336.
❅ 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.
❅ 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.
❅ 10am, 12pm, & 2pm: Horseback Riding Beach Trail Rides
Newport Equestrian Academy, 281 Third Beach Road. 15% off regular prices with button. 1 1/2 hour ride to 3rd Beach & 2 hour ride to 2nd Beach. Must call for reservations. 401.848.5440.
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: Scrimshaw Class
Scrimshanders, 14 Bowen’s Wharf. Resident scrimshaw artist Brian Kiracofe is offering a one-hour scrimshaw class. Starts with a brief history of the art and a description of the ivories used today. Students provided with the tools and materials to make their own piece of scrimshaw jewelry. Ages 10 and up, limited space registration preferred. $5/Free w/button. 401.849.5680.
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 http://www.riaerial.com/air_tours.php.
10am-5pm: Wine Tasting Newport Vineyards
909 East Main Road, Middletown. Winery Tours Daily, 1 & 3pm. Learn the art of wine making with a tour of our vineyard, winery and barrel room and then select from a list of over 25 Newport Vineyards Wines to evaluate and enjoy. $15 Tour & Tasting/$13 w/button. 401.848.5161.
❅ 10am-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.
❅ 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 www.ocnrr.com 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.
❅ 10:30am-11:30am: Farm Animal Sugar Cookies!
The Wharf Pub, 37 Bowen’s Wharf. Decorate your own farm animal sugar cookie! $5/$3 w/button. 401.619.5672.
11am: “Barbie: The Pearl Princess”
Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center, 49 Touro Street. Barbie stars as Lumina, a mermaid who dreams of being a princess. As long as she can remember, she’s had a magical power that makes pearls dance and glow! Lumina and her best friend Kuda, a pink seahorse, embark on an adventure to majestic mer-kingdom. There, she uses her powers to help her friends prepare for the Royal Ball. Lumina then discovers that her magical pearl are the key to unlocking her destiny and ultimately saving the kingdom. Adult $10/Free popcorn w/button. Children $7.50 Free popcorn w/button. 401.846.5474
11am: Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour
The Museum of Newport History & Shop, 127 Thames Street. See where the scoundrels lived, where pirates profited and where criminals were punished. Find out why this colony was sometimes known as “Rogue’s Island”. Tour begins at the Brick Market: Museum & Shop, 127 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: 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, 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 www.savebay.org 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, 23 America’s Cup Avenue. Narrated scenic trolly tour 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.
❅ 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:
11:30pm-3:30pm – Radio Disney AM 1260 presents games and activities that rock!
12 & 2:45pm – The Lucky Show is an amazing show filled with magic, high energy juggling and comedy.
1:30pm- Rainforest Reptile Live Show a fun and educational presentation.
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.
❅ 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-2pm: Take Your Picture with George Washington
Touro Synagogue, 72 Touro Street. Have your picture taken with the President – George Washington – at this family friendly event. FREE with button. 401.847.4794.
❅ 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-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.
1pm: Concert by the Tufts University Third Day Gospel Choir
Casino Theater, 9 Freebody Street. Spectacle of Toleration event presented by the Newport Historical Society & the Martin Luther King Center. The Third Day Gospel Choir, the Gospel Ensemble Confirmation and the Director David Coleman will present concert of traditional and contemporary gospel music. This spiritual, historically African-American music transcends differences and unites all people to share in the celebration of music and the victory of life over tribulation. The choir will present a concert that highlights the history and journey of gospel music – with singing, clapping, and moving. The choir will interact with the audience making it a great performance for those experiencing gospel music for the first time. The Tufts University Third Day Gospel Choir is one of several ensembles that are part of the Tufts University Music Department. For the students and for the community, the ensemble is dynamic, educational, spiritually uplifting and barrier-breaking as it unites 225 people from different cultures and faith together in harmony. Under the direction of David Coleman, the choir studies the origin of African-American worship music and the current trends of contemporary Gospel Music. In 2010, the director and the choir were featured on BBC World News America in a story. $15/$14 w/button. Purchase tickets online at: http://newporthistory.eventbrite.com/ Space is limited. 401.841.8770.
❅ 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.
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.