****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.
❅ 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.
❅ 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.
❅ 10am: 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.
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-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. $12 Tour & Tasting/$10 w/button. 401.848.5161.
❅ 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: The 3rd Annual Winter Wonderful Dog Stroll
Wag Nation, 92 William Street. Dress your pet’s in their winter outfits and take a stroll through Newport. Prizes awarded to Best Dressed Dog, Best Coordinated Canine/Human, Look A Like Dog/Person & Best Dog Winter Trick. Prizes presented by Wag Nation. Starting at Wag Nation and ending at Tour Park at the live Newport Winter Festival Snowman! Dogs and owners have the opportunity to take their pictures with the snowman, bring your camera! Free. 401.619.3719.
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”. $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: The 12th Annual Newport Bridal Show (2014)
The area’s largest and most elegant bridal show, presented by Newport Wedding Magazine! Two romantic venues: Rosecliff and OceanCliff. Free parking and trolley transportation between venues. Meet with 80 top wedding professionals. Enjoy fashion shows, live entertainment, and tasty treats by top wedding caterers. Grand Prize from Platinum House Jewelers and Lenox! Pre-register and pre-pay your ticket for the chance to win fabulous Door Prizes and enjoy savings on your ticket price. $15 in advance or with button on show day, and $20 at the door. www.newportbridalshow.net 401.841.0200.
❅ 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.
❅ 11:30am-3:30pm: 4th Annual Chicken Wing Cook-Off, Hyatt Hotel
Hyatt Regency Newport. Area restaurants compete to see who makes the best chicken wings. No matter how you like your wings these restaurants will be serving them up from Spicy to Sweet! Sample and vote for your favorite. The competition is sure to get sticky with amazing restaurants. Bring the kids! Admission $10/$8 w/button, Children (5-10) $5/$3 w/button, Children under 5 are Free! To enter your restaurants wings call 401.847.7666.
❅ 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: 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-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.
❅ 12:15pm: Winter Festival Beach Polo presented by the Newport International Polo Series, Easton’s Beach
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! www.newportinternationalpolo.com
❅ 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.
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. Briggs-Copeland Lecturer on Screenwriting at Harvard University. Actor, celebrity blogger and screenwriter of the modern classic “Groundhog Day” talks about his craft. Members $10/$8 w/button. Non-members $15/$12 w/button. Students $6 w/button. 401.848.8200.
3pm: Chocolate & Wine Pairing
Gas Lamp Grille, 206 Thames Street. 4 course pairing. Each course includes a half glass of select wine and a freshly made chocolate delight by our chef. Reservations are required and limited. Call for menu. $20/$18 w/button. 401.845.9300.
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 “Angel on my Shoulder” in our intimate theater. After the show, your dinner table awaits you for our hilariously funny cabaret. “Angel on my Shoulder”- A beautiful young book illustrator has found her dream man, a ruggedly attractive owner of a demolition company. When he announces his intention to leave his family, Donna gets looped and awakes in the arms of an angelic looking man with “Wings” printed on his sweat shirt. He seems to know everything about her, including her present predicament. Complications ensue when the lover shows up suitcase in hand to discover Donna is sharing her apartment with her “guardian angel.” Laughs and surprises come fast and furious as the men vie for Donna’s affections. $49.95/$39.95 w/button. 401.848.7529.
❅ 6pm-9pm: 8th Annual Illuminated Garden, Ballard Park
Ballard Park. Thousands of lights displayed in the three-acre quarry meadow. Free Admission.
❅ 6:30pm: Family Entertainment (2014)
Location and Entertainment TBA.
9pm: Beatlemania, Hyatt Regency Newport sponsored by IHOP Middletown, RI & North Dartmouth, MA (2014)
Goat Island. Relive the Revolution with members from “The Cast of Beatlemania”. Key up the memories, drive the images and trigger the events of the Beatles Era in a live concert. These four seasoned musicians capture the spirit, look and sound of the Beatles in 29 renditions that take us back to “Yesterday”, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”, “Here Comes the Sun” and “Hey Jude”. A smash on Broadway and thrilling sellout audiences from Los Angeles to Boston, these performers bring the best-loved popular music of all time to Newport. Bring your dancing shoes! Call 401.847.7666 for more information. $25/$20 w/button. VIP Tickets Available: (includes 1 drink ticket and up front seating) $45/$40 w/button. Tickets available after Nov. 1st.
10pm: At the Deck Nightlife
At the Deck, 1 Whaites Wharf. Call for more information. 401.846.3600.