Saturday, February 22

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-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-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 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, 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-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

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, 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.

❅ 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: The 4th 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 Queen Anne Square with 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”.  Tour begins at the Brick Market: Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street.$15/$12 w/button.  401.841.8770.

11am-2pm: DiscoverNewport Events and Activities at the Newport Visitor’s Center
Back by popular demand, cookie decorating with Chef Gerry of Edible Creations by Gerry, bring your sweet tooth. Meet Frosty the Winterfest Snowman!

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
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. 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: 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 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-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 & 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: 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: 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:  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.

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:  Pasta Making at The Vanderbilt Grace
The Vanderbilt Grace Hotel.  Join our Chefs for a hands on Pasta Making Class.  After making the pasta our chefs will prepare lunch with your creations.  Children and Adults welcome.  Reservations Suggested. $30/$15 w/button.  401.846.6200.

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.

3pm: Chocolate Wine Pairing, 4 Courses
Gas Lamp Grille, 206 Thames St.  Enjoy a four course meal which includes:
A freshly made chocolate delight by our Head Chef, paired with a half glass of select wine.  Includes door prizes give-a-way. Reservations required. $20/$18 w/button(does not include tax/tip). 401.845.9300.

4pm: Polar Pineapples
Hyatt Regency Newport Hotel and Spa, One Goat Island. Rhode Island’s Largest Ice Bar is coming for Winter Fest!  Pineapples Restaurant will be transformed into “Polar Pineapples” with an actual bar made of ice!  Enjoy views of the bay while sipping on a variety of signature infused “Ice-tinis” or stay warm with one of our specialty hot cocktails while sitting by the heaters. Free hot chocolate at the Five33Lounge /button.               Hours 4 – 11pm. 401.851.1234.

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 – 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’s Visitors Center during normal hours.  Space is limited – advanced purchase is recommended. 401.849.5232.

❅ 6pm-9pm: 9th Annual Illuminated Garden, Ballard Park
Ballard Park.  Thousands of lights displayed in the three-acre quarry meadow.  Free Admission.

7:30pm: 3rd Annual Casino Theatre A Cappella Invitational
Casino Theatre at the International Tennis Hall of Fame, 9 Freebody Street.  Doors open at 7pm, Show starts at 7:30pm.  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/$13 w/button, $10 for Hall of Fame Members and students with ID.  Patrons who purchase tickets prior to the event can redeem their discount at the Casino Theatre on February 22 with button and/or ID.  This concert sold out last year, so order your tickets early.   To order tickets, please call 401-324-4072 or go to

8pm:  Comedy with The Bit Players
Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place. Award-winning Comedy Troupe, The Bit Players perform high-energy, fast paced improvisation. With various bits, hilarious performers and participation from the audience there is not telling what might happen when The Players hit the stage. One thing is for certain, you will laugh! Much like the hit TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, everything is made up on the spot- all live, including the music. $15/$10 w/button includes hot cocoa & teas or cold drinks. Always BYOB. Reservations required. 401.849.3473.

9pm: Beatlemania, Hyatt Regency Newport, presented by Newport Winter Festival
Hyatt Regency, One 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. $22/$18 w/button. VIP Tickets Available: (includes 1 drink ticket and up front seating) $45/$40 w/button.

9pm-1am: Live Music at the Pelham – Bearfight
One Pelham East, 270 Thames Street. Cost of cover charge to public varies $5-/$10 per night.  FREE cover charge w/button 401.847.9460.

9:15pm: “Back to the Future “
Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center, 49 Touro Street.  This is a night screening of the 1985 classic movie. $10/$6 w/button. 401.846.5474.

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