Newport Mansions Christmas Tours and Other 2018 Holiday Events

Newport Mansions Christmas Events 2018Rhode Island knows how to celebrate the holidays and the coming months are loaded with events. Few are as popular as the annual Newport Mansions Christmas Tour, however, beginning November 17th and running ’til January 1st, 2019.

Rhode Island’s Newport Mansions are always worth a visit. The Breakers, The Elms, and Marble House are National Historic Landmarks and icons of America’s Gilded Age. Visiting them is like stepping back not only in time but also to some fabulous world of refined comfort and ease. This fantastic effect is more than doubled once these stunning, historical homes are decked out for the holidays.

The yuletide finery includes thousands of poinsettias, a forest of Christmas trees, sparkling silver, glimmering gold, wreaths, white candled windows, and so much more. All three mansions will be open daily for tours from November 17th, 2018 through January 1st, 2019.

Beyond all the spectacular decorations, a Newport Mansions Christmas also offers a variety of holiday events. (more…)

Slainte! March is Newport Irish Heritage Month 2018!

Newport Irish Heritage Month 2018Come to Newport, RI this March for Newport Irish Heritage Month 2018! Newport’s annual, month-long celebration includes a host of events and activities including the 62nd annual Newport St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Newport’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade may be Rhode Island’s oldest – but it is just one of many of the events jam packed into Newport Irish Heritage Month!

Every March, Newport goes green with love and appreciation for its Irish heritage. Newport’s substantial Irish population was Rhode Island’s first, peaking in the 1820’s when Irish workers came to construct Fort Adams. Irish influences can be found all around Newport to this day, and so we take the month of March to recognize and celebrate them! (more…)

Dive Into Rhode Island’s Frozen Clam Dip and Obstaplunge 2018!

Frozen Clam Dip and Obstaplunge 2018Make it a New Year’s Day to remember with an invigorating dip into Narragansett Bay at Rhode Island’s Frozen Clam Dip and Obstaplunge! Noon, January 1st, 2018 at Goddard Memorial State Park Beach.

There’s nothing quite as eye-opening as a splash in the cold waters of the Atlantic in January – and what a way to ring in 2018? Polar plunges are a popular way to celebrate the New Year, believe it or not, and Rhode Island has a number of them.

There’s the annual Prudence Island First Day Walk and Polar Plunge and the lesser known Annawamscutt Seal Society plunge held ever year at Annawamscutt Beach in Barrington, RI since 1984. (more…)

Ring In The New Year With A Newport New Year’s Eve!

Newport New Year's Eve 2017There are so many different ways to ring in a Newport New Year’s Eve. Parties, dinners, stage shows, and more – there’s always something happening in Newport County!

Planning on being on Rhode Island for New Year’s Eve and wondering what to do? Don’t worry! You’ll have no trouble finding great ways to say goodbye to 2017 and hello to 2018 on Rhode Island. In fact, there are so many great things to see and do there is no way to list them all here. Instead, we’ve focused on some of the bigger New Year’s Eve events that taking place this year. (more…)

Tour the UnDecked Halls of Doris Duke’s Rough Point

Tour the UnDecked Halls of Doris Duke’s Rough PointLooking for something out of the ordinary to do during your Rhode Island holiday getaway? Come tour the UnDecked Halls of Rough Point, Doris Duke’s Gilded Age mansion of Newport. December 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 27th, 2017.

Did you know that Rough Point opens up during the holidays for a series of unusual and revealing winter tours? Doris Duke’s oceanfront estate is already one of the more interesting Gilded Age mansions of Newport, RI. Now you can see it as even Doris Duke never did during the annual UnDecked Halls event! (more…)

Christmas On The Island – Rhode Island Holiday Events

2017 Rhode Island Holiday EventsPlanning on being on Rhode Island for the holidays and wondering how to celebrate the season? Don’t worry! The Rhode Island holiday season is a lively one with plenty to do, from Halloween to the New Year!

The Rhode Island holiday event schedule is loaded with activities and events for everyone. Historic house tours, tree lightings, craft fairs, and more make the Rhode Island holiday season one to look forward to all the year ’round! (more…)