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December 2017
$10

Christmas at Historic Linden Place Mansion

December 12 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday that lasts 0 day(s) and 7 hour(s), the last of which will begin on January 6, 2018,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that begins at 2017-12-12 12:00 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2017-12-12 3:00
Linden Place Museum,
500 Hope Street
Bristol, RI United States
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Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00-5:00 & Sunday 12:00-5:00
A towering Christmas tree framed by a four-story spiral staircase, elegant decorations on every mantle and in every nook and cranny and Christmas tablescapes by top designers and florists…these are just a few of the many delights that await you this season at Linden Place Mansion. The elegant décor throughout the mansion that you will marvel at is the work of professional designers and styles range from the classical to whimsical. The mansion’s parlors, bedrooms, and magnificent chapel-like Gothic room are magnificently transformed for your enjoyment and inspiration.
Admission is $10, $8 for seniors and students and free for children under 12.

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$24

Christmas at the Newport Mansions

December 12 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until January 1, 2018
The Breakers,
44 Ochre Point Avenue
Newport, RI United States
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The glitter of gold and the sparkle of silver will dazzle you at 3 magnificent mansions decked out in Yuletide finery. The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House–three National Historic Landmarks and icons of the Gilded Age in America–are filled with thousands of poinsettias, fresh flowers, evergreens and wreaths. Thirty decorated Christmas trees reflecting individual room decor anchor many of the magnificent spaces. Dining tables set with period silver and china complete the elegant setting. Windows of each mansion are lit with individual white candles, in keeping with the colonial tradition. New for 2017, a gingerbread model of each house, created by amazing local pastry chefs, will be on display in its kitchen.

All three houses will be decorated and open daily for tours through Monday, January 1, 2018. The Breakers opens daily at 9 a.m., The Elms and Marble House open at 10 a.m. The last tour admission at all three houses is at 4 p.m., and the houses & grounds close at 5 p.m.

Admission for Adults is $24 at The Breakers and $17.50 at The Elms or Marble House. Youth 6-17 are $8 at each house. Children under 6 are always free. A special Winter Passport ticket providing daytime admission to all 3 houses is $30 Adults, $10 Youth 6-17 & Free for Children under 6.

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$32

Afternoon Tea in the Dining Room

December 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on December 29, 2017
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum,
101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI United States
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Afternoon Tea is served Tuesday – Friday from November 24th – December 29th. There are two seatings at 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm.

The Dining Room at Blithewold has always been a place where fine meals have been served to cherished guests. Today, friends gather and exchange stories while delighting in a cup of tea, freshly baked scones with sweet cream, and a 3-tiered tray filled with sweet and savory treats. The price for Tea includes admission to the Mansion and Grounds, so be sure to leave time for touring!
Reservations required. Tea is $32 per person ($24 for Blithewold Members)

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$15

Children’s Holiday Story Time at Blithewold Mansion

December 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 19, 2017
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum,
101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI United States
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Tuesdays, December 5, 12 & 19
Each Tuesday of December during Christmas at Blithewold, join us for a traditional holiday story time to celebrate the season! This year, children’s librarians from Rogers Free Library will present classic holiday stories that have been told during Christmas throughout the years. Drop in for one story time or come to all three! After the story, join us for a cookie and a 1920s-inspired children’s craft. Included with regular admission: $15 Adults, $6 Youth 6-17, $32 Family (2 adults, 2 youths). Bring a new or gently used book to donate to charity and Mansion admission is free to non-members. This program is best suited to children 4 years old and up, but all are welcome.

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Holiday Lantern Tour

December 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Friday and Saturday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on December 30, 2017
Museum of Newport History at Brick Market,
127 Thames Street
Newport, RI 02840 United States
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Fridays & Saturdays at 4:00 pm
Hear the history of early American holiday traditions on an evening walk. Learn how Newporters did — or didn’t — observe the holidays. Reservations encouraged as space is limited, 401-841-8770. Purchase tickets and depart from The Museum of Newport History and Shop.

Tour Fee: $15 per person, $10 for Society members and active duty military with ID. Add $5 to your ticket for a keepsake lantern!

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Christmas at Lippitt House

December 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lippitt House Museum,
199 Hope Street
Providence, RI United States
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The holiday season is filled with fun traditions–many of which originated in the Victorian era. Come join the festivities at Lippitt House’s Holiday celebration! Explore Victorian Christmas traditions and make decorations for your own tree out of paper and aluminum. Create candy-filled Christmas crackers to delight your guests. Relax in a cozy nook while you read a book full of Victorian Christmas tales. Enjoy a classic holiday treat of milk and cookies. During the celebration, you can also take a holiday-themed tour of Lippitt House Museum.
$10 Adults, $5 Students, Free Children 12 and under, Free Active Military Personnel

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UnDecked Halls

December 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 16, 2017
Rough Point,
680 Bellevue Avenue
Newport,
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Saturdays, December 2, 9, 16 & Wednesday, December 27
Enjoy an authentic view inside a Newport mansion in winter. Heiress Doris Duke spent Christmas in sunny Hawaii far away from Rough Point, her Newport estate. Experience the quiet house, see the decorated staff wing, and hear about Miss Duke’s tropical holiday. Learn how Rough Point’s winter caretaking traditions have remained the same for the past half century. Tour the first floor and enjoy refreshments in the staff dining room, not normally open to the public. Tours offered every 1/2 hour.
$15 Adults, Free for Children 12 and under

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Music in the Living Room

December 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday and Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on December 30, 2017
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum,
101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI United States
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Select Saturdays & Sundays in December. Enhance your visit to Blithewold and enjoy the holiday decorations in the Mansion by attending our Music in the Living Room Series!
Saturday:
Nov, 25 – Mary Audette from Barnacle
Dec, 02 – Classic Winds
Dec, 9 – Enigmatica
Dec, 16 – Barry Brown, Acoustic guitarist
Dec, 23 – The Ivy Leaf
Dec, 30 – Mary King, Harp / Fiddles
Sunday:
Dec, 3 – Laszlo Gardony, Jazz Pianist
Dec, 10 – Silver Bells
Dec, 17 – Nancy Hood, Mezzo Soprano with accompanist Faye Maris
Concerts are included with regular admission $15 Adults, $6 Youth 6-17, $32 Family (2 adults, 2 youths). Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Reserved seats can be held for an additional $2 fee.

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$24

Santa Sundays

December 17 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 17, 2017
The Breakers,
44 Ochre Point Avenue
Newport, RI United States
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Santa Claus visits The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House on successive Sunday afternoons in December to listen to your children’s wish lists. Bring the kids and your camera for a great photo op! Admire the glitter of gold and the sparkle of silver as you tour the mansions all decked out in Yuletide finery. Santa’s visit is from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

December 3: The Breakers
December 10: Marble House
December 17: The Elms

Admission for Adults is $24 at The Breakers and $17.50 at The Elms or Marble House. Youth 6-17 are $8 at each house. Children under 6 are always free. A special Winter Passport ticket providing daytime admission to all 3 houses is $30 Adults, $10 Youth 6-17 & Free for Children under 6.

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$16

Sparkle! An Outdoor Family Event

December 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on December 22, 2017
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum,
101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI United States
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Friday evenings: November 24, December 8, 22
Enjoy Blithewold’s marshmallow-roasting-Christmas-carol-singing-cocoa-sipping-strolling-through-the-twinkling-garden-paths-fun-for-the-whole-family event! Free Hot Cocoa! S’mores kits are 1 for $2, and 3 for $5 (a part of the proceeds benefits the Boy Scouts) Carol-singing around the fire performances at 6 and 7 pm. The gardens and house are fragile and can suffer from too many visitors. So, there are timed entrances at 5 pm, 6 pm and 7 pm. Pre-registration is required.

$16 Adults, $3 Children (3 years and older). $36 Family (2 Adults and 2 Kids)

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