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December 2017
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Holiday Traditions Open House

December 26, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Touro Synagogue, 55 Spring Street
Newport, RI United States

Come celebrate the cradle of religious liberty in America! Experience different holiday traditions when 9 historic houses of worship open their doors from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Participating houses of worship include: Channing Unitarian, Emanuel Episcopal, First Presbyterian, Mount Zion AME, Newport Congregational, St. Mary’s Catholic, St. Joseph’s Catholic and Touro Synagogue. Everyone is welcome to enjoy this free event. For more information visit www.4faiths.org or call (401) 290-7535.

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$15

UnDecked Halls

December 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue
Newport,

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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$10

Home for the Holidays Candlelight Tour

December 28, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hearthside House, 677 Great Road
Lincoln, RI United States

Take a post-Christmas tour by candlelight Experience the warmth and charm of an old-fashioned Christmas at the 1810 Hearthside House. Each room is elaborately decorated with Victorian ornamentation of lace and gold, festive garlands, and countless poinsettias. Tours run every half hour with last tour at 6:00 pm.

$10 Adults, $5 Youth 10+, Free for Children under 10

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$32

Afternoon Tea in the Dining Room

December 29, 2017 @ 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

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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Music in the Living Room

December 30, 2017 @ 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

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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$10 - $12

Home for the Holidays Candlelight Tour

December 30, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hearthside House, 677 Great Road
Lincoln, RI United States

Take a post-Christmas tour by candlelight Experience the warmth and charm of an old-fashioned Christmas at the 1810 Hearthside House. Each room is elaborately decorated with Victorian ornamentation of lace and gold, festive garlands, and countless poinsettias. Tours run every half hour with last tour at 6:00 pm.

$10 Adults, $5 Youth 10+, Free for Children under 10

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Holiday Lantern Tour

December 30, 2017 @ 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

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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Holiday Evenings at The Breakers

December 30, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 30, 2017
The Breakers, 44 Ochre Point Avenue
Newport, RI United States

Saturdays, December 9, 23 & 30

Don’t miss Holiday Evenings at the Newport Mansions for an extra special and unique experience. Enjoy live holiday music and light refreshments as you stroll through softly lit rooms, taking in the ambience of a Gilded Age holiday.

Scheduled Holiday Evening Performers
December 9: Greenwich Bay Brass – smaller ensemble of British brass with vocal accompaniment
December 23: Larry Brown Swinglane Orchestra – 20 piece orchestra with two vocal performers
December 30: New Providence Big Band – 20 piece big band featuring vocalist Katie Kleyla


Tickets are $35 Adults & $10 Youth. Please note: Advance tickets for Holiday Evenings are available online until 5 p.m. on the previous day, unless they sell out earlier. On the day of the event, if tickets are still available, they may be purchased in person at the Preservation Society’s office at 424 Bellevue Avenue, or at The Breakers. Please call (401) 847-1000 to inquire about availability of tickets on performance date.

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January 2018
$24

Christmas at the Newport Mansions

January 1 @ 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

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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$10

Christmas at Historic Linden Place Mansion

January 7 @ 12:00 pm - 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 5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on January 6, 2018,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that begins at 2018-01-07 12:00 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2018-01-07 5:00
Linden Place Museum, 500 Hope Street
Bristol, RI United States

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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