November 21, 2015 to January 3, 2016
The glitter of gold and the sparkle of silver will dazzle you as you tour
three magnificent mansions decked out in Yuletide finery. Music, tours,
and spectacular decorations highlight the celebration of Christmas at
the Newport Mansions.
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.
A total of 24 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.
And windows of each mansion are lit with individual white candles, in
keeping with the colonial tradition.
Again this year, local pastry chefs have created gingerbread replicas of many of the Newport Mansions, which are on display in the kitchen of The Breakers. Come and see these amazing confectionery creations, made entirely of edible materials, as the chefs compete for cash prizes and bragging rights.
New this year is a working garden scale model of the Vanderbilt family's New York Central Railroad, on display in the second floor loggia of The Breakers.
Also on view in the loggia is a display of tabletop trees, decorated by Newport school children. Visitors can vote for their favorite tree, and the participating schools will receive cash prizes to support their art programs.
We invite you to make holiday memories with your family by visiting The
Breakers, The Elms and Marble House during the holiday season.
All three houses will be decorated and open daily for tours from
Saturday, November 21, 2015 through Sunday, January 3, 2016. The Breakers and The Elms open daily at 9 a.m., Marble House opens 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.
Please note, on Christmas Eve, December 24, the last tour admission at
all 3 houses will be at 3 p.m. Houses are closed on Thanksgiving and
A Winter Passport ticket providing daytime admission to all 3 houses is $29.49 for adults, $9 for children 6-17. Children under 6 are admitted
free. Regular Newport Mansions daytime tour tickets remain valid through the Christmas season as well. Winter Passport tickets will be available in early November.
Holiday Evenings at the Newport Mansions
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.
6 pm to 8 pm
Holiday Evening Duet: The Elms & Marble House
Saturday, December 19, 2015
6 pm to 9 pm
Holiday Evening admission:
Members: $30 in advance, $35 day of event
Non-members: $35 in advance, $45 day of event
Children 6-17: $10 in advance, $15 day of event
Children under 6 are admitted free
Please note: Advance purchase price tickets for Holiday Evenings are available online until 5 o'clock the previous day. 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 until 5 p.m., or at The Breakers. Please call (401) 847-1000 to inquire about availability of tickets on performance dates.
Holiday Evening Entertainment Schedule
Visit With Santa Claus
The jolly old elf will visit each of the mansions during December.
Bring your children and your camera! Eggnog and cookies will be served. Included in regular daytime admission.
The jolly old elf will visit each of the mansions during December. Bring your children and your camera! Eggnog and cookies will be served. Included in regular daytime admission.
Sunday, December 6 - The Breakers - Noon to 3 pm
Sunday, December 13 - Marble House - Noon to 3 pm
Sunday, December 20 - The Elms - Noon to 3 pm
Holiday Dinner Dance at The Breakers
Saturday, December 19, 2015
The Breakers, 7 p.m.
Ring in the season at our holiday dinner dance in the Great Hall of The Breakers. The evening includes a cocktail hour on the loggia, a three-course seated dinner in the Great Hall, and dancing in the Music Room. Black tie, valet parking.
Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff
Be a part of the classic holiday tale as you follow Island Moving Co.'s dazzling performers through the spectacular setting of Newport's most romantic mansion.
"The secret of “A Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff” is in its sense of scale, proportion, musicality and good stage manners. As you follow the action from room to room here, you’re so close to the performers that you’re involved in a new way."
- Alastair Macaulay, chief New York Times Dance critic
For more information & tickets: www.islandmovingco.org