November 18, 2017 to January 1, 2018
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. 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.
The Breakers Great Hall will feature the iconic 15 foot tall poinsettia tree. Model trains, recalling the Vanderbilt family's New York Central Railroad, will be on display in the second floor loggia around three decorated trees, overseen and operated by volunteers from the Little Rhody Division of the National Model Railroad Association.
At The Elms, the ballroom will be transformed into a Gilded Age streetscape, complete with sleighs, a topiary horse, trees and mannequins dressed in period costumes. A large gilded frame in the ballroom will offer a perfect photo opportunity for visitors.
Fireplace mantels on the second floor of Marble House will be decorated by regional garden clubs in a friendly competition.
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 18, 2017 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.
In addition, Rosecliff will be open daily from December 3 - January 1, featuring the continuing exhibition Pierre Cardin: 70 Years of Innovation in the second floor galleries.
Please note, on Christmas Eve, December 24, the last tour admission at
all houses will be at 3 p.m. Houses are closed on Thanksgiving and
A Winter Passport ticket providing daytime admission to all houses open from November 18, 2017 to March 2018 is $30 for adults, $10 for children 6-17. Children under 6 are admitted
free. All other Newport Mansions daytime tour tickets remain valid as well.
Santa Claus himself will visit each of the three houses 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!
Santa's visit is from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. on each day. Included in tour admission.
December 3 - The Breakers
December 10 - Marble House
December 17 - The Elms
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.
Holiday Evenings at The Breakers
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturdays, November 25, December 2, 9, 23, 30, 2017
Holiday Evening Duet: The Elms & Marble House
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Please note: Advance purchase price 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.
Give the Gift of Membership
Membership in The Preservation Society of Newport County makes a great holiday gift for family or friends. During the month of December 2017, if you purchase a gift of membership at full price we'll add a FREE Plus upgrade (a $35 value) and a special 25% off coupon for our Newport Mansions Stores! Learn more here.
Holiday Dinner Dance
Saturday, December 16, 2017
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. Reservations required.
Tickets are now on sale for Preservation Society members only through October 26. Please call (401) 847-1000 ext. 140
Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff
November 24 – 26 & November 28 – December 1, 2017
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