November 23, 2019 to January 1, 2020
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 will reflect the magnificent decor in many of the rooms. 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.
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 23, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020. 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 8 - January 1.
As a special treat this holiday season, some elves with very special baking skills helped us celebrate by creating Gingerbread Mansions now on display at The Breakers, Marble House and The Elms. Each Gingerbread Mansion is a work of confectionery art and a faithful duplicate of the house for which it is built. The Breakers was made by Confectionery Designs of Rehoboth, Mass.; Marble House by Judy Lopes of Bristol, R.I.; and The Elms by students in the Culinary Arts Program at Bristol Community College in Fall River, Mass. All materials used are edible, but we must ask our visitors to refrain from taking a bite!
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 provides admission to all houses open during the winter season for $35 for adults and $10 for children 6-17.
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.
Sunday, December 1, 2019 - The Breakers - 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 8, 2019 - Marble House - 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 15, 2019 - The Elms - 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Please note: Strollers and carriages are not permitted inside any of the houses
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 30, December 7, 14 & 28, 2019
Saturday, Nov. 30. - VOX Voices of Christmas Victorian Carolers and Vocal Revolution all male a capella chorus
SOLD OUT -
Saturday, Dec. 7 - Steve Bulla on piano and New England Brass Band
SOLD OUT -
Saturday, Dec. 14 - John Black on piano and Larry Brown Swinglane Orchestra
SOLD OUT -
Saturday, Dec. 28 - John Black on piano and The New Providence Big Band
Holiday Evening Duet: The Elms & Marble House
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday, December 21, 2019
Holiday Evening tickets go on sale beginning October 1, 2019. They are limited and sell out quickly.
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.
SOLD OUT - Holiday Dinner Dance
Saturday, December 21, 2019
Ring in the season at our holiday dinner dance at The Breakers. The
evening includes a cocktail hour on the loggia, a three-course seated
dinner in the Great Hall and the State Dining Room, and dancing in the Music Room. Black tie,
valet parking. Reservations required.
Patrons: $500 per person
Preservation Society Members: $350 per person
Non-Members: $400 per person
* Any amount paid over $200 for each ticket will be tax deductible.
The Special Events Office will begin accepting reservations from Preservation Society Members on Wednesday, October 9, 2019.
If tickets are still available, we will open reservations to the public on Wednesday, October 30, 2019.
To make reservations, call the Special Events Office at (401) 847-1000
ext. 140 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. If you reach our voicemail,
please leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as
Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff
November 27 through December 6, 2019
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