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 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.
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.
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.
December 7 - The Breakers
December 14 - Marble House
December 21 - The Elms
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
Holiday Evening Duet: The Elms & Marble House
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday, December 21, 2019
Order your tickets early for any Holiday Evening event as these tickets 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.
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 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