November 20, 2021 - January 9, 2022
TO OUR VISITORS
For the health and safety of our staff and visitors, capacity is limited. Be prepared for wait times when you visit.
Holidays at the Newport Mansions are more spectacular than ever
this year! More lights, more trees and more festive
decorations this holiday season at the Newport Mansions!
The Breakers, The Elms & Marble House Dressed for the Holidays
A total of 28 Christmas trees will glow in various places throughout
The Breakers, Marble House and The Elms, featuring ornate, themed
decorations that reflect the room where they are located. As always, the
15-foot poinsettia tree in the Great Hall of The Breakers – made up of
150 poinsettia plants – will provide a perfect holiday photo opportunity
for visitors. Poinsettias, flowers, evergreens, wreaths and floral
arrangements will decorate the fireplace mantels, tabletops and
staircases of these Gilded Age mansions.
Sparkling Lights at The Breakers: An Outdoor Magical Wonderland returns!
November 20, 2021 – January 9, 2022
Thursdays through Sundays, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
In response to popular demand, the opening of “Sparkling Lights at The Breakers” has been changed to 4 p.m. The closing time remains 7 p.m.
On Sparkling Light Evenings (Thursdays – Sundays), the lights are turned on at 4 p.m.
Special ticket is required and interior house tour is included. Ticket valid Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. ONLY. Reservations not required. Preservation Society members can purchase Sparkling Lights tickets at a discounted price.
Here are some suggestions to make your visit safe and enjoyable:
• If The Breakers parking lot is full, free parking is available on Shepard Avenue and along Ochre Point Avenue near the Salve Regina University campus just north of The Breakers. On Saturdays and Sundays, the parking lot at Salve Regina’s McKillop Library is also available.
• Dress warmly. The newly restored garden path is a lovely way to enjoy the beautiful lights and fresh air outdoors, get exercise, and listen to seasonal music. There is sometimes a wait outside to tour the interior of The Breakers. Consider visiting the store to take a break and warm up. Staff members in yellow vests can direct you.
• The Café at the Welcome Center has hot drinks, snacks, and a place to sit for those wanting to warm up. Wine and apple cider or hot chocolate, with or without alcohol, are available in the service entrance circle, accessible either when you exit The Breakers or by walking down the path from the main driveway near the Children’s Cottage.
• As we monitor developing COVID updates, we ask visitors to be mindful of social distancing. Masks are required inside The Breakers – and you may want to wear a mask while outside as well.
Sparkling Light Sponsors:
A Special Thank You to Barnaby Evans for his help with our Sparkling Lights music.
Holiday Brunch at The Chinese Tea House
on the back lawn of Marble House overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, The
Chinese Tea House provides an unmatched setting for a three-course
holiday brunch curated by Stoneacre Brasserie. Complimentary tea service
included. Specialty cocktails and wines additional.
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Weekends November 27 - December 19, AND Christmas week, December 27-31. Not available December 25 and 26.
$35 Adult/ $16 Child 12 & Under
Reservations recommended. Walk-Ins Welcome.
401-306-0270 or email TeaHouseReservations@gmail.com.
The Chinese Tea House is an historic building that is not fully accessible. There are ten steps to enter the building and the restrooms are located down one flight of stairs.
The mansions are open rain or shine, and the outdoor lights will be
canceled only in cases of extreme inclement weather. Any closure notices
will be posted to the Preservation Society’s homepage and on social media.
Download our audio tour app before you arrive & bring your earbuds!
Interior tours of The Breakers, Marble House and The Elms are
self-guided using the free Newport Mansions audio tour app. Guests are
encouraged to download the audio tour prior to arrival and bring their
own earbuds. For those who prefer not to listen to the audio, one-use
printed scripts are available. Tours are one-way direction only, and
social distancing and face coverings are required.