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Holidays at the Newport Mansions

Surround yourself with the magic of the Newport Mansions during the holiday season! See The Breakers, Marble House and The Elms in all their festive finery – a beloved Newport tradition.

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These great Gilded Age houses will welcome visitors with spectacular holiday displays. Nearly 30 Christmas trees are exquisitely decorated to complement the décor and theme of each room, like Mr. Vanderbilt’s tree in The Breakers, ornamented with trains and top hats! Hundreds of poinsettias, garlands, wreaths and fresh floral arrangements add color, warmth and life. As always, the 15-foot-tall poinsettia tree in the Great Hall of The Breakers – made up of 150 poinsettia plants – provides a perfect holiday photo opportunity.

Make your plans now to visit the Newport Mansions for the holidays – and prepare to be dazzled!

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November 17 – December 30

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Sparkling Lights at The Breakers

November 17 – December 30, 2023 Admission at 4 pm, 4:30 pm, 5 pm, 5:30 pm and 6 pm. Gates close at 6:30 pm. House & grounds close at 8 pm

This outdoor spectacle of holiday lights will dazzle and delight you! The 13-acre landscape of The Breakers turns into a wonderland of color and light. Includes tour of the lavish decorated rooms inside the house. Open on select evenings through the season. Includes The Breakers interior tour during the same visit.

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Fourth-grade Trim-a-Tree at The Breakers

Local fourth-graders will add their own festive touch to the holiday decorations at The Breakers! The Trim-a-Tree program, a longtime partnership between the Preservation Society and Pell Elementary School in Newport, returns this year with 160 fourth-graders creating ornaments along the theme of “Taking Flight.” The kids’ ornaments will be displayed on seven lighted trees in the kitchen of The Breakers for the duration of Holidays at the Newport Mansions. Please stop by and admire their creativity!

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Hold your holiday private or corporate event at The Elms!

This holiday season, we’re making one of our most elegant and beloved mansions available for private events. The Elms is available for the month of December for receptions up to 200 people. The mansion will be decorated for the season with ornamental evergreens, Christmas trees, wreaths, flowers and more. Just add your guests, food and drink, and it’s an event they will never forget! Please email Megan Kenney Pharo for pricing, options and availability:

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Holiday Tea at the Chinese Tea House

Located on the back lawn of Marble House and overlooking the ocean, the Chinese Tea House is an unmatched setting for a three-course holiday brunch by Stoneacre Brasserie. The menu includes a three-tier tea tower, an entree selection and assorted desserts. Complimentary tea service is included. Specialty cocktails and wines are available for purchase. Exclusive to Preservation Society members and Newport Mansions tour ticket holders.

For available dates and to make reservations, go to Stoneacre's Resy page.

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