From November 19 to January 1 you can enjoy the spectacular ‘Holidays at the Newport Mansions’ festivities! Your favorite New England mansions will be dressed in gold and bedazzled with sparkling lights! It’s another holiday lights show to add to your bucket list before the close of the New Year!
This year, the decor is more spectacular than ever at The Breakers, Marble House, and The Elms mansions. Even Travel+Leisure is taking note of the vivid displays in Newport. The publication wrote:
The Preservation Society of Newport County offers up a refined and subtle approach to the holiday magic. The event features 28 themed Christmas trees, including an impressive 15-foot poinsettia tree made up of 150 poinsettia plants.
If you’re in the mood for a classy Christmas tour, this is your destination! Guests can reserve a tour to explore the grounds of one of the gobsmackingly gorgeous mansions, enjoy holiday brunch at a quaint tea house by Cliff Walk, and in the evening awe at a holiday light show by foot all in one trip only 1.5 hours from the city! Find out more below!
Newport Rhode Island mansions ‘Dressed for the Holidays’
The Breakers, Marble House, and The Elms mansions carry on a Newport tradition of dressing the Gilded Age homes in holiday galore. According to Newport Mansions website this year, the decor is going to new heights-literally:
There’s nothing like seeing these spectacular Gilded Age houses in all their festive finery, glittering with gold and sparkling with silver. Throughout each house, ornately decorated Christmas trees, garlands, wreaths and fresh floral arrangements are designed to complement the décor or theme of each room. As always, the 15-foot-tall poinsettia tree in the Great Hall of The Breakers – made up of 150 poinsettia plants – will provide a perfect holiday photo opportunity. New this year, the Music Room of The Breakers will host a vignette of mannequins elegantly dressed in Gilded Age fashions.
The properties are open daily from 10 AM except for Christmas day, in which they will be closed. Find more info on reserving your visit here.
Holiday Brunch at Newport’s Chinese Tea House
Adjacent to the Marble House and perched atop the breathtaking Cliff Walk is The Chinese Tea House. Limited for the holidays is a three-course holiday meal in an unmatched setting.
The brunch is curated by Stoneacre Brasserie and includes a seasonally inspired tea tower, one entree and a lovely dessert assortment and of course, unlimited complimentary tea!
Bunch is available December 26-31 from 10 AM to 3PM for $55(adults) and $35(children 2+)
Sparkling Lights at The Breakers: An Outdoor Magical Wonderland
Returning for a third year in bigger fashion is The Breakers mansion’s outdoor spectacular lights show. The garden lights extend the entire property this season. The half-mile-long path boasts hundreds of thousands of sparkling lights in assorted colors galore!
Say hello to an illuminated snowman and Rudolph, and don’t miss a selfie moment at the Van”deer”bilt photo op station!
Sparkling lights will run from December 26 to January 1 from 4:30 PM to 6 PM