Source: Discover Newport Rhode Island
The holidays are fast approaching! If you’re looking for a good way to get in the holiday spirit, look no further than the Newport, Rhode Island holiday mansion tours.
The iconic Newport Mansions are a sight to behold throughout the year, but the grandeur of the residences truly comes to life during the Christmas season. Read on to learn more about the holiday decorations at the Newport Mansions and how you can take in all the festive decor on your next trip to Rhode Island.
All About Holidays at the Newport Mansions
Every year, the Newport Mansions put on a spectacular display of decorations and lights that you shouldn’t miss. While The Breakers, Marble House, and The Elms are artfully decorated with poinsettias, evergreens, wreaths, and floral arrangements, the extravagantly themed Christmas trees are the most eye-catching.
A total of 28 Christmas trees are lit up in various rooms in the three mansions. Each features ornate decorations to reflect the room where they are located, like the 15-foot poinsettia tree that matches the opulence of The Great Hall of The Breakers where it’s located. Other festive touches can be found adorning fireplace mantels, tabletops, and staircases.
The holiday decorations at the Newport Mansions are a delight and make for the perfect holiday photo opportunity for visitors (or very festive Christmas cards).
Newport Mansions Christmas Lights
The holiday cheer also extends to the exterior of these historic homes. For the second year in a row, “Sparkling Lights at The Breakers: An Outdoor Magical Wonderland” will illuminate the sprawling properties with thousands of lights in a variety of colors.
This expansive outdoor attraction allows visitors to stroll along a winding path and enjoy holiday music and displays like the Peppermint Woods, Gnome Knoll, Snow People Corner, and Glowing Grove, just to name a few. The Newport Mansion Christmas lights can’t be missed, especially the Tunnel of Light and the 16-foot Christmas tree-shaped light display.
With the days getting shorter and colder, there’s nothing better than the bright lights and decor at the Newport Mansions to help put you and your family in the holiday spirit!
Holiday evenings at the Newport Mansions require tickets that are best purchased in advance from The Preservation Society of Newport County.
Plan Your Stay in Newport, RI
The holiday season is always a fun and festive time in Newport, Rhode Island. Along with the Newport, Rhode Island holiday mansion tours, you will find prime holiday shopping, restaurants with seasonal specials, and other festive attractions (like the illuminated boat parade).
When it comes time to plan your stay in Newport during the holiday season, Hammetts Hotel can be your home away from home. The boutique hotel is conveniently located in the city’s downtown waterfront area so you can easily take in all the Christmas cheer in Newport, including the illuminated mansions.