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Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Here's a roundup of where and when Santa will be in Newport this year.

Santa is coming to Newport, and he'll be around all month long. His first Christmas in Newport appearance will be tomorrow, Dec. 2, at the  

Several Christmas in Newport events will feature Santa, Mrs. Claus and his elves for photos, treats and carols throughout December. 

We've put together a list of all the Santa sightings for the season. Know of any others? Let us know in the comments section. 

Dec. 2-4, 9-11, 16-18

The Polar Express Train Ride, aboard the Newport Dinner Train, 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., departs Newport Station, 19 America’s Cup Ave. Share the magic as the Conductor reads the Chris Van Allsburg classic tale of a young boy’s unforgettable journey to the North Pole. Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, caroling, hot chocolate and cookies, and a special gift for every child who truly believes. Reservations required. Adults $32.95, Children $22.95. 841-8700.www.newportdinnertrain.com

Dec. 3

41st Annual Bowen’s Wharf Tree Lighting and Open House, America’s Cup Ave., 4:30p.m. Frosty The Snowman and caroling. City Official lights the tree, Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive by boat (weather permitting) at 5:45p.m. Live Music. Free. 849-2120 www.bowenswharf.com

Santa’s Workshop, noon-3p.m., Easton’s Beach Carousel & Rotunda. Fun afternoon for families to enjoy crafts, ride the carousel and visit with Santa who arrives by fire truck. $5 per child includes a goody bag and 1 ride on the carousel, 1 ride on the mini-train and visit with Santa. Tickets are purchased at the door, no advanced sales. 845-5800.

Dec. 4

Visit with Santa Claus at The Breakers, noon – 3 p.m., 44 Ochre Point Ave. The jolly old elf will visit with children and hear their Christmas wish list. Refreshments. Regular daytime admission. For info 847-1000. www.newportmansions.org.

Dec. 6

Giant Holiday Gingerbread House, 8 a.m.-9 p.m., open daily at The Newport Marriott Hotel, 25 America’s Cup Ave. Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves will greet children and take photos today. Free with canned good donation for charity. 849-1000.

Dec. 9

31st Annual Newport Yachting Center Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Newport Skating Center, 5:30 p.m., America’s Cup Ave. Music, carols, refreshments, Santa and Mrs. Claus and other surprises. Free. Public ice skating is available after the festivities for $7 adult and $5 per child (11 and under). 846-1600. www.skatenewport.com for more details.

Dec. 10

Holiday Open House, Reading of The Night Before Christmas and a visit from Santa Claus, International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum, 194 Bellevue Ave., Open house 9:30-5p.m. with 2:30 reading of The Night Before Christmas and 3p.m. visit from Santa. Admission is free with donation of non-perishable food item for charity. 849-3990. www.tennisfame.com

Fort Adams Festival of Lights As part of Christmas in Newport, this event will be held on the Parade Field. Includes visit from Santa, story-tellers, entertainment and tree lighting ceremony at 5 p.m. Cash prizes for best tree. Food and hot beverages for purchase. Rain date is December 11. Location: Fort Adams, Fort Adams Drive. Time: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Information: www.fortadams.org or call 401-619-5801 or llabrecque@fortadams.org

Dec. 11

Visit with Santa Claus at Marble House, noon – 3 p.m., Bellevue Ave. The jolly old elf will visit with children and hear their Christmas wish list. Refreshments. Regular daytime admission. For info 847-1000. www.newportmansions.org.

Dec. 18 

Visit with Santa Claus at The Elms, noon – 3 p.m., Bellevue Ave. The jolly old elf will visit with children and hear their Christmas wish list. Refreshments. Regular daytime admission. For info 847-1000. www.newportmansions.org.

Information from the Christmas in Newport website. 

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