❅ 9:30am & 1:30pm: Winterfest Storytime in The Breakers Stable
The Breakers Stable
Children can listen to classic stories, such as Jan Brett's "The Mitten," participate in interesting craft projects, and explore The Stable. This is free to everyone, but space is limited so advance registration is necessary. Register Here.
❅ 9:30am-4:30pm: Save The Bay Exploration Center and Aquarium Open daily for Winter Festival
Exploration Center & Aquarium, Easton's Beach, 175 Memorial Boulevard.
Our interactive marine science learning center houses more than 30 exhibits and hundreds of creatures that call Narragansett Bay home. Cost: $8 general admission /$7 with Winterfest bracelet; seniors and military ID $7, Save The Bay family members and children under 3 are FREE! 401-324-6020. For Full details visit the Retail/Admission Discount Page, under Bracelet Discounts.
Helicopter and vineyard packages include a helicopter tour, tasting and logo wine glass starting at $170 per couple. Upgrade to our Island Helicopter Tour plus the Vineyard Tour and Tasting for $240 per couple or our Lighthouse Helicopter Tour and Vineyard for $320. Fly over the vineyards and all of Newport in our "heated" helicopter. $10 off any tour w/bracelet or receive a free inflight video. Call 401.843.8687 to book. For more info go to http://www.newporthelicoptertours.com/
❅ 10am-6pm: Design Your own Tervis Tumbler
192 Thames St, Newport
Kids Design their own tumbler and receive 20% off that tumbler. 15% off total Purchase/ Buy 4 full price save $10.
11am: Road to Independence Walking Tour
Museum of Newport History & Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street.
Riots and rebellion, enemies and allies! Learn about Newport’s role in the American Revolution. Tour begins at TheMuseum of Newport History & Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street. $15 a person/ $12 w/Newport Winter Festival bracelet/$10 with bracelet for repeat tour guests. Weather permitting; space is limited. (401) 841-8770.
In honor of his birthday the Sons of the Revolution will present a tribute on the grounds of the Redwood featuring a canon salute by the Artillery Company of Newport
11am-2pm: Bouncy House & Complimentary Popcorn
23 America's Cup Ave, Newport, RI
11am-2pm: Book Signing - Meet Little Bexda
23 America's Cup Ave, Newport, RI
Meet Little Bexda – Local Author Visit
Rebecca Killian of Mermaid Masterpieces presents her new children’s book!
Books will be available for purchase and signing, No registration required.
❅ 11am-5pm: Make Your Own Soap at Newport Sea Foam
Newport Sea Foam Trading Co 415 Thames Street.
This activity is great for all ages. Get Crafty! Create your own soap bar with a unique scent and color!! Take it home to enjoy it right away! $11/$9 w/bracelet. 401.743.7685.
❅12pm, 1pm & 2pm: Save the Bay Seal Tours
Bowen's Ferry Landing, 18 Market Square, Newport.
Join Save The Bay aboard one of our education vessels for a one-hour cruise through Newport Harbor into NarragansettBay for 360° views of Rhode Island’s State Marine Mammal in their natural habitat! Harbor Seals migrate from the north into Narragansett Bay every winter to feed, delighting locals and tourists year after year. Join our tours and see them resting on rocks in their happy banana pose or bottling in the water, all from the perfect vantage point on our marine vessels. Boats are partially enclosed, but the Bay can be quite chilly, so dress warmly. In order to keep our boats as comfortable as possible for all guests, advanced registration is requested at savebay.org/seals. Daily departures from Bowen's Ferry Landing on Market Square. 401-272-3540
One Hour Seal watch cruises- Feb. 16 & 17 (10 a.m. & 11 p.m.), Feb. 18, 19 & 20 (11a.m. & noon), Feb. 21 (11 a.m., noon & 1 p.m.), Feb. 22 (noon, 1 p.m. & 2 p.m.), Feb. 23 (1 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3 p.m.) and Feb. 24 (2 p.m. & 3 p.m.) Cost: $22 Adult, $17 Seniors & Kids 3-12, and Save the Bay Members, Kids under 3 are Free. $2 off ticket price with your Bracelet. For info and registration: savebay.org/seals
❅ 12pm & 2pm: Fort Adams Guided Tours
Historic Fort Adams, Fort Adams State Park, Newport, RI
Visit Historic Fort Adams, America’s most complex coastal fortification. Guided tours take you to the top of the Forts ramparts for a spectacular view of Newport Harbor, then deep beneath the walls into the underground listening tunnels.
Adults: $15, $3 off with bracelet. Youth (6-17): $8, $3 off with bracelet. 5 & Under: FREE
Tours and Tour Routes are weather dependent. Visit www.fortadams.org for more information or call 401-841-0707
❅ 12pm- 5pm: Make your own Perfume!
Newport Aromatherapy, 109 Bellevue Ave, Newport.
Make your own Perfume! Learn to create aromatherapy perfume blends with healer and chemist, Cynthia LaBonte. $12/ $10 w/ bracelet. 401.846.1101. All ages activity! Great for Boys and Girls!
❅ 1pm-3pm: Ice Cream Sundae Bar
Hotel Viking, One Bellevue Avenue, Ballroom, Newport
Satisfy your sweet tooth at the Ice Cream Sundae Bar! $5/ $2 w/bracelet. 401.848.4815.
❅ 2pm-4pm: 31st Annual Nacho Tasting
Brick Alley Pub, 140 Thames Street.
Sample Award Winning Nachos. Free w/bracelet and purchase of a beverage.
(One Free Sample Per Day) 401.849.6334.
4pm-7pm: Psychic Tarot Readings with Maribeth McNair, the Happy Medium
Newport Marriott, 25 America's Cup Ave, Newport.
Maribeth is the author of Tarot Talk, the popular advice column published in the Newport Mercury. Curious about what 2019 holds for you? $25 for 15 minutes or $22 w/bracelet. Appointments encouraged, walk-ins welcome! Text 401.323.0530 to schedule an appointment. Visit tarotcare.com
4pm-8pm: Fire & Ice
Hotel Viking, One Bellevue Avenue, Newport.
Hotel Viking’s Patio will feature and Ice Bar + Fire Pits. Enjoy crafter beer and invigorating cocktails by Keel Vodka crafted by our mixologists. Cash Bar. 401.848.4815
5pm-8pm: Taproot Brewing Co. Beer Hall
Newport Vineyards, 909 E Main Rd, Middletown, RI
Join us for a special night featuring our new lineup of German inspired beers including our Vineyard Pils, Weizenbock, Kolsch and Smoked Helles (in addition to your New England IPA's and other favorites)! Break out of the winter blues - come inside and enjoy a fresh pint with us. We’ll be transforming our Tasting Room for one evening only into a bonafide beer hall; complete with communal tables, indoor cornhole, board games, live music from The Z-Boys, house-made pretzels + beer bite snacks and of course our very own fresh Taproot beer.
$15 per person, includes Taproot tasting of 5 beers and souvenir logo glass, $2 OFF with Winter Festival Bracelet
Cash beer and wine bar, pretzels and beer bites, Buy tickets online here!
5pm-9pm: Frosé Pops, Fudge & Fire
Newport Vineyards, 909 E Main Rd, Middletown, RI
You heard that right... Frose (Frozen Rose) Pops, made from our very own Newport Vineyards Rose. Come warm up by our Brix fireplace, then cool down with your choice of our house-made Newport Vineyards Frozen Rose Pops or Newport Winter Festival speciality cocktails and indulgent house-made fudge. Show your Newport Winter Festival bracelet and your fudge is free! *Up to 1 complimentary piece per person.
Back by popular demand! Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Company and Narragansett Creamery are teaming up to bring you the flavors of Rhode Island. Experience a beer and cheese pairing of five locally brewed beers with five locally made cheeses that show off the best of The Ocean State. Tickets are $17 with Newport WinterFest bracelet or $20 without. Tickets are limited and will go quickly so be sure to purchase ASAP.
If you have a WinterFest bracelet, please call us at 401.849.5232 to process your ticket purchases. Buy Online
❅ 6:30pm: Mad Science Fire & Ice Show!
Children will be dazzled and entertained as the interact with our Mad Scientists! Foggy dry ice storms, giant beach balls floating in the air and even a special Mad Scientific "Burp" potion will amaze Children as they learn about the scientific method, air pressure and the states of matter. Tickets sold at the door $6 or $3 w/ winter fest bracelet
7pm-11pm: Disco Night
Ocean Cliff, 65 Ridge Rd
Disco night- Tribute to Shamrock Cliff. $50/$45 with Bracelet
8:30pm: Newport Winter Festival Comedy Show Featuring Nick Griffin
Gurney's Resort & Marina
Winter Festival Comedy Show presented by the Newport Comedy Series & Newport Winter Festival. Nick is one of the most sought after comedy club headliners in the country with a resume that includes 11 appearances on Late Night with David Letterman. He also had his own half-hour special on Comedy Central and has appeared on Conan, as well as many other television programs. Nick will be joined by special guest Ray Harrington. Tickets $20 in advance or with bracelet/ $25 at the door, VIP Tickets $40 in advance or with bracelet/ $45 at the door Watch Clip of Nick Here