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9am-5pm: Helicopter Tour

Bird's Eye View Helicopters, 211 Airport Access Road.

$15 off any tour w/bracelet. A variety of tours to choose from! Visit 401.843.8687

10am, 12pm, & 2pm: Beautiful Beach Trail Rides

Newport Equestrian Academy, 287 Third Beach Rd.

We offer beautiful 2hr beach trail rides, A Scenic ride with a castle and breathtaking Coastal views. It looks just like you're in Ireland! Pricing: $150/ $125 with a bracelet, $25 discount for a 2-hour ride per person. By reservation only 401-837-4188

10am-2pm: Second Hand Scam – Help Solve an 18th Century Mystery

Old Colony House, Washington Square

In the 18th century, gently used items were in-demand and, in 1770s Newport, a group of women capitalized on this by orchestrating a theft ring to resell stolen shoes, clothing and household goods. Join the Newport Historical Society’s costumed living historians for this one-of-a-kind History Space event. Step into the 1739 Colony House and help solve the mystery of who stole the many items that are missing from Newport homes! This interactive event is free and open to the public, donations are welcome.

10am-7pm: Psychic Tarot Readings with Maribeth McNair, the Happy Medium

Newport Marriott's Intrepid Room by the Lobby , 25 America's Cup Ave, Newport.

Receive to make the most of your life in 2023! Maribeth McNair (The Happy Medium) will provide tarot readings by appointment or walk-in. These popular sessions are $35 for 15 minutes or discounted fee of $33 with bracelet. Visit to schedule your appointment to secure a spot. 401-323-0530


❅ 10am-4:30pm: Save The Bay Exploration Center and Aquarium

Exploration Center & Aquarium, Easton's Beach, 175 Memorial Boulevard. 

Discover the world beneath the waves of Narragansett Bay! Our interactive marine science center is home to more than 40 local species, as well as three touch tanks and dozens of exhibits to get you up close and personal with little skates, dogfish sharks, urchins, crabs and lobsters, seahorses, turtles, and so much more. Regular Cost: $9, Cost for Bracelet Wearers: $8

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11:00am: Ice Carving Demonstration

Location TBD

Ice sculptors wield their chisels, chain saws, blow dryers and power sanders as the create master pieces. Don't miss these spectacular works of ice! The ice sculptures will be on display until they melt so be sure to check them out all week!


11am: Women in 18th Century Newport Walking Tour

Museum of Newport History at the Brick Market at 127 Thames Street

Follow a guide in authentic historical clothing as she retraces the lives of the shopkeepers, tavern owners, teachers and more of 18th century Newport. This tour investigates the many entrepreneurial women who once lived and worked in this diverse seaport. Tour costs $20 per person, $15 Newport Historical Society members, active duty and retired military with ID; $10 for children ages 5-12; with the Winter Festival bracelet: $17 for adults and $7 for children ages 5-12. Tour departs from the Museum of Newport History at the Brick Market at 127 Thames Street; to purchase tickets visit For more details call 401-841-8770.

❅ 11am, 1pm & 3pm: Guided Tours of Historic Fort Adams

Fort Adams State Park, 90 Fort Adams Drive, 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: $20, $5 off with bracelet.

Tours and Tour Routes are weather dependent. Visit for more information or call 401-841-0707

❅ 11am- 5pm: Make your own Perfume!

Newport Aromatherapy, 182 Thames Street

Make your own Perfume! Learn to create aromatherapy perfume blends with healer and chemist, Cynthia LaBonte. $15 or $10 w/ bracelet. 401.846.1101. All ages activity! Great for Boys and Girls!

❅ 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 a winter treat like no other! Take it home to enjoy it right away! $12/$10 w/bracelet. 401.743.7685.

1pm-4pm: Hot Chocolate Bar

The Chandler at Cliff Walk, 117 Memorial Blvd

Spend an afternoon in front of the roaring fire pit or take a winter stroll along the Cliff Walk with a decadent cup of hot chocolate in hand. Artisanal hot chocolate is crafted with either milk or dark chocolate and has the option to upgrade to an adult version. FREE Cookie w/ Bracelet

❅ 1:45pm & 3pm: Save the Bay Seal Tours

Departing from Bowen’s Ferry Landing, 30 Market Square, Newport, R.I.

Join Save The Bay aboard one of our education vessels as we motor through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360º views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Bracelet wearers Use Code "winterfest" for discount

Regular Cost: $22 (Adult) / $17 (Child), Cost for Bracelet Wearers: $20 (Adult) / $15 (Child)

❅ 3pm: Beach Polo presented by the Newport International Polo Series

Second Beach, Middletown

Winter Festival Beach Polo presented by the Newport International Polo Series. People of all ages enjoy the spectacle of horsemanship and breath-taking views of Aquidneck Island's renown Beaches when the ponies and players put on a polo match on the sand. The event is a low-impact, eco friendly exhibition that is part of the fun during Newport Winter Festival. FREE! (Note: No Alcohol Permitted on the Beach)

6:30pm-9pm Winter Wine Dinner

Newport Vineyards, 909 E Main Rd, Middletown

$150/ $135 with bracelet. Promo code: Winter1

8pm: Live improv with the Bit Players

Firehouse Theater, Just off Broadway, 4 Equality Park Place, Newport. 

RI's most award-winning improv comedy troupe If you like "Whose Line is it Anyway" You'll love this show And it's BYOB All seats $18. $3 off with WinterFest Bracelet. Reservations guarantee seats. Usually sells out!!!  BUY TICKETS AT 

Use COUPON code WINTFEST23 to get discount for any shows during Winter Fest

8:30pm: Tribute to Tom Petty

Newport Playhouse, 102 JT Connell Hwy, Newport

WONT BACK DOWN celebrates the music and life of Tom Petty!This show is dedicated to the remembrance of Tom Pettyfeaturing songs written and/or performed over hisentire career with The Heartbreakers and as a solo artist.


Tickets $20 in advance/ w/ bracelet or $25 at the door without bracelet.

$50 VIP Tickets in Advance or $55 At the Door (VIP tickets include a drink ticket and reserved upfront table seating)

9pm-1am: Live Music at the Pelham

One Pelham East, 270 Thames Street.

Cost of cover charge to public varies $5-/$10 per night. FREE cover charge w/bracelet 401.847.9460. *Bands subject to change, check on day of.


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