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❅ 9am- 4pm: Newport Jaguar Tours

Kids Ride Free! Full-day tour is 9am to 4pm. Half-day tours 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm

Pick up on Aquidneck Island, Call (401) 855-6435 Email:

Newport Jaguar Tours provides private guided tours in classic Jaguar motorcars, and will help you choose among 12 tours ideal for families, or simply provide transportation to all Festival events in comfort and style. You will reach destinations and have experiences that no trolley or bus tour can provide and hear stories unique to Newport. And tours can be customized in more specific ways to your liking. VIEW TOURS

Winter Fest Special! Kids Ride Free during Winter Fest, with 2 Paying Adults! (Must be 2 paying adults in each car, for one or two kids)

9am-5pm: Newport Helicopter Tours

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: Touro Synagogue Open House

85 Touro St, Newport

Start your visit at the Loeb Visitors Center and explore multimedia exhibits about Newport’s colonial Jewish community and the origins of 

religious freedom in the United States. Then step inside Touro Synagogue, one of the most architecturally distinguished buildings of 18th century America. And finally, end your visit with cookies and cider on the patio.

$5 per person or free with a Winter Festival Bracelet. For more information, email

❅ 10am-4pm: Exploration Center and Aquarium

Easton’s Beach Rotunda, 175 Memorial Blvd., Newport, R.I.

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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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

10:30-3:30: Seashell Framed Art

Cutie Curls Boutique, 49 Long Wharf Mall, Newport

Seashell framed art class: come create a one of a kind piece with us. You Design on glass then I cast with a fiberglass glaze.

$45/ 15% off w/ Bracelet (401) 837-0777

11am: Creative Survival Walking Tour

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

During African American History month, discover the history of Newport’s people of color, enslaved and free. This tour looks at the places where the enslaved lived and labored, along with locations where free blacks built their enterprises and supported a new local industry. Weather conditions permitting, the tour concludes in the country’s oldest intact African-American graveyard, “God’s Little Acre.” 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.

11:15am & 12:30: 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)

❅ 12pm: Toe Jam Puppet Band

Newport Marriott

Toe Jam Puppet Band offers a special brand of hands-on children's entertainment that grown-ups can actually enjoy. The performances are very active, encouraging kids and parents to sing and dance along with the band as they entertain with a unique combination of original songs, masterful shadow puppetry, storytelling and just plain old good fun. Tickets will be sold at the door: $7/ $5 with bracelet 

11:30am-5pm: Newport Vineyards 25th Annual WINEterfest Weekend

Newport Vineyards, 909 E Main Rd, Middletown.

Sip, savor and toast to the new year with our annual WINEter Festival! Two days full of grape stomping, wine and beer tasting, and eating tasty festive treats! Enjoy live music while sipping on our local wines or fresh Taproot beer, and noshing on food created by scratch from our culinary team. Feeling competitive? You could be called to compete in our Grape Stomp Competition! More Info, Visit


$33 General Admission / / $31 with bracelet (email with proof of ticket purchase for discount code)

Ticket includes admission to specific session, souvenir vineyard logo glass & tasting – your choice of 5 tastes from our wine AND beer bars! 

Kids 15 and under are free (no ticket required). For 16+ and non-tasting tickets, please email

1pm-4pm: Hot Chocolate Bar

The Chanler 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

❅ 2pm: Rainforest Reptile Show

Newport Marriott

In this show, the animals are the stars! Kids will learn all about these fascinating animals, their natural behaviors and their habitats. Animals include alligators, snakes, turtles, and lizards! Tickets will be sold at the door: $7/ $5 with bracelet


2pm-4pm Pop Up Afternoon Tea

Admiral Fitzroy Inn, 398 Thames St

Join us for a "Pop Up" afternoon tea

$25 a person 25% off w/ bracelet Please Call 401-848-8000 to reserve a time

7pm: Rhode Island Wind Ensemble Concert

Newport Marriott Hotel Atrium, 25 America's Cup Ave

Join the Ocean State’s premiere community wind band, the Rhode Island Wind Ensemble, for “One World,” a family-friendly concert of music from around the globe. Light classical standards, patriotic marches from across the Atlantic, and Broaday favorites will entertain, inspire, and enlighten. Proceeds benefit the Seamen’s Church Institute of Newport, a social service organization founded in 1919.


Admission is free; suggested donation $10. More Information Here

9pm: Tropical Drink Contest

The Gas Lamp Grille, 206 Thames Street.  

Come and compete for the best tropical drink or just enjoy free sampling of each drink. Contestants will need to supply glassware and liquor. To compete contact 401.845.9300. No cover, Must be 21+ to attend.

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