❅ 9:30am & 1:30pm: Winterfest Storytime in The Breakers Stable
The Breakers Stables
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.
❅ 10am-11am: Kids Event – Make Your Own Piñata
Diego’s Restaurant, 11 Bowen’s Wharf.
Learn to make your own piñata! $5/$4 w/bracelet. 401.619.2640.
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/
❅ 10:30am-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! $10/$8 w/bracelet. 401.743.7685.
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 costs $15 per person, $10 Newport Historical Society members, active duty and retired military with ID; $5 for children ages 5-12; with the Winter Festival button: $12 for adults and $3 for children ages 5-12.
❅11am & 12pm: 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: Princess Party at OceanCliff Castle
Ocean Cliff, 65 Ridge Rd, Newport
Come Join your favorite Frozen Sisters at location truly royal for a princess! Enjoy treats fit for a princess. Wear your favorite princess attire for a royal afternoon filled with stories, songs and surprises! Co-Sponsored by OceanCliff/Newport Experience. $15 or $10 with Winter Fest Bracelet Questions? call 401-847-7666. No strollers allowed in the ballroom due to space.
12:30p-2:30pm: Flat Waves Food Shack At The Newport Visitors Center
23 America's Cup Ave, Newport, RI
Serving up delicious taco’s. Fun, Fresh, Coastal Cuisine
❅ 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-8pm: Fire & Ice Bar
Hotel Viking , One Bellevue Ave. 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-6pm: Feeding Frenzy at Save the Bay Exploration Center and Aquarium
175 Memorial Blvd. Newport.
Come and help us feed hundreds of animals all from Narragansett Bay.
See our little skates chow down; watch our snapping turtle chomp his prey; see sharks “tear”into their dinner, and more!
This very special, hands-on event is limited to just 20 people, so advanced registration is required by 4:30pm on the day of the event. Cost: $10 General / $9 with winter festival bracelet / $8 members). Register at savebay.org/feedingfrenzy. Call 401-324-6020 if you have any questions!
5pm-10pm: Special Burger Night at The Grill @ Forty 1 North
Forty 1 North, 351 Thames St
Chef Terrence Feury is preparing a special burger night with 4 signature burgers to choose from! All burgers are $19, Show your Winter Fest Bracelet and receive a Free glass of Wine or Beer with your Burger!
6:00pm: Samuel Adams Beer Dinner at The Mooring Seafood Kitchen and Bar
The Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar, 1 Sayers Wharf
Enjoy this annual event as a visiting brewmaster from Sam Adams brewery guides guests through a selection of beers paired with a distinct menu specially prepared by the Mooring chefs for this occasion. Reception begins at 6:00pm; dinner at 6:30pm. $70pp/ $65pp w/ bracelet. Reservations are required. Please call 401.846.2260.