Christmas at the newport Mansions
Mid November through December
The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House will be fully decorated and open daily for tours, except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Guests are invited to join The Preservation Society of Newport County to create holiday memories as they enjoy music, tours, visits from Santa Claus, model trains, antique toys and shopping at three of America's most outstanding historic houses.
Each house will get new, taller pre-lit commercial grade Christmas trees; there will be a total of 28 decorated Christmas trees throughout the three houses each decorated to coordinate with its setting. Thousands of poinsettias, fresh flowers, evergreens and wreaths also fill the rooms. Windows in each mansion are lit with individual white candles.
At The Breakers, the toy train display in the second floor loggia will focus on the Vanderbilts' New York Central Railroad. Three model train sets, each different vintage reproductions of New York Central rail lines, will run through a grove of decorated Christmas trees. Nearby, display cases will exhibit memorabilia from the New York Central Railroad from the Preservation Society’s collection. Volunteers from The Little Rhody Division of the National Model Railroad Association will operate the trains on weekends and during Holiday Evenings at The Breakers.
Among the three houses there will be 24 holiday-decorated mantelpieces, each with their own theme.
At The Elms, a Gilded Age streetscape theme in the ballroom will feature period sleighs and lanterns, mannequins wearing vintage clothing, trees and a topiary horse. Also on display in the house will be a collection of antique decorations and toys donated by Berwind family descendants.
A Winter Passport ticket providing daytime admission to any three houses can be purchased. Individual house tickets are also available. Tickets can be purchased on the weblink or at each property.
For more information on times and prices please visit the weblink.