Celebrate Christmas in Newport

December 2, 2011 by  

Christmas in Newport has been taking place in the city since 1971. It was originally a two-week celebration but it is now celebrated for the entire month of December. Many of the most historic areas are lit up with clear lights which are meant to resemble candlelight and there are many, many activities are free, paid, or ask for a donation to the local food bank.

There are so many different activities to choose from at Christmas in Newport that there will definitely be something for everyone in the family. These activities include open houses of organizations and private homes, musical performances such as the Nutcracker, dramatic readings of “A Christmas Carol,” craft and ornament-making workshops, Christmas movie screenings, a Polar Express train ride, lantern tours of Historic Newport, an art and craft fair, Santa Claus, a giant gingerbread house, sign language carols, a performance of The Messiah, a dance, presentations of historic Christmas traditions and a post-Christmas candlelight tour of historic private homes.

Children of all ages from all over the area, including Middletown, will be pestering their parents to take them to at least one Christmas in Newport event during the month. Local printing companies will also most likely been very busy providing paper decorations and promotional items such as banners, posters and tickets for the various events. Events such as this can be spruced up for a relatively low cost; having a local company design and print these items for you will guarantee that you will get the most appropriate product.