How Newport's Gilded Age Mansions Are Decorated for Christmas

the breakers great hall at christmas

The mansions of Newport, Rhode Island were once boarded up the moment the summer was over. The Gilded Age took its seasons seriously and the summer cottage was, well, just for summer.

No longer. Now operated as house museums by the Preservation Society of Newport County, three of the mansions—Marble House, the Elms, and the Breakers—reach their peak glory in the colder months. As soon as the seasons change, they transform into winter wonderlands for Christmas at the Newport Mansions.

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How Newport’s Gilded Age Mansions Are Decorated for Christmas

Christmas at the Newport Mansions

November 17, 2018 to January 1, 2019

The glitter of gold and the sparkle of silver will dazzle you as you tour three magnificent mansions decked out in Yuletide finery. Music, tours, and spectacular decorations highlight the celebration of Christmas at the Newport Mansions.
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