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Past Events › Family Fun
Discover a new way to celebrate the season! Enjoy an illuminated stroll along the winding paths of Blithewold’s Enclosed Garden. Take in the wonder of trees and paths that twinkle, sparkle and glow. Our scavenger hunt offers the opportunity to take a closer look at the handcrafted lanterns and ornaments that light your way through this delightful garden promenade. All…Find out more »
With original choreography by Artistic Director Eva Marie Pacheco, “Twas the Night Before Christmas” is a unique and colorful interpretation of the classic Holiday poem by Clement Clark Moore. Clocking in at 1 hour and 30 minutes, the Performance is sure to hold children’s attention with a lively St. Nick, Dancing Sugar Plums, Prancing Reindeer, Magical Snowflakes, moving sets, clever…Find out more »
Linden Place Mansion will cross the musical sea on Friday, December 15 at 7:30 p.m. with the Robbie O’Connell Celtic Christmas, a concert honoring both the holidays and winter solstice. This concert is a celebration of the holiday season in the Celtic tradition! Rose Clancy on the fiddle and Robbie O’Connell on guitar and vocals – together they create a…Find out more »
Linden Place Museum is offering three Saturday classes this winter on December 2, 9, and 16, 2017. This three-day, morning course from 9 a.m.–11:30 a.m. is designed for young artists (ages eight through eleven) who like to do a variety of art activities. Students will unleash their creativity by making fascinating discoveries while exploring the 200-year old historical mansion, grounds,…Find out more »
Laid-back Fitness is bringing holiday cheer to families in need with a free community workout benefitting CHILD, Inc. on Saturday, Dec. 16! Entry fee: None! We're asking that all participants donate a new, unwrapped toy, game or gift card in exchange for a short, feel-good burn. All gifts will be donated CHILD, Inc., where they will be distributed to less…Find out more »
The holiday season is filled with fun traditions--many of which originated in the Victorian era. Come join the festivities at Lippitt House’s Holiday celebration! Explore Victorian Christmas traditions and make decorations for your own tree out of paper and aluminum. Create candy-filled Christmas crackers to delight your guests. Relax in a cozy nook while you read a book full of…Find out more »
Save The Bay seal tours and nature cruises prove that summer isn’t the only time to enjoy the Bay. Join us aboard one of our education vessels as we motor through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360 degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save The Bay provides binoculars, and…Find out more »
Docents tell the story of the Van Wickle and McKee family, the original owners of this beautiful seaside garden estate. Visitors experience breathtaking views of Narragansett Bay and see the Mansion decorated with original furnishings and elegant holiday scenes. The guided tour continues outdoors with a short walk to Blithewold’s newly expanded Greenhouse Complex that will be decked out for…Find out more »
Please get your family and friends and join us in our fifteenth year for an evening packed with fun and excitement for all ages. Live animals, Santa, drama, comedy, dance, singing and much more! This event draws in over 2,500 people over a three day weekend, five shows! We also have a modified show for those who are sensitive to…Find out more »
Enhance your visit to Blithewold and enjoy the holiday decorations in the Mansion by attending our Music in the Living Room Series. Blithewold extends a sincere thanks to these generous performers who bring the gift of music into our Living Room during this Holiday Season. Concerts are included with regular admission. Seating is on a first come, first served basis.…Find out more »