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.
The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House--three National Historic Landmarks and icons of the Gilded Age in America--are filled with thousands of poinsettias, fresh flowers, evergreens and wreaths. Thirty decorated Christmas trees reflecting individual room decor anchor many of the magnificent spaces. Dining tables set with period silver and china complete the elegant setting. Windows of each mansion are lit with individual white candles, in keeping with the colonial tradition.
New for 2017, a gingerbread model of each house, created by amazing local pastry chefs, will be on display in its kitchen.
The Breakers Great Hall will feature the iconic 15 foot tall poinsettia tree. Model trains, recalling the Vanderbilt family's New York Central Railroad, will be on display in the second floor loggia around three decorated trees, overseen and operated by volunteers from the Little Rhody Division of the National Model Railroad Association.
At The Elms, the ballroom will be transformed into a Gilded Age streetscape, complete with sleighs, a topiary horse, trees and mannequins dressed in period costumes. A large gilded frame in the ballroom will offer a perfect photo opportunity for visitors.
Fireplace mantels on the second floor of Marble House will be decorated by regional garden clubs in a friendly competition.
We invite you to make holiday memories with your family by visiting The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House during the holiday season.
All three houses will be decorated and open daily for tours from Saturday, November 18, 2017 through Monday, January 1, 2018. The Breakers opens daily at 9 a.m., The Elms and Marble House open at 10 a.m. The last tour admission at all three houses is at 4 p.m., and the houses & grounds close at 5 p.m.
In addition, Rosecliff will be open daily from December 3 - January 1, featuring the continuing exhibition Pierre Cardin: 70 Years of Innovation in the second floor galleries.