A Corinthian Events Guide to Winter in Newport

December 29, 2022

You may think Newport, Rhode Island is solely a summer destination, but we’re here to tell you that Newport is always in season! You can still experience all the city has to offer even as the weather gets colder. Here are our top things to do in Newport during the winter months.


1 . Ice Skating at Newport Harbor Island Resort

As soon as the temperature drops, the North Lawn of the Newport Harbor Island Resort transforms into a winter wonderland with an ice-skating rink and pop-up igloos. This is the perfect spot to enjoy the winter season with a gorgeous view of the Newport Harbor as your backdrop. Make sure to visit before the ice rink closes at the end of February! Click here for more information about admission and hours:


2 . Newport Winter Festival

Taking place February 17-26, 2023, the Newport Winter Festival is 10 days of live music, food, and festivities. This unique winter experience offers a packed schedule of events for guests of all ages, with featured events such as the Chili Cook-Off and Beach Polo. To view the event schedule and purchase tickets for the 2023 festival, visit


3 . Mansion Tours

Newport is known for its lavish mansions steeped in history. Each property exudes elegance and inspiration in architecture and interior design. The Breakers and Marble House offer tours all year round for guests to enjoy. Click here to learn more about the Newport mansions and browse listings:


4 . Hot Chocolate Bar at The Chanler

There is no better way to rid yourself of a winter chill by cozying up in front of a fire with a warm cup of hot cocoa. The Chanler Hotel at Cliff Walk offers gourmet hot chocolate from their hot chocolate bar on Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4 PM, starting on February 11, and running through March 2, 2023. Warm beverages are crafted with the world’s finest chocolate and are available to be paired with alcohol. Stop by The Chanler to grab your very own cup of cocoa and take a winter stroll along the Cliff Walk while you’re there!


5 . Specialty Museums

Pair a history lesson with fascinating works of art by visiting one of Newport’s specialty museums. Home to the Audrain Automobile Museum, Newport Art Museum, Tennis Hall of Fame, and more, Newport has a variety of intriguing exhibits for its guests. Whether you are looking to learn about the greatest tennis champions, view some of the world’s rarest automobiles, or immerse yourself in Newport’s art and culture, there is something for you to enjoy!


6 . Shopping and Dining at Bowen’s Wharf

Known as The Anchor of Newport, Bowen’s Wharf is central to some of the city’s best restaurants and retail shops. Stroll the cobblestone walkways and visit each wharf building to get a taste of Newport or pick out the perfect gift to commemorate your trip. And don’t forget to stop along the way and take in a beautiful view of the harbor. If you find yourself at Bowen’s Wharf in February, keep your eyes open for the Annual Winter Sale!


And of course, if you would like us to help plan your next trip to Newport, there are even more experiences to be had. Take a look at our Always in Season flyer below to read all about the additional ways you can enjoy winter in Newport!