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bonefire in lobby

December Happenings


Throughout December, embrace the holiday spirit as you warm up amongst the reimagined glow of The Vanderbilt. Head to the Parlor for a reading with our local Tarot Master while sipping on a bespoke cocktail before exploring the Cliff Walk or enjoying the festive decorations at The Breakers Mansion. Try your hand in an indulgent cocktail class before sitting down for afternoon tea in The Conservatory. The winter awaits.

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  • Winter’s Cocktails | Head out to the Garden to make an ice cube made from freshly fallen snow, then return to our bar in The Dining Room for a cocktail poured over your creation to drink-up the Winter fun. Available daily from 4pm – 5pm, weather permitting.

  • Tower of Bubbles, Champagne Hour | Watch as our expert beverage team crafts a tower of vintage glass coupes at the bar and pop champagne to signal the start of weekend festivities at our Downtown Mansion. Available every Friday from 5pm – 6pm, complimentary for guests.

  • Cocktails through the Ages | Join our expert bar team in The Dining Room at The Vanderbilt to learn how to make cocktails that celebrate the rich history and allure of our Downtown Mansion and the charm of Newport. Available Thursday – Saturdays from 3pm – 4pm.

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Inquire at 401.846.6200
  • Sailor’s Tea Hour | Indulge in afternoon tea service  where you will be able to choose from a selection of fine Tealeaves blend teas, including our signature Auberge Blends whilst enjoying delicate finger sandwiches, warm crumpets and scones. Available daily from 2pm – 4pm, $40 per guest for High Tea | $60 includes a glass of champagne.

  • Fireside Folly | Relax in the evening for s’mores, cocktails and warm blankets nestled in The Garden. Enjoy the crisp Autumn air while sipping signature cocktails and roasting marshmallows over the fire. Available daily from 5pm – 6pm, s’mores kits available for $10.

  • Festive Hour | Enjoy signature festive canapes from Executive Chef Richard Gras paired with two cocktail creations from our very own Bar Curator, Ariel Brodsky. Available on Thursdays throughout December from 4pm – 6pm. $42 per guest.


A Mansion of Curiosities


Ales & Cocktails | December 17, 2021

When it came to libations, our founding fathers drank beer with every meal - from eggs to rum and molasses. Join local purveyor Newport Craft for a tasting of their latest seasonal beers on Friday, December 17th. Return to the Mansion to channel the 17th century with Colonial-era inspired cocktails, whipped up by our expert bar team, as you revel in the energy of The Dining Room at The Vanderbilt from 3pm - 5pm.
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Christmas in the Mansion | December 24-26, 2021

Celebrate with family-style menus in the glow of The Dining Room at The Vanderbilt on Christmas Eve and Day. Enjoy the holidays filled with celebratory one-of-a-kind experiences as you travel downtown.
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Shuck Yeah Happy Hour | January 1, 2021

In New England, we pride ourselves on the art of the oyster. Come join us for Happy Hour to learn how to shuck oysters like a local. After mastering the art, enjoy oysters grilled or raw with inspired mignonettes full of rich coastal flavors.

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