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Toast to the Festive Season

Pull back the portico curtain and step inside our downtown Gilded Age mansion for festive season celebrations with loved ones. Head to the handsome Dining Room for a delicious three-course, family style Christmas Eve supper curated by our expert culinary team and Executive Chef Tim Caspare. Revel in the energy of the East Coast’s most iconic mansion and explore unforgettable festive experiences in downtown Newport or simply relax fireside in the Parlour as you sip on handcrafted, seasonal cocktails amongst the glow of The Vanderbilt.

  • Inquire about holiday events and pricing at 401.846.6200
  • Several holiday activities require pre-booking, please speak with our Mansion Host to reserve


Join us December 22nd - 25th, 2023


Inquire at 401.846.6200
  • 4:00 – 5:30PM | Mansion Oyster Hour – Start your evening off the Rhode Island way with $2 oysters offered in The Dining Room. Indulge in fresh Rhode Island oysters, shucked before your eyes at our live shucking station. Gather with friends and family to enjoy local oysters, light bites, or an elevated, coastally-inspired dinner in our handsome, wood-paneled dining room. Top it off with a glass of bubbly for a perfect end to the work day.

  • 5:00 – 5:30PM | Tower of Bubbles – Gather in the Library to watch our expert beverage team craft a tower of vintage glass coupes and pop champagne to signal the start of weekend festivities at our Downtown Mansion. 

    • Complimentary for all
  • 5:30 – 6:30PM | Records & Reserves – Meet with our expert beverage team for an intimate wine tasting with a musical bent. Learn the history and tasting notes of one featured wine that will be paired with a vinyl record played on our vintage HMV gramophone in our light-filled Conservatory. For guests wanting to dive more in depth, they can book this as a private tasting experience with Concierge.


Inquire at 401.846.6200
  • 3:00-4:00PM | Punch Bowl Happy Hour – Head to the vibrant Library to watch our expert beverage team create a decadent punch in our cut crystal bowl. Learn about the recipe and technique behind making the perfect punch, and grab a cup to enjoy as you explore our downtown Mansion and revel in the energy of The Vanderbilt’s Christmas weekend festivities.

    • $8 per glass of punch


Inquire at 401.846.6200
  • 1:00 – 5:00pm | Christmas Eve Enchanted Hour in the Mansion — Head to the Parlour and experience an intimate conversation with our Mansion Tarot Reader, Basil. Sit by candlelight and revel in the surprise and delight of a reading from our tarot master, who provides insightful readings with awe inspiring relevancy. After your experience, journey to the bar for a special, off-menu cocktail based on the theme of your reading, be it about love, work or money.

  • 5:00 – 9:00PM | Christmas Eve Supper at the Mansion – Join us for Vanderbilt’s convivial celebration of the festive season. We invite you and your families to gather around the table in the hotel’s handsome fireplace-adorned Dining Room to indulge in a comforting, hearty Christmas Eve supper and Sunday Roast. With a menu featuring tender roast beef, crispy potatoes, roasted carrots, buttery cabbage, and perfectly puffy Yorkshire pudding, the experience will nourish the spirits of visitors to the Mansion.

    • Call 401.846.6200 to reserve | $45 per guest | $85 for two guests | $25 per child. Please inquire about our wine pairings at an additional cost. 


Inquire at 401.846.6200
  • 11:30AM – 6:00PM | Christmas on the Coast – Pull back the portico curtain and step into our alluring Dining Room for Christmas dinner at our Gilded Age mansion. Indulge in a sumptuous three-course, family style supper from our expert culinary team and Executive Chef Tim Caspare and toast to the festive season.

Sunday Roast at the Mansion

To honor the convivial English tradition starting around the time of Henry VIII and remains popular in pubs today, The Vanderbilt’s Sunday Roast nourishes the spirit of all visitors to the mansion. With a goal to ignite the spirit of giving, we will be donating 15% of this signature festive experience to Baby2Baby.

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