Living Room with roaring fire and cocktails
Living Room with roaring fire and cocktails

Holidays at The Vanderbilt

Downtown for the Holidays

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Pull back the portico curtains to revel in the energy of our stylish social hub throughout the holiday season. Step within the handsome navy blue-cloaked walls of the cozy Dining Room for indulgent feasts inspired by New England fare with a twist. Stop by the Mezzanine for an imaginative libation and a Tarot Card reading into the unknown. Pick up a shaker and learn how to craft cocktails that celebrate the rich history and allure of our Downtown Mansion and the charm of Newport. Holidays on the coast await.

  • Inquire about events at 833.242.8850

Exclusive Events

Each holiday celebration at The Vanderbilt is a gift of treasured memories.
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Cocktails Through the Ages

November 26, December 24 & 30, 2021

Learn how to make cocktails that celebrate the rich history and allure of our Downtown Mansion and the charm of Newport. Make one classic Colonial-era cocktail inspired by the favorite libations of our founding fathers, one Gilded Age cocktail from the time of Alfred Vanderbilt and one signature cocktail from our current menu that embodies the fresh flavors of the coast with an updated nuance of mixology.

  • $100 per guest | 1-hour class
  • 3:30-4:30 PM
  • Hosted at The Bar at The Vanderbilt
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Tower of Bubbles - Champagne Hour

November 26, December 24 & 31, 2021

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 as we await the arrival of ole Kris Kringle.

  • 5-6 PM
  • Complimentary
  • Hosted at The Bar at The Vanderbilt
December 24 & 31, 2021

Sit by candlelight and revel in the surprise and delight of a reading from a local tarot master, who provides insightful readings with awe inspiring relevancy. Learn more about the metaphysical world beyond as you sip on a Mint Julep or Pimm's Cup dreamed up by our Chief Cocktail Curator, Maxwell Britten.

  • 5-8 PM
  • 30-Minute Reading, $95 per guest | 60-Minute Reading, $145 per guest
  • Hosted on The Mezzanine

Christmas tree in hotel lobby
Christmas tree in hotel lobby

Christmas on the Coast | December 23-26, 2021

Revel in Christmas cheer for a traditional feast hosted in The Dining Room at The Vanderbilt. Enjoy a pre-set menu amongst the deep blue walls of our reimagined dining room as you relax in a plush club chair and enjoy a series of dishes and cocktails inspired by classic New England fare with a fresh take.

  • Cocktails Through the Ages Class
  • Tower of Bubbles
  • Decorated Christmas Trees
  • Winter Activity Offerings
  • Seasonal Menus in The Dining Room
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The Vanderbilt Lobby
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Dining experience

Ring in the New Year | December 31, 2021-January 1, 2022

The Vanderbilt is the modern and stylish destination of Newport. Each holiday is filled with grandeur and festive delight, and New Year's Eve is no exception. Feel the bubbles of our Champagne Tower tickle your nose before toasting the New Year looking out on the fireworks of Newport.

  • Cocktails Through the Ages
  • Tower of Bubbles
  • The Enchanted Hour
  • Winter Activity Offerings
  • Seasonal Menus in The Dining Room
tarrot card reader at Vanderbilt
Fireworks over the Newport harbor

One-of-a-Kind Holiday Adventures

Spend your escape in the mansion and beyond exploring the wonders of Newport. From a sailboat ride on the idyllic Narragansett Bay to learning about the time-honored tradition of Scrimshaw, or spending cocktail hour on a plush velvet sofa in the reimagined Mezzanine for an insightful tarot reading, curate your time on the coast.