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New England by the Numbers: Newport Holiday

New England by the Numbers: Newport Holiday
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1971

year of the first Christmas in Newport festival, which now runs the entire month of December

7,172

carols sung at Astors’ Beechwood Mansion since singing began during Victorian Christmas Tours in 1995. Guests step back in time to 1891, when the Astors entertained like royalty.

3,734

Christmas Tour visitors each season who choose to waltz around the Beechwood ballroom

10,500+

indoor and outdoor lights used to decorate Beechwood each Christmas

138,300

square footage of Cornelius Vanderbilt II’s mansion, The Breakers

3,000

poinsettias used to decorate The Breakers, The Elms, and Marble House during the holiday season, most grown in the Preservation Society of Newport County’s own greenhouses

225

children who told Santa their Christmas wishes last year at Newport’s Santa’s Workshop, held at Easton’s Beach Carousel

Please Note: This article was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

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