New England by the Numbers: Newport Holiday
year of the first Christmas in Newport festival, which now runs the entire month of December
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.
Christmas Tour visitors each season who choose to waltz around the Beechwood ballroom
indoor and outdoor lights used to decorate Beechwood each Christmas
square footage of Cornelius Vanderbilt II’s mansion, The Breakers
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
children who told Santa their Christmas wishes last year at Newport’s Santa’s Workshop, held at Easton’s Beach Carousel