Look for lanterns and carolers? Now that’s sure to put you in the Christmas spirit! Also, every Saturday this month, Bannisters Wharf will be hosting events including a tree lighting, chorus groups, a pooch parade, visits by Santa and more. Remember: show your Wharf shops receipt and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine at the Cooke House, unless of course you’re a dude that takes part in “Shop & Shot” men’s night on Mon. Dec. 23. Take a shot at the Cooke House, on the house, with your Bannister’s Wharf receipt (stores open until 8pm that night).
Meanwhile, more than 75 merchants throughout Newport will keep their businesses open until at least 8pm on Thursdays leading up to Christmas (Dec. 5th, 12th & 19th). Enjoy entertainment in various locations on all three nights, plus Viking Tours will provide free trolley service to shuttle shoppers to various parts of the city to shop and dine. Don’t forget the free parking throughout the city, including the Newport Harbor Hotel parking lot.