The Newport mansions are a stunning marvel year-round, but during the holidays, the historic homes are adorned with twinkling lights and holiday magic, bringing awe and wonder to Rhode Island’s gilded neighborhood.

And for the fourth year, The Breakers Mansion will be a holiday marvel for families to enjoy.

Sparkling Lights at The Breakers returns on November 17th.

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The Breakers Mansion Is a Gilded Age Beauty

“The Breakers was everything a millionaire of the Gilded Age could want in a summer getaway,” said the Preservation Society of Newport County. With its classic Italian palazzo design and boasting the finest American and European craftsmanship, The Breakers is a glimpse into how the other half lived in the 1800s.

The Breakers is the flagship of the Newport Mansions and it has attracted esteemed guests and curious travelers for over 100 years.

It’s hard to imagine how this mansion could be any more beautiful, but when it glistens with holiday lights each season, it’s a remarkable sight.

What to Expect at Sparkling Lights at The Breakers

Friends and families will stroll along a half-mile-long path decorated with hundreds of thousands of holiday lights while music fills the air.

Walk through enchanting tunnels of light and enjoy illuminated displays with a few sparkling surprises along the way.

Holiday treats and adult beverages are available for purchase at the back terrace and The Breakers Welcome Center.

When Is Sparkling Lights at The Breakers?

The Breakers Mansion will officially sparkle on November 17th and continue to glow until December 30th. Five start times are available between 4 pm and 6 pm, and gates close at 6:30 pm.

Sparkling Lights at The Breakers requires a special ticket for a specific date and entry time. A ticket purchase includes an interior tour of the mansion during the same visit.

For event details and to purchase tickets, visit the Preservation Society of Newport County online.

Keep scrolling to take a peek at The Breakers' last holiday season.

See This Historic Newport Mansion Sparkle With Thousands of Holiday Lights

For years several Newport mansions have decorated their stunning interiors with traditional holiday trimmings and towering Christmas trees.
But for the past few winters, one historic home on Ochre Point Ave has lit up their exterior too. See the Sparking Lights of The Breakers this season bigger and brighter than ever.

Gallery Credit: Nancy Hall

30 Things To Do in Newport Any Time of Year

Newport has always been seen as a summer destination. Wealthy New Yorkers used to escape the city in the hotter months for this picturesque seaside spot and the label as a summer vacation destination began.

There are, however, plenty of things to do in this historic town in any season and we've found a few that you may want to try the next time you head to Newport.

Gallery Credit: Nancy Hall

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