December 8, 2019 Christmas in Newport TRIP IS NOW FULL
December 8 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
TRIP IS NOW FULL
Christmas in Newport
Meeting Location: Newport Gateway Transportation and Visitor Center
23 America’s Cup Ave
Newport, RI 02840
Date: Sunday December 8, 2019
Time: 9:00 am
Trip leader: Les Barton
Contact information: Cbmiata@verizon.net or (508) 725-9045
Join us as we get in the holiday spirit and tour a couple of Newport’s historic mansions. The mansions will be beautifully decorated. With many Christmas Trees, thousands of fresh flowers, evergreens, and Victoria era decorations. See what Christmas has like for the wealthy few during America’s gilded age. We will plan on visiting the Breakers, and Marble House.
As most of our Miatas have started their long winters nap this is not a driving trip. We will meet at the Newport Visitor Center. There is free parking in the garage behind the center. An all day Trolley pass can be purchased at the center for $6.00 per person. The trolley will take us to the mansions and back to the center. We have a 2:00 lunch reservation at the Red Parrot which is a short walk along the waterfront from the visitor center.
I was only able to make lunch reservations for 30 people. So, if you are interested in joining us please let me know has soon as possible. Tickets for the mansions can be purchased in advance on line at www.Newportmassions.org or that day at the mansions. The cost to tour two mansions is $32.00 per person.
Ugly Christmas Sweater
If you have an ugly Christmas sweater hanging in the back of your closet (and I know you do), or have a new one you want to show off before Christmas day, then please ware it. At lunch we will take a quick opinion poll on the ugliest sweater. The winner, or loser depending your opinion, will win a small prize. So get in the spirit and ware that ugly sweater.