Christmas at The Breakers
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to experience Christmas at the Breakers in Newport. A few years ago I toured some of the mansions during the summer and they were unbelievable, as expected! So when I heard there were holiday evenings every Saturday in December, I knew I needed to see it!
On Saturday night, we drove the hour and a half to Newport and grabbed dinner at a small Irish pub called the Fastnet Pub. We walked around for a bit before in the bitter cold but every restaurant had an insane wait! Thankfully Fastnet had an open table. Buffalo wings, burgers, fries, and Magners Pear were definitely what we needed to start the night off right.
More than We Imagined
When we finally made it to the Breakers, it was more than we imagined. The Great Hall was filled with beautifully decorated Christmas trees, large kissing balls hanging from the ceiling, and centered by an entire tree made from poinsettias! An all male a cappella group called Vocal Revolution and a piano player were the entertainment for the evening.
Every room was decorated for Christmas with trees, lights, candles, and fresh flowers. We made our way throughout the entire mansion and read about each room’s individual facts. Of course I grabbed photos in multiple rooms, the detailing is indescribable, every piece is so ornate. Each room is covered in marble, silk, gold, and alabaster. I stood in awe once we were in the dining room. Imagine sitting at a table for 34 every night for dinner?!
By the end of the night we made it to the gift shop, of course! I picked up some candy, a gift for a friend, and a little gingerbread ornament for the tree! The night was well worth it and I plan to make some day trips this summer to see more of the mansions.
Have you ever experienced the Newport mansions or Christmas at the Breakers? I would highly recommend it!