• Holidays by the Sea

    Each year the Newport County Chamber of Commerce encourages people
    to shop, stay, dine and explore locally during the holiday season with the Holidays by the Sea campaign.

    For additional information on holiday happenings in the Greater Newport area visit Discover Newport and Christmas in Newport.

  • Holidays by the Sea
  • Holidays by the Sea Kick-Off Nov. 25 2019
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      Owner & founder of Liberty Donuts, Sean Napolitano
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      Director of Sales at Preservation Society of Newport County, Cynthia O’Malley
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      RI District Director of U.S. Small Business Administration, Mark Hayward
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      RI Secretary of State, Nellie Gorbea
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      Senator District 12, Louis DiPalma
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      Newport City Councilor, Lynn Ceglie
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      Executive Director of Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce, Erin Donovan-Boyle
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      Owner & founder of Liberty Donuts, Sean Napolitano (aka George Washington)
  • Press Conference & Community Gathering - Monday, November 25 at 10:00 a.m. 

    Join the local business community along with state & local government officials for a press conference & community gathering at Liberty Donuts. This event will serve as a kick-off for the holiday shopping season. The Chamber will distribute Shop Small branded tote bags, doormats and more to support merchants Small Business Saturday and Shop Small efforts (while supplies last).

    Window Decorating Contest

    All Chamber Members are welcome to join the fun and enter our first ever Holidays By The Sea Window Contest. Any business with a front window, lobby, entrance, etc. may enter. All contestants will be listed in the special December Holidays By The Sea edition of the Member Exchange, going out to full Membership on Wednesday, December 4th.

    All businesses who enter are encouraged to offer raffles, music, refreshments, etc. on December 12th and welcome the contest judges and community to check out their festive, seasonal decor! Register here to participate by December 2.

    Winner of the Holidays by the Sea Window Contest was Wish Newport

    Participating Businesses

    • Empire Tea & Coffee, Broadway
    • Empire Tea & Coffee, Bellevue Ave.
    • The General Store
    • A Christmas to Remember
    • Newport Marriott
    • St. Clare Newport
    • The Newport Mansions Store
    • Wish Newport
    • Wag Nation


    Radio Feature

    Join the Chamber on the “Talk of the Town”, our weekly radio show on 1540AM WADK! Throughout November & December we will feature local businesses that have exciting things to share this holiday season. Live on air interviews take place each Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the following dates: December 5 • December 12 • December 19. Availability is limited. Send an email to Blakeley Andersen if you are interested in participating.

    Calendar of Events

    Do you have special events happening at your business this holiday season? Login to your account to submit events that are happening at your business!

  • Holiday Member Exchange