|The Newport Cultural Center has announced numerous events to help celebrate the holiday season. The annual Memorial Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held on Friday, December 5th at 6 PM. The tree lighting is a festive kickoff to the Christmas season, and will feature a winter hayride, cocoa and cookies, carolers, and holiday music by Bruce Brown. And of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in attendance.
A gingerbread workshop will be held on Saturday, December 6th from 10 to 11:15 AM and again from 11:45 AM to 1 PM. Create a yummy gingerbread man and decorate and design your own personalized gingerbread place mat. This event is for anyone ages two through eight. Sign up early because space is limited.
Join everyone at the Cultural Center to create and decorate Christmas ornaments for your tree and make a festive holiday wreath to hang upon your door on Saturday, December 6th at 10 AM. Everyone age nine and up is welcome.
Have Merry Moosey fun with Lynn Plourde and Russ Cox on Wednesday, December 10th at 4 PM. Join the talented pair for a red-nose-reindeer reading, drawing demonstration, arts and crafts, and light refreshments. Books will be available for sale and signing.
Read a special holiday story and create a holiday centerpiece on Saturday, December 13th at 10 AM. Vickie from the Blooming Barn Flower Shop will assist children as they design their own beautiful holiday centerpiece. Everyone age five and up is welcome.
The Newport Cultural Center invites everyone of all ages to the annual Polar Express pajama party on Thursday, December 18th at 6 PM. Wear you warmest pajamas and settle down with cups of hot chocolate and listen to a reading of Chris Van Allsburg’s holiday favorite The Polar Express. After the reading, make a holiday craft and decorate some yummy cookies. So bring your holiday cheer, and welcome aboard the Polar Express.
To pre-register or for additional information, please contact the Cultural Center at 368-5074 or visit newportculturalcenter.org. The Cultural Center is located at 154 Main Street in Newport.