Rhode Island

Plan Your Holiday: Celebrate on the Scenic Rhode Island Coast

Join the award-winning Ocean House and Weekapaug Inn for festive events this holiday season!

By Ocean House Management Collection

Nov 05 2019

The Ocean House Resort and Spa

Annual Tree Lighting | Ocean House

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Sponsored by Ocean House Management Collection Each year beginning in November, Ocean House and Weekapaug Inn on the scenic Rhode Island coast offer dozens of exciting events to get everyone in the holiday spirit. Whether you’re looking for a child-friendly outing or an exciting date-night idea, there is something for everyone at these historic and charming destinations. Here are a few of our favorite events coming this season. For a complete list, visit www.OceanHouseEvents.com.
Annual Tree Lighting | Ocean House
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Annual Tree Lighting & Christmas Village

November 30, 2019 | 4:00 – 7:00pm

The Tree Lighting Ceremony is an open-to-the-public event to celebrate the holiday season with us at Ocean House on the beautiful Rhode Island coast. Children will help us light the outdoor Christmas tree, and Santa Claus will make his big arrival on a fire truck! Children will have the opportunity to visit with Santa. In our upper parking lot, there will be a holiday village of local purveyors who will be selling holiday items. Complimentary. Guests are asked to bring an unwrapped toy to donate.

Santa Checks In at the Ocean House

December 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22

In the midst of all the magic leading up to Christmas, Santa checks into Ocean House for a bit of rest and enjoyment. Children and their parents are invited to see Santa for a private visit. Children who’ve landed on the Nice List can enjoy personal time with Santa, special photo opportunities and even a special gift to take home. $40 for up to two children per time(plus tax)
Fondue Village | Ocean House
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Fondue Village

December 2019 – March 2020

Following the popularity of last year’s exclusive Fondue Express, the first in-gondola dining experience in North America, Ocean House is expanding the concept with the Fondue Village, featuring three gondolas surrounding a crackling fire pit. The iconic AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five-Star Ocean House resort will unveil the next chapter of its one-of-a-kind winter culinary pop-up experience, bringing good taste and whimsy to New England this December. As part of Relais & Châteaux’s emphasis on Delicious Journeys, Ocean House’s culinary team has created a distinct four-course prix fixe menu with optional Veuve Clicquot champagne pairings. Highlights include a traditional Swiss Raclette; a meat plate of Bresaola, Black Forest ham, cornichons, and pickled vegetables; cheese fondue, and Swiss plum tart with cinnamon ice cream and assorted Christmas cookies. Guests will also receive a collection of Swiss chocolates as a departure gift. Click here for reservations and pricing.

From Vine to Wine: Bubbles

December 7, 2019 | 11:00am – 1:00pm

You don’t need a special occasion to enjoy sparkling wine! Pop open a bottle with us and learn the process of making bubbles with Ocean House’s Center for Wine and Culinary Arts. $65/person (plus tax and gratuity)

Children’s Christmas Tea with Penguins

December 8, 2019 | 3:00 – 5:00pm

Children can enjoy an afternoon of holiday-inspired cheer with family and friends over a proper tea in the ballroom, with some very special penguin guests from nearby Mystic Aquarium. $65/adult, $40/child (plus tax and gratuity)
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Gingerbread House Workshop

December 13, 2019 | 5:30 – 7:30pm

Enjoy an afternoon of holiday-inspired cheer with family and friends constructing gingerbread houses. House structures, assorted decorative candies, frostings, coffee/tea, and soft drinks will be provided for this event. $65/adult, $40/child age 4-11 (plus tax and gratuity)

Feast of Fishes Workshop

December 19, 2019 | 3:30 – 5:30pm

Ever wonder about how to create the traditional Feast of Fishes? Learn the history of this traditional meal and learn how to prepare this feast for the holiday season. Enjoy this special experience in Ocean House’s Center for Wine and Culinary Arts. $75/person (plus tax and gratuity)

Christmas in Song

December 20, 2019 | 5:00 – 6:30pm

Ring in the holiday season with a night of traditional song, bell ringers, readings, and other special activities, all in the charming setting of the Watch Hill Chapel, across the street from Ocean House. Warm up with hot cocoa and cookies after this festive event. Complimentary
Weekapaug Inn
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Feast of Fishes Christmas Eve Dinner at Weekapaug Inn

December 24, 2019 | 5:00 – 8:00pm

A tradition of Italian-American families throughout New England, the Feast of Fishes is a Christmas Eve custom at Weekapaug Inn. Enjoy a sumptuous family-style seafood meal prepared for you by the talented Weekapaug Inn culinary team. With access to some of the freshest seafood and the finest local ingredients, this traditional meal is guaranteed to be anything but ordinary. Take your meal to new heights with specially selected wine pairings for an additional $50. $68/adult, $34/child ages 4-12 (plus tax and gratuity)

New Year’s Eve Gala at the Five-Diamond Ocean House

December 31, 2019 | 7:30pm – 1:00am

What better way to ring in the New Year than with a celebration at the AAA Five-Diamond Ocean House? Enjoy a Havana/Caribbean-inspired celebration, complete with a delicious buffet, live band, and open bar. An elegant, festive and whimsical evening. $185/person (plus tax and gratuity)

A Wonderful Weekapaug Inn New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2019 | 6:30pm

Enjoy a wonderful relaxing New Year’s Eve dinner at the award-winning Weekapaug Inn. From 6:30 to 8:30, cocktails will be available in the Garden Room. Then, indulge in an exceptional five-course tasting menu from 7:00 to 8:30 pm with an optional $50 wine pairing. Finally, have a ball with music and dancing in the Sea Room starting at 8:30, with a petit dessert and coffee buffet. $125/person (plus tax and gratuity)   For people interested in a special seasonal getaway for more than an afternoon or evening, the five-diamond Ocean House and award-winning and charming Weekapaug Inn offer overnight accommodations with complimentary amenities including culinary and wine classes in the Center for Wine and Culinary Arts. Both destinations have convenient airport access and are within an easy drive from major East Coast cities. For reservations and information, call 866.976.7914