Newport is ranked as the ninth best place in the U.S. to visit for Christmas.
The website Trips to Discover says the the city's Gilded Age mansions decorated for the season are the perfect mix of opulence and Christmas magic.
It also notes the Illuminated Boat Parade in the harbor, which is set for this Friday night.
The website says Christmas in Newport also features concerts, tree lightings, craft fairs and candlelit house tours.
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