Tree Lighting Ceremony


Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 7, 2019! It will be another great day in Newport as we kick off the holiday season with the Tree Lighting Ceremony from 5 pm to 6 pm. We invite you to partake in free refreshments beginning at 4:30 pm!

Performances of Christmas Classics

  • Innovation
  • Newport Elementary School Chorus

Readings and Greetings

  • Newport Mayor Mary Hetrick
  • Master of Ceremonies Glenn Holliman

The Tree!

  • Lighting of the tree by Santa Claus high above the square on the Newport Fire Company ladder truck

Refreshments Starting at 4:30 pm

  • Hot dogs courtesy of the Newport Lions Club
  • Cookies donated by area churches
  • Popcorn and hot chocolate courtesy of Newport Revitalization and Preservation Society

Children's Craft

Children are invited to make a festive headband!

Photo Opportunities

  • Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for photos after the tree lighting
  • Grab your friends and family to pose behind our giant vintage postcard-inspired Newport photo frame!

PLEASE NOTE – in the event of rain/snow, this event will be held from 5 pm to 6 pm on Sunday, December 8th. The date change will be announced by 10 am on Saturday.

Thank you to everyone who participants in this event!

Questions? Send an e-mail to NRPS at