Newport Retailers Launch “Holiday Shop & Stroll”

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Newport is serious about shopping local this holiday season

Over 70 retailers in Newport and Middletown are participating in the Cities by the Sea Holiday Shop & Stroll to encourage the community to support small businesses for their holiday gift shopping.

On Every Thursday this month, participating retailers will be open until 8:00 p.m. and offer exclusive discounts when you shop with the official “Cities by the Sea Holiday Shop & Stroll” tote bag.

You can buy the tote bag for $5.00 at the Newport County Chamber of Commerce or at the retailers below:

  • Custom House Coffee (Middletown)
  • Island Books (Newport & Middletown)
  • Clements’ Market (Newport)
  • Bowen’s Wharf Welcome Center (Newport)
  • Team One (Newport)
  • Papers (Newport)

The proceeds from the tote bag will benefit the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center and Child & Family Services.

If you don’t feel like gift wrapping all of your purchases, stop by gift wrapping stations set up at the Seamen’s Church Institute sponsored by the Newport County Chamber of Commerce and Blackstone Caterers. The first gift will be wrapped for free and all proceeds from gift wrapping will benefit the Seamen’s Church Institute.

There will also be a free shuttle sponsored by the Hyatt Regency Newport Hotel & Spa that will run throughout the evening. It will start at the Stillwater Spa at the Hyatt, continue to Washington Square, down Thames Street and America’s Cup, then to lower Thames Street, up Narragansett Avenue, onto Spring Street, Dearborn Street, Bellevue Avenue, Touro Street, and end at Washington Square.


Here’s a peek at some of the awesome deals to check out:

Alex + Ani– $5 off King’s Crown and Scarlet Luminary bracelets; free gift with a purchase of $75 or more

Be Dazzled– 15% off entire purchase

Chace N’ Lulu– Shoppers can win up to 60% off a purchase at checkout

Diego’s + Wharf Pub-Buy $100 worth of gift certificates in any denomination, get an extra $25 free


Helly Hansen– 20% discount

International Tennis Hall of Fame– $10 gift card for every $75 purchase

Michael Hayes– Mystery discount of 10%, 15%, or 20% off any one full price item and complimentary gift wrapping

Sara Campbell– 10% off one item of greatest value

1979389_10152902977028745_3836156507152529426_oTo stay updated on the Cities by the Sea Holiday Shop & Stroll, like the Shop, Stay, Dine Explore Newport Facebook page, join the Facebook event and follow @ShopNewportRI on Twitter.

Check out the complete list of offers and retailers on the Newport County Chamber of Commerce website.