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Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Newport on the Levee to Host “Light Up the Levee” on Saturday, November 20

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Newport on the Levee is getting into the ho-ho-holiday spirit as the mixed-use destination prepares to ring in the most wonderful time of year with Light Up the Levee, Santa’s House on the Levee, a Small Business Saturday shopping experience and Menorah Lights on the Levee. Starting Saturday, November 20, through Thursday, December 23, the Levee will be transformed into a winter wonderland from The Gallery to Aquarium Plaza to Bridgeview Box Park and beyond. 

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"'Tis the season to bring the community together to celebrate the magic of the holidays while also supporting our retailers and restaurants," said Sally Fisk, Newport on the Levee marketing manager. "We love any opportunity to spread joy and make new memories with our neighbors. This year’s Light Up the Levee will be bigger and better than ever, and we’re counting down the days until it arrives."

Newport on the Levee’s 2021 holiday happenings

Light Up the Levee | Saturday, November 20 – Enjoy merry new experiences during the annual holiday tradition on the riverfront. From noon to 5 p.m., guests are invited to explore The Gallery and enjoy family friendly activities, including balloon artists, face-painting, holiday stilt walkers, jugglers, a live DJ, and giant, interactive games. Bridgeview Box Park will also be activated from noon to 5 p.m. with a live DJ, a holiday photo opportunity, and food and beverage specials. The official tree lighting ceremony, hosted by local media personality Kathrine Nero, will begin at 5 p.m. in Aquarium Plaza with a live performance from the Southern Gateway Chorus, followed by music from the Clyde Brown Band. At 6 p.m., Santa will arrive and join Nero to light the tree and welcome in the season with fireworks. Afterwards, the Clyde Brown Band will return to the stage to keep the party going with festive tunes until 7 p.m.

Newport on the Levee's annual tree lighting celebration is scheduled for Saturday, November 20.

Santa House on the Levee | November 21 to December 23 – Santa Claus is coming to town, and he’s making a stop at the Levee to take photos with everyone on the nice list. Appointment bookings are now open and can be made

Shop Local on the Levee | Saturday, November 27 – Save the date! To celebrate the collection of small, locally owned businesses at the Levee, the destination will host a special shopping event on Small Business Saturday. Details to come.

Menorah Lights on the Levee | Sunday, November 28 – Visit the Levee to join in the festival of lights and celebrate the first night of Hannukah with a Menorah Lighting ceremony hosted in partnership with Northern Hills Synagogue.

To keep guests warm throughout the cold weather seasons, the Levee has installed an enclosed tent over Bridgeview Box Park that will remain in place until next spring. Additional seasonal experiences hosted by retailers and restaurants at the Levee will be announced soon.

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