Colony House, Washington Square. Victorian Santa and Mrs. Claus are coming to Newport! The historic Colony House serves as the perfect backdrop to your professional photo with a nineteenth century St. Nick. The family admission ticket includes a photo by renowned children's photographer Ashley Richer; photos will be emailed to participants after the event. Families can enjoy a "kid's tour" of the Colony House's second floor to view the nineteenth century courtroom and an 1801 portrait of George Washington painted by Gilbert Stuart. Hot cocoa from Empire Tea + Coffee will be available. Join the team from Cutie Curls for a kid's Christmas craft to take home and enjoy. A modest fee covers this hands-on activity. To help celebrate the 200th anniversary of Clement C. Moore's famous poem, the first thirty families who register will receive a free copy of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas! Advance tickets are required as space is limited. $40/family, or $35 for Newport Historical Society members and military families. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistory.org.