Join in the fun and excitement of Newport’s 106th Winter Carnival Pageant!
Fill out and submit
your application by the deadline of
Monday, December 12th!

The Pageant is open to young women who are Juniors and Seniors in the Newport School District as well as all 2nd Graders in Newport District Schools.

Be a part of Newport’s most popular and longest running tradition!

Click HERE for your online application

Red Star Twirlers Return to Newport with
“Fire and Ice!”

Sunday, December 11, 2022
2:00pm at the Newport Opera House
(Not a NOHA production)

To get tickets, call 603-432-9116 or email to reserve your seats for pick up at the door thirty minutes prior to showtime. 

Table seating tickets are $15.00 for adults, $5.00 for age 18 and under and Seniors. 

Open seating is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 under age 18 and seniors. 

In person tickets can be purchased at The Petal Patch, 2 Main Street, Newport. Limited tickets will be sold at the door thirty minutes prior to showtime.

It’s year number forty one since Jim Willey asked for donations of toys or money to provide a Christmas for some families he knew who might need a bit more help. Willey passed away suddenly in 1989 and his family and friends stepped in to keep his pledge to always help others at Christmas. One of those friends was Ron Perra, then sales manager at Dartmouth Motors. He, his family and the Staff all rallied to provide a location for toys to be dropped off and donations made. Together with Willey’s Mom, Rita, and family, that first Christmas without him happened. Fast forward thirty three years and his project has developed into a Program with officers and a Board of Directors with an average of three hundred fifteen children each year.

Willey-Perra is the main source of help at Christmas in the Newport area thanks to the support of churches, civic organizations, businesses and above all, volunteers. To shop for, organize, wrap, pack and distribute more than one thousand gifts takes many volunteers.  Willey’s family is still very much involved. His sister, Gina, is Vice President, handling Public Relations. Each year, she brings her Red Star Productions Baton Twirlers to the Newport Opera House in December for a holiday gala suited to all ages.

This year, The Red Stars, now 2022 National Show Team Champions, will perform Sunday, December 11 for a 2:00 matinee. The show, featuring a cast of fifteen, ages 3-23, is titled “Fire and Ice.” Holiday favorites from “Frozen” to “ White Christmas” will get the audience in the holiday spirit. This year’s show will have a new twist, however. If you ever wondered what Santa and the Elves do between January and November, besides making toys, The Red Stars will show you. Set up for this year’s show will have another new twist; table seating to create a dinner- theatre atmosphere. There will still be theatre and balcony seating. With this new time and atmosphere, it is expected to sell out. 

The Newport Area Chamber of Commerce &
The Newport Opera House Association



Friday & Saturday,
January 27th & 28th, 2023


The Opera House stage sparkles with Newport’s finest dancing contestants, each vying for the winner’s trophy!

A winning couple will be chosen each night so be sure to vote for your favorites!

Tickets are on sale now!  New this year – PREMIUM SEATING!