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Nutcracker

Nutcracker

Friday, December 13 - Sunday, December 15, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

State Theatre New Jersey

American Repertory Ballet (ARB) returns to The State to perform the beloved classic Nutcracker with Tchaikovsky's magnificent score, stunning sets, thrilling choreography, and a cast of more than 100 performers. Directed by Artistic Director Douglas Martin, ARB will tell the story of a young girl named Clara and how a mysterious gift from her Uncle Drosselmeyer brings about enchanted dreams and fantastical scenes.

Ganon & Gan Katan – Fun and Exciting Sunday Programs for kids ages 3-5

Ganon & Gan Katan – Fun and Exciting Sunday Programs for kids ages 3-5

Sunday, December 15, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Jewish Center, 435 Nassau Street, Princeton

Ganon: 3-4 year olds Sundays Monthly: September – April 9:00am – 11:00am Beginning Sunday, September 15 Open to the Community! TJC Members: FREE Community: $350 for all sessions Gan Katan: 4-5 year olds Sundays Weekly: September – May 9:00am – Noon Beginning Sunday, September 8 Open to the Community! $852 for all sessions Holidays, Shabbat, Bible Stories, Alef-Bet, Music, Ritulas, Art, Song, Games, Snacks Monthly Classes: Sundays 9:30am – 11:00am Open to the Community!

Breakfast with Santa 2019

Breakfast with Santa 2019

Sunday, December 15, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Nassau Inn, Princeton

Join the Nassau Inn in welcoming the most magical man around to the most magical place in town! Santa Clause will be visiting the Nassau Inn on December 15th for two special events. Breakfast seating at 9am and a Brunch seating at 12pm. Enjoy a delicious meal, spend one on one time with the big man himself, and a take a keepsake family photo with Santa. This event WILL sell out!

Family Fun: Gingerbread House & Ornaments

Family Fun: Gingerbread House & Ornaments

Sunday, December 15, 10:00 AM

Sur la Table, Quaker Bridge Mall

Start a new holiday tradition for your whole family by joining us in decorating gingerbread houses! Everyone will enjoy adding tasty and colorful goodies to your gingerbread house to make it the most unique house on the block. Together, we will also bake and decorate a variety of ornaments for you to bring home some of that holiday spirit. Registration required.

Holiday Trolley Tours

Holiday Trolley Tours

Sunday, December 15, 11:00 AM

Palmer Square, 29 Hulfish Street

What’s the best way to see Princeton’s holiday lights and historic sights? Being chauffeured in a warm trolley while an expert guide regales you with fascinating tales, of course! During the wintertime holiday season, these easy, hour-long tours will delight everyone, from old Scrooge to Tiny Tim! They sell out fast, so bring the whole family and book early! Tours run every hour from 11am to 4pm.

Strolling Santa & Holiday Music

Strolling Santa & Holiday Music

Sunday, December 15, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Palmer Square Green

Enjoy holiday music and strolling Santa at Palmer Square!

Sat, Nov 30th Harmonics Quartet
Sun, Dec 1st Jersey Harmony Chorus
Sat, Dec 7th Courtney’s Carolers
Sun, Dec 8th Jersey Harmony Chorus
Sat, Dec 14th Hampton Brass
Sun, Dec 15th Courtney’s Carolers
Sat, Dec 21st Hampton Brass
Sun, Dec 22nd Courtney’s Carolers

Skating On The Square

Skating On The Square

Sunday, December 15, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Palmer Square, Princeton

You’re invited to make lasting memories and start new traditions this holiday season at Palmer Square’s “eco-friendly” outdoor skating rink! Located on Hulfish Street Behind the Nassau Inn Hotel. Open skate from 12-3pm and again from 4-7pm.

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

Sunday, December 15, 1:00 PM

Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College

The Nutcracker preented by Dance Connection. Shows at 1pm & 4pm.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Sunday, December 15, 1:00 PM

Mccarter Theatre

Follow Ebenezer Scrooge on a magical journey through Christmas past, present, and future and watch as our entire community—including 35 members from the greater Princeton area—brings this story to life around you! This annual holiday tradition will usher you into the spirit of the season with all the joy, wonder, and generosity that Scrooge himself discovers. Share the happiness of Dickens' perennial masterpiece and join us in celebrating this McCarter tradition with your friends and entire family. Shows at 1:00pm & 5:30pm.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Sunday, December 15, 3:00 PM

Music Mountain Theatre

Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than happiness. But, on Christmas Eve, he's forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts lead him through his Past, Present and Future. This spectacular adaptation of Dickens' most well-known story proved its staying power with a decade-long run at Madison Square Garden, and a holiday tradition here at Music Mountain Theatre for the tenth year in a row!

Alex & The Kaleidoscope

Alex & The Kaleidoscope

Sunday, December 15, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton

Celebrate the season with local family-favorite musician Alex Mitnick and his fun-loving band, Alex & The Kaleidoscope! What makes the holidays special? Being together with your family, and what better way to spend time together than with a rollicking, super-fun interactive concert for all ages. Winner of the 2015 New York Emmy® for Best Children’s Programming, Alex Mitnick has been entertaining families in the Princeton area for almost 20 years. His sensitivity, humor, and ability to connect with adults and children alike make his shows a wonderful experience for the entire family.

25th Annual Holiday Light Show

25th Annual Holiday Light Show

Sunday, December 15, 5:00 PM

Shady Brook Farm, Yardley

Experience the magic of more than 3 million lights illuminating acres of farmland at Shady Brook Farm’s Holiday Light Show! Encounter whimsical displays and familiar characters as you drive through in the comfort of your own car or enjoy the show on an open air wagon ride (weather permitting). The two mile trail takes about 20 min. to drive through if you’re taking your time to enjoy the sights (on a non-busy night). Warm up with a cup of hot cocoa and cook up s’mores at a toasty bonfire (cocoa, s’mores kits, and more treats available for purchase in the Farm Market.) Visit and have your photo taken with Santa (at the Farm Market) and pick out the perfect Christmas tree while you’re here!

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