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Winter Break Camp at Gymland!

Winter Break Camp at Gymland!

Friday, December 27, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Gymland School of Gymnastics

Our campers will get the chance to do gymnastics, participate in group games, create arts and craft activities, zoom down the zip line, and enjoy inflatable MORPHY! Half Day AM: 9:00am – 12:00pm or Half Day PM 12:30pm – 3:30pm or Full Day 9:00am - 3:30pm.

Preserving the PInelands: Albert Horner's Portraits of a National Treasure

Preserving the PInelands: Albert Horner's Portraits of a National Treasure

Friday, December 27 - Saturday, January 11, 9:00 AM - 4:45 PM

New Jersey State Museum

“Preserving the Pinelands: Albert Horner’s Portraits of a National Treasure,” a new exhibition opens Saturday, October 12. The exhibition features images by photographer Albert Horner which capture the quiet beauty and intimate landscapes of New Jersey’s Pinelands National Reserve. A number of artifacts and scientific specimens from the Museum’s collections help tell some of the stories of the land, animals, people and industries that make this unique area a state and national treasure. “Preserving the Pinelands” will be on view through June 28, 2020 in the East Gallery on the Museum’s on the first floor.
Princeton Playspace Open Play

Princeton Playspace Open Play

Friday, December 27, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Princeton Playspace, 745 Alexander Road, Princeton

Come play at Princeton Playspace’s state-of-the art indoor playground – the best in Central New Jersey! It’s 5,000 square feet of fun for children and adults! We pride ourselves on our cleanliness and friendliness! Princeton Playsapce was designed to support your child’s development every step of the way. We have activities ranging from active play to pretend play in order to keep your children entertained all day. This includes a jungle gym, pretend town, train table, construction area, infant/toddler area and more! In the words of Albert Einstein, "play is the highest form of research".

Kids' 2-Day Winter Series

Kids' 2-Day Winter Series

Friday, December 27, 10:00 AM

Sur la Table, Quaker Bridge Mall

"Play with your food,” said no parent ever. Until now! For two, fun-filled days, your favorite kitchen helper will get plenty of hands-on practice—baking and decorating a layered cake with the sugar cookies and marbled chocolate dipped strawberries they prepared in class. We’ll cover essential techniques and give kids a great foundation for a lifetime of baking. Classes run about two hours each and last for two consecutive days. Young chefs will bake, design and decorate their own cake which they'll take home along with a packet of recipes. Designed for kids ages 7-11, this series will make your little chef more competent and confident in the kitchen. Please note: This series is only available as a two-day series. No single day enrollments. Registration required.

Patriots Week Planetarium Sky Talks

Patriots Week Planetarium Sky Talks

Friday, December 27, 10:30 AM

New Jersey State Museum

Commemorate Patriot’s Week with a visit to the New Jersey State Museum’s state-of-the-art Planetarium. All shows (except laser shows) will include a demonstration of the sky set to December 25, 1776. Learn about the constellations and planets that occupied the sky when George Washington crossed the Delaware!

Planetarium

Planetarium

Friday, December 27, 10:30 AM

New Jersey State Museum

Soar into space in the New Jersey State Museum's Planetarium! The Planetarium regularly premiers new and exciting shows for a variety of ages that feature state-of-the-art Full DomeVideo. Featured shows: 10:30am - Season of Light; 11:30am - Laser Holiday Magic; 1:30pm - CapCOM Go!

Tiger Tales

Tiger Tales

Friday, December 27, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cotsen Children's Library, Princeton University

You're invited to join us at our very special, very interactive story time. We begin with a picture book and end with a creative hands-on project to take home! Note: This program is run on a first-come, first-served basis and has restrictions on class size and age range.

Winter Break Maker Space

Winter Break Maker Space

Friday, December 27, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

New Jersey State Museum

Visit the Museum during Winter school break and get crafty! A different free project will be offered each day (Dec. 24, 26 & 27) from 11 am to 2 pm in the Museum's Imagination Studio.

Teens' 2-Day Winter Series

Teens' 2-Day Winter Series

Friday, December 27, 1:00 PM

Sur la Table, Quaker Bridge Mall

"Play with your food,” said no parent ever. Until now! For two, fun-filled days, your favorite kitchen helper will get plenty of hands-on practice—baking and decorating a celebration cake with the macarons and marbled chocolate dipped strawberries they prepared in class. We’ll cover essential techniques and give kids a great foundation for a lifetime of baking. Classes run about two hours each and last for two consecutive days. Young chefs will bake, design and decorate their own cake which they'll take home along with a packet of recipes. Designed for ages 12 and older, this series will make your teen more competent and confident in the kitchen. Please note: This series is only available as a two-day series. No single day enrollments. Registration required.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Friday, December 27, 2:00 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 2pm & 7:30pm.

Skating On The Square

Skating On The Square

Friday, December 27, 4:00 PM - 7:00 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.

25th Annual Holiday Light Show

25th Annual Holiday Light Show

Friday, December 27, 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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