‘Tis the Season! There are so many incredible events in our area to celebrate the holidays. Here’s a list of 10 A-LIST picks:
12/1-1/4: Morven Festival of Trees – Princeton, NJ
What: Morven Museum’s annual Festival of Trees
is a Princeton holiday tradition! Tour the galleries and enjoy the exhibited trees, delightfully decorated by local businesses, garden clubs, and non-profit organizations. Admission is $6. Click here for the full schedule of Morven’s holiday events.
When: December 1 – January 4. Wed-Fri 11-3pm/Sat-Sun 12-4pm. Where: 55 Stockton Street.
12/5: Pennington Holiday Walk /Pennington Office Cider and Cookies – Pennington, NJ
What: Pennington’s 31st annual holiday walk
is tonight! The night begins with with a tree lighting at Howe Commons at 6pm and continues with family friendly events and festivities. And please stop by our Pennington office for some hot apple cider and homemade cookies!
When: December 5th. 6-9pm. Where: Town-wide event and our office is located at 10 South Main Street.
12/5-28: McCarter Christmas Carol – Princeton, NJ
Celebrate the season with McCarter’s critically-acclaimed production of Dickens’ classic masterpiece, A Christmas Carol,
a New York Times
“must-see”, and cherished McCarter tradition. For ticket information visit mccarter.org.
When: December 5th – 28th. Where: McCarter Theater. 91 University Place Princeton, NJ.
12/6: Hopewell Boro Tree Lighting – Hopewell, NJ
What: Join the Hopewell community for the tree lighting, along with Santa, at the Hopewell Fire Department. Carols, hot cider, and hot chocolate provided by the Council of Churches. Tree lighting starts at park across from the Fire Department.When: December 6th. 6pm. Where: Hopewell Fire Department. 4 Columbia Avenue.
12/6: Mill Hill Holiday House tour – Trenton, NJ
What: The 48th annual House Tour is Mill Hill’s signature event and a Trenton tradition. This year’s theme is “City Sidewalks Dressed in Holiday Style, and approximately 15-20 homes in the neighborhood will open their doors for tours.
When: December 6th. 12-5 p.m. Where: The tour begins at Artworks, located at 19 Everett Alley and South Stockton Street.
12/7: Washington Crossing Rehearsal – Washington Crossing, PA
Hundreds of reenactors clad in Continental military dress will row across the Delaware River in three replica Durham boats. The event is a dress rehearsal for the annual Christmas Day reenactment of George Washington’s heroic 1776 crossing of the Delaware, which is widely considered a turning point in the American Revolution. During the dress rehearsal, troops will row across the river in uniform just as they do on Christmas, plus additional activities and demonstrations will take place throughout the historic village. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children age five to 11, and free for those under age five. For additional event info visit Washington Crossing Park
When: December 7th. 10-4pm (Actual crossing at 1pm). Where: 1112 River Road Washington Crossing, PA.
12/13: Cranbury Office Holiday Ornament Craft Day – Cranbury, NJ
What: Come craft! Our Cranbury office is hosting a customer and community appreciation day, and will provide a variety of ornament kits including paint swirling, painted paper, beads and more! Lunch and snacks will be served.
When: December 13th. 1-4pm. Where: 39 N. Main Street.
12/18: Lambertville Menorah Lighting – Lambertville, NJ
What: There will be food, singing, and light. Advance registration is suggested for the event. This event is presented by the Chabad of Hunterdon County. Join Rabbi Eli Kornfeld of Chabad of Hunterdon County at the Menorah in Lambertville’s City Square. Hear the story of Chanukah, enjoy singing, Chanukah Gelt, Latkes, and free Menorahs.
When: December 18th. 7:30pm Where: Corner of Union and Bridge Streets.
12/19: Handel’s Messiah at 7:30 – Princeton, NJ
What: Come hear New Jersey Symphony Orchestra perform Handel’s Messiah resonates freshly each time it is heard, especially so the exhilarating “Hallelujah Chorus.” Musically superb yet deeply emotional, the Messiah is a holiday season must-hear for music lovers everywhere.”
When: December 19th. 7:30pm. Where: Richardson Auditorium. Princeton University. 68 Nassau Street.
12/26: Holiday Trolley Tour – Princeton, NJ
We are very proud to sponsor the iconic, one-hour (heated!) trolley tours led by Mimi O of the Princeton Tour Company, rated the #1 Princeton activity in TripAdvisor, New York Times
and more! All other dates are sold out. $15 per ticket. Please visit PrincetonTourCompany to buy tickets.
When: December 26th. 12-1pm. Where: The trolley tours stop and start at 29 Hulfish Street in front of the fountain.