Princeton Events

There are so many things to see and do in the Princeton area.  Check out our calendar of events below.  If you're looking for a place to stay while in Princeton, check out our great hotels.  We also have a variety of wonderful restaurants and things to do.  There are also a few great annual events in the Princeton area.  Enjoy your visit with us!


12/14/2014 - 12/20/2014

Ongoing Events

"Botanicals Illuminated" NJ Native Species Art at D&R Greenway Exhibition

  • Date(s): 11/14/2014 - 01/09/2015
  • Recurring every week day
  • Times: business hours, business days but call to be sure Galleries Not Rented 609 924 4646
  • Location: D&R Greenway Land Trust, One Preservation Place off Rosedale Road, Princeton NJ 08540
  • Contact: Carolyn Edelmann
  • Phone: (609) 924-4646
  • Admission: free but call to be sure galleries not rented
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D&R Greenway presents Botanicals Illuminated art, beginning Friday, November 14. Art+10, an elite group of Princeton regional artists, created new works on NJ native plants, on D&R Greenway Preserves. Award-winning botanical illustrators are featured in the Upmeyer Room. “Curator’s Choice”, in the Evelyne V. Johnson Room celebrates regional botanical artists, Karen McLean, Carol Sanzalone and Madelaine Shellaby. Botanicals Illuminated is open to view November 14 through January 9, business hours of business days. Meet the artists at their reception Friday, November 14th, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Register for this free festivity at All art is for sale, a percentage supporting D&R Greenway’s preservation and stewardship of New Jersey land.

A Christmas Carol

  • Date(s): 12/05/2014 - 12/28/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Tues-Thurs- 7:30pm; Fri- 8pm; Sat- 3pm & 8pm; Sun- 2pm & 7:30pm
  • Location: McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ
  • Phone: (609) 258-2787
  • Admission: $25-$75
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Bring your family to meet ours and celebrate the season with McCarter’s critically-acclaimed production of Dickens’ classic masterpiece, A Christmas Carol. This timeless story follows Ebenezer Scrooge on magical and transformative journey through past, present, and future as he discovers the true meaning of Christmas and generosity of spirit that embodies the holiday season. Join us for the perennial favorite the New York Times calls “A must-see,” and make this cherished McCarter tradition part of yours!

Find The Holiday Elf 1st Annual Scavenger Hunt

  • Date(s): 12/06/2014 - 12/31/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 12pm-9pm
  • Location: Businesses in Bordentown City, Bordentown City, NJ
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Bordentown City has Holiday Elves hiding in various businesses throughout Town. These Elves carry the clues to help you solve the “Secret” message. HOW TO PLAY: Each Elf will have a word that will help you solve the “Secrete Message.” Your game card will give you clues about the businesses in town that these Elves are hiding in! Figure out who the business is and you will find your Elf! 5 STEPS 1.Match the clue to the business 2.Find the Elf and write the word on game card 3.Solve the “Secret Message” 4.Drop off your game card to Jesters Café and make sure to fill out your contact information so we can notify you if you won Bordentown Bucks! 5.Good Luck & Have Fun FREE TO PLAY! **Game Cards Available for Download and Print as of Dec 6th or can be picked up at Jesters Cafe. December 6th QUESTIONS: EMAIL:

The Nutcracker

  • Date(s): 12/19/2014 - 12/21/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 11/19 2:30pm; 11/20 1pm & 4:30pm; 11/21 1pm & 4:30
  • Location: 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Admission: $32-67
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"The story is familiar, but its magic never grows tiresome—and American Repertory Ballet tells it with a wealth of details," says Robert Johnson of The Star-Ledger American Repertory Ballet presents the annual return of The Nutcracker this holiday season! The lush Victorian-era production features Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score performed with a live orchestra, a cast of over 100 performers, plus beautiful costumes and sets. Director Douglas Martin’s Nutcracker choreography is “a marvel of deliberate grace…filled with bounding energy,” (Robert Johnson, Star-Ledger). American Repertory Ballet’s critically acclaimed dancers will be joined by students from Princeton Ballet School to tell the classic tale of a girl’s magical holiday journey. Photos by George Jones and Leighton Chen.

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Princeton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau
182 Nassau Street, Suite 301
Princeton, NJ 08542
Phone: 609-924-1776