This time of year is simply magical, but it can often be drowned out by the stress this season can often bring as well. In order to keep the holiday spirit alive, we suggest you and your family step away from the shopping websites and enjoy these holiday experiences together instead. They’ll create beautiful, lasting memories that are worth much more than anything that comes in a box. And yes, that includes your new flatscreen. See our top holiday events below.
Holiday Events Around Mercer County:
Gingerbread Decorating & Skating with Santa
10 Palmer Square, Princeton
When: December 14th, 10:00am
Take the family and get creative with some gingerbread cookies. Afterwards you can skate off the extra sugar with Santa on the new eco-friendly iceskating rink (located on Hulfish Street behind Nassau Inn).
Holiday Pops Concert
Princeton Symphony Orchestra
68 Nassau Street, Princeton
When: December 14th, 3pm & 6pm
Love Christmas music? This concert features tap-dancing toy soldiers and beautiful seasonal music capped by a festive sing-along with the Princeton High School Choir.
A Christmas Carol
McCarter Theatre, Yankee Doodle Tap Room
When: December 18th, 5pm
A Christmas Carol is playing all month long at McCarter, but we're listing this date because you get to enjoy a special 3-course meal at the historic Yankee Doodle Tap Room along with it. See link for details on tickets and locations.
Pajama Storytime: The Night Before Christmas
55 Stockton Street, Princeton
When: December 20th, 5:30pm
Stroll across the lawn to Morven’s Stockton Education Center for a new family tradition: snack and holiday stories, music, and sing-a-long with Mrs. Claus. Award-winning illustrator Gennady Spirin will be on hand for a book signing following the reading and sing-a-long. Bring your favorite blanket for this special holiday event.
Performed by the American Repertory Ballet
Various Dates & Locations (see link above for details)
American Repertory Ballet brings the beloved classic Nutcracker to the stage with Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, thrilling choreography and cast of more than 100. A perfect holiday treat this season!