We could all use a little holiday cheer, right? We are still bringing it to you this year, and these happenings will bring more joy than a Hallmark movie will! From entire farms filled with holiday lights, to gingerbread displays to ice skating in the square. We are making sure you enjoy all the magic that the holidays bring.

Morven Museum Festival of Trees

55 Stockton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540


Open: Wednesday - Sunday, 10am - 4pm, closed 1pm - 1:30pm for cleaning

Festival of Trees is an annual highlight of the holiday season showcasing a juried collection of trees and mantles displayed throughout the museum’s galleries, upstairs and down. This year’s Festival opens earlier and stays open even longer into 2021! 

A Holiday Tree on display during the Festival of Trees at the Morven Museum in Princeton

Photo via https://www.instagram.com/morvenmuseum/


Shady Brook Farm Holiday Light Show

931 Stony Hill Road, Yardville, PA 19067

Open: Nightly from 5pm - 10pm (tickets required!)

Shady Brook Farm’s spectacular Holiday Light Show features more than 3 million lights illuminating acres of farmland. 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).

Holiday Light Show at Shady Brook Farm near Princeton

Photo via https://www.instagram.com/shadybrookfarm/


Palmer Square’s Eco-Friendly Outdoor Skating Rink

Hulfish Street behind the Nassau Inn Hotel, Princeton

Open: Thursday, 4pm - 7pm; Saturday - Sunday, 12pm - 3pm & 4pm - 7pm

One of our favorite winter activities is ice skating, which is why we’re very excited about the return of Palmer Square’s ice skating rink this month! What makes it eco friendly? The “ice” is a high-quality synthetic material called Glice, which is a unique non-refrigerated skating surface that performs like ice but requires none of complex compressors, piping, water, refrigerant and power of a conventional ice rink.  Read more here. The added addition of the rink being outside so we can fully embrace the beauty of this season makes it that much more special.

Eco Friendly Outdoor Skating Rink at Palmer Square in Princeton

Photo via https://www.instagram.com/palmersquare/


Thomas Sweet Chocolate Holiday Village Display

29 Palmer Square West, Princeton, NJ 08542

Thomas Sweet Chocolate is proud to welcome their official Holiday Village window display this holiday season! Designed by lighting designer and employee of Thomas Sweet Cameron Filepas, families far and from will be able to indulge in the beauty of this stunning village from November 27th-January 6th. This is surely something you do not want to miss.

Holiday Village in the display window of Thomas Sweet Chocolate in Princeton

Photo via https://www.instagram.com/thomassweetchocolates/


Palmer Square

Starting at 3 Palmer Square, Princeton, NJ 08542

Every weekend in Palmer Square enjoy live holiday music, carolers, and Santa strolling around here and there! Be sure to visit the tree located in the center of the square!

Holiday lights and decorations on display at Palmer Square in Princeton

Photo via https://www.instagram.com/palmersquare/



If you haven’t gotten your Christmas tree yet, check out Mercer’s tree farms here!