We all love a good holiday photo, and with all the beautiful decor around Princeton, grabbing the perfect one won’t be hard. No need for a professional photographer here. Just grab your phone, maybe a selfie stick and head to these top photo ops around town that look straight out of a postcard. Then send the photo to those you love, or post it on Instagram to spread the love even more. Happy Holidays!

Palmer Square

If you haven’t been, Palmer Square is basically a Hallmark movie come to life. We love simply walking around and soaking in the holiday decorations. Be sure to check out the Christmas tree in the center of the square, Nassau Inn, the holiday village at Thomas Sweet while also enjoying live holiday entertainment every Saturday and Sunday until December 19th!

A woman posing in a holiday outfit in palmer square

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


Princeton University

If you’ve been following us then for sure you’ve seen lots of beautiful photos from the university. No matter how many times we’ve frolicked around there, we always end up finding something new and beautiful to cherish. It’s an architect’s delight and a place of inspiration for all. We can’t put out a list of top photo spots without listing this one. View our Insider’s Guide to PU here.

Red flowers on a stone wall with Princeton university in the background

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


Eco-Friendly Ice Skating Rink

Heading back to Palmer Square, one item in particular that is not only fun to do with your family, but would be a great holiday card is the outdoor synthetic Glice skating rink. Afterwards hop on over to Yankee Doodle Tap Room to enjoy a hot cocoa looking out above the rink. Click here for details, including their special holiday hours.

Kids and families enjoying the Palmer Square Ice Rink

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


Morven Museum

Morven is the former residence of Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Two centuries and 11 families later, Brendan T. Byrne was the last governor to call the Princeton mansion home. The mansion is now a historical landmark and is currently hosting the Festival of Trees, an annual highlight of the holiday season showcasing a juried collection of trees and mantles displayed throughout the museum’s galleries, upstairs and down. Tickets required! Reserve them here.

The exterior of Morven Museum illuminated with holiday decor in the evening

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


MarketFair Mall

While you may be thinking the mall isn’t the best place for a photo, you’d be surprised at all the magic they added to their decor. They feature beautifully decorated trees throughout the mall, some fun selfie spots and have a holiday setup for Santa photos to help you and your little ones get a fun and safe picture with the big guy. Click this link to make your reservation with Santa!

MarketFair Mall

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



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