Right now we are living through photos, especially since we are keeping our distance from many of those we hold dear. With social media being one of the main ways we all still connect with each other, we thought we would list the top photo ops around Princeton, especially since it was voted one of 2020’s top Christmas destinations that look straight out of a postcard. (We can’t deny that!). So grab a selfie stick or the people in your household, and take a photo to celebrate all that we do have this year. Then send it to those you love, or post it on Instagram to spread the love even more.

See below for our top 5 spots!

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, along with the live holiday entertainment every Saturday and Sunday until December 20th!

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.

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.

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.

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

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



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’ve partnered with the West Windsor Arts Center, West Windsor Community Farmer’s Market and the Princeton Area Junior Woman’s Club to feature beautifully decorated trees throughout the mall representing just a small amount of need in our community. In addition, they’re doing Santa photos for you and your little ones to still get a fun and safe picture with the big guy.

A woman posing in front of the big christmas tree at marketfair

Photo via https://www.instagram.com/kimda0404/



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