Scroll To Top

Princeton, NJ Holiday Guide

Welcome to POL’s festive Holiday Feature - a wonderful guide to gift giving ideas, entertaining, and holiday themed entertainment. Look for caterers, invitations, stocking stuffer suggestions, and more. Buy tickets for favorite holiday events like McCarter Theatre's 'A Christmas Carol.' Online donation links, and helpful articles that will get you through the busy season and into the holiday spirit. Ho Ho Holiday!

Hamilton Jewelers


609-683-4200

Make this holiday season a brilliant one with a gift from Hamilton Jewelers. We have something for everyone on your list. Let our gift experts help you find the perfect expression of holiday cheer. We have beautiful hostess gifts to be sure you make a great entrance and many holiday décor items to dress your festive gathering.

From precious gems and diamond jewelry to stunning timepieces, your gift list covered. For over 100 years, Hamilton has been helping clients celebrate this glittering time of year. Visit us at 92 Nassau Street or shop online conveniently at www.hamiltonjewelers.com All purchases include complimentary gift wrapping and shipping. Wishing you a warm and wonderful holiday season. 1-800-5-HAMILTON.

     Accessories     Gifts     Jewelers  

Palmer Square Shops & Restaurants


609-921-2333

Visiting Palmer Square for the Holidays is a tradition in Princeton. Shoppers and diners from far and wide enjoy the festive atmosphere and special events: Tree Lighting: Nov 25., Strolling Holiday Entertainment & Santa: throughout December, and the Annual Menorah Lighting: Dec 27, too name a few.

Local restaurants are serving delicious food and holiday spirits for hungry shoppers and families that need a break from the action in the stores. Shop LOCAL this holiday season on Palmer Square - it will bring a twinkle to the eye and warmness to the heart!

     Gifts     Shopping Centers  

McCarter Theatre


609-258-ARTS(2787)

This holiday season, McCarter is proud to present a reimagined production of Dickens' classic, A Christmas Carol. Follow Ebenezer Scrooge on a magical journey through Christmas past, present, and future and watch as our McCarter artists—joined by ensemble members from the greater Princeton community—bring this story to life all around you with more magic, and merriment than ever before! This exciting new production will usher you into the spirit of the season with all the joy, wonder, and generosity that Scrooge himself discovers. Share the happiness of Dickens' perennial masterpiece and join us in celebrating this new McCarter tradition with your friends and entire family!

Princeton Pro Musica


609.683.5122

On December 11, 2016 at 4:00p.m., Princeton Pro Musica will present Holiday Classics with Trenton Children’s Chorus The program will feature a rich, beautiful suite arranged by Dr. Brandau for chorus and full orchestra of favorite carols, holiday songs, and beloved movements from Handel and Bach’s Christmas music. Tickets are available only through Princeton Pro Musica at www.princetonpromusica.org, by calling (609) 683-5122.

     Holiday Concerts & Shows     Music  

Princeton Symphony Orchestra


609-497-0020

Journey through snow-dusted evergreens in excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker and revel in arrangements of beloved carols performed by the PSO and the Princeton High School Choir! Plus, New Jersey Tap Ensemble returns to dance to the PSO’s performance of Victor Herbert’s March of the Toys.

New this year, choose between an afternoon or evening performance!  4 and 7pm. Performance held at Richardson Auditorium.

     Holiday Concerts & Shows     Music