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Events for Saturday December 29, 2018

Planetarium Shows - New Jersey State Museum

Saturday December 29, 2018
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

205 West State Street, Trenton - 609-292-3170 -

Shows every hour about history, science, and more. Holiday laser show at 1 p.m. Visit website for full schedule.

Battle of Trenton Reenactment - Patriots Week

Saturday December 29, 2018
11:00 AM

Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack Street, Trenton - 609-396-1776 -

Watch reenactors portray the soldiers who fought during the Battle of Trenton. Free. Entrance onto museum grounds $5.

“The Trouble with Trenton” Children’s Puppet Show - Two Showtimes

Saturday December 29, 2018
12:00 PM

Get the children involved first-hand with Washington's victory in Trenton with the exciting, interactive puppet show "The Trouble with Trenton"! This "mini" historical look at an amazing piece of our history is presented with marionettes and rod puppets - and lots of help from the audience! Watch the battle unfold before your eyes, and see the action as it has never been seen before. Show includes live music, large puppets and props, and plenty of "revolting" action. This event is hosted by the Old Barracks Museum and presented by Tuckers' Tales Puppet Theater.

The puppet show will take place on Saturday, December 29 at 12 PM and 2 PM, in between the Battles of Trenton reenactments. This free event takes place at Hanover Street Plaza, on the corner of West Hanover Street and North Warren Street, just a block off of East State Street.

The Old Barracks Museum is located at 101 Barrack Street, Trenton, NJ. Parking for the event is free, close, and plentiful, available in the small lot next to the museum as well as the lot next to The War Memorial. The puppet shows are free to the public, and entrance onto the museum grounds is $5 per person (children 5 and under are free).

For more information call 609-396-1776 or visit This event is hosted by the Old Barracks Museum and is part of Patriots Week, a week-long celebration of Trenton's revolutionary history. Visit for more information on this and other events.

Hogmanay! - 1719 William Trent House Museum

Saturday December 29, 2018
1:00 PM

15 Market Street, Trenton - 609-989-3027 -

Traditional Scottish New Year's celebration featuring bagpipes, traditional treats, and a bonfire. Free. Unveiling of a new interpretive sign by Crossroads of the American Revolution precedes celebration at 12:30 p.m.

Illia Barger - BSB Gallery

Saturday December 29, 2018
1:00 PM

143 East State Street, Trenton - -

Painter and Muralist Illia Barger discusses the historic murals she has created throughout Trenton.

Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn - Paper Mill Playhouse

Saturday December 29, 2018
1:30 PM

1:30 and 7pm

Nov 21 - Dec 30

In this musical based on the beloved Bing Crosby/Fred Astaire film, Jim Hardy leaves behind the hustle and bustle of showbiz for a quiet life on a Connecticut farm. Jim’s agrarian efforts are a flop, but things start looking up when he falls for a talented schoolteacher, and together they infuse their sleepy rural setting with some Broadway razzle-dazzle. Fresh from a Broadway run, this heartwarming, toe-tapping production features more than 20 classic songs from the Berlin catalog, including “Easter Parade,” “Cheek to Cheek,” “Steppin’ Out with My Baby,” and “White Christmas.”

22 Brookside Drive, Millburn - 973-376-4343 -,  $47-$112.  Through December 30.

Click here for more information

Holiday Movies, Hopewell Theater

Saturday December 29, 2018
2:15 PM

2:15 - Elf - Hopewell Theater 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell - 609-466-1964 - $17.06.

4:30 - It’s A Wonderful Life - Hopewell Theater 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell - 609-466-1964 - $17.06.

Holiday Train Show - Old City Hall

Saturday December 29, 2018
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

13 Crosswicks Street, Bordentown City - -

Featuring fully running layouts with model villages and scenes as well as displays of memorabilia, Christmas toy trains, and more.

Joe Becton - Starbucks

Saturday December 29, 2018
5:30 PM

102 South Warren Street, Trenton - -

Historical interpreter Joe Becton, based in Philadelphia, has become well known for his historic tours and portrayals of African American soldiers. He will be combining that history with his other passion, the blues, for a live performance not to be missed.

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