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Events for Sunday December 1, 2019

Santa Cares Event, MarketFair

Sunday December 1, 2019
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

MarketFair is partnering with Cherry Hill and Autism Speaks to host Santa Cares, a sensory-friendly event for children and family members with all spectrums of special needs to enjoy the time-honored tradition of the Santa Photo Experience. Santa Cares will bring smiles and holiday magic for many families who would not have the opportunity to visit with Santa otherwise. Photo packages are available for purchase during the event. Join AMC Theater at 11am for a sensory-friendly showing of “Frozen 2.” This is a Private event and registration is required.

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MarketFair - 3535 US Highway One | Princeton, NJ 08540 

Sports Card and Collectibles Show - Town Inn

Sunday December 1, 2019
9:00 AM

1083 Route 206 North, Bordentown - 732-690-2476 -

$2. Children under 6 free.

Holiday Trolley Tours - Princeton Tour Company

Sunday December 1, 2019
11:00 AM

Palmer Square, 29 Hulfish Street, Princeton - -

Ride through the neighborhoods of Grover Cleveland, Woodrow Wilson, Andrew Carnegie, Albert Einstein, Toni Morrison, and more. Every hour until 4 p.m. $18. Register.

Planetarium Shows, NJ State Museum

Sunday December 1, 2019
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

12pm - Season of Light - Season of Light explores the reasons humans are so fascinated with lighting up our lives during the December holiday season. Discover the astronomical meanings behind different seasonal traditions, including the "Star over Bethlehem."

1pm - One World One Sky - Join Sesame Street’s Big Bird, Elmo and their Chinese friend Hu Hu Zhu on a discovery of the sun, moon, and stars! 

2pm - Laser Holiday Magic - Our new full-spectrum laser beams dance along with dazzling animated laser effects set to popular holiday music such as Winter Wonderland, Frosty the Snowman and many more. Enjoy a unique, festive experience under the stars at New Jersey’s largest full dome planetarium. Suitable for general audiences.  

3pm - Tales of the Maya Skies -Tales of the Maya Skies is a bilingual (English/Spanish) 34 minute digital full-dome show that immerses the audience into the Maya astronomy, art and culture through a custom score and visuals. Tales of the Maya Skies inspires and educates through its description of the Maya's accurate astronomical achievements and how astronomy connected them to the Universe. 

205 W. State Street, Trenton - 609-292-6464 -, Planetarium show. $5-$7.

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Christmas on the Farm - Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead Museum

Sunday December 1, 2019
12:00 PM

1605 Daniel Bray Highway, Lambertville - -

Tours, blacksmith demonstrations, craft vendors, activities for children, visit from Santa Claus. $5.

American Repertory Ballet's Nutcracker, McCarter Theater

Sunday December 1, 2019
1:00 PM

American Repertory Ballet brings the beloved classic Nutcracker to the stage with Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, thrilling choreography and a cast of more than 100. A holiday tradition for more than 50 years (1964), American Repertory Ballet’s Nutcracker is one of the longest, continuously running Nutcracker productions in the nation. ARB’s professional company will be joined by select students from Princeton Ballet School to tell the story of a young girl named Clara and how a mysterious gift from her Uncle Drosselmeyer brings about enchanted dreams and fantastical scenes.


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Cinderella - Paper Mill Playhouse

Sunday December 1, 2019
1:30 PM

1:30 and 7pm

Nov 20 - Dec 29

This enchanting, Tony-nominated Broadway adaptation of the beloved musical will put a spell on audiences of all ages. Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella showcases some of the songwriting duo’s loveliest tunes, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible,” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” as well as some new characters and surprising twists. Add a dash of fairy-tale romance, magical onstage transformations, and the iconic pumpkin and glass slippers—and you’re guaranteed to have a ball!

22 Brookside Drive, Millburn - 973-376-4343 -

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The SpongeBob Musical - State Theatre New Jersey

Sunday December 1, 2019
2:00 PM

Nov 30 - Dec 1

Based on the wildly popular kids’ animated series SpongeBob SquarePants and led and conceived by visionary director Tina Landau and a Tony Award®-winning design team, The SpongeBob Musical explodes with energy and features original songs by some of pop and rock music’s biggest Grammy Award®-winning songwriters.

15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick - 732-247-7200 -, $40-$98.

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Holiday Party - Prallsville Mills

Sunday December 1, 2019
2:30 PM

33 Risler Street, Stockton - 609-397-3586 -

Story time, horse and carriage rides, tree lighting ceremony and the arrival of Santa.

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