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Princeton NJ Holiday Guide

Welcome to POL’s annual, and festive Holiday Guide - a wonderful guide to gift giving ideas, entertaining, and holiday themed entertainment. Look for caterers, invitations, gift ideas, and more. Buy tickets to your favorite holiday events like The Nutcracker and PSO's Holiday POPS concert. POL wishes you and yours, a Happy Holiday!
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Kelsey Theatre


Celebrate the Holidays at Kelsey Theatre starting in November with A Christmas Story, The Musical followed by our own holiday tradition 'Twas The Night Before Christmas... a delightful musical perfect for the whole family – even the littlest theatre goer. Then delight to a special abridged, fully-narrated version of The Nutcracker.

Of course, Gift Certificates to The Kelsey Theatre make a perfect holiday gift allowing the recipient to make lasting memories seeing upcoming plays like Noises Off, Zorro, the Musical, Love Letters, and Peter & the Starcatcher, Or Kids Classics like Rapunzel, Jack & The Beanstalk, and The Magic School Bus. 609-570-3333 or

American Repertory Ballet


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, American Repertory Ballet's Nutcracker is one of the longest, continuously running Nutcracker productions in the nation. Directed by Artistic Director Douglas Martin, ARB's professional company will be joined by 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. American Repertory Ballet's Nutcracker is a perfect holiday treat for your entire family!

Princeton Pro Musica


On December 9, 2018 at 4:00pm, Princeton Pro Musica Chorus and Orchestra will present a concert titled Joy to the World: A Christmas Suite at the grand Patriots Theater at the War Memorial in Trenton, NJ. Also appearing on the program will be very special guests from the Trenton Children’s Chorus, and outstanding soloists Nacole Palmer, soprano and Richard Holmes, baritone. All will be led by Dr. Ryan James Brandau, Artistic Director of Princeton Pro Musica.For this December 9 celebration, Brandau has created a concert-length suite that brings together the 100 singers of Princeton Pro Musica, Trenton Children’s Chorus, and a full orchestra. The suite combines favorite carols and holiday songs.

Tickets are available only through Princeton Pro Musica at, by calling (609) 683-5122.

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Princeton Symphony Orchestra


Since its founding in 1980, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra has evolved into a professional orchestra of the highest artistic quality. Offering orchestral, pops, and chamber music concerts, as well as lecture events, children’s programs, and innovative collaborative programming.

Next up - Saturday Evening POPS! January 26, 2019 at 8 pm - Embrace the new year listening to the smooth tones of Broadway star Ryan Silverman. Ryan shines onstage performing beloved ballads, Broadway favorites, and cabaret showstoppers. To ensure the best seats for the night’s entertainment, get your tickets today! BEETHOVEN’S FIFTH – Edward T. Cone Concert, February 2 and 3, 2019, Richardson AuditoriumBeethoven’s magnificent Fifth Symphony, with its iconic opening, is paired with Brahms’ dramatic First Piano Concerto played by standout piano soloist Dominic Cheli in this masterworks showcase.

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Voices Chorale NJ

For its first concert of the 2018–2019 season, Voices Chorale NJ will present “A Winter’s Night” two times in December: Saturday, December 8, at 4 PM, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Princeton, NJ, and Sunday, December 16, at 3 PM, at Pennington Presbyterian Church in Pennington, NJ. “A Winter’s Night” will feature works by Nicholas Myers, Bob Chilcott, John Rutter, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and more. Included are six carols by English composer Bob Chilcott, described in The Observer as “a contemporary hero of British choral music.” Chilcott’s carols are beloved for their wonderful text setting, with words that fully explore the various moods and emotions of the December season. For tickets please visit: