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Princeton NJ Holiday Guide

This holiday season will be like no other and POL wants to help you make it as JOLLY as possible.

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This is your chance to switch things up this holiday season. Turn your BAH HUMBUGS into WOOT WOOTS by EMBRACING the change and making this the most memorable holiday ever!

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Mercedes-Benz of Princeton


609-771-8040


Mercedes-Benz of Princeton is a family owned and operated exclusive Mercedes-Benz dealership located in the Lawrenceville / Princeton NJ area serving Central New Jersey, Lehigh Valley and the Philadelphia region. We have been providing the community with a friendly automotive experience since 1983. We comprise the most competitive lease & purchase options and a 22 Bay Service Department with MBUSA trained technicians to help serve you & your Mercedes-Benz. We continue to provide our clients with quality customer service in sales, service, and customer relations, striving to meet every luxury car driver's unique needs in each and every department.

     Auto Dealers  

Chauncey Hotel, Conference Center, and Laurie House


609-921-3600


The Chauncey Hotel & Conference Center is surrounded by 370 acres of peaceful lakeside woodlands just minutes from historic Princeton, New Jersey. We offer a welcoming setting for meetings, weddings, special events, dining and leisure getaways. Chauncey features luxurious guest rooms, a conference center, event space, indoor saltwater pool and state of the art fitness center, dining room, lobby bar and a helipad. The hotel's helipad is located outside on the ground level—a short walk from the main building, and available to guests upon request. Tucked away close by is historic Laurie House, a former hunt club that welcomes guests to enjoy the intimate atmosphere of a small inn. Laurie House has inviting rooms for special occasions and seven elegant bed and breakfast-style accommodations.

Brick Farm Market


609-466-6500


Unfortunately we've run out of whole turkeys for this season but for a limited time you can still place an order from our artisanal butcher (including turkey wings, thighs & drumsticks), appetizers, sides, including delicious products from our bake shop, grocery, and produce department. Orders placed today can be scheduled for pickup at the Market on select days and time slots November 22-25, 2020.

MarketFair


609-452-7777

Holiday Happenings at MarketFair: Visits with Santa will take place from Nov. 27 to Dec. 24. Santa and guests will be masked to ensure safety, and reservations are required to ensure social distancing. Schedule visits from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays, or 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. Santa is available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24. Closed Nov. 30 and Dec. 7.

Holiday Tree Lane will be open from Nov. 27 to Dec. 14. Trees will be decorated by members of the West Windsor Arts Center, Princeton Area Junior Woman’s Club and West Windsor Community Farmers Market.

This holiday season, there will be contactless curbside delivery and pickup options available from dozens of the center’s high-end retailers. Click the link for more info.

     Shopping Malls  

Joe Canal's


609-520-0008


We are open to in-store customers Monday & Thursday from 10am-9pm with a special shopping hour for seniors and high-risk customers from 9am-10am; Tuesday-Wednesday from 9am-9pm; Friday-Saturday 9am-10pm and Sunday from 9am-7pm.

All in-store customers must wear a face covering or mask while shopping. Curbside pickup orders and delivery will be open Monday through Saturday from 10am-6:30pm. There are no curbside hours on Sunday. Click here for more info.

     Corporate Gifts     Discount Wine and Liquor     Liquor Stores     Wine  

McCaffrey's Food Markets - Princeton


609-683-1600


Exceptional. Every Day.

 

From hundreds of organic product offerings to our knowledgeable butchers who are available from open to close daily – we want to exceed your expectations on every visit!   Did you know that we have an on-site Catering Coordinator? We combine the highest quality, freshest ingredients for our chef-inspired menus with our years of professional catering experience. Please call our Catering Planners at 1-800-717-7174. We are available Mon - Fri, 9 - 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9am - 12pm, and by appointment.    Explore our new website – www.mccaffreys.com - for recipes, expert advice, event information, nutrition tips and more!

Pennington Quality Market: Catering


609-737-7022


The Catered Cuisine professionals at Pennington Quality Market make entertaining simple and fun, no matter what your budget. From the smallest gathering to the most extravagant wedding plans, we have the experience and know-how to cater every affair with elegance and style. Our catering coordinators assist you every step of the way, from choosing the perfect menu selections to those all-important presentation issues. Our Catered Cuisine chefs work their culinary magic on everything from appetizers to main entrees to desserts. If we don’t offer a menu item you desire, our chefs can prepare that special request. When the special day arrives, you’ll welcome guests and enjoy their company while our catering professionals smoothly set up, expertly prepare the offerings, serve, and quickly clean up when the festivities are done. It’s that easy. Learn more at www.pqmonline.com.

Pennington Quality Market…Your Market. Your Way. Every Day.

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     Corporate Gifts     Gifts     Jewelers  

Terhune Orchards


609-924-2310


Terhune Orchards has all the fresh trimmings for your holiday meals. Everything you need to make your Thanksgiving fresh, local and delicious can be found here at the farm. While our tables may not be as large this season and we may not be traveling far, you can still find comfort in delicious local fare and favorite dishes. We have more than 15 varieties of pies and crisps, including an assortment of apple pies, blueberry, cherry, peach, pecan, mince and pumpkin pie, of course. Pre-order your holiday pies as well as all your fresh produce, cider and trimmings for porch-side pick-up during holiday week. Porch-side pickup available 7 Days a week.

Princeton Record Exchange


609-921-0881


Princeton Record Exchange has been one of the leading independent record stores in the country since 1980. Come visit and see why Rolling Stone, CNN, Time Magazine, USA Today, Buzzfeed, and others have ranked us a top record store in the country. Meet our friendly, knowledgeable staff and experience the timeless excitement of shopping in a brick-and-mortar record store.

Our inventory of over 100,000 LPs, CDs, and DVDs is diverse and constantly changing. We take pride in the high quality, low prices, and extensive selection of our stock. Titles range from as low as $1.00 up to reasonable collectable prices and are consistently checked for condition by appraisers with years of experience.

     Music     Music & DVDs     Vinyl Records  

Smith's Ace Hardware


609-430-4300


Smith's Ace Hardware is your first stop for everything from hardware to bird seed. It is a 3rd generation family-run business located next to the library in the Princeton Shopping Center that offers every shopper quality, variety, and service not found in the "big box" stores. Smith's stocks electrical, plumbing, paints, kitchen wares, lawn & garden, as well as seasonal items such as Weber Gas Grills and swimming pool supplies.

     Hardware     Kitchen Supplies  

A Little Taste Of Cuba


609.683.8988


A Little Taste of Cuba was founded in Princeton, New Jersey in 1995 with a vision to provide the ultimate smoking experience and expertise for connoisseurs and aficionados of luxury tobaccos. Our cigars and tobaccos represent the finest in limited, boutique, vintage and super-premium brands. We sell everything a great retail tobacconist should, including: cigars, cigarillos, briar pipes, meerschaum pipes, hookahs, bulk pipe tobaccos, tin pipe tobaccos, pipe tools, cigar cutters, lighters, cigar cases, humidors, humidifiers, hygrometers, air fresheners, ashtrays, and tobacco art. Above all, we stand behind our products and represent them with the expertise necessary to make your satisfaction and enjoyment paramount. We do not sell lottery tickets, vapor products, collectible figurines or sundries.

     Tobacconists  

Bella Boutique


609-454-5680


Gift luxury. Gift beauty. Gift Bella. We are here to help you find the perfect present for everyone on your list. We offer virtual shopping and free delivery, as well as a safe + sanitized in-person experience.

Hours: Mon: 10am-6pm, Tues - Friday: 10am - 7pm, Saturday: 10am - 6pm, Sunday by appointment only.

     Women's Apparel  

Dandelion


609-921-0345


Dandelion is a boutique jewelry store with an affinity for hand-crafted accessories sourced honestly from around the globe with three physical store locations in Ardmore, PA, Saucon Valley, PA, and Princeton, NJ, and an ever-growing online store with exceptional selection and service. We strive to stay on the cutting edge of jewelry fashion, providing visibility for new artists and accessibility for our customers to stay ahead of the trends.

     Accessories     Gifts  

Dandelion Wishes


609460-9963


A thoughtfully curated collection of high quality, made in America handcrafted goods located in Hopewell, New Jersey. The shop features the works of local artists as well as work from around the country.

The holiday shopping season has begun - thank you all for SHOPPING SMALL and SHOPPING LOCAL! We are open for regular shopping hours Tuesday - Saturday, 11 to 6, and Sundays 12-4. We allow 3-4 people at a time in the shop. To avoid any waits, we invite you to make a private shopping appointment! Private appointments are available before 11am and after 6pm, and all day on Mondays. You'll have the shop to yourself, and you are welcome to bring a friend or two. As a way to say thank you for "scheduling" your shopping (which helps us a lot too!), we are happy to provide free gift wrapping during private shopping appointments. Visit our website to learn more, or call us at 609-460-9963. Last minute appointments are welcome!

     Accessories     Gifts  

Highbar Boutique


908-337-3737


One of Princeton's newest boutiques featuring on-trend apparel, accessories, handbags, jewelry and gifts.

     Accessories     Women's Apparel  

Hiltons Princeton


609-921-8160


Do you care about your appearance? Because if you do you ought to be familiar with Nick Hilton Princeton – one of the finest apparel stores in the country.

The Hilton family has been dressing people for four generations with a legendary level of care, expertise, and quality. In an intimate and friendly environment, the store offers a wide range of good clothes. From fine English socks and gloves to cashmere topcoats and rain coats; from the best-fitting women’s jeans and knit tops to Italian tailored suits and jackets; from the most casual khakis and tee-shirts to the finest custom-fitted sport jacket, suit or tuxedo, Nick Hilton Princeton is a local jewel with literally world-class appeal.

     Custom Menswear     Men's Apparel     Women's Apparel  

Homestead Princeton


609-688-0777


Since 2012, Homestead Princeton has been providing unique custom furniture, gifts and accessories for our customers. Come visit our store near beautiful downtown Princeton NJ.

     Gifts     Home Furnishings  

JaZams


609-924-8697


99% of families polled love playing in jaZams so much they never want to leave the store! Come on in and discover the latest and greatest toys and books, and rediscover toys from your own childhood. Sleds and scooters, rockets and robots, puzzles and Playmobil, little critters and crafts. Come find a toy for any age because jaZams is fabulous fun for everyone!

Jeffrey Scott


609- 367-6290


Jeffrey Scott’s mission is to provide perfectly fitting, timeless, but modern custom clothing right at your doorstep. We strive to ensure that you are left looking and feeling your absolute best.

     Custom Menswear     Men's Apparel  

Kilwins


609-285-5885


Since 1947 Kilwins has been a celebrated part of Americana having earned a reputation for providing high quality chocolates, ice cream, and confections combined with excellent service. Our heritage was built on the simple premise of creating our products from the finest ingredients and providing customers with great service. Today we continue the tradition by uniquely combining high quality products with a warm friendly customer experience, which is supported through a successful community of caring owner operators.

     Candy & Chocolate  

Labyrinth Books


609-497-1600


Labyrinth is an acclaimed independent bookstore serving the students and faculty of Princeton University as well as the town of Princeton and beyond. We are proud to provide books for customers all around the world. Our collaborations with other cultural, political, and academic institutions or groups derive from a commitment to keeping a culture of reading alive, and to bridging intellectual as well as social divides.

     Children's Books  

Lace Silhouettes Lingerie


609-688-8823


Brands that women love, as well as unique items that can’t be found in department stores. At Lace Silhouettes, every woman deserves to indulge herself regardless of age, size, or price range. Intimate apparel that goes beyond the average shopping experience to truly satisfy what women want – personalized, knowledgeable service, a welcoming, comfortable environment, and affordable luxury that makes them feel beautiful and confident.

     Intimate Apparel     Lingerie  

Miya Table & Home


609-212-0282


This is the flagship store of a 3rd generation family owned small business that imports Japanese tableware and gifts. As a family business, we have always cherished warm gatherings of family and friends, but it seems more meaningful now. After all, food is the ultimate expression of love, so why not use tableware that you love too?

Beautiful. Simple. Fun. That’s Miya.

Stop in and say hello or you can order online for in-store pickup. Hours: Monday – Tuesday: 12pm – 4pm, Wednesday – Thursday: 12pm – 5pm, Friday – Sunday 11am -5pm.

     Home Furnishings  

Orvana London


609-955-0729


Not only will customers find serenity at Orvana, they will also find a wonderful collection of caftans, wrap and jumper-style dresses, tunics, tops, scarves, and shawls. There also is a selection of jewelry, including bracelets and necklaces in striking styles. In addition, many of the silver pieces are crafted by the artisans of the Zuni reservation in New Mexico. Another specialty is the collection of one-of-a-kind, traditional pure cotton comforters in gorgeous colors and designs, handcrafted and handprinted by artisans in western India. Guaranteed to keep you warm this winter!

     Women's Apparel  

Poppy Boutique


609-455-6554


POPPY BOUTIQUE is a charming women’s clothing and accessories shop located in downtown Pennington, New Jersey. Owner, Janice Mintz, started Poppy as a “pop-up” boutique in the Spring of 2015 with a small collection that was met with great enthusiasm. After relocating into several more long term pop-up locations over the past several years, in 2019 Poppy Boutique moved into its bricks and mortar retail location at 8 North Main Street in Pennington. OUR SIGNATURE is a fresh collection of original, unique, fun fashion each season with a focus on comfort and affordability. Our goal is to provide a special retail experience that is warm and service-oriented in every way. We love working with our customers to make sure they find just the right pieces to help them LOOK FABULOUS and FEEL HAPPY!

     Women's Apparel  

Princeton Corkscrew


609-430-1200


The Princeton Corkscrew Wine Shop offers one of the best selections of hand-crafted, family–owned wines you will ever find... Anywhere. We look for integrity in the winemakers and importers we select for the shop. Over the last eight years we have built strong relationships with particular growers and winemakers who we feel best express the vineyards and regions their grapes come from in the wines they produce. Our entire shop is temperature controlled day and night to preserve the quality of the wines in our inventory and we work with importers who share this same philosophy. The international selection offers outstanding values and includes hard-to-find wines from little-known producers from all over the world.

     Dining and Restaurants     Liquor Stores     Wine  

Rouge


609-921-0280


By definition, Rouge exemplifies stylish beauty from the inside out, with pops of red “rouge” of course. Founded in 2002 in the heart of downtown Princeton, New Jersey, Rouge has evolved from an intimate lingerie and apothecary gem to a much more expansive haven for ready to wear labels from across the globe. Curated by Buyer and fashion industry veteran, Collie Jennings, Rouge seeks out hard-to-find innovative designers breaking boundaries of artistic direction, storytelling, and interpretation of timeless feminine style.

     Party Dresses     Women's Apparel  

Sourland Cycles


609-333-8553


Sourland Cycles is a different kind of bike shop. We try to do what Amazon can't every day! Customer service, expert bike repair and advice, follow-up, personal touches. Everything you want from a retail experience whether you are a first-time rider or an experienced one. Even during a pandemic and even during a bike shortage that will last until spring. GIANT, SPECIALIZED, VAN DESSEL. Industry leading e-bikes for commuters and recreational riders. Where quality bikes for kids start at $250, and for adults at $475. But you have to get on the waitlist if you want a bike by this spring. Call or email to determine timing , size and model. Pickup and delivery service from your home or workplace.

     Bike Shops     Sporting Goods  

The Bear and the Books


609-466-1166


Bobbie Fishman, formerly of Micawber Books and Labyrinth Books in Princeton, has opened The Bear and the Books, a children's bookstore in Hopewell. The store offers a wide selection of books for children and young adults--beautiful picture books, stories of faraway places, books about the earth and sky and sea, books of cars and trucks and things with wings, books that rhyme, books that tickle, books that will make you cry, books that will keep you company: books to grow up with.

The Bear and the Books is now open to one customer family at a time. Anyone who enters must be masked and must sanitize hands at the door. You may also call 609-466-1166 to make an appointment.

     Children's Books  

The Front Porch


609-737-0071


The Front Porch is located at 24 South Main Street, Pennington, New Jersey and is OPEN for Business! For our customer & staff's safety we are limiting the number of customers to 3 at a time. In a rush make an APPOINTMENT visit our website or let us be your PERSONAL SHOPPER. . . let us help you shop with us over the phone. We offer CURBSIDE PICKUP , LOCAL DELIVERY and shipping. New items arrive daily. FREE Signature Gift Wrap & Gift Cards available.

The Front Porch is the perfect place to find the perfect gift for baby, women, men, children, wedding, shower, & hostess gifts. HOLIDAY GIFTS: Brighton o Thymes Frazier Fir o Inis of Ireland o Mariposa o Old World Ornaments.

     Accessories     Cards and Gifts     Gifts     Invitations & Stationery  

Twirl Toy Shop


609-737-4386


Here's the question you are dying to ask- "Why would anyone buy a Toy Store in the age of Amazon?" This is a question we have asked ourselves many times. We keep coming back to the same answer. We believe in the power of community and the importance of small business. We believe in the look of wonder in a child's eye when they see a new toy. We believe in fostering creativity, sparking imagination and having some good ole' fashioned fun. We believe that with the right tools, our children will be able to build a better world. We are so excited to meet you and welcome you to the new Twirl Toy Shop.

Zoe


609.497.0704


What sets the ZOË boutique apart from its look-a-likes is the unique collection of designers, ranging from Chloé to Dense Lente, Zimmermann to Alexander Wang, Nili Lotan to Ulla Johnson. From chic denim labels - MOTHER and RE/DONE to Woolrich coats and Golden Goose sneaks - Zoe has you covered!

     Accessories     Party Dresses     Women's Apparel