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Boheme Opera NJ


Sweeten your family's holiday season with Boheme Opera NJ's production of "Hansel and Gretel"! On Sunday December 4 at 3:00 pm the breadcrumb trail leads to Kendall Hall on the campus of The College of New Jersey for this operatic holiday treat for children of all ages.

Sung in English, "Hansel and Gretel" will bring your gingerbread dreams to life with a cast of stellar young singers and brilliantly stunning virtual sets. The Boheme Opera NJ Chamber Orchestra, led by Artistic Director Joseph Pucciatti, and The Princeton Boychoir, under the direction of Fred Meads, round out the musical journey in this fantasy favorite for the whole family.

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American Repertory Ballet


American Repertory Ballet proudly announces the return of The Nutcracker this holiday season! Performances kick off at McCarter Theatre in Princeton, November 25 through 27, and continue through December with stops at the Patriots Theater at the War Memorial in Trenton, and State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick.

"Nothing speaks to this time of year more than the music, the spectacle, the smiles on children's faces and spending time with family, than The Nutcracker," says Artistic Director Ethan Stiefel. "ARB has not performed this holiday favorite for nearly two years, and the dancers are eager to bring its magic and joy back to the stage."

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McCarter Theatre


McCarter's annual holiday tradition returns with more magic, more music, and more merriment for all. Follow Ebenezer Scrooge on a fantastical journey through Christmases past, present and future and enjoy this classic story as it comes to life around you. Create magical memories with the ones you love as this festive spectacle ushers you into the spirit of the season with all the delight, wonder, and generosity that Scrooge himself discovers.

New this year - McCarter is decking the halls for a joyful holiday experience in our lobby spaces as we celebrate the season of goodwill and kinship. Come early to engage with our Tree of Giving, do some holiday shopping to support community service organizations, carol with local school and community choirs on select dates, pose for festive photo ops, indulge in themed drinks, and more.

Princeton Pro Musica


Join award-winning chorus Princeton Pro Musica for A Feast of Carols on Sunday, December 11, 4 p.m. at Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University.

Favorite movements of Handel's Messiah, Christmas music of J. S. Bach, and selections from Margaret Bonds' Ballad of the Brown King and her Go Tell it on the Mountain are interwoven amongst a sumptuous, sparkling medley of classic carols and beloved holiday songs arranged and orchestrated by our Artistic Director, Ryan James Brandau. With a chorus of 90+, a full professional orchestra, two outstanding vocal soloists, and even a singalong or two, this is truly a feast for the ears. Suitable for all ages, come embrace the warmth and joy of the season with us! For tickets visit

Kelsey Theatre

Our 2022-2023 Season features everything from musicals to comedies and dramas, from classics to contemporary and from family fare to offerings that are a tad more risqué. Get tickets now for our full-length shows - The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge, The Children's Hour, An Ideal Husband, The Fantasticks, Sordid Lives, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Collaborations, The Parental Advisory Comedy Show, Hello Dolly!, Other Desert Cities, Romeo and Juliet and Bye Bye Birdie.

Our special Kelsey Kids series includes 'Twas The Night Before Christmas..., The Nutcracker, The Maggie Walker Story, Disney's Beauty and the Beast Movie Singalong, The Ugly Duckling, Pure Imagination, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and the Kelsey Players Production of Disney's High School Musical, Jr..

Ticket info: 609-570-3333 or Purchase a series and save up to 43% !

Princeton Symphony Orchestra


Saturday, December 16 at 3 and 6pm – HOLIDAY POPS! - LIVE at Richardson Auditorium

Join vocalist Morgan James and the Princeton Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Devlin as we bring on the holiday spirit with the help of the Princeton High School Choir. Favorite melodies of the season plus lush orchestral sound combine for an unforgettable, festive concert for the entire family to enjoy. Be sure to join in our traditional carol sing-along!

Due to the length and type of performance, this concert is not suitable for children under the age of 3.

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1867 Sanctuary Arts & Culture Center

101 Scotch Road Ewing NJ 08628


Bucks County Playhouse

70 South Main Street New Hope PA 18938


Princeton Youth Ballet

116 Rockingham Row Princeton NJ 08540


Shady Brook Farm

931 Stony Hill Road Yardley PA 19067


Voices Chorale NJ

P.O.Box 404 Pennington NJ 08534

Westminster Choir College of Rider University

101 Walnut Lane Princeton NJ 08540


Westminster Conservatory of Music

101 Walnut Lane Princeton NJ 08540


Winter WonderLights

655 Cranbury Road East Brunswick NJ 8816


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