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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 24 through 26, and continue through December with stops at the Two River Theater in Red Bank, 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 Saturday, Dec. 16, 4pm at the Princeton University Chapel. Last season this concert sold out quickly, so this season we've moved into the larger venue—and glorious acoustic!—of the Princeton University Chapel. Get your tickets TODAY!

The evening will feature John Rutter’s Gloria, Gerald Finzi’s In Terra Pax, and festive holiday carols for organ, brass, percussion, and chorus, arranged and orchestrated by our Artistic Director, Ryan James Brandau. Come hear the sound of 100+ voices, two magnificent soloists, jubilant brass and drums, and the magnificent Mander-Skinner organ of the Chapel played by Eric Plutz. This is truly a feast for the ears! Suitable for all ages, come embrace the warmth and joy of the season in a very special place! For tickets visit

Kelsey Theatre

Holiday performances at Kelsey will truly bring the spirit of Christmas to your entire family.

Dec. 9 - A Very Kelsey Christmas Cabaret - the most exciting holiday musical revue show of the year. You’ve been invited to join this year’s studio audience! The lights are on, the cameras are ready to roll, and the producer is even eyeing the most festively dressed audience members to join the talent on stage!

Dec 16 - White Christmas Movie Sing-Along - The perfect Holiday Event, as you watch this beloved movie musical on the big screen! But Theater to Go adds an additional cast member – you! In a blizzard of audience participation activities, you will be guided by our hosts to Sing Along and Play Along with the movie. Come early for the Holiday Treats and our Ugly Christmas Sweater contest (of course).

Ticket info: 609-570-3333 or

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


Boheme Opera NJ

392 Church St. Hamilton Twp. NJ 08610


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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