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Events for Sunday December 8, 2019


Santa Cares Event, MarketFair

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Sunday December 8, 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.

Link to click for more information: https://www.marketfairmall.com/event/Santa-Cares-Event/2145534651/

MarketFair - 3535 US Highway One | Princeton, NJ 08540 


Breakfast with Santa, Shady Brook Farm

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Sunday December 8, 2019
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

ALL NEW for 2019…feed your holiday excitement with a festive meal with Santa himself! Enjoy a homemade breakfast, get that perfect picture of Santa with your little ones, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Menu includes omelets, French toast, bacon, sausage, potatoes, bagels, toast, English muffins, fresh fruit, juice, milk coffee & hot chocolate. Cash Bloody Mary bar for the grown ups.

Cost is $24.95/adult, $19.95/child + FREE 5 x 7 photo with Santa for each paid child. Children 23 months and under are free, but do not receive a photo. Space is limited and advance tickets are required…get yours today!

Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Rd, Yardley, PA 19067

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The Crossing, Washington Crossing Historic Park

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Sunday December 8, 2019
10:00 AM

Each December, thousands of people gather on the banks of the Delaware River to watch the reenactment of George Washington’s daring 1776 Christmas night river crossing. During the event, several hundred reenactors in Continental military dress listen to an inspiring speech by General Washington and then row across the river in replica Durham boats.

The public has two opportunities to view the reenactment at Washington Crossing Historic Park:

First Crossing - December 8 - 10am - 4pm (1pm Crossing), $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-11, free for children younger than 5 

Christmas Day Crossing - December 25 - 12 - 3pm (1pm Crossing)

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George Washingon’s Delaware River Crossing - Washington Crossing Historic Park

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Sunday December 8, 2019
10:00 AM

1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA - - www.washingtoncrossingpark.org

Reenactment of the Christmas 1776 crossing, colonial-era activities, demonstrations. $4-$8.

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Oh la la French Boutique - Hopewell Train Station

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Sunday December 8, 2019
10:00 AM

Old Rail Station, 2 Railroad Place, Hopewell - - www.ohlalafrenchboutique.com/

French artists fair featuring chocolates and pastries, beauty and jewelry, personalized gifts, paintings and photographs, and more.


Candlelight Holiday Tours, Rockingham

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Sunday December 8, 2019
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Have you heard of Martha Washington or Abigail Adams, maybe Phyllis Wheatley or Patience Wright? What about Mumbet, Nanye'hi or Sarah Bradlee Fulton? Rockingham will be presenting its annual Candlelight Holiday Tours on Sunday, December 8th from 11 am to 4 pm. This year's theme-tour will celebrate women of the 18th century, from diverse walks of life, well-known and not so well-known. It may include the women mentioned above and many in-between. Poetess, sculptor, enslaved woman, morale-booster, soldier, spy, farm woman, Native American leader, camp follower and many others.

Tour space is limited, so advance RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED to guarantee admission and must be made by calling 609-683-7132 thru Nov. 24 and 609-683-7136 after Nov. 24. There is a suggested donation of $5 per person or $10 per family. Tours will be offered at least every half-hour with 3:30 being the last tour.

GPS Coordinates (84 Laurel Avenue, Franklin Township, NJ)

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Princeton Photo Workshop: Make Better Pictures with Your iPhone

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Sunday December 8, 2019
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Princeton, NJ

The camera that's always in your pocket lets you capture the big events as well as the precious small moments. Learn to make your phone snapshots into inspired first-rate images that look like you shot them with a DSLR camera. $59

https://princetonphotoworkshop.com/classes/iphone


Holiday Boutique - Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie

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Sunday December 8, 2019
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Cadwalader Park, Trenton - 609-989-3632 - www.ellarslie.org

Hand-crafted jewelry, original art, ceramics, wood designs, clothing and accessories, Trenton memorabilia and antiques.


Tribute Concerts to the 90's and 2000's - School of Rock Princeton

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Sunday December 8, 2019
12:00 PM

12pm - 90's - Cooper's Riverview, 50 Riverview Plaza, Trenton - 609-890-7090 - www.princeton.schoolofrock.com, $10.

2pm - 2000's - Cooper's Riverview, 50 Riverview Plaza, Trenton - 609-890-7090 - www.princeton.schoolofrock.com $10.


Visit Santa in the Barnyard, Terhune's

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Sunday December 8, 2019
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Get into the Christmas spirit with a visit to Santa Claus in our barnyard! While you’re here, visit our farm animals, drink hot cocoa or toast marshmallows by the fire pit, and pick out your Christmas tree and wreath.

330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ 08540 United States


PJ Masks Live: Save the Day! - StateTheatre New Jersey - Two Performances

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Sunday December 8, 2019
1:00 PM

1 and 5pm

PJ MASKS LIVE! is back with an all new super-heroic, live musical show, featuring the heroic trio from your favorite series: PJ MASKS! Watch Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko along with their new friend PJ Robot, as they try to save the day from the sneaky villains—Romeo, Night Ninja, and Luna Girl! Fluttering Feathers! Leaping Lizards! What a CAT-tastrophe! Leaping, flipping, and climbing—live on stage! Complete with your favorite music and brand new songs you’ve never heard before! Don’t sleep through it—watch the PJ Masks save the day, live on stage!

15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick - 732-246-7469 - www.stnj.org, $29-$59.

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Winter Warm Up, MarketFair and West Windsor Arts Council

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Sunday December 8, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

MarketFair is partnering with West Windsor Arts Council for the annual Winter Warm Up, A Family Art Festival. Get in the spirit of the season with art activities, live music and refreshments!

Link to click for more information: https://www.marketfairmall.com/event/Winter-Warm-Up/2145534349/

MarketFair - 3535 US Highway One | Princeton, NJ 08540 


Celebrating 70 Years of Jewish Influence on American Pop Culture - The Jewish Center Princeton

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Sunday December 8, 2019
1:00 PM

435 Nassau Street, Princeton - 609-921-0100, ext. 200 -

Talk by Eric Goldman and Emily Mann. $25.


‘Twas the Night Before Christmas … - Kelsey Theater, Mercer Community College - Two Performances

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Sunday December 8, 2019
1:00 PM

1 and 4pm

1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor - 609-570-3333 - www.kelseyatmccc.org

A favorite of young fans for more than 20 years, this playful holiday tale presents the excitement and wonder of the longawaited midnight visit by Santa Claus, made famous in Clement Moore’s beloved poem, originally know as “A Visit from St. Nicholas.” This charming Christmas musical is complete with a cheerful Santa, tap dancing reindeer, singing and dancing sugarplums, and precoucius little children dreaming hopeful dreams.


Jerry Steele - Terhune Orchard's Winery Sunday Music Series

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Sunday December 8, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come join us for Terhune wine, light fare, relaxing music, and friend-filled afternoons during our Sunday Music Series. Live music will be in our Wine Barn and courtyard. Enjoy local musicians each week, 1pm-4pm. Light fare including cheese platters, chips & homemade salsa available. Rain or shine event. No admission. Families are welcome. Please, no outside food.

Featured Musician: Jerry Steele

330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton - 609-924-2310 - www.terhuneorchards.com


Cinderella - Paper Mill Playhouse

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Sunday December 8, 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 - www.papermill.org

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The Nutcracker - Roxey Ballet

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Sunday December 8, 2019
2:00 PM

Kendall Main Stage Theater, The College of New Jersey - 609-397-7616 - www.roxeyballet.org

$22 and up.


A Grand Night for Singing - Spitz Studio Theatre

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Sunday December 8, 2019
2:00 PM

Rider University, Lawrenceville - - www.rider.edu

Rider University Musical Theatre presents the songs of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. Free.

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Historic Princeton Walking Tour - Bainbridge House

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Sunday December 8, 2019
2:00 PM

Art@Bainbridge, 158 Nassau Street, Princeton

Enjoy a 90-minute walk around downtown Princeton and the University campus as you learn about historic sites in the area, including Bainbridge House, Nassau Hall, the University Chapel and Palmer Square. The early history of Princeton, the founding of the University and the American Revolution are just some of the stories from Princeton’s history that you will learn on your tour. Tickets are $7. Advance purchase is recommended, as space is limited. Tour starts OUTSIDE the Art@Bainbridge building. Walk up ticket sales are cash only; guides cannot provide change.

PARKING: Meters are enforced 7 days a week. Click here for details about parking in Princeton. Free parking is available on weekends in Princeton University’s numbered lots. Lot 10, on William Street, is closest to the start of the Sunday walking tour.

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Crossroads Annual Holiday Fair

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Sunday December 8, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Highlights of the Holiday Fair will include a Craft Sale featuring beautiful handmade items, a Raffle of a hand-made quilt, a Café and Food Sale brimming with delicious, homemade items to enjoy right away with a cup of coffee or to take home, a Kid's Room with craft activities, games and face painting and a Silent Auction filled with goods and services donated by the Crossroads Community and local businesses.

Crossroads Nursery School, 225 Olden Lane, Princeton, NJ 0854


Christmas Candlelight House Tour - Hightstown Woman's Club and Friday Club

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Sunday December 8, 2019
3:00 PM

Hightstown East Windsor Historical Society, 164 N. Main Street, Hightstown - 609-448-8388 - www.hewhs.com 

Tour of five private homes, Christmas tea and holiday boutique. $20.


Phil Orr and More: Jingle Bell Jazz, Robert L. Annis Playhouse on the Westminster Choir College of Rider University

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Sunday December 8, 2019
3:00 PM

The Holidays at Westminster festival of holiday music begins with a performance by jazz pianist Phil Orr on Sunday, December 8 at 3 p.m. in the Robert L. Annis Playhouse on the Westminster Choir College of Rider University campus in Princeton.

Phil Orr and More: Jingle Bell Jazz features pianist Philip Orr, joined by nationally recognized, multi-genre musicians Michael O'Brien on bass, and Sean Dixon on drums. They'll perform traditional yule fare such as "Jingle Bells," "Carol of the Drums," and "All I Want for Christmas is You" plus other holiday favorites in thoughtful reworkings in swing, post-bop, Brazilian, Afro-Latin, New Orleans and even klezmer-infused jazz styles.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.


Princeton University Glee Club - Richardson Auditorium

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Sunday December 8, 2019
3:00 PM

Alexander Hall, Princeton University - - www.music.princeton.edu

Stravinsky's "Symphony of Psalms." $15.


Stump the WXPN DJs, Adath Israel Congregation

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Sunday December 8, 2019
3:00 PM

Popular on-air personalities from Philadelphia’s WXPN Public Radio, 88.5 FM, Bruce Warren and Dan Reed will be appearing at Adath Israel Congregation on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 3:00 PM . The program, billed as Stump the DJs for all those who love soul, funk, rock, rap, jazz, blues or hip hop. You can win WXPN mugs, T- shirts and CDs. Additionally, Bruce and Dan will share WXPN’s plans for success in the digital age of Spotify and Pandora. A Meet and Greet and light refreshments will follow the program.

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Choral Reading of Vivaldi, Magnificat & Gloria and Vaughn Williams, Fantasia on Christmas Carols, Princeton Society of Musical Amateurs

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Sunday December 8, 2019
4:00 PM

Choral singers welcome. No auditions. Vocal scores provided. Refreshments at intermission. $10 admission for singers (or annual membership). Free for students and non-singing guests. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton, Rt 206 at Cherry Hill Road, Princeton NJ. Princeton Society of Musical Amateurs 

Members of the community gathered together for the common and joyful enterprise of making music, to sing through for their own pleasure the great works in choral literature, with chorus, orchestra, and soloists as the works require. The meetings are informal readings in which any musically interested person may join the chorus. There are no separate rehearsals and no auditions. Conductors usually do some preparation with the chorus before the sing-through. This varies from minimal snatches for well-known pieces to a complete review for unfamiliar works. For further information email musical.amateurs@gmail.com


Winter Songs XIII - Moods of Christmas, The Capital Singers of Trenton - Sacred Heart Church

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Sunday December 8, 2019
4:00 PM

343 South Broad Street, Trenton - 609-434-2781  

"Winter Songs XIII - Moods of Christmas." $22.

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Flamenco Dancing and Music - Malaga Restaurant

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Sunday December 8, 2019
5:00 PM

511 Lalor Street, Trenton - 609-396-8878 - www.malagarestaurant.com

Monthly diner with flamenco music and dancing by Flamenco Flavor. Entertainment cover charge $10 to $12 added to your dinner bill. Reservations strongly suggested. Seatings begin at 5 p.m. Presentations finished by 8:30 p.m. Call for exact performance time.


Glassbrook Vocal Ensemble and the Princeton Girlchoir - 1867 Sanctuary

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Sunday December 8, 2019
6:30 PM

101 Scotch Road, Ewing - 609-392-6409 - www.1867sanctuary.org

"Love Came Down." $25.


Holiday Concert, Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra

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Sunday December 8, 2019
7:00 PM

The award-winning Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra is presenting its annual Holiday Concert on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 7 PM. The Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra consists of professional musicians, high-level amateurs, university students, and gifted pre-college students. Its conductor, Ms. Chiu-Tze Lin, is a highly acclaimed musician who has performed around the world and is active throughout the Tri-State Area.

To celebrate the holiday season, the audience will be invited to join in the ever-popular holiday music Audience sing-along during the concert. To celebrate the Hannukah season, the orchestra will also perform the music for the Hannukah Season.

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Princeton Alliance Church, 20 Schalks Crossing,  Plainsboro, NJ. 

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