5 Things To Do This Weekend in Princeton


As the holidays began to roll in watch the Nutcracker at McCarter Theatre Center, enjoy a horse drawn hayride at Howell Farm, take a stroll with Santa in Palmer Square or even enjoy brunch with him at Notre Dame High School. Love all things Disney Princess’? Enjoy a live performance of Three Classic Fairy Tales at the Sun Center. Plan on attending any of the events? Hashtag your pictures #njmom when sharing on social media to be featured on our page!

American Repertory Ballet’s Nutcracker
Saturday, November 28, 2015 at various times
American Repertory Ballet’s professional dancers are joined by Princeton Ballet School students to tell the story of a young girl, whose Christmas gift brings enchanted dreams. Featuring founder Audrée Estey’s original 1964 party and dream battle scenes and Artistic Director Douglas Martin’s new snow scene and land of sweets choreography, this show is a perfect holiday treat. Times vary.
McCarter Theatre Center
91 University Place Princeton, NJ
Cost: Ticket prices vary

Photo via howellfarm.org

Thanksgiving Hayrides Wreath & Sleigh Bell Sale
Saturday, November 26, 2015 at 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sleigh bells will ring when the Farm holds its annual Thanksgiving program featuring free horse drawn hayrides, a wreath and sleigh bell sale, and a special children’s craft program. Horse drawn hayrides (or sleigh rides!) will be offered throughout the day. There is no charge for the rides, but everyone is encouraged to bring a non-perishable food stuff to donate to local area food banks as a thank you for the wagon ride. Monetary donations to the food bank are also welcome.
Howell Farm
70 Wooden’s Lane, Lambertville, NJ 08530
Cost: Free, small fee for craft project

Strolling Holiday Entertainment & Santa
Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Every Saturday and Sunday afternoon, enjoy seasonal sounds and meeting Santa around the Square.
Palmer Square
40 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08542
Cost: Free

Photo via chsofnj.org

The Auxiliary Board of The Children’s Home Society of NJ presents Brunch with Santa
Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 9:30 AM – 11:15 AM & 12:00 PM – 1:45 PM
Photos with Santa Original Christmas Play Games, Food & Crafts Tricky Tray All proceeds benefit the babies at The Children’s Home Society of NJ
Notre Dame High School
601 Lawrence Road/Route 206, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Cost: $5.00 per person (register with this form)

Photo via disneylive.com

Disney Live! Three Classic Fairytales
Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM
Prepare to laugh, sing and dance as you step into a world of wonder where wishing is only the beginning and dreams really do come true in Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt. Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald and Goofy as they bring the timeless fairy tale adventures of Cinderella, Beauty and The Beast, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to life in a live theatrical experience that is pure magic. With dynamic storytelling, award winning music, stunning costumes, glittering special effects and spectacular sets, you will be captivated by these spellbinding stories when you dream with the princesses and cheer for their heroes as they conquer evil villains. There is a world of enchantment waiting for you right in your hometown!
Sun National Bank Center
81 Hamilton Ave Trenton, NJ
Cost: $15.00 – $65.00





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Living the mommy life in Mercer County, Chelsea can be found daily chasing down her 3 year old son, or trying to keep her 6 month old daughter from getting her hands on everything in sight. When not studying Marketing at Rider University, Chelsea loves to get her children out of the house to all the many parks, festivals, and orchards Mercer County offers. If any free time happens to fall upon Chelsea’s lap, she enjoys reading Stephen King novels, trying new cooking recipes and catching up on episodes of Food Network’s hit show, Chopped. Being able to have the opportunity to write for NJ Mom is an honor for her because she knows how difficult it can be to find something for the whole family to enjoy, so it is awesome that everything you need is right in one place!