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Wednesday, November 27 10 a.m.–4 p.m.: The 2019 Festival of Trees begins at Morven Museum & Garden. On view Wednesdays–Sundays through January 5. 55 Stockton Street, Princeton. 10 a.m.: “Pigskin Peanuts” exhibit at the Mercer Museum. Just in time for football season, the Mercer Museum is showcasing a selection of Charles M. Schulz’s famous footballthemed comic strips in a new exhibit. The Mercer Museum will also highlight original artifacts, photography. and memorabilia from Bucks County football

history throughout the exhibit. 84 South Pine Street, Doylestown, Pa. Through February 9. Thursday, November 28 THANKSGIVING 11 a.m.: Annual Princeton Community Thanksgiving Day Service at Princeton University Chapel. Friday, November 29 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Covered Bridge Artisans 25th Annual Studio Tour. A selfguided tour through the D e l aw a r e R i v e r Va l l e y visiting artists in their studios. Through December 1. www.coveredbridgeartisans.com.

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Musical at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre. Also November 30 at 2 and 8 p.m. and December 1 at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 30 10 a.m.– 4 p.m.: Santa v is it s K a le’s Ch r is t mas Shop. Don’t forget your camera! Also December 7, 8, and 14 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. and December 15 from 2–5 p.m. At Kale’s Nursery & Landscape, 133 Carter Road, Princeton. 10:30 a.m.: Winter Wonderland Daily Tours at Fonthill Castle begin. Various dates and times through

December 31. Tours and times at mercermuseum. org. 11 a.m.: Wintertime Holiday Trolley Tours begin with Princeton Tour Company. Every Saturday and Sunday through December 29. Visit www.princetontourcompany.com. Sunday, December 1 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Hunterdon Land Trust’s Winter Farmers’ Market at Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine Street, Flemington. In the farm’s wagon house. www.hunterdonlandtrust.org. 5 p.m.: Handbell concert at Princeton United

Methodist Church, Nassau Street at Vandeventer Avenue. Free. Led by Hyosang Park. www.princetonumc. org. Wednesday, December 4 7:30 p.m.: Harp Extravaganza at the Princeton University Chapel. Thursday, December 5 12 :15 p.m. : Music at St. Michael’s Church, 140 North Warren Street, Trenton, presents Westminster Conservatory members Melissa Bohl, oboe; Danielle Sinclair, voice; and Timothy Urban, voice and early instruments, in “The Music of Christmas Past.” Free. 7:15 p.m. : Hanu k ka h

Cooking Demonstration by Susie Fishbein at The Jewish Center, 435 Nassau Street. Author of the Kosher by Design cookbook series; books will be available for sale. $36 members; $54 non-members. info@thejewishcenter.org. 8 : 30 p.m. : P r i nce ton Dance Festival at McCarter Theatre’s Berlind Theatre, 91 University Place. Princeton University students perform works by Hofesh Schechter, Zvi Gotheiner, Netta Yerushalmy, and others. $10-$17. mccarter.org. Friday, December 6 10 a.m.–8 p.m.: Christmas Cane Holiday Art Show

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at Cane Farm Furniture, 99 Kingwood Stockton Road, Rosemont. Opening reception 5 p.m. Friday. Show c ont i n u e s S at u r d ay 10 a.m.– 8 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.–6 p.m. 12-5 p.m.: Annual Greens Sale and Open House at the William Trent House, 15 Market Street, Trenton. 5 –8 p.m.: Winter Wonderland 20 -Minute Walk Through the Mansion, at Kuser Mansion, 390 Newkirk Avenue, Hamilton. Also December 7. 6 p.m.: Tree Lighting at the Kuser Mansion, 390 Newkirk Avenue, Hamilton. 6 :30 – 8 p.m.: Holiday Jam & Toy Dr ive 2019 with Princeton University. S t u d e n t p e r for m a n c e s, pictures with Santa, and drop of your toy donations for the YWCA St. Nicholas Project. On the Green at Palmer Square. 7 p.m.: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre. Also December 7 and 8 at 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday, December 7 9 a.m.–2 p.m.: Sinterklaas 2019 Holiday Bazaar. At Blawenburg Church, 424 Route 518, Blawenburg. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.: Annual St. Nicholas Bazaar, Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street. Crafts from local artisans, g r e e n e r y, g i n g e r b r e a d houses, cookies, and other baked goods. 10 a.m.: Holiday Wreath Decorating Workshop at Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road. Pam Mount shows how to make a colonial Williamsburg style wreath with fresh fruit, holly, pine cones, and more. $45. Register at shop.terhuneorchards.com. 10:30 a.m.–1 p.m.: McCarter Wreath Decorating Workshop. Wreaths are available to decorate and donate to Deck McCarter’s

Halls at no charge or to purchase and decorate for yourself. Inside 11 Hulfish Street storefront. Free to attend, but registration is required. 11 a.m.: A Charlie Brown Christmas at Music Mountain Theatre, 1483 Route 179, L amber t v ille. A lso December 14 and 21. 12-2 p.m.: Cookies with Santa at Princeton Shopping Center. Parade, music, raffle, photo ops, more. Free, rain or shine. Register at eventbrite.com (search “Cookies w ith Santa in Princeton”). 12-5 p.m.: Annual Mill Hill Holiday House Tour in Trenton. “Secret City” opens 15-20 homes in this historic district, decorated for the holidays. Begin at Artworks, 19 Everett Alley. $20 in advance; $25 the day of the tour. Visit trentonmillhill.org. 12-5 p.m.: Annual Greens Sale and Open House at the William Trent House, 15 Market Street, Trenton. 12-5 p.m.: Annual holiday boutique at Ellarslie, Trenton’s Cit y Museum, Cadwalader Park. www.ellarslie.org. 2 p.m.: A Christmas Carol Read-Aloud at Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street. All reading levels welcome. Sign up at princetonlibrary.org. 4 p.m.: Princeton Youth Ballet performs The Nutcracker at Princeton High School Performing Ar ts Center, Walnut Lane. $18$35. princetonyouthballet. org. Sunday, December 8 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: On the Pennsylvania side of Washington Crossing, special Colonial-era activities and demonstrations throughout the historic village. Reenact ment of Wash ing ton Continued on Page 28

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crossing the Delaware is at 1 p.m. (repeated on December 25). $8 for adults, $4 for children 5-11, free under 5. Family rate is $20 for two adults and two children. WashingtonCrossingPark.org. 12 p.m.: Princeton Youth Ballet performs The Nutcracker at Princeton High School Per for ming Ar ts Center, Walnut Lane. $18$35. princetonyouthballet. org.

12-5 p.m.: Annual holiday boutique at Ellarslie, Trenton’s Cit y Museum, Cadwalader Park. www.ellarslie.org. 2:30 p.m.: Advent Concert at Princeton University Chapel. 4 p.m.: The Capital Singers of Trenton per for m “Winter Songs XIII: Moods of Christmas,” at Sacred Heart Church, 343 South Broad S t re e t, Trenton. www.capitalsingers.org or (609) 434-2781. 4–8 p.m.: Christmas at

the Mansion, Kuser Farm Mansion, 45-minute tours. 390 Newkirk Avenue, Hamilton. Also December 11, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.; December 11, 12, and 13 from 6-9 p.m.; December 14 from 4-8 p.m.; and December 15 from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. 4 :30 -7:30 p.m : Visits with Santa at the Kuser Mansion, 390 Newkirk Avenue, Hamilton. Also December 11 from 6-9 p.m. Monday, December 9 5 p.m.: The Princeton University Glee Club per-

forms Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms at Richardson Auditorium. $5-$15. music. princeton.edu. 7:30 p.m.: MCCC Chamber Ensemble performs its winter concert at Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College, West Windsor. Works by Bach, L o e s s er, Joh n L en non, Paul McCartney, and more. Free. (609) 570-3735. 7:30 p.m.: Messiah Sing at the Princeton University Chapel.

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Wednesday, December 11 1 p.m.: Annual holiday party at Princeton Senior Resource Center, Suzanne Pat ter s on B u i ld i ng, 45 Stockton Street. $5. princetonsenior.org or ( 609 ) 924-7108. 3 : 30 p.m. : P r i nce ton Theological Seminary presents Carols of Many Nations. Three identical services – 3:30, 6:30, and 8:30 p.m. at Miller Chapel, 64 Mercer Street. 7:30 p.m.: MCCC Jazz Band performs a winter concert at Kelsey Theatre, Mercer County Community College, West Windsor. Works by Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles, Bob Marley, and more. Free. (609) 5703735. 7:30 p.m.: Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols at the Princeton University Chapel. Friday, December 13 7 p.m.: The Nutcracker at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre. Narrated and abridged version. Also December 14 and 15 at 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday, December 14 10 a.m.-12 p.m.: Gingerbread Decorating and Skating with Santa. Nassau Inn, Palmer Square. Tickets are required. 3 and 6 p.m.: Princeton Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Pops conducted by Nell Flanders. With the Princeton High School Choir and the NJ Tap Ensemble. Music by Tchaikovsky, Victor Herbert, Irving Berlin, Strauss, and more. $45$60 (50 percent discount for youth). princetonsymphony.org. 6 p.m.: The Princeton Singers perform Christmas music and readings by candlelight at Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street. Guest readers include Emily Mann and Christopher Coucill. $20- $40. princetonsingers.org. 7 p.m.: The Jersey Harmony Chor us p er for m s an a cappella concert at Griggstow n Reformed Church, 1065 Canal Road. Tickets are $15 - $18 in advance; $18-$20 at the door. (732) 236-6803 or jerseyharmonytickets@ gmail.com. Sunday, December 15 9 a.m.–12 p.m.: Breakfas t w it h S a nt a at t he Nassau Inn. Reservations are required. Brunch with Santa begins at 12 p.m. 9:15 a.m.: Pre-Hanukkah celebration at Adath Israel Congregation, 1958 Lawrenceville Road (Route 206), Lawrenceville. Music, games, and traditional foods for all ages. www. adathisraelnj.org. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Hunterdon Land Trust’s Winter Farmers Market at Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine Street, Flemington. In the farm’s wagon house. www.hunterdonlandtrust.org. Tuesday, December 17 7: 30 p.m. : P r i n ce ton Longest Night Service for those who are hurting and mour ning, at Pr inceton United Methodist Church, Nassau Street and Vandeventer Avenue. Free. www. princetonumc.org. Thursday, December 19 6-7 p.m.: Hanukkah celebration in front of Mediterra Restaurant, Palmer Square, with The Jewish

Center. Food, music, menorah lighting, and more. 7 p.m.: Historian Mike Jesberger discusses the military movements of the Continental Army led by George Washington in the Pennsylvania/New Jersey area in the winter of 1776 during the American Revolution, and also how Christmas was celebrated in the colonial period. At the Lawrence Headquarters Branch of the Mercer County Library System, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville. Reg ist rat ion suggested. Call (609) 883-8294, email lawprogs@mcl.org, or visit www.mcl.org. Friday, December 20 8 p.m.: Big Band Holiday Concert at Music Mountain Theatre. A festive evening of song and dance combining quintessential holiday music, played live by a 17-piece big band, and performed by some of your favorite MMT personalities. Also December 21 at 8 p.m. and December 21 and 22 at 3 p.m. 1483 Route 179, Lambertville. Saturday, December 21 2 p.m.: Rhythm ’N Sound p er for m old ie s, clas s ic rock, Motown, and more in a holiday concert at the Lawrence branch of Mercer County Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike. Free. Register at lawprogs@mcl.org. or www.mcl.org. 2 p.m.: American Repertory Ballet presents The Nutcracker at Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, Trenton. arb.org. 4 p.m.: Voices Chorale performs “Out of Darkness into Light” at Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street. www.voiceschoralenj.org. 7: 30 p.m. : P r i n ce ton Symphonic Brass performs carols, Christmas classics, Hanukkah music, and more at the Hillman Performance Center, Westminster Choir C o l l e g e, Wa l n u t L a n e. www.psbrass.com/tickets. Sunday, December 22 5 p.m. : Ch a n c el a n d Youth Choirs led by Hyosang Park and Tom Shelton, w ith organist Yang-Hee Song and instr umentalists, at Princeton United Methodist Church, Nassau Street and Vandeventer Avenue. www.princetonumc. org. Tuesday, December 24 11 a.m.: Santa flies into P r i n c e to n A i r p o r t , of f Route 206 in Montgomery Township. From 10 a.m., the Princeton Airport Flying Tigers will serve cookies and cocoa; at 10 :30 a.m. folksinger Pat McKinley entertains. For information about gifts and how and when to drop them off, call (609) 921-3100 or visit princetonairport.com. 8 p.m.: Christmas Eve Worship S er v ice at t he Princeton University Chapel. Wednesday, December 25 11 a.m.: Christmas Day Worship S er v ice at t he Princeton University Chapel. 12-3 p.m.: Reenactment of Washing ton crossing the Delaware at Washington Crossing Historic Park, Pennsylvania side. Actual crossing at 1 p.m. WashingtonCrossingPark.org. Saturday, December 28 Continued on Next Page


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9 a.m.: “Experience the Battle of Princeton, January 3, 1777” starting at Updike Farm, Quaker Road. The Princeton Battlefield Society presents local historian William L. Kidder before a recreation of the battle by reenactors following at Princeton Battlefield State Park. To register,

visit www.pbs1777.org. 1 p.m.: Hogmanay at the William Trent House, 15 Market Street, Trenton. Celebration of Trent’s Scottish heritage. Free. Tuesday, December 31 8 p.m. The Capital Philharmonic New Year’s Eve concert is at Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, Trenton. capitalphilharmonic.org.

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