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Princeton NJ Holiday Feature


Welcome to POL’s festive Holiday Feature - a wonderful guide to gift giving ideas, entertaining, and holiday themed entertainment. Look for caterers, invitations, stocking stuffer suggestions, and more. Buy tickets for favorite holiday events like McCarter Theatre's 'A Christmas Carol.' Online donation links, and helpful articles that will get you through the busy season and into the holiday spirit. Ho Ho Holiday!

Over the years, Main Street has developed a great many signature foods, condiments and edible specialties. Many are available year round, others are added for special holidays. Please visit the Kingston location to round out your holiday gift giving ideas! Click here for our baked goods!
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Main Street Bistro and Bar

301 N Harrison St Princeton NJ 08540
Main Street Bistro and Bar provides exceptional dining in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. It was named one of "America's Great Neighborhood Restaurants" by Bon Appetit Magazine. Zagat Survey named Main Street Bistro the "Best Everyday Restaurant in town". Each summer Main Street opens its Clocktower Cabana Patio Bar adjacent to its outdoor terrace. The Cabana brings the feel of the shore to Princeton with its 360 degree open bar and comfortable patio chairs set in a private courtyard setting. When it's time to plan that very special event, please consider our catering division, ( ranked #1 in New Jersey seven years in a row by The Knot Best of Weddings, and indoctrinated into their Hall of Fame.

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Main Street Catering

Main Street Fine Catering & Events, established in 1984, is a sophisticated, state of the art food and event provider to individuals and corporations in the Greater Princeton Area reaching north to New York and south to Philadelphia. From a dedicated 6,000 square foot commissary hub, Main Street's Chef de Cuisine and Pastry Chef along with their staff produce exciting menus and presentations for the likes of US Presidents and national celebrities in addition to community fundraisers, opening nights, wedding celebrations and private entertaining. Selected The Knot Best of Weddings 2007 - 2014 and Hall Of Fame, 2010-2014 Brides Choice Award, Style me Pretty Little Black Book Member 2010-2014, and Wedding Wire 5/5 Stars. Please see our website for details, awards, photos and menus.

    Caterers    Dining and Restaurants    Event Planning    Party Planning  

Nassau Inn

10 Palmer Sq E Princeton NJ 08542
Palmer Square and the Nassau Inn are decorated beautifully and the energy in the heart of downtown Princeton is admired by all who experience it. Here are some events we hope you can participate in this year. Click here for details about all of the holiday festivities:

Book your holiday party at Nassau Inn and enjoy the festive atmosphere at the Inn and on Palmer Square. Click here for our Holiday Lunch & Dinner Menus:

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McCarter Theatre

91 University Place Princeton NJ 08540
Bring your family to meet ours and celebrate the season with McCarter’s critically-acclaimed production of Dickens’ classic masterpiece, A Christmas Carol. This timeless story follows Ebenezer Scrooge on a magical and transformative journey through past, present, and future as he discovers the true meaning of Christmas and generosity of spirit that embodies the holiday season. Join us for the perennial favorite the New York Times calls “A must-see,” and make this cherished McCarter tradition part of yours!

    Holiday Concerts & Shows  

Hamilton Jewelers

92 Nassau Street Princeton NJ 08540
Make this holiday season a brilliant one with a gift from Hamilton Jewelers. We have something for everyone on your list. Let our gift experts, also known as elves, help you find the perfect expression of holiday cheer. We have beautiful hostess gifts to be sure you make a great entrance and many holiday décor items to dress your festive gathering.

From precious gems and diamond jewelry to stunning timepieces, your gift list covered. For over 100 years, Hamilton has been helping clients celebrate this glittering time of year. Visit us at 92 Nassau Street or shop online conveniently at All purchases include complimentary gift wrapping and shipping. Wishing you a warm and wonderful holiday season. 1-800-5-HAMILTON.

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Kelsey Theatre

1200 Old Trenton Road West Windsor NJ 08550
The Kelsey Theatre is proud to be home to a talented student company, modern dance ensemble, symphonic band, and 12 different resident theater community and semi-professional theater companies. Kelsey Theatre features Adventure Diaries for its 2015-2016 Season. Theater lovers can revisit their favorite musicals and dramas, and enjoy some newer Broadway gems, while younger audiences will have an opportunity to see the greats for the very first time. Nineteen full-length dramas and musical productions come to the Kelsey stage, along with eight shows offered through the Kelsey Kids Series performed by traveling professional troupes and local companies. To view the current performance schedule, visit

    Holiday Concerts & Shows  

The Front Porch

24 South Main Street Pennington NJ 08534
The Front Porch is the perfect place to find gifts for all ages, fun accessories in every price range, personalized holiday and photo cards and so much more! New items arrive daily. Visit our expanded baby department for shower, newborn and birthday gifts. Make that baby gift even more special with an embroidered personalization and wait until you see our beautiful free baby wrap. New items arriving daily, many made in the USA. Check out our greeting cards....they're so pretty you could frame them. Can't decide what to cards available. Too busy to shop, let us help you over the phone. Tired of shopping on-line where no one knows your name? At The Front Porch everyone knows your name! Shop where Our Customers become Our Friends, Don't forget to ask for our free signature gift wrap. The Front Porch, Pennington. 609.737.0071. Open 7 days a week and extended hours during the holidays.

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Princeton Pro Musica

P.O. Box 1313 Princeton NJ 08542
Step back in time to 1723-1724, Leipzig, Germany and enjoy the authentic sounds of some of the special music J.S. Bach wrote for Christmas-tide. Princeton Pro Musica will perform Bach's iconic "Christmas Oratorio" with a Baroque orchestra and soloists who are all Bach specialists.

The concert will be held on December 19, 2016 in the Kendall Theater on the campus of The College of NJ. Tickets are available only through Princeton Pro Musica at, by calling (609) 683-5122.

    Holiday Concerts & Shows    Music  

Princeton Symphony Orchestra

P.O. Box 250 Princeton NJ 08542
Give Joy with PSO POPS!

Holiday POPS! Wonderlands - Festive Music from Around the World

Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 4pm Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University Campus

Saturday Evening POPS! - A Silver-Screen Salute II!

Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 8pm - Celebrate with a night of music from the movies!

Tickets Available for Concerts NOW!

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McCarter Theatre
Princeton Symphony Orchestra
Princeton Pro Musica
The Front Porch
Kelsey Theatre
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