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Princeton Holiday Guide

Holiday

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!

Princeton Online's Holiday Gift Ideas

A variety of festive holiday pillows are available in the Morven Museum Shop this season! Prices range from $15 - $30.
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Main Street Bistro and Bar
301 N Harrison St Princeton NJ 08540
609-921-2779
Main Street Bistro and Bar provides exceptional dining in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. It was recently selected as one of "America's Great Neighborhood Restaurants" by Bon Appetit Magazine. Zagat Survey named Main Street Bistro the "Best Everyday Restaurant in town". Earlier this summer Main Street opened the Clocktower Cabana adjacent to its outdoor terrace. The Cabana brings the feel of the shore to Princeton with it's 360 degree open bar and comfortable patio chairs set in a private courtyard setting. Open daily April - October (weather permitting). When it's time to plan that very special event, please consider our catering division, (mainstreetcatering.com) ranked #1 in New Jersey by The Knot Best of Weddings 2007, 2008, 2009.

    Dining and Restaurants    Holiday Dining    Private Dining    Unique Event Locations  

Main Street Catering
609-921-2777
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  

Palmer Square Shops & Restaurants
Nassau Street and Palmer Square Suite 201 Princeton NJ 08540
609-921-2333
Adorned with fresh garland, red velvet ribbons and twinkling white lights, Palmer Square is the quintessential setting for holiday shopping and dining.

FREE PARKING WITH VALIDATION TICKET - Chambers Street or Hulfish Street garage after 4:30pm; visit a store or restaurant on the Square and request a validation ticket; present the ticket upon exiting the garage and your parking will be FREE.

Save the Date: Christmas Tree Lighting -Nov. 29, 4:45pm and Chanukah Celebration - Dec 2, 5pm

EXTENDED SHOPPING HOURS IN DECEMBER - visit our website for more info

    Gifts    Shopping Centers  

Nassau Inn
10 Palmer Sq E Princeton NJ 08542
609.921.7500
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: www.nassauinn.com/princeton-things-to-do/events-calendar-en.html

Book your holiday party at Nassau Inn and enjoy the festive atmosphere at the Inn and on Palmer Square. Click here for our Plated and Buffet Holiday Menus: www.nassauinn.com/princeton-weddings/socialeventmenus-en.html

    Accommodations    Bed and Breakfast & Inns    Caterers    Event Planning    Hotels    Party Planning    Unique Event Locations  

The Front Porch
24 South Main Street Pennington NJ 08534
609-737-0071
The Front Porch, located in downtown Pennington, is the The Perfect Place to find gifts, accessories, invitations and more! New items arrive daily - many can be personalized, home decor, seasonal items, jewelry & accessories, greeting cards, paper products. Work with their Graphic Designer Michelle to create invitations for every occasion with quick turnaround! Lines carried include Vera Bradley - Handbags, accessories, stationery, luggage, and readers, Mariposa, Crislu jewelry, Chamilia beads, Uno de 50 jewelry, Dogearred Jewelry, Meditation Rings, Crabtree & Evelyn, Byers' Choice Carolers, readers glasses including EyeBobs, Colonial candles & Luminara Battery Operated Candles, Old World Ornaments, Thymes Frasier Fir Candles and more! The friendly atmosphere and wonderful customer service make customers feel at home. Beautiful free gift wrap. Open 7 days a week. Extended December hours! Visit The Front Porch.....where customers become friends!

    Accessories    Cards and Gifts    Gifts    Invitations & Stationery  

Princeton Center for Plastic Surgery and MediSpa
932 State Road Princeton NJ 08540
609-921-7161
If you are considering cosmetic surgery you’ve come to the right place. Princeton surgeon Thomas A. Leach, M.D. has been performing plastic surgery of the face, breast and body for over 16 years. Certified by the American board of Plastic and Surgeons, Dr. Leach has been recognized on ‘Top Doctor’ lists in several publications over the years and chosen as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for the last 7. Or simply make an appointment with our Medispa which offers you the latest in facial rejuvenation using the finest skin care products.

    Beauty Products    Medispas    Skin Care  

Hamilton Jewelers
92 Nassau Street Princeton NJ 08540
609-683-4200
Hamilton Jewelers is a premier fine jeweler with locations in Princeton, NJ, Red Bank, NJ, Palm Beach Gardens, FL and Palm Beach/Worth Avenue, FL. Hamilton features exquisite fine jewelry from the world’s leading designers, outstanding Swiss timepieces, traditional and contemporary giftware, china, and a full array of services ranging from corporate gift services to insurance replacement services. Call 1-800-5-HAMILTON.

    Accessories    Gifts    Jewelers  

Tre Piani
120 Rockingham Row Forrestal Village Princeton NJ 08540
609-452-1515
Tre Piani is a four star Italian-Mediterranean Restaurant that offers much more than expected. We specialize in using local ingredients in a European style. Fresh local produce, seafood, meats and cheeses all find their way onto the menu and daily additions. An award winning wine list and impeccable service compliments the experience. The vast space covers three floors and a huge outdoor patio. Tre Piani is open for lunch Monday-Friday and Dinner seven days a week. Tre Piani is the perfect venue for all of your special occasions and parties. 609-452-1515 www.trepiani.com

    Dining and Restaurants    Holiday Dining    Private Dining  

Morven Museum & Garden
55 Stockton Street Princeton NJ 08540
(609) 924-8144
Morven Museum & Garden Festival of Trees

Celebrate the holiday season by visiting Morven between November 27, 2013 and January 5, 2014 for its annual Festival of Trees. Morven’s elegant galleries are adorned with holiday trimmings and trees decorated by Princeton area non-profits, garden clubs and businesses, including McCarter Theatre, Arts Council of Princeton, Stony Brook Garden Club of Princeton, and many more. A festive holiday open-house and cocktail party will take place on Sunday, December 1st from 5-7:30. Limited tickets are available for $125 by calling 609-924-8144 x 113.

Morven Museum & Garden, 55 Stockton Street, Princeton, NJ www.morven.org

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Palmer Square Shops & Restaurants
Princeton Online Holiday Giving
Tre Piani
The Front Porch
Hamilton Jewelers
Main Street Bistro and Bar
Nassau Inn
Morven Museum & Garden
Princeton Center for Plastic Surgery and MediSpa


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