Calendar: Holiday 2015

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21

10AM-5PM 42nd Annual YWCA Crafters’ Marketplace at John Witherspoon Middle School in Princeton (also on November 22). www.ywcaprinceton.org

8PM Last day to see Theatre Intime’s production of Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo written by Rajiv Joseph. www.theatreintime.org

8PM McCarter Theatre presents Zoyka’s Apartment, a poignant and subversive farce by the great Russian novelist Mikhail Bulgakov.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25

11AM The Festival of Trees exhibit opens at Morven Museum & Garden in Princeton (through January 3, 2016). www.morven.org

7:30PM American Repertory Ballet’s The Nutcracker opens at McCarter Theatre (through November 28). www.mccarter.org

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27

5PM Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Princeton’s Palmer Square Green. www.palmersquare.com

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28

10AM Start of the Princeton Holiday Trolley Tours through downtown Princeton (repeats every Saturday through December 31). www.princetontourcompany.com

10AM-5PM Covered Bridge Artisans 21st Annual Holiday Studio Tour. Visit six open artists studios on this free, self-guided tour in Hunterdon County (through November 29). www.coveredbridgeartisans.com

NOON Enjoy strolling holiday entertainment and appearances by Santa every Saturday and Sunday in Princeton’s Palmer Square (through December 20). www.palmersquare.com

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29

1-3PM Carols Concert at Brandywine River Museum (part of the Brandywine Christmas exhibition running through January 3). www.brandywine.org

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1

9AM-10PM The spirit of the holiday season overflows during A Longwood Christmas at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pa. (through January 2016). www.longwoodgardens.com

8PM An evening with Granny Award-winner Sarah McLachlan at the State Theatre of NJ in New Brunswick. www.statetheatrenj.org

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2

8PM Rocker Grace Potter performs at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood. www.bergenpac.org

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3

12:30PM Gail Archer, organist at Barnard College, performs a free organ concert at Princeton University Chapel.

6PM More fun than a muddy puddle! Watch the stage show Peppa Pig Live at Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank. www.countbasietheatre.org

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4

7PM Princeton University women’s ice hockey vs. Harvard University at Princeton’s Baker Rink. www.goprincetontigers.com

7:30PM Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol returns to McCarter Theatre (through December 27). www.mccarter.org

8PM 2015 Princeton Dance Festival presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Dance at Princeton University (through December 6). www.arts.princeton.edu

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5

10AM-5PM Kick Off the Holiday Season at Terhune Orchards in Princeton. Choose the perfect Christmas tree and wreath, visit the wine tasting room, and sample the Farm Store’s home baked goods (also on December 6). www.terhuneorchards.com

10AM-8PM Christmas Festival and Santa Parade at Peddlers Village in Lahaska, Pa. (also on December 6). www.peddlersvillage.com

11:30AM Santa’s Helpers Walking Tour, a family friendly tour of Princeton designed for parents and grandparents of young children (repeats through December 19). www.princetontourcompany.com

NOON-2PM Princeton Shopping Center’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Visit from Santa! The event will include live music and an appearance by Princeton’s own Mayor Liz Lempert. www.princetonshoppingcenter.com

Noon-5PM 49th Annual Mill Hill Holiday House Tour. For inquiries, contact info@trentonmillhill.org or call 609.815.1359. http://trentonmillhill.org/events/holiday-house-tour/

7PM Speakeasy Dinner hosted by Brick Farm Market in Hopewell. The 5-course dinner will be accompanied by wines paired by CoolVines of Princeton. www.brickfarmmarket.com

7:30PM Princeton University Glee Club performs at Richardson Auditorium. www.princeton.edu/richaud

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6

10AM-5PM “Drawn from Courtly India: The Conley Harris and Howard Truelove Collection” exhibit opens at Philadelphia Museum of Art (on view through March 27, 2016). www.philamuseum.org

2-4PM Chanukah Celebration featuring The Klez Dispensers at the Arts Council of Princeton. www.artscouncilofprinceton.org

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9

11AM-2PM Spend time with the visionary founder of Grounds for Sculpture at Art Salon: Seward Johnson. Start the afternoon with a tour of the artist’s studio then dine with Mr. Johnson at Rat’s Restaurant where he will answer questions and reflect on his career. www.groundsforsculpture.org

7:30PM Andrea Bocelli performs at Madison Square Garden. www.thegarden.com

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10

7PM Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Shakespeare Theatre of NJ in Madison (includes a pre-performance talk with the actors). www.shakespearenj.org

7:30PM Screening of It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) at Princeton Garden Theatre. www.princetongardentheatre.org

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11

4:30PM Princeton University’s Fund for Irish Studies welcomes filmmaker Mary McGuckian to discuss her latest work about architect Eileen Gray. www.fis.princeton.edu

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12

1-8PM A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place is a festive celebration in which the park is transformed into a winter wonderland with millions of lights and whirling rides (through December 31 on select days). www.sesameplace.com

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13

7:30PM Princeton University Wind Ensemble performs at Richardson Auditorium. www.princeton.edu/richaud

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16

7:30-9PM Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols at Princeton University Chapel. www.princeton.edu

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17

6-9PM Thursday Evening Jazz at Hopewell Valley Vineyards in Pennington (repeats every Thursday). www.hopewellvalleyvineyards.com

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19

10:30AM Saturday Stories at the Princeton Public Library (repeats weekly). www.princetonlibrary.org
4-6PM Princeton Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday POPS! concert. www.princetonsymphony.org

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20

4-6:30PM The American Boychoir School performs their annual Home for the Holidays concert at Richardson Auditorium. www.americanboychoir.org

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25

1-3PM George Washington’s Annual Christmas Day Crossing at Washington Crossing Park. www.washingtoncrossingpark.org

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29

7PM Princeton University men’s ice hockey vs. Quinnipiac at Princeton’s Baker Rink. www.goprincetontigers.com

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31

6:25PM – 6:35PM C… is for Celebrate! Don’t miss our fireworks show, set to Sesame Street music! Fireworks will begin immediately following the evening performance of the 6pm Neighborhood Street Party Christmas Parade.

8PM Start off the New Year in spectacular fashion with a festive evening of light classics by Shostakovich, Offenbach, Richard Strauss, Johann Strauss Jr., Leroy Anderson and George Gershwin at the War Memorial in Trenton. www.capitalphilharmonic.org