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Newtown Yardley, PA Holiday Guide

Welcome to the Newtown Yardley festive Holiday Feature - a great guide for shopping and entertaining ideas. Look for caterers, invitations, gift ideas, and more. Favorite holiday events, online donation links, and helpful articles will get you through the busy season and into the holiday spirit!
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Boheme Opera NJ


Sweeten your family's holiday season with Boheme Opera NJ's production of "Hansel and Gretel"! On Sunday December 4 at 3:00 pm the breadcrumb trail leads to Kendall Hall on the campus of The College of New Jersey for this operatic holiday treat for children of all ages.

Sung in English, "Hansel and Gretel" will bring your gingerbread dreams to life with a cast of stellar young singers and brilliantly stunning virtual sets. The Boheme Opera NJ Chamber Orchestra, led by Artistic Director Joseph Pucciatti, and The Princeton Boychoir, under the direction of Fred Meads, round out the musical journey in this fantasy favorite for the whole family.

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American Repertory Ballet 's The Nutcracker


American Repertory Ballet proudly announces the return of The Nutcracker this holiday season! Performances kick off at McCarter Theatre in Princeton, November 25 through 27, and continue through December with stops at the Patriots Theater at the War Memorial in Trenton, and State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick.

"Nothing speaks to this time of year more than the music, the spectacle, the smiles on children's faces and spending time with family, than The Nutcracker," says Artistic Director Ethan Stiefel. "ARB has not performed this holiday favorite for nearly two years, and the dancers are eager to bring its magic and joy back to the stage."

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McCarter Theatre


A McCarter Tradition is Back Dec 7 - 24!

Create memories with the ones you love at Princeton's Tony Award-winning theatre. Follow Ebenezer Scrooge on a magical journey through Christmas past, present, and future and watch as this story comes to life around you! This annual holiday tradition will usher you into the spirit of the season with all the joy, wonder, and generosity that Scrooge himself discovers.

Kelsey Theatre

Our 2022-2023 Season features everything from musicals to comedies and dramas, from classics to contemporary and from family fare to offerings that are a tad more risqué. Get tickets now for our full-length shows - The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge, The Children's Hour, An Ideal Husband, The Fantasticks, Sordid Lives, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Collaborations, The Parental Advisory Comedy Show, Hello Dolly!, Other Desert Cities, Romeo and Juliet and Bye Bye Birdie.

Our special Kelsey Kids series includes 'Twas The Night Before Christmas..., The Nutcracker, The Maggie Walker Story, Disney's Beauty and the Beast Movie Singalong, The Ugly Duckling, Pure Imagination, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and the Kelsey Players Production of Disney's High School Musical, Jr..

Ticket info: 609-570-3333 or Purchase a series and save up to 43% !

Princeton Pro Musica

Join award-winning chorus Princeton Pro Musica for A Feast of Carols on Sunday, December 11, 4 p.m. at Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University.

Favorite movements of Handel's Messiah, Christmas music of J. S. Bach, and selections from Margaret Bonds' Ballad of the Brown King and her Go Tell it on the Mountain are interwoven amongst a sumptuous, sparkling medley of classic carols and beloved holiday songs arranged and orchestrated by our Artistic Director, Ryan James Brandau. With a chorus of 90+, a full professional orchestra, two outstanding vocal soloists, and even a singalong or two, this is truly a feast for the ears. Suitable for all ages, come embrace the warmth and joy of the season with us! For tickets visit

Princeton Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, December 17 at 3 and 6pm – HOLIDAY POPS! - LIVE at Richardson Auditorium

Celebrate with Broadway's Janet Dacal (In the Heights, Prince of Broadway, Wonderland, The Band’s Visit–National Tour) and the PSO as they perform festive songs and music of the season. The Princeton High School Choir adds its ebullient voices to help make this the merriest of concerts!

Along with adhering to the New Jersey Department of Health's COVID-19 guidelines, we are working closely with our venues to ensure your safety and comfort. Princeton University has proven to be a thoughtful leader during this pandemic and the PSO will adhere to all guidelines set in place by the University.