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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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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 24 through 26, and continue through December with stops at the Two River Theater in Red Bank, 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


McCarter's annual holiday tradition returns with more magic, more music, and more merriment for all. Follow Ebenezer Scrooge on a fantastical journey through Christmases past, present and future and enjoy this classic story as it comes to life around you. Create magical memories with the ones you love as this festive spectacle ushers you into the spirit of the season with all the delight, wonder, and generosity that Scrooge himself discovers. New this year - McCarter is decking the halls for a joyful holiday experience in our lobby spaces as we celebrate the season of goodwill and kinship. Come early to engage with our Tree of Giving, do some holiday shopping to support community service organizations, carol with local school and community choirs on select dates, pose for festive photo ops, indulge in themed drinks, and more.

Morven Museum & Garden


Morven Museum & Garden will once again host its annual holiday exhibition, Festival of Trees, running November 15, 2023 through January 7, 2024. Come view the creative and whimsical displays adorning the museum’s elegant galleries, mantels, and porches artfully decorated by local businesses, garden clubs, and non-profit organizations. Friends and family from far and wide will marvel over the decorative accents celebrating history, pop culture, sustainably, and superheroes - all of which will certainly put you in the spirit of the season! Enjoy this cherished holiday tradition right in the heart of Princeton! Sponsored by Baxter Construction, Capital Health, Ronica A. Bregenzer Architect LLC, Keller Williams Realty Princeton, and PNC Private Bank.

Morven Museum & Garden, 55 Stockton Street, Princeton, NJ

Kelsey Theatre

Holiday performances at Kelsey will truly bring the spirit of Christmas to your entire family.

Dec. 9 - A Very Kelsey Christmas Cabaret - the most exciting holiday musical revue show of the year. You’ve been invited to join this year’s studio audience! The lights are on, the cameras are ready to roll, and the producer is even eyeing the most festively dressed audience members to join the talent on stage!

Dec 16 - White Christmas Movie Sing-Along - The perfect Holiday Event, as you watch this beloved movie musical on the big screen! But Theater to Go adds an additional cast member – you! In a blizzard of audience participation activities, you will be guided by our hosts to Sing Along and Play Along with the movie. Come early for the Holiday Treats and our Ugly Christmas Sweater contest (of course).

Ticket info: 609-570-3333 or

Princeton Pro Musica

Join award-winning chorus Princeton Pro Musica for A Feast of Carols on Saturday, December 16, at the Princeton University Chapel.

PPM takes its stirring, heart-warming "Feast of Carols" to the magnificent acoustic of the Princeton University Chapel, with Eric Plutz on the organ joined by full brass choir and percussion. 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 16 at 3 and 6pm – HOLIDAY POPS! - LIVE at Richardson Auditorium

Join vocalist Morgan James and the Princeton Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Devlin as we bring on the holiday spirit with the help of the Princeton High School Choir. Favorite melodies of the season plus lush orchestral sound combine for an unforgettable, festive concert for the entire family to enjoy. Be sure to join in our traditional carol sing-along!

Due to the length and type of performance, this concert is not suitable for children under the age of 3.