Holiday Cheer–and Diamonds! Our Weekend Picks

Friday November 30
This weekend The Hopewell Train Station transforms into a little slice of Paris as Ohlala! French Boutique sets up shop. Sharing holiday gifts, food, jewelry, accessories, and more for sale from French artists, crafters and designers. FREE, 2-6pm.

Saturday December 1
Hop on the trolley and tour downtown Princeton with Princeton Tour Company’s Holiday Trolley Tours! The festive hour long trolley ride takes riders past the homes of Einstein, Woodrow Wilson, Grover Cleveland, Robert Oppenheimer and more – and is full of fun Princeton stories! Hourly, 10am-5pm. Register in advance. Tickets

Santa loves cookies, and kids do, too! Parade with the big man around Princeton Shopping Center to spread the holiday cheer before heading to Santa’s pop-up workshop for cookie decorating, photo ops with Santa, and music from Princeton High School’s acapella groups. Free, 12-2pm. Pre-register:

Featured Event of the Week: Hamilton Jewelers’ Diamond Event
Don’t miss Hamilton Jewelers’
Diamond Event on 12/1.  There will be diamond jewelry, loose stones, engagement rings, and more.  Enjoy special promotions at the event.

Shop for handmade holiday gifts, like ceramics, glassware, ornaments, jewelry, textiles and other fine art items at the Arts Council of Princeton’s ‘Sauce for the Goose Holiday Market,’ held at Princeton Shopping Center. Opens at 10am.

A filibuster of good cheers! Individuals, families, book clubs and more will read Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ in its entirety at Princeton Public Library. Register and grab a seat for the holiday classic. FREE, 2pm.

Sunday December 2
There’s a special guest coming to this Sunday breakfast: it’s Santa! The Nassau Inn hosts him for two seatings, 9am and noon. Have breakfast, meet the man himself, and take a family photo in the historic inn, which is all decked out for the holidays! Register at

If you’ve always wanted to peek inside the prestigious Eating Clubs on Prospect, Sunday is your chance! A handful of Princeton University students’ private clubs will hold an open house, with free public access: Cap & Gown, Charter, Cloister, Cottage, Terrace, and Tiger Inn. 1:30pm.

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