Calendar

Thursday, November 25

7:15 a.m.: Registration begins for Lambertville Two Town Turkey Trot at Lambertville House, 32 Bridge Street. The 5k/walk race, which follows, goes through New Hope and Lambertville and benefits Fisherman’s Mark and Lambertville Chamber of Commerce. Lambertvillechamber.com.

10 a.m.: Thanksgiving Day Walk in the Mapleton Preserve/D&R State Park. Free but registration is required at (609) 683-0483. Fpnl.org.

Friday, November 26

2 and 7:30 p.m..: American Repertory Ballet performs The Nutcracker at McCarter Theatre, 91 University Place. Arballet.org.

5-6 p.m.: Palmer Square Tree Lighting. Palmersquare.com.

Saturday, November 27

10 a.m.: Wreath and Sleighbell Sale, Howell Living History Farm, 70 Woodens Lane, Hopewell Township. Bring canned goods for donation. Howellfarm.org.

12-2 p.m.: Courtney’s Carolers serenade shoppers on Palmer Square, and Santa strolls. Palmersquare.com.

2 and 7:30 p.m.: American Repertory Ballet performs The Nutcracker at McCarter Theatre, 91 University Place. Arballet.org.

2 and 8 p.m.: “The Evolution of Joni Mitchell” at Hopewell Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell. $40-$45. Hopewelltheater.com.

3 p.m.: Roxey Ballet’s The Nutcracker at Villa Victoria Theatre, 376 West Upper Ferry Road, Ewing. Roxeyballet.org.

6-7:30 p.m.: Fear of Dancing performs rock at Small World Coffee, 14 Witherspoon Street. Free. Smallworldcoffee.com.

Sunday, November 28

12-2 p.m.: Harmonics Quartet performs at Palmer Square, while Santa strolls. Palmersquare.com.

1 p.m.: American Repertory Ballet performs The Nutcracker at McCarter Theatre, 91 University Place. Arballet.org

3 p.m.: Roxey Ballet’s The Nutcracker at Villa Victoria Theatre, 376 West Upper Ferry Road, Ewing. Roxeyballet.org.

8 p.m.: Compline service by candlelight at All Saints’ Church, 16 All Saints’ Road. Drawn from roots in the early church, adapted for use in current tradition. Free and open to all.

Tuesday, November 30

11 a.m.-5 p.m.: Blood drive at Mercer County Community College Student Center, Room SC104, West Windsor. Make an appointment at mccc.edu/blood or call (800) 933-2566.

Wednesday, December 1

6 p.m.: Paul Muldoon reads Howdie-Skelp: Poems in a hybrid event presented by Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street. Introduced by poet Michael Dickman. Labyrinthbooks.com.

Thursday, December 2

6 p.m.: Leah DeVun and Roland Betancourt, “The Shape of Sex: Nonbinary Gender from Genesis to the Renaissance.” Hybrid event presented by Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street. Labyrinthbooks.com.

7 p.m.: “A Civil War Christmas,” virtual presentation by historical reenactor Michael Jesberger, sponsored by Mercer County Library System. Register by emailing hopeprogs@mcl.org.

Friday, December 3

4:30 p.m.: “The Coffin Ship: Life and Death at Sea during the Great Famine.” Lecture by Cian T. McMahon, presented by Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts. Online, free, registration required. Princeton.zoom.us.

7 p.m.: “Prelude to a Carol: Dickens Creates a Christmas Classic,” at Kingston Presbyterian Church, 4565 Route 27, Kingston. One-person show where Charles Dickens tells the behind-the-scenes tale of creating A Christmas Carol. HistoricExperience.com/Prelude.

7:30 p.m.: Princeton University Orchestra conducted by Michael Pratt performs at Richardson Auditorium. The program includes Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, and selections from David Del Tredici’s Final Alice, with soprano Alison Spann ’20. Free. Music.princeton.edu.

Saturday, December 4

12-2 p.m.: Courtney’s Carolers serenade shoppers on Palmer Square, and Santa strolls. Palmersquare.com.

12-3 p.m.: Unveiling of 29 plaques on the Heritage Tour in the Witherspoon-Jackson historic district. Each plaque will be unveiled and discussed during an outdoor walk. Free. Meet at Hinds Plaza outside Princeton Public Library to begin the tour. A reception will be held following the tour at Studio Hillier, 190 Witherspoon Street. Princetonwjhcs.org.

12-5 p.m.: The Mill Hill Holiday House and Window Tour, rain or shine, in Trenton’s Mill Hill neighborhood. View special decorations through front windows or on the sidewalks and gardens”. Music, refreshments. Begin at Artworks, 119 Everett Alley. $20. TrentonMillHill.org.

4 p.m.: Sensory-friendly performance of Roxey Ballet’s The Nutcracker, at Eagle Fire Hall, 46 North Sugan Road, New Hope, Pa. Roxeyballet.org.

7 p.m.: Princeton Boychoir’s fall concert, “Sing for Joy!” streams at Westrickmusic.org. $15. Program ranges from Handel to Broadway.

Sunday, December 5

12-2 p.m.: Harmonics Quartet performs at Palmer Square, while Santa strolls. Palmersquare.com.

1 p.m.: Sensory-friendly performance of Roxey Ballet’s The Nutcracker, at Eagle Fire Hall, 46 North Sugan Road, New Hope, Pa. Roxeyballet.org.

3 p.m.: Princeton Boychoir’s fall concert, “Sing for Joy!” streams at Westrickmusic.org. $15. Program ranges from Handel to Broadway.

3 p.m.: Princeton University Orchestra conducted by Michael Pratt performs at Richardson Auditorium. The program includes Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, and selections from David Del Tredici’s Final Alice, with soprano Alison Spann ’20. Free. Music.princeton.edu.

4 p.m.: The Capital Philharmonic performs holiday favorites at Patriots Theatre at the War Memorial, Trenton. Capitalphilharmonic.org.

4 p.m.: Annual Menorah Lighting on the Nassau Inn patio, 10 Palmer Square. Music and celebrating, open to all. Palmersquare.com.

5-7 p.m.: Holiday Jam and Toy Drive at Palmer Square, with performances by Princeton University students. Palmersquare.com.

Monday, December 6

Recycling

Tuesday, December 7

3 p.m.: “Mindfulness and Holiday Stress,” Zoom event with Carolyn Schindewolf of Penn Medicine Princeton Health Community Wellness. Presented by Mercer County Library System. Email hopeprogs@msl.org to register.

7 p.m.: LLL Presents Stephen Roberts and Jack Hartman discussing the book Cokie — a Life Well Lived. Livestream event presented by Labyrinth Books. Labyrinthbooks.com.

7 p.m.: Open House, Princeton Fire Department, 363 Witherspoon Street. The department seeks candidates for the Class of 2022 volunteer training program. For residents ages 16 and older. Princetonnj.gove/joinpfd.

Wednesday, December 8

8 p.m.: The Chapel Choir of Princeton Theological Seminary presents its “Carols of Many Nations” concert. Free outdoor event (weather permitting). Registration necessary. Ptsem.edu/events.

Thursday, December 9

6 p.m.: “Quilting Through the Centuries: Women’s Life and History in America,” Zoom event with Hannah Gaston. Presented by Mercer County Library System. Email hopeprogs.mcl.org to register.

Friday, December 10

6 p.m.: The Princeton Singers perform at Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street. Christmas music and readings by candlelight. Princetonsingers.org.

Saturday, December 11

12-2 p.m.: Princeton University’s Tiger Tones sing at Palmer Square, while Santa strolls the square. Palmersquare.com.

1 and 5 p.m.: American Repertory Ballet performs The Nutcracker at Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, Trenton. Arballet.org.

Sunday, December 12

12-2 p.m.: Harmonics Quartet performs at Palmer Square, while Santa strolls. Palmersquare.com.

1 p.m.: Reenactment of Washington Crossing the Delaware at Washington Crossing Park. With special activities and demonstrations from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $20 for family of four, or $8 for adults and $4 for kids 5-11 (free for younger ones). Visit WashingtonCrossingPark.org/cross-with-us for tickets.

Monday, December 13

7 p.m.: “Christmas and the Winter Solstice,” program presented by Mercer County Library System via Zoom. Jeff Kampf from Lifelong Cognition is the speaker. Email hopeprogs@mcl.org to register.

Tuesday, December 14

9 a.m.-9 p.m.: Virtual Shopping Day, Long Hill House Prints & Whimsy, Hillsborough. Choose gifts with help from staff, have them wrapped and ready for drive-through pickup. Longhillhouse.com.

7:30 p.m.: Princeton Symphony Orchestra Holiday POPS! Concert at McCarter Theatre, 91 University Place. Conducted by Rossen Milanov, with soprano Laquita Mitchell. $25-$90. Princetonsymphony.org.

Wednesday, December 15

6 p.m.: Princeton Public Library Board of Trustees meeting. Princetonlibrary.org.

Thursday, December 16

6:30 p.m.: Virtual discussion of the book The Exiles by Christine Baker Kline, led by University of Massachusetts professor Maria John. Sponsored by the Historical Society of Princeton and Princeton Public Library. Princetonhistory.org.

Friday, December 17

8 p.m.: Voices Chorale NJ performs at Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street; also available to stream. Works based on the poetry of E.E. Cummings, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, Emily Dickinson, and others; holiday music. $15-$25. Voiceschoralenj.org.

Saturday, December 18

12-2 p.m.: Spiced Punch entertains at Palmer Square, while Santa strolls. Palmersquare.com.

Sunday, December 19

12-2 p.m.: Spiced Punch entertains at Palmer Square, while Santa strolls. Palmersquare.com.

Monday, December 20

Recycling

Wednesday, December 22

7 p.m.: “A Very Lambertville Holiday Celebration,” at Music Mountain Theatre, 1483 NJ 179, Lambertville. A collaboration between the Roxey Ballet and the Lambertville Historical Society; music and dance. Roxeyballet.org.

Saturday, December 25

1 p.m.: The 59th annual reenactment of George Washington’s annual Christmas Day crossing of the Delaware River, at Washington Crossing Park, routes 532 and 32 in Washington Crossing, Pa. Free. WashingtonCrossingPark.org.