Fun things to do in and around Trenton this holiday season

Happy Holidays TJ family! Here are some fun events to check out as we enter the holiday season. As a world-class, all-inclusive contemporary ballet company, Roxey Ballet builds bridges between communities and cultures through dance. Roxey Ballet is a New Jersey non-profit organization that provides artistic and cultural excellence through professional dance performances, residencies, educational programs, workshops, and master classes. Taking pride in being a multicultural and all-inclusive organization, the company has created an environment that fosters a creative environment that allows everyone to grow. The company presents its annual holiday classic, Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker,” This Saturday, November 26 through December 4 at 1 PM. This version will also be sensor-friendly. More information and tickets can be found here.

Grounds for Sculpture Pop Up Shop

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Grounds For Sculpture is a museum, sculpture garden, and arboretum that combines the experience of art and nature. The popular museum hosts engaging and educational programs for all ages year-round, some of which may include lectures from top minds, hands-on workshops, tours, concerts, and performances. Exhibitions are also showcased by established and emerging artists. The museum will host by popular demand, John Wind, as he returns with his beautiful, vintage-inspired jewelry and unique pieces designed with genuine crystals from the Waldorf’s and Plaza Hotel’s chandeliers. During his artist talk, John will share his personal story, process, and how he was inspired by his mother, Dina Wind, whose Harp of David #1 is prominently installed at GFS.

Pop Up Shop is open 10:30 AM to 4 PM. Artist Talk begins at 1 PM.

A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail

This Saturday, November 26, Kelsey Players and Maurer Productions OnStage will host their rendition of “A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail” at 1:00 PM. This family-friendly performance will tell the story of a Christmas Eve long ago and build on an exciting adventure with Christopher Robin, his friends from the Hundred-Acre Wood, and Eeyore, the old gray donkey. Tickets range from $12-$15. More information and tickets can be found at this link. Families are encouraged to donate new, unwrapped toys to “Toys for Tots,” a program run by the US Marine Corps Reserve that distributes toys to children in need.

Take a hike!

In Hamilton Township, New Jersey, the Tulpehaking Nature Center is the main educational facility for the Abbott Marshlands, located at 157 Westcott Avenue. To encourage visitors to explore and discover the Abbott Marshlands hosts many cultural, historical, and natural resources, and exhibits. This November 27, the organization will host Family Sundays at the Nature Center from 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. These opportunities are free and full of fun! For more information, visit Tulpehaking Nature Center at

Mill Hill Holiday House Tour

Trenton’s holiday tradition is back! Enjoy holiday decor and festivities in the historic Mill Hill neighborhood on December 3, from 12 PM- 5 PM. The House Tour started more than 55 years ago, is Mill Hill’s signature event and a Trenton holiday staple. Approximately 20 homes in the neighborhood will display special decorations, along with seasonal music, refreshments, and cheerful conversation on stoops and sidewalks. This year’s tour will feature both indoor décor and outdoor entertaining, depending on the host’s preference. Owners of historic homes will welcome guests to view beautiful decorations, relax, mingle, and enjoy refreshments. The tour goes on, rain or shine. With a variety of home architectural styles, sizes, and ages, Mill Hill’s nineteenth century streetscape is one of the most interesting between New York and Philadelphia. The tour is organized by the Old Mill Hill Society and residents of Mill Hill. Tour proceeds help finance grants to assist Mill Hill home and business owners with maintaining the national historic landmark standards protecting the area’s unique and influential architecture. Tickets run at $20/each and can be purchased at

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