Planet Princeton Weekend Picks, Nov. 24-26

Friday, November 24

Annual Palmer Square Christmas Tree Lighting – Palmer Square’s 65-foot Norwegian spruce is adorned with over 32,000 lights and will be lit with the help of Santa Claus. Plus, a traditional celebration featuring music by Holiday Brass, Princeton High School Choir. and a special performance by the American Repertory Ballet’s Nutcracker and Clara. Event starts at 5 p.m. on the front lawn. Brass. Palmer Square, 19 Hulfish Street Palmer Square, Princeton . Free More information

Saturday, November 25

Rummage Sale at Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad – More than 25 people will be selling a wide variety of items, including: Christmas decorations, antiques, household, kitchen, art, linen, gift items, jewelry, clothes, toys, etc. Indoors, so rain or shine! Saturday Nov. 25, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Princeton First Aid Squad, 237 North Harrison Street, next to Princeton Shopping Center in Princeton. 237 North Harrison Street, Princeton. More information

54th Annual Brunch with Santa presented by the Auxiliary Board of the Children’s Home Society of NJ – Looking for something to kick off the Christmas season? Join in the 54th Annual Brunch with Santa at Notre Dame High School. Games, Crafts and Santa.There are 2 sessions to enjoy: 9:30 a.m. or noon. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online. Notre Dame High School, 601 Lawrenceville Road (Rt 206), Lawrenceville. $5 More information

Santa Comes to Kale’s Garden Center – It has been a long standing tradition at Kale’s Garden Center to host an incredible Santa Claus. Kristopher Kringle will visits every Friday and Saturday until Christmas. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 133 Carter Road, Princeton. More information

Holiday Wine Trail Weekend at Unionville Vineyards – Visitors on the wine trail will receive a Unionville holiday ornament, and a grapevine wreath if Unionville is your first NJ winery visit that day (one wreath and ornament per couple). Visit other area participating wineries, and collect ornaments there as well. Unionville is also releasing three new wines, noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Unionville Vineyards, 9 Rocktown Road, Ringoes. More information

Strolling Holiday Entertainment and Santa on Palmer Square – Enjoy music on Palmer Square while you shop this holiday season. 1 to 3 p.m. While you are on Palmer Square, visit the winter wonderland and photo workshop. Holiday and family portraits will be taken by Wonder Years Studio. Open every Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday, Black Friday, and all throughout Christmas. Photos with Santa are on weekends, walks in only between 1 to 5 p.m.. Children’s play area is sponsored by JaZams.  Packages starting at $25. A portion of all proceeds will go to charity. More information

Roxey Ballet’s Nutcracker – Roxey Ballet’s 23rd Annual Holiday Classic Nutcracker November 25 – December 3 Clara and her friends will take you on an enchanting voyage to meet magical mice, giant rats, marching soldiers, swirling snowflakes, waltzing flowers and the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy. Brilliant costumes and elaborate sets draw the audience into a heart-lifting marvelous journey that […]. 2:00 pm, The College of New Jersey, Kendall Main Stage Theater, 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing. More information

Sunday, November 26

Nature Walk and Herrontown Woods Clean Up – Trot off, or at least walk off, some turkey during a walk through Herrontown Woods. Walk begins at 2 p.m. Refreshments will follow. For those wishing for additional exertion and satisfaction, there will concurrently be a workday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday next to the Herrontown Woods parking lot, clearing invasive vines and shrubs. Participate in one or both. Map at this link.

Fred Miller: An American Thanksgiving – Singer and pianist Fred Miller presents a lecture in song featuring selections about gratitude and optimism. Princeton Public Library Community Room. 3:00 pm, Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St, Princeton. Free More information

Doris Spears and Jazz Trio – The jTrenton jazz dutchess performs at the 1867 Sanctuary in Ewing. 3 p.m., 101 Scotch Road. Admission $20.