Guide to Celebrating
the Season of Thankfulness

Happy Fall! The autumn leaves are gleaming in ember-red, toasty brown, and amber yellow. You can smell the crisp cool air, feel the warmth of an oven baking, and hear the rustling of leaves around you. During this wonderful time of year, you may find yourself in reflection of: “What am I grateful for?” and “How can I say ‘thank you’ to all the special people in my life?” If you are looking for ways to express your gratitude and show sincere appreciation, Nassau Inn and Palmer Square are here to help you get ready for the season of thankfulness!

Saturday, November 11
1:00pm

So you know your main courses for the holidays… but what about the side dishes? Join Terra Momo’s most talented on their Inside Scoop to Side Dishes Workshop to learn the art of the side dish with in-depth cooking demonstrations, including: sausage and pear focaccia, homemade green bean casserole, and apple pumpkin crisp! Click here to RSVP.

Sunday, November 12
11:00am

Kitchen Kaper’s Carving the Bird Workshop will teach you to carve your main dish like an expert just in time for the holidays! A Wusthof knife professional will demonstrate the proper carving technique with a delicious turkey provided by the Yankee Doodle Tap Room! Click here to RSVP.

Saturday, November 18
2:00pm

Check out the hottest trends in mixology when it comes to a new favorite holiday cocktail that is sure to impress your guests at your next holiday party! Learn the art of crafting the perfect seasonal cocktail at the Holiday Mixology Workshop at the Yankee Doodle Tap Room. Click here to RSVP.

Sunday, November 19
Time: TBD

Join the Cheesy Holiday Fun Workshop at Olsson’s Fine Foods for cheesy demonstrations as they go over best practices for easy, make-ahead appetizers! Click here to RSVP.

Thursday, November 23
12:00pm, 2:00pm, & 4:00pm

‘Tis the season to spend quality time with loved ones and FEAST. Join family and friends for a traditional Thanksgiving Buffet styled meal at the Yankee Doodle Tap Room. Click here to view the Thanksgiving Menu. Call 609-688-2600 to RSVP.

Friday, November 24
5:00pm

On Christmas Eve, come to the Palmer Square Green to see the annual Christmas Tree Lighting. The 65-foot Norwegian Spruce is adorned with over 32,000 lights and will be lit with the help of Santa Claus. Plus, there will be a traditional celebration featuring music by Holiday Brass, Princeton High School Choir …and a special performance by American Repertory Ballet’s Nutcracker and Clara.

Sunday, December 10
9:00am & 12:00pm

Join us at the Nassau Inn when the Big Man comes back to town for the second annual Breakfast with Santa! Enjoy a traditional, yet upscale breakfast buffet, children’s activities, one on one time with Santa PLUS a professional family photo taken (includes a digital copy), meet & greet with Santa that includes sing-alongs, and a special treat from Santa!Breakfast Menu here. | Click here for Breakfast Tickets.
Brunch Menu here. | Click here for Brunch Tickets.

We also welcome you to celebrate your Holiday Party at the most magical place in Princeton! Complimentary champagne toast and holiday favor with every Dinner or Lunch booked.Click here to view the Holiday Party Menu. Call 609-921-7500 to book your Nassau Inn Holiday Party!

Thursday, December 14
5:00 – 6:00pm

Join special guest speakers and enjoy live music during the Annual Menorah Lighting! The ceremony will take place at the North Plaza on Hulfish Street in front of Mediterra restaurant. More details TBD.

There is so much holiday splendor to enjoy during this season of thankfulness! A trip to Princeton will give you inspiration on wonderful ways to show appreciation to your dearest ones – whether that’s through spending quality time together, enjoying delicious meals, or attending festive events! Be sure to visit NassauInn.com/events and PalmerSquare.com/events to stay updated on everything that’s going on in town, and see you around!

Bridget & Valerie’s
June 2017 Wedding

Bridget and Valerie met each other in 2009. At the time, gay marriage was not recognized federally, so even though they were in love, they never imagined that their marriage would be a possibility. Who would have thought that 8 years later, their wedding dreams would come true? On June 30th, 2017, Bridget and Valerie had their outdoor ceremony at the Nassau Inn, and it was everything they had wished for. Here is their #PrincetonLoveStory, as told by Bridget and Valerie! #MeantToBV

“Our wedding day at the Nassau Inn was a fairytale that came to life,” Bridget says. “We love Princeton for so many reasons. As big foodies, we enjoy trying out new restaurants and different types of food around town. We love how open and accepting everyone is in Princeton. We feel very comfortable being here, simply walking around and enjoying the atmosphere. We also love visiting historic spots and exploring interesting places to shop!”

“Bridget and I both love spending time in Princeton, whether it be having a nice romantic dinner or a few drinks at Yankee Doodle Tap Room, Triumph or Winberies,” says Valerie. We love shopping at the Farmhouse Store (now Homestead Princeton) and Kitchen Kapers for new kitchen gadgets, as we love spending time together cooking for our family and friends! We also enjoy grabbing a drink at Starbucks and ice cream at the Bent Spoon (Valerie’s favorite dessert). We love Princeton more and more each time we come back! The scenery and ambiance throughout the day is perfect for a nice relaxing day with the love of your life.”

“Our wedding day was truly a whirlwind of excitement. Bridget and the girls were off to the salon for hair and makeup, while I made sure all was well at the Nassau Inn. Melissa and Natasha were absolutely amazing and did everything they could possibly do to make our day perfect. They both kept us calm and extremely happy! We enjoyed the after party at our favorite Yankee Doodle Tap Room all night before heading to bed upstairs at the Nassau Inn. When we woke up in the morning, we had to pinch ourselves, because of all of dreams came true!”

“Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love. How on earth can you explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love? Put your hand on a stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with that special girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. That’s relativity.” – Albert Einstein

“Bridget and Valerie are beyond blessed to have each other! I am so grateful that I could be a part of their special day and bring their wedding dreams to life!”
— Melissa Dill, Catering Sales Manager

Photos by: Korbman & Co.Photography
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Nassau Inn’s Year of New Traditions & New beginnings!

2016 was our year of new traditions and new beginnings! Here’s a glance at our year in review. We hope to be part of your 2017 traditions!

Royalty takes over our Ballroom! – March

Two hundred and twenty five princesses and queens dressed to the nines took over our ballroom as part of the WPST Princess Brunch. A fabulous time was had by all, complete with two famous princess meet & greets, games and entertainment, dessert tasting and princess hair styling. Save the date for the next princess brunch on March 5th – Tune into WPST for more details.

Guests Experience a Princeton Wedding at a Showcase unlike any other! – March

Nassau Inn and Hamilton Jewelers presented a truly interactive showcase unlike any other at the inaugural Princeton Wedding Showcase. The live model fashion show allowed brides to interact with the models and ask questions, dance lessons, food tastings, hair and makeup trials, floral displays and engagement photo shoots were just some of activities guests were encouraged to take part in. With over 30 vendors and 200+ guests, it was a great first annual showcase!
Save the Date for 2017! Sunday, March 19!

The Yankee Doodle Tap Room Gets a Face-Lift – April

The Yankee Doodle Tap Room received a face-lift. Enjoy all the historical features in our brightened atmosphere. Now taking reservations online!

Lori Rabon Named Vice President of Palmer Square Management – May

Nassau Inn’s General Manager of over 20 years Lori Rabon was named Vice President of Palmer Square Properties! Rabon still holds her position as General Manager of the Nassau Inn. She was honored at the Toast to Tourism awards ceremony this September when she received the Salute to Service Award from the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce, for all she has contributed to tourism in this region!

NFL football players make an appearance at JaZams Summer Block Party – June

Jason Garret, a Princeton University Alumni, accompanied by several Dallas Cowboy players and coaches, took the opportunity to meet local fans at the JaZams summer Block party. They were in town for his annual Starfish Charities PLAY IT SMART Football Camp and Leadership Forum held at Princeton University, Nassau Inn is a sponsor of the camp.

Nassau Inn’s #BestDayEver Wedding Packaged Introduced – July

Nassau Inn Weddings

Kyo Morishima Photography

This all-inclusive package makes planning your dream wedding effortless, with customized floral centerpieces (from Kristin Rockhill), valet parking, upgraded rental linens and chairs, and many more offerings including preferred pricing with our favorite vendors (such as Kyo Morishima!), this package IS your dream wedding handed to you and all for under $200 per person.

Breakfast with Santa – December

You could hear the bells ringing as Santa made his way down the halls. He serenaded the crowd filled with children of all ages as he played the ukulele. From his grand entrance right up until his exit the children were mesmerized by our special guest. The day was magical for all who attended and guest not only got to meet with Santa but also received a special gift (donated by Hamilton Jewelers). Author Simone Mets, was on hand signing her book A Very Christmas that was given to each child. Both seatings were sold out so book early next year because Santa will be back!

It has been a great year at the Nassau Inn! We loved making new friends and sharing traditions with you! Happy New Year from our family to yours, we look forward to seeing you in 2017!  


About the AuthorLily Lee is the Marketing Assistant at the historical Nassau Inn. She graduated from Rutgers University with a B.A. in Communications, minor in Digital Information & Media, and a passion for English and creative writing.