The Trenton Downtown Association launched ( to assist travelers and history buffs in planning their area visit to participate in Patriots Week festivities, which happen December 26 – 31 each year. As in previous years, events take place in New Jersey’s Capital City Region of Trenton in the days after Christmas to commemorate events surrounding George Washington’s 1776 epic sneak holiday attack and the 10 crucial days that turned the tide of the American Revolution.

“We’re very excited to launch Patriots Week this year with the introduction of a brand new interactive website that allows visitors to plan and search for activities easier and in less time,” said Tom Gilmour, executive director of Trenton Downtown Association. “Special thanks goes out to all the organizations and individuals that spent countless hours to ensure the best for all participants of PW, and our creative marketing team at Princeton Partners Inc. who worked with us to develop an amazing online experience that now offers Central NJ/Mercer County area holiday travelers engaging details regarding activities and experiences, most which are free and open to the public.”

Visit to get all the details and updates.

-Review the entire schedule of events for Patriots Week
-Search specific events of interests by dates
-Create a personalized itinerary
-Export events to personal calendars
-View photos from past Patriots Week events

Holiday travelers to the Central NJ area are encouraged to plan their visit at, which also highlights places to dine, sleep and enjoy a plethora of organized Patriots Week 2019 experiences.

Did You Know Trenton, New Jersey served as the Nation’s Capital for a period of approximately 30 days after the end of the American Revolution?

It’s true! –Learn more about Trenton’s history during Patriots Week 2019. There are plenty of historical experiences happening during Patriots Week 2019. Here are some of the more than 50 planned activities found at to check out this year.


First Battle of Trenton

Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 11am

Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack St., Trenton

Second Battle of Trenton

Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 3pm

Mill Hill Park, 165 East Front St. (Corner of Broad and Front Streets), Trenton


Trenton Battlefield Walking Tours

Thursday, December 26, 2019 & Monday, December 30 10am – 12pm

Begins at Starbucks, 102 South Warren St. (Corner of Front St)., Trenton

Trenton’s Historic Legacy: The Old Barracks and the Trenton Battle Monument 

Friday, December 27 at 11am

Riverview Cemetery, 870 Centre St.

Trenton in 1775: Historic Tour led by Dr. Sharon Ann Holt

Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 1pm

St. Michael’s Church, 140 North Warren St., Trenton


Check out the Planetarium Shows at New Jersey State Museum
Daily (except Monday) 10:30, 11:30am and 1:30pm
New Jersey State Museum, 205 West State Street, Trenton


Puppet Show: The Trouble with Trenton

Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 12pm

Warren Street Plaza, 101 North Warren St. (Corner of N. Warren and Hanover Streets)


George Washington’s 10 Crucial Days with Author William ” Larry” Kidder

Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 12pm

New Jersey State Library, level 2 reading room, 185 West State St. Trenton

Rediscovering British Surveyor John Hills” Lecture by Adam E. Zielinski 

Thursday, December 26, 2019 5:30pm

Trenton Free Library, 120 Academy St., Trenton

Elias Boudinot III: The Continental Army’s First Commissary General of Prisoners” Lecture by Joseph E. Wroblewski

Friday, December 27, 2019 at 2pm

Trenton Free Library, 120 Academy St., Trenton


Revolutionary Pub Crawl

Thursday, December 26 at 6pm

Starts at Checkers 14 South Warren St., Trenton

Colonial dress– prize to best dressed

Dance Like Colonial Elite 

The Annual Colonial Ball

Open to the Public – Advance Tickets Required

Friday, December 27, 2019 at 6pm

Trenton Masonic Temple, 100 Barrack St., Trenton

Join Us for a New Year’s Eve Concert 

Capital Philharmonic Orchestra of New Jersey New Year’s Eve Concert

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 8pm

The War Memorial Patriots Theatre, 1 Memorial Dr., Trenton

Visit to discover more events, ticket information, fees, dates, times and updated information.

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