November 12, 2019

From December 26-31, 2019 Tri-State Area Holiday Visitors Will Take Part in Over 50 Immersive, Family-Friendly Activities Commemorating America’s Rich History in the Region
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe Trenton Downtown Association has 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.”

Trenton’s American Revolution History at Your Fingertips
Visitors to can:
     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
In addition, highlights places to dine and sleep for would-be travelers to the area enjoying 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. ]

Holiday Travelers to the Central NJ Area are Encouraged to Plan Their Visit at

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.


About Trenton Downtown Association
The Trenton Downtown Association ( ) is a non-profit organization that offers arts, culture and business programs and services to promote economic growth and development in New Jersey’s capital city since 1986.
Event Contact:
Amanda Donald
Marketing Manager, Trenton Downtown Association
Media Contact:
Shakira M. Brown
Princeton Partners