Student Prince is not just a restaurant-it’s an experience! From December 1 through December 24, the German restaurant, just 80 minutes west of Boston hosts live caroler dinners. The free interactive caroling includes renditions of your holiday favorites like Silent Night and Jingle Bells!
Things get extra jazzy for certain songs when the caroling group hands out jingle bells (out of a giant stocking) for the entire restaurant to join the fun! Shake those jingle bells to the beat of the music. At any given moment during December, the Student Prince can have dozens of guests shaking jingle bells while hundreds sing in unison. Aka: It gets LOUD! It’s the perfect dinner spot after an evening at Bright Nights.
The storied German restaurant tends to fill up fast this time of year with local families and tourists alike. The restaurant itself is decked out in balsam, holly, twinkling lights, and a 20-foot-tall tree that glows neon when the lights go down. It’s a holiday experience unlike any other!
With a full title of The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort, you might wonder how it came to be called such. According to the restaurant’s website, John Pynchon constructed a fort on-site in 1660 to defend the settlement of Springfield. In 1675, all but Pynchon’s fort was burned to the ground by King Philip’s Pocumtuck tribe.
The Student Prince was established in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1935 and became a landmark ever since. The menu includes classic German options like Schnitzel, Spätzle, and more! They also have some German American options like a butterly shrimp and duck confit. And don’t skip the massive half-foot-long German pretzel served warm.
Find Student Prince at
8 Fort St, Springfield, MA 01103