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NJ Winter: A Complete Guide to Winter in New Jersey

Is there a better season than winter? Sure, it’s cold out. But isn’t that just another reason to pour one more cup of hot chocolate with extra marshmallows? Yes, snow means having to perform our least favorite chore, shoveling. But isn’t it worth it to see children’s eyes light up while they’re building snowmen and igloos?

Winter may be cold, but hot off the heels of Thanksgiving, winter holidays like Christmas and Valentine’s Day encourage us to celebrate the joy of being around loved ones.

At Best of NJ, we think there are a ton of reasons to love winter. Which is why we’ve put together this NJ Winter landing page, filled with original editorial content and statewide event listings for the entire season. From winter holidays to seasonal activities, we’ve rounded up all of our best winter-themed stories in one convenient place. Whether you’re just visiting for Christmas, looking for love on Valentine’s Day, or picking out the perfect way to spend a snowy day, you’ll find everything you need right here!

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Winter Events in New Jersey

The Mosa Social - Bottomless Brunch

Poster for Mosa Social Bottomless Brunch at Piazza di Roma

02/03/2019 - 12/29/2019: The Mosa Social is the bottomless brunch experience you have been yearning for. So grab your sexy “I woke up like this” outfit and stop by.

Celebrate the Ultimate Sweet Sixteen at Piazza di Roma

Piazza DiRoma Sweet 16 dining room

07/01/2019 - 12/29/2019: Piazza Di Roma creates the music, the memories, and the magic. Let them provide the perfect space to bring your sweet sixteen vision to life.

Grow It Green's Morris Winter Farmers Market

GIGM-Winter Market

12/01/2019 - 03/29/2020: Come out to Grow It Green's Morris Winter Farmers Market. Shop local every Sunday at the Morris Winter Farmer's Market, hosted by Grow It Green Morristown.

Calandra’s Bakery's Holiday Baked Goods

Calandra’s Bakery's Holiday Baked Goods

12/11/2019 - 12/25/2019: Calandra’s Bakeries have all of your Holiday desserts! Pick up Calandra’s holiday baked goods for your celebration. All your Christmas dessert favorites.

Christmas at Calandra's Mediterranean Grill

Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill Christmas

12/24/2019 - 12/25/2019: Enjoy Christmas at Calandra's Mediterranean Grill. If you're looking for an incredible holiday spread, then look no further than these Christmas Specials.

Christmas Eve & Day at il Vecchio Café

Christmas Eve & Day at il Vecchio Café

12/24/2019 - 12/25/2019: Enjoy Christmas Eve & Day at il Vecchio Café. This Christmas season, allow il Vecchio Café to take some holiday stress away! Enjoy a festive family dinner.

Christmas Holidays at Cucina Calandra

Christmas Holidays at Cucina Calandra

12/24/2019 - 12/25/2019: Christmas Holidays at Cucina Calandra. Enjoy Christmas Eve & Day A La Carte Dining at Cucina Calandra. Chef Constantino has prepared holiday dinner specials

Calandra’s Italian Market Christmas Catering

Calandra’s Italian Market Christmas Catering

12/25/2019: Celebrating at home? Let Calandra’s Italian Market & Deli cater your Christmas dinner! Because their catering experts have put together a great menu!

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at il Vecchio Cafe

New Year’s Eve with il Vecchio Café

12/31/2019 - 01/01/2020: New Year ’s Eve at il Vecchio Cafe! il Vecchio Cafe gives you options this New Year's Eve. A La Carte Dining, Family Buffet, or New Year's Eve Party.

NYE at Calandra's Mediterranean Grill

NYE at Calandra's Mediterranean Grill

12/31/2019 - 01/01/2020: Celebrate with Calandra's Mediterranean Grill on New Year’s Eve! You'll have the option of Early Evening Dining or Dinner and Party till 1:30 am!

Cucina Calandra's New Year's Eve

Cucina Calandra's New Year's Eve Grand Ballroom Bash

12/31/2019 - 01/01/2020: It's time for the Cucina Calandra's New Year's Eve Grand Ballroom Bash. Enjoy Early Evening A La Carte Dining or their New Year's Eve Grand Ballroom Bash!

Piazza Di Roma's New Year's Eve Gala

Piazza Di Roma's New Year's Eve Gala

12/31/2019 - 01/01/2020: Piazza di Roma is throwing a Roaring 20’S New Year’s Eve Gala! Get ready for feathers, champagne, custom cocktails, and swinging jazz.

West Windsor Community Farmers' Market at MarketFair

West Windsor Farmers Market

01/04/2020 - 04/18/2020: West Windsor Community Farmers Market at MarketFair. The new venue islight and bright. Shop for local produce, meats, cheese, mushrooms, seafood, etc.

Family Snowshoe Fun-Day

Snow in the woods

01/08/2020 - 02/19/2020: Don't miss the Family Snowshoe Fun-Day! Get outside and active this winter, and experience the unique and exhilarating sport of snowshoeing!

Sunday Mystery Walk at Duke Farms

Sunday Mystery Walk at Duke Farms

01/12/2020 - 03/22/2020: Enjoy a Sunday Mystery Walk. Join an experienced educator for a two-hour exploration of Duke Farms on foot. The theme of each walk will be seasonal.

Winter 2020 Exhibitions at The Center for Contemporary Art

Winter 2020 Exhibitions

01/17/2020 - 02/29/2020: Winter 2020 Exhibitions at The Center for Contemporary Art. Artwork of the County College of Morris Fine Art Faculty. Opening reception for exhibitions.

Maple Sugaring Demonstrations at the Great Swamp

Maple Sugaring

01/18/2020 - 03/08/2020: Maple Sugaring Demonstrations. The trees are tapped, and the firewood is chopped. It’s maple sugaring season at the Great Swamp OEC!

Gentle-Flow Yoga at Basking Ridge Senior Center


01/21/2020 - 03/10/2020: Looking for a healthy way to unwind? Join in the gentle-flow yoga at Basking Ridge Senior Center. For anyone age 60 and above on Tuesdays.

Hudson Restaurant Week at Liberty House Restaurant

Liberty House Restaurant

01/27/2020 - 02/27/2020: You won't want to miss Hudson Restaurant Week at Liberty House Restaurant. Lunch: 12-3pm; Dinner: 5-10pm. Lunch: $20  T W Th F(1/28-1/31, 2/4-2/7).

Rutgers Environmental Stewards 2020

Rutgers Environmental Stewards 2020

01/28/2020 - 06/23/2020: Rutgers Environmental Stewards 2020. Experts from Rutgers University and non-profit and government organizations teach these classes.

Tuesday Tastings with Tony

Tuesday Tastings with Tony

01/28/2020 - 02/25/2020: Join in for Tuesday Tastings with Tony. Classes held Tuesdays, January 28 to February 25, 2019. Taste and learn about the different French wines

Caroline Kent: A Form Walks Toward You in the Dark

A Form Walks Toward You in the Dark

02/05/2020 - 03/15/2020: Caroline Kent: A Form Walks Toward You in the Dark. The show will feature works on large unstretched canvases, mid-sized traditional canvases.

Let’s Wine About It at Alstede Farms

Let’s Wine About It at Alstede Farms

02/07/2020 - 02/28/2020: Don't miss Let's Wine About It at Alstede Farms. A 4-part wine tasting Series. Classes take place at the Tomasello Wine Counter during Happy Hour.

Art on the Farm at Alstede Farms

Art on the Farm

02/07/2020 - 02/21/2020: Come out to Art on the Farm at Alstede Farms. Relax and meet new friends while you explore your inner artist! Create your own beautiful farm scene painting.

2020 Wine & Chocolate Wine Trail Weekend

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02/08/2020 - 02/16/2020: Treat your sweetheart to the perfect treat for Valentine’s Day. Visit NJ Wine Country for their annual Wine & Chocolate Wine Trail Weekend.

Valentine's Day at Calandra's Bakeries

Valentine's Day at Calandra's Bakeries

02/14/2020: Valentine's Day at Calandra's Bakeries. All Calandra Bakery locations will be open regular business hours on Valentine’s Day! Chocolate-covered strawberries

A Taste of Romance at Cucina Calandra

Cucina Calandra Valentine's Day

02/14/2020: A Taste of Romance at Cucina Calandra. The Calandra Family invites you and the special people in your life to an eveningof fine dining at Cucina Calandra.

Calandra's Mediterranean Grill Sweetheart Specials

Sweetheart Specials at Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill

02/14/2020: Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill's Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Specials. Enjoy selections from their regular dining room menu and Valentine’s Day Specials.

Cupid’s Kitchen at il Vecchio Café

Cupid’s Kitchen at il Vecchio Café

02/14/2020: Take your special someone to Valentine's Day Cupid’s Kitchen at il Vecchio Café. Come enjoy Chef Francesco’s four course Valentine’s day menu.

Valentine's Day Dance at Piazza Di Roma

Valentines Day Dance at Piazza Di Roma

02/14/2020: Valentine's Day Dance at Piazza Di Roma! Celebrate Valentine's Day with dinner & dancing at Piazza di Roma. Includes a full buffet dinner.

Daytrip: Daytrippers Theater-The Bikinis

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Edible Craft

02/19/2020: Edible Craft

NEW Baby SIGN and SING Wednesday 3:30pm babies 8-18 months Sinai Temple

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New Brunswick Jazz Project - Presents Benito Gonzalez Trio

02/19/2020: The fusion of world rhythms and straight-ahead jazz makes this passionate performer an audience favorite all over the world. Benito Gonzalez is being recognized as an exciting pianist and composer for his well-received debut album, …

"Sweet Caroline" Musical Tribute to Neil Diamond's Top Hits at Resorts Casino

02/19/2020: You Won’t Believe Your Eyes and Ears! Touring the U.S. and Europe - this fabulous Neil Diamond performer and his band will have you singing along to all your favorite hits. Cherry - Cherry, Sweet …

Homeschool Days at Turtle Back Zoo

Homeschool Days at Turtle Back Zoo

02/19/2020: Turtle Back Zoo’s Homeschool Days offer homeschooled students an opportunity to participate in animal and conservation themed programs and projects.

Musical Tots Storytime

02/19/2020: Children ages 18 months to 5 years are invited to experience music through books, movement, rhythm and improvisation. Explore and experience the piano each Wednesday with story time selections and introductory piano skills. Series is led …

A Scoop & A Story (All ages)

02/19/2020: Join us at Ben & Jerry’s for ice cream and storytime to support the Reading Marathon.

Charlie's Band Concert, Ocean Township Branch, Monmouth County Library System

02/19/2020: Join us for an hour of live music by Charlie's Band featuring a variety of musicians, instruments, and song selections from the Great American Songbook as well as some smooth jazz and Latin sounds. Take …

Lego Club (ages 5 & up)

02/19/2020: Lego Club (ages 5 & up) We've got legos--lots of them! Join us and make some fun lego projects. Ages 5 and up.

Sweet Caroline - Musical Tribute To Neil Diamond

02/19/2020: Sweet Caroline - Musical Tribute To Neil Diamond

Bubblegum Book Club

02/19/2020: Children in grades 2 & 3 meet for reading, discussion, and book related activities. Register with the Youth Services Department.

Dinner & A Movie

02/19/2020: $6.50 per person, includes entrance to "Dora and the Lost City of Gold", popcorn, juice, small bag of movie candy and dinner choices provided by Gerry D's Catering. Pre-registration is required and done online at …

Books & Bottles Book Club at WHW

02/19/2020: Come check out White Horse Winery's Book Club! Our Book Club will meet every 3rd Wednesday of the month, at 6 pm, in the WHW Tasting Room.Join our Facebook Group where you can chat about what …

Vic Della Pello

02/19/2020: VDP solo Happy Hour!

Cookbook Book Group: What’s for Dinner? by Curtis Stone

02/19/2020: We pick the cookbook, you choose and make the recipe at home, and bring in your dish to share. No need to be a gourmet chef to participate. Please register with Lisa Trent at 201-670-5600, …

Jake and Dan Duo/ J.D. Trio- Dan Neary

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Quinn Sullivan

02/19/2020: Quinn Sullivan

Roses in Stereo

02/19/2020: Roses In Stereo duo at The Boxcar in Short Hills, NJ. Music kicks off at 7pm and goes until 10pm.

Sussex-Wantage Quilters

02/19/2020: Sussex-Wantage QuiltersExperienced and novice, hand or machine, quilters are welcome. Bring an unfinished and/or current project. For more information, call 875-9791 or 875-9187 or e-mail ptpfab@embarqmail.com

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