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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The Best of NJ Guide to New Year’s
Time flies fast, and a new year is already upon us. That’s why Best of NJ is putting together our ultimate guide to New Year’s. We’ve got a ton of original editorial and event listings to help you celebrate the countdown to midnight. From all of us at Best of NJ, we’d like to wish everyone a happy and healthy new year!
The Best Winter Health and Safety Tips
Winter is the most bittersweet of seasons. Sure, it’s full of wonderful holidays that bring people together, but it’s also full of terribly cold weather and equally terrible head colds. To help you make it through the winter season as unscathed as possible, we’ve rounded up our best winter health & safety guides…
General Winter Stories: Guests, Gifts & Gloves
Winter may be the coldest season of the year, but it’s also when we’re at our warmest as a community. Though it’s a season of special days, we don’t need holidays to get into the spirit of togetherness. That’s why we’ve created a roundup of winter stories that promote great activities for friends, families and loved ones!
Black History Month – New Jersey
February isn’t just for snowstorms and Valentine’s Day, it’s also an important month for celebrating African American culture as part of Black History Month. Here at Best of NJ, we’re kicking things up a notch by offering the most extensive feature coverage of Black History Month in the Garden State…
NJ Valentine’s Day: From Jersey with Love
Valentine’s Day is always a big deal here at Best of NJ, and each year we put together a huge listing of events, attractions (pun intended) and original features. Whether you’re searching for the most romantic restaurants with the best views or just looking for ways to survive the holiday while single, we’ve got you covered!
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It’s the most official unofficial holiday in America. One of the most-watched broadcasts in America every year. No, we’re not talking about the season premiere of Game of Thrones or whatever the latest pop culture craze is; we’re talking about Super Bowl Sunday. The Super Bowl has been held every year since 1967…
Winter Events in New Jersey
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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).
01/28/2020 - 06/23/2020: Rutgers Environmental Stewards 2020. Experts from Rutgers University and non-profit and government organizations teach these classes.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
02/19/2020: Daytrip: Daytrippers Theater-The Bikinis
02/19/2020: Edible Craft
02/19/2020: NEW Baby SIGN and SING Wednesday 3:30pm babies 8-18 months Sinai Temple
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, …
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 …
02/19/2020: Turtle Back Zoo’s Homeschool Days offer homeschooled students an opportunity to participate in animal and conservation themed programs and projects.
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 …
02/19/2020: Join us at Ben & Jerry’s for ice cream and storytime to support the Reading Marathon.
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 …
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.
02/19/2020: Sweet Caroline - Musical Tribute To Neil Diamond
02/19/2020: Children in grades 2 & 3 meet for reading, discussion, and book related activities. Register with the Youth Services Department.
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 …
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 …
02/19/2020: VDP solo Happy Hour!
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, …
02/19/2020: Jake and Dan Duo/ J.D. Trio- Dan Neary
02/19/2020: Quinn Sullivan
02/19/2020: Roses In Stereo duo at The Boxcar in Short Hills, NJ. Music kicks off at 7pm and goes until 10pm.
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 email@example.com