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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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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

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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

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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


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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!


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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.


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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!


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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.


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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.


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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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


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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.


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Free Flu Shot Clinic

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02/25/2020: The Somerset County Department of Health's free flu shot clinic for anyone age 18 years and above. Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 4 to 7 pm.


Homework Center for grades 3 to 9

02/25/2020: Study on your own or get help from top RHS student volunteers. Register for a 30-minute appointment. Specify grade and subject upon registration. Contact Justin Kontonicolaou, YA librarian, at 201-670-5600, ext. 112, or jkontonicolaou@ridgewoodlibrary.org with …


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