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The Best of NJ Guide to New Year’s

The holiday season is far from over, but folks are already looking ahead to the new year. That’s why Best of NJ is revamping our guide to New Year’s. To kick things off, we’re updating our events calendar so you can plan where you’re going to celebrate. Be sure to keep an eye on this page, as our events list will continue to grow as we add new year’s eve parties and events.

We’ll also be rolling out a number of New Year’s features, and the best way to keep track of them all is to stay tuned right here. If you’re attending a New Year’s event that you don’t see listed on our calendar, you can always submit events directly to us (listings are provided for free). From all of us at Best of NJ, we’d like to wish everyone a happy and healthy new year!


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A New Year for Every Region

Before we get to our general event listings, we’ve also broken down New Year’s by each specific region of New Jersey. Take a look:

North Jersey New Year’s

North Jersey New Year'sLooking for the ultimate guide to North Jersey events on New Year’s Eve? You’ve come to the right place. We are always updating our listings for upcoming events. This guide in particular covers New Year’s Eve celebrations and dinners in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex and Warren Counties. Check them out…


Central Jersey New Year’s

Central Jersey FireworksLooking for the ultimate guide to Central Jersey events on New Year’s Eve? You’ve come to the right place. We are always updating our listings for upcoming events. This guide in particular covers New Year’s Eve celebrations and dinners in Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset and Union Counties. Don’t miss ’em…


South Jersey New Year’s

South Jersey FireworksLooking for the ultimate guide to South Jersey events on New Year’s Eve? You’ve come to the right place. We are always updating our listings for upcoming events. This guide in particular covers New Year’s Eve celebrations and dinners in Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem Counties. Pick your favorite…


Jersey Shore New Year’s

Jersey Shore FireworksLooking for the ultimate guide to Jersey Shore events on New Year’s Eve? You’ve come to the right place. We are always updating our listings for upcoming events. This guide in particular covers New Year’s Eve celebrations and dinners in Atlantic, Cape May, Ocean and Monmouth Counties. Shore up your schedule…


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5 Sparkling NJ Wines to Drink on New Year’s Eve

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New Year’s Eve: Fab Finger Food Ideas for Your Party

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Best Rutgers Sports Moments of 2015

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The Best Games of 2015

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