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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Holiday NJ: A Complete Holiday Season Guide

Here at Best of NJ, we aim to provide the most comprehensive list of holiday features and events in New Jersey. Whether you’re looking for the hottest holiday gift ideas, the best spots for photos with Santa or in search of creative alternatives to traditional greeting cards this year, we’ve got all that and more…


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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!


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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…


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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!


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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…


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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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The Ultimate Guide to Super Bowl Sunday

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; we’re talking about Super Bowl Sunday. The Super Bowl has been held every year since 1967…


Winter Events in New Jersey

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New Meadowlands Market

: Saturday, May 14, 2016 - Saturday, December 31, 2016
Open Every Saturday 8am to 4pm - Year Round! Bargain Shopping at its BEST! Over 500 New and Used Vendors selling Fresh Food, Affordable …


Shade Tree Commission

Fair Haven Municipal Building: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - Thursday, June 1, 2017
Jun 01, 2016 07:30 PM - Thu, Jun 01, 2017 07:30 PM


Zoning Board Meeting 7:15 p.m.

Fair Haven Municipal Building: Thursday, June 2, 2016 - Thursday, December 29, 2016
Jun 02, 2016 07:15 PM - Thu, Dec 29, 2016 07:15 PM


Six Month Membership

Crossover Sports Inc: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - Saturday, December 31, 2016


Modern Heroics: 75 Years of African-American Expressionism at the Newark Museum

Newark Museum: Saturday, June 18, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017
This exhibition presents selected works from Newark’s permanent collection of African-American art. Taking a fresh look at heroic themes in …


Shade Tree Commission

Fair Haven Municipal Building: Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - Thursday, July 6, 2017
Jul 06, 2016 07:30 PM - Thu, Jul 06, 2017 07:30 PM


Zoning Board Meeting 7:15 p.m.

Fair Haven Municipal Building: Thursday, July 7, 2016 - Thursday, February 2, 2017
Jul 07, 2016 07:15 PM - Thu, Feb 02, 2017 07:15 PM


Central Bergen Lacrosse

Bergen Catholic H.S.: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - Monday, July 24, 2017


Shade Tree Commission

Fair Haven Municipal Building: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - Thursday, August 3, 2017
Aug 03, 2016 07:30 PM - Thu, Aug 03, 2017 07:30 PM


Zoning Board Meeting 7:15 p.m.

Fair Haven Municipal Building: Thursday, August 4, 2016 - Thursday, March 2, 2017
Aug 04, 2016 07:15 PM - Thu, Mar 02, 2017 07:15 PM


Westwood View Y Club - 2016 - (a) Before & After

School - Westwood View: Monday, August 15, 2016 - Thursday, May 25, 2017


Basic Horsemanship - Parent

Sussex Recreation Department: Sunday, August 28, 2016 - Wednesday, December 21, 2016


Guitar Club

Union Mill Elementary School: Monday, August 29, 2016 - Wednesday, May 31, 2017


KidzKeys

Union Mill Elementary School: Monday, August 29, 2016 - Wednesday, May 31, 2017


NJSYO-SYO Orchestra 2016-17

Middletown Arts Center: Monday, August 29, 2016 - Saturday, May 27, 2017


Annual Registration - Family Membership (Sept2016-Aug2017)

ICS Office: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - Thursday, August 31, 2017


Marlboro Youth Basketball 2016-17

Marlboro Elementary School: Thursday, September 1, 2016 - Sunday, April 2, 2017


Organ Ambassadors - Monday 7:15-8:45pm

The Jazz House: Thursday, September 1, 2016 - Saturday, July 1, 2017


Parsippany Lightning SB 14u

Parsippany Recreation Department: Thursday, September 1, 2016 - Saturday, December 31, 2016


Womens Fall Softball Player Registration

Parsippany Recreation Department: Thursday, September 1, 2016 - Saturday, December 31, 2016


Conversation ESL 211 | Fall 2016

GainVille Learning Center: Monday, September 5, 2016 - Saturday, December 31, 2016


Pick your own Language | Monthly Semi-Private Sessions (one-on-one)

GainVille Learning Center: Monday, September 5, 2016 - Thursday, August 31, 2017


TOEFL / IELTS 40HRS Individual Course | one-on-one Bulk Rate

GainVille Learning Center: Monday, September 5, 2016 - Thursday, December 29, 2016


TOEFL / IELTS Flexible Pick-your-own-sessions | Test Prep

GainVille Learning Center: Monday, September 5, 2016 - Sunday, April 30, 2017


A99) Adult Mini Camp

150 Raymond Road, Princeton, NJ 08540: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - Thursday, December 29, 2016


Moscow Conceptual Art in the Dodge Collection

Zimmerli Art Museum: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - Saturday, December 31, 2016


Private Lessons - Dance 30 Min

Performing Arts School: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - Saturday, June 24, 2017


Explorations Music Theatre(Fall)Aladdin,Wed.3:45pm

Performing Arts School: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - Saturday, January 21, 2017


Full Body Balance Multi-Session Discount

Wildwood Crest: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - Wednesday, December 21, 2016


Prepaid School Year Aftercare

HoLa Lower School: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - Tuesday, June 20, 2017


Private Lessons - 45 Min - Adult Flex

Performing Arts School: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - Saturday, June 24, 2017


Private Lessons (Fall) - Cello 30 Minutes

Performing Arts School: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - Saturday, June 24, 2017


Semi Private Lessons (Fall) - Music Theory 30 min

Performing Arts School: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - Saturday, June 24, 2017


Shade Tree Commission

Fair Haven Municipal Building: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - Thursday, September 7, 2017
Sep 07, 2016 07:30 PM - Thu, Sep 07, 2017 07:30 PM


The Singing Actor (Fall), 10-13 yrs.Wed.4pm

Performing Arts School: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - Wednesday, January 11, 2017


The Singing Actor (Fall), Coaching Series

Performing Arts School: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - Wednesday, January 11, 2017


On Stage Kid 7-10yr(Fall)-Velveteen Rabbt,Thur 4pm

Performing Arts School: Thursday, September 8, 2016 - Thursday, January 12, 2017


On Stage Teen 11-16yr(Fall)Sketch Com.Thur 5:15pm

Performing Arts School: Thursday, September 8, 2016 - Thursday, January 12, 2017


Power Hour Multi-Session Discount

Wildwood Crest: Thursday, September 8, 2016 - Thursday, December 22, 2016


Tamil Club

Township of Plainsboro Municipal Building: Thursday, September 8, 2016 - Thursday, June 8, 2017


The Morris Museum presents: History of NJ Diners

Morristown Unitarian Fellowship: Thursday, September 8, 2016 - Saturday, December 31, 2016
When was the last time you ate at a diner? If you are like millions in New Jersey, the answer …


Bridgewater-HindiClasses

Bridgewater-Raritan High School: Friday, September 9, 2016 - Thursday, June 15, 2017


East Brunswick - HindiClasses

Churchill Junior High School: Friday, September 9, 2016 - Thursday, June 15, 2017


Edison - HindiClasses

John Adams Middle School: Friday, September 9, 2016 - Thursday, June 15, 2017


Explorations Music Theatre(Fall)Aladdin Fri 3:45p

Performing Arts School: Friday, September 9, 2016 - Sunday, January 22, 2017


Holmdel - HindiClasses

W William R. Satz School: Friday, September 9, 2016 - Thursday, June 15, 2017


Monroe - HindiClasses

Oak Tree Elementary School: Friday, September 9, 2016 - Thursday, June 15, 2017


Montgomery - HindiClasses

Montgomery Township Upper Middle School: Friday, September 9, 2016 - Thursday, June 15, 2017


North Brunswick - HindiClasses

Linwood Middle School: Friday, September 9, 2016 - Thursday, June 15, 2017


Piscataway - HindiClasses

Piscataway High School: Friday, September 9, 2016 - Thursday, June 15, 2017


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