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 Winter Health and Safety Tips

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Winter Events in New Jersey

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Dublin Pub: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Maribyrd hosts Open Mic! Celebrating 2 years at The Dub Pub! sign ups start at 8pm, tunes at 8:30

New Playwright Festival

The Cultural Arts Center: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Defining Moments Theatre Company will be hosting their first New Playwrights Festival this Summer! Original work will be perfomed for the …

Radka Kasparcova

The Greenwood Inn: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Open Blues Jam

Zoning Board of Adustment

Allendale Boro Hall: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
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Karaoke with Flipside

Escondido"s Restaurant (Freehold, NJ): Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Karaoke with Flipside

Gear Guys Radio Streaming- Guitar Forte

Gear Guys Radio: Wednesday, December 21, 2016


Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa: Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Burlington County Head Start

Postal code 08068, United States: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Sponsored by: burlington County RSVP Minimum age: 55 Volunteers to engage in pre-literacy activities with children 3-5 years of age. …

Historic Downtown Farmers Market

Grove Street PATH Plaza: Thursday, December 22, 2016
The Historic Downtown Jersey City Farmers’ Market features various NJ and NY metro area farmers, bakeries and artisan food, health …

Holiday Goodies for Pre-School

Newton Recreation Center: Thursday, December 22, 2016

In the Kitchen-Desserts & Bars for the Holiday

Sussex Recreation Department: Thursday, December 22, 2016

Winter Camp - Any 5 Days

Newton Recreation Center: Thursday, December 22, 2016 - Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Winter Camp - Dec 22

Newton Recreation Center: Thursday, December 22, 2016

CHFD Inspection Appointments Available

Event Location: Thursday, December 22, 2016
Thursday, April 28 Inspection appointments are currently available for this date. Please enter the date(s) in the notes section of …

Common Sense Business and Pricing Strategies for Landscape Contractors

Cook Campus Wide: Thursday, December 22, 2016
Campus: George H. Cook Room: Extension Conference Center Contact Name: Joe Canzano Contact Phone: (848) 932-7317 Description: You're doing lots …

Earth Keepers in Newark

Postal code 07104, US: Thursday, December 22, 2016
Sponsored by: Branch Brook Park Alliance Minimum age: 12 Known nationally as the first park open to the public in …

‘Erect On Demand’ a life changing product

New Jersey Performing Arts Center: Thursday, December 22, 2016
Millions of men are affected by erectile dysfunction, there could be many reasons for erectile dysfunction. Impotence drastically impedes sexual …

Between the Threads

Rowan University: Thursday, December 22, 2016
A group exhibition of works by women artists that utilize yarn, string, hair, and thread to employ a practice that …

Conversations and Connections in Elizabeth

Postal code 07206, United States: Thursday, December 22, 2016
Sponsored by: Josephine's Place Minimum age: 17 This is your opportunity to help non-native English speaking citizens practice conversational English. …

Weekly Storytime

Barnes & Noble Booksellers Deptford: Thursday, December 22, 2016
Anytime is a great time to share a fun-filled book. Children of all ages will be entertained with stories and …

'Tis the Season

Marie Fleche Memorial Library: Thursday, December 22, 2016
All Ages: It's that special time of the year to enjoy Holiday stories, songs and special crafts just in time …

Mobile Meals in Paterson

Postal code 07501, United States: Thursday, December 22, 2016
Sponsored by: Community FoodBank of New Jersey Minimum age: 14 Serve the hungry from a mobile pantry by providing the …

Baby and Me Storytime

East Orange Public Library: Thursday, December 22, 2016
Age Group(s): See Description Start Time: 11:00 AM End Time: 11:20 AM Stories, songs, fingerplays, and movement for children 0-24 …

Hunger Helpers in Hoboken

Postal code 07030, US: Thursday, December 22, 2016
Sponsored by: Hoboken Shelter Minimum age: 13 Providing shelter to 50 people nightly and serving 300 meals daily, volunteers play …

Mrs. Gould's 15th Annual Holiday Social

Georgian Court University: Thursday, December 22, 2016
The tradition continues for many as they start their holiday season with the Goulds. The Mansion at Georgian Court will …

Mercer County Area Community ID Card

Princeton Public Library: Thursday, December 22, 2016
Every Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. and 5:30-7 p.m.All Mercer County residents are eligible for the community ID card, …

Marketplace in Toms River

postal code 08753, United States: Thursday, December 22, 2016
Sponsored by: People's Pantry Minimum age: 13 Marketplace in Toms River is a volunteer opportunity dedicated to battling hunger and …

Victorian Christmas Mansion Tours

Historic Smithville Mansion: Thursday, December 22, 2016
Each room is fully decorated for the Christmas Season. Daily tours start 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Fairleigh Dickinson vs. Howard

Rothman Center - Fairleigh Dickinson University: Thursday, December 22, 2016
WNCAAB Basketball

In Stitches

East Orange Public Library: Thursday, December 22, 2016
Age Group(s): Adults Start Time: 2:00 PM End Time: 4:00 PM Knitting and crocheting are great crafts to learn that …

Ice at the Pier

Pier Village: Thursday, December 22, 2016
NEW THIS WINTER! Family fun at the beach in Long Branch! Located on Festival Plaza in beautiful Pier Village, visitors …

New Jersey Tech Highlanders vs. Dean

Estelle & Zoom Fleisher Athletic Center: Thursday, December 22, 2016
NCAAB Basketball

Cooking Creations in Morristown

postal code 07960, United States: Thursday, December 22, 2016
Sponsored by: New Jersey AIDS Services / Eric Johnson House Minimum age: 14 If you have a passion for cooking …

Claremont Distilled Spirits Drink & Be Merry Holiday Party

Claremont Distillery: Thursday, December 22, 2016
Join us for some holiday cheer at New Jersey's Largest Craft Spirits Distillery to celebrate this time of year! Take a break …

Kevin Hill

Siam Garden: Thursday, December 22, 2016
Jazz in the Garden - solo guitar music paired with Zagat rated authentic Thai cuisine

Kwanzaa Story Craft

East Orange Public Library: Thursday, December 22, 2016
Age Group(s): See Description Start Time: 5:00 PM End Time: 6:00 PM Celebrate Kwanzaa with stories and a craft. For …

Take the Ferry to Winter WonderFEST

Cape May Lewes Ferry: Thursday, December 22, 2016
Take a ferry ride to the winter carnival at the Lewes Ferry Terminal with ice skating, amusement rides, crafts and …

The Quixote Project

Taylors Bar & Grill Cherry Hill: Thursday, December 22, 2016
Solo Acoustic show 5-8

Storytime with Mrs. Claus: Thursday, December 22

Turtle Back Zoo: Thursday, December 22, 2016
Thursday, December 22nd ~ 5:30pm Come enjoy two festive stories read by Mrs. Claus and meet one of her animal …



iPlay America: Thursday, December 22, 2016
This 21 plus to enter event. Nocturnal combines iPlay America’s state of the art light show and sound system with …

100 Black Men of New Jersey Holiday Networking Event, “An Elegant Evening of Jazz” with Curtis Lundy, Grammy Award Nominee, Bassist, Composer and Producer.

Orama Restaurant: Thursday, December 22, 2016

Coloring For Adults

Highland Park Public Library: Thursday, December 22, 2016
Enjoy an evening of coloring with other adults. Music, refreshments, colored pencils and fresh sheets and book marks to color. …

Predator Dub Assassins

Simply Southern: Thursday, December 22, 2016
DubLife Vintage Vinyl Reggae Night !!! Sign up for our mailing list and receive free tracks!

Predator Dub Assassins

Simply Southern: Thursday, December 22, 2016
DubLife Vintage Vinyl Reggae Night !!! Sign up for our mailing list and receive free tracks!

Sister Blue

Rt. 70 & Sayer Ave: Thursday, December 22, 2016
Sister Blue & Mark Furman

Tim Eismeier

PJ Ryans Squared: Thursday, December 22, 2016

Bingo Time with Veterans in Paramus

postal code 07652, United States: Thursday, December 22, 2016
Sponsored by: New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home - Paramus Minimum age: 12 Volunteers are needed to join the seniors at …

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Wellmont Theatre: Thursday, December 22, 2016

Brunch With The Bunch

MR G'S DINER: Thursday, December 22, 2016
Come wrap up a year of anger, frustration & trauma with  Black joy, laughter and food! We'll have plenty of activities and …

Bryan Scuteri Music

Molly Pitcher Inn: Thursday, December 22, 2016

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