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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Mobile Meals in Newark

Postal code 07112, United States: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Sponsored by: Community FoodBank of New Jersey Minimum age: 14 Serve the hungry from a mobile pantry by providing the …


Sharing the World with Raptors

Schiff Nature Preserve: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Bring the family to Schiff Nature Preserve for this fascinating program that will include a live raptor! A guest from …


Christmas Break Mini Camp 2016: 5th-8th Grade

Rowan University: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
We are bringing back our Christmas Break mini camp this year!  Three days of fun and learning while your player …


AARP Cherry Hill Chapter 1698 meeting

American Legion Post 372: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of every month. Social hour begins at noon, followed by a short business meeting …


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Christmas Break Family Fun Day!

It'z a Buffet: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
It’z-a-Buffet is taking reservations for Family Fun Day! Meet a Minion and enjoy balloons, face painting, kids’ dance party, five-level …


Civil War Flag Unveiling - Patriots Week

New Jersey State Museum: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Civil War enthusiasts and history buffs alike will enjoy this gallery talk and unveiling of the latest rotation of historic …


Literacy Tutoring

East Orange Public Library: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Age Group(s): Adults Start Time: 12:30 PM End Time: 2:30 PM Teaching reading and writing to Adults Library: Main Branch …


Adult Book Club

Vineland Public Library: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Join Vineland Public Library's monthly book club. The December meeting takes place on Wednesday, December 28 from 2-3 p.m. on …


Hopewell Valley School District Varsity Girls Basketball

Hopewell Valley High School: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Molinelli Tournament


Junior Movie

East Orange Public Library: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Age Group(s): All Juniors (0 - 7th grade) Start Time: 2:00 PM End Time: 4:00 PM Join us for a …


The Lizard Guys to Entertain Children at Bernardsville Library

Bernardsville Public Library: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Join us at Bernardsville Public Library on Wednesday, December 28 at 2:00 pm for a main course of reptiles and …


Attention Sussex County Residents: Attend Community Day at the National Winter Activity Center

National Winter Activity Center: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Residents of Vernon and Sussex County, on Wednesday, December 28th do not miss your opportunity to receive a guided tour …


Tween Book Club

Neptune Township Public Library (Neptune, NJ): Wednesday, December 28, 2016
This book discussion group is for tweens in grades 4-7. Sign up each month and get a free copy of …


Library Lego Club!

Boonton Holmes Public Library: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Library Lego Club!We've got legos--lots of them! Join us and make some fun lego projects. Ages 5 and up.


Princeton Tigers vs. Hampton Pirates

L. Stockwell Jadwin Gymnasium: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
NCAAB Basketball


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Festival of Lights

Brunswick Square: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Celebrate the festival of lights on Dec 28. Rabbi Eisenkramer of Temple B’nai Shalom will lead the ceremony and light …


21st Annual Chanukah Dinner Dance with The My 3 Sons Band

Temple Hatikvah: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Join us at temple Hatikvah for our 21st annual Chanukah Dinner Dance, this year featuring the music of The My …


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Murder At The Malt Shop

Adelphia Restaurant: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Sprout’s Malt Shop is filled with quirky characters, and one them is guilty of murder! This zany mystery delivers exactly what …


Pet Therapy in Hanover

Postal code 07981, United States: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Sponsored by: Care One at Hanover Township Minimum age: 12 Pet therapy is proven to provide therapeutic effects and elicit …


Colorful Carrots

Veggiecation in Whole Foods Market Edgewater, NJ

Whole Foods Market Edgewater: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Join us for our kids culinary class where little chefs will help prepare recipes and sample their creations. Parents will …


Movie Night: The Santa Clause

RSMO Williamstown: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Christmas may be over, but the Christmas season is still here. All ages (even adults) are welcome to this hilarious …


Painting at Marcello's Restaurant: December

Marcello's Restaurant: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Paint & Sip night at  Marcello's RestaurantBring your friends, bring your family. No experience needed to have a great time! Project: TBD$25.00 …


Planning Boardd mtg

Bridgeton Municiple Court: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Planning Boardd mtgThe Planning Board meeting will begin at 6:30pm at the Police & Municipal Court Complex located at 330 …


Board of Adjustment Meeting

Council Chambers: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Regular Meeting: 7:00 P.M. - Caucus: 6:30 P.M.


Jaguar 20 Year Anniversary

Richfield Regency: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
As we look back on all of the past Jaguar track seasons, there are so many memories. The long meets …


Mediation

Jackson Township Municipal Office: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Wednesday 22 June 2016 07:00pmNext Repeat


Monster Jam

Sun National Bank Center: Wednesday, December 28, 2016


Monster Jam

Robbinsville Fieldhouse: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
The world’s premier Monster Jam truck series comes to Sun National Bank Center where some of the most exciting Monster …


New Jersey Tech vs. Rutgers-Newark

Estelle & Zoom Fleisher Athletic Center: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
WNCAAB Basketball


PaintNightbyJustin

O'Leary's Publik House: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Welcome to Canvas & Grapes Mobile! The most popular paint and sip in NJ! Please read the entire description for …


Support Groups - Divorced & Separated

St. Aloysius Parish: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
New Season... New Beginnings - Are you feeling sad because a loved one has died or perhaps you have been …


The Trial of Abraham Hunt- An American Christmas Story- A staged Reading

Mercer County Library - Ewing Branch: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Theater To Go Presents a staged reading of this part of Trenton Patriots Week 2016 CHRISTMAS NIGHT 1776. Trenton merchant …


Atomic Beauty + Bird Flu + Silent Tides + Grounded4Life

Dingbatz NJ: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
12/28/2016 Doors at 7:30 PM All Ages $10 Nice Guy Booking and Dingbatz Presents: Atomic Beauty https://www.facebook.com/atomicbeautyband Bird Flu https://www.facebook.com/birdflunj …


Maribyrd

Table 42: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
hosting open mic! sign up sheet out at 7:30, music at 8pm!


Carla V Duo Live at the Blackthorn Restaurant of Kenilworth, NJ !

Blackthorn Restaurant and Irish Pub: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Join The Carla Virola Duo as we entertain guests at the lovely restaurant Blackthorn located in Kenilworth, NJ! Covering many …


Council Public Meeting

Glen Rock – Boro Hall: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Dec 28, 2016 @ 8pm Location: Borough Hall, Phone: 201-670-3956Email: grinfo@glenrocknj.netContact: Borough of Glen Rock Council Public Meeting


Elf Trivia

Wicked Wolf Tavern: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
"The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear." Does somebody need a hug? Don't …


Harry Potter (Movie) Trivia

House of Que': Wednesday, December 28, 2016
"So you're gonna suffer... but you're gonna be happy about it.” Join us for FIVE rounds of witchcraft and wizardry …


Home Alone Trivia

Black Bear Bar: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
"Ma'am, I'm eight years old. You think I would be here *alone*? I don't think so." This is extremely important. …


TALENT & FRIENDS presents OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAY GIVE BACK!

The Stress Factory: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 28THTALENT & FRIENDS presents OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAY GIVE BACK! DOORS OPEN 6:30PM SHOWTIME 8PM ***ADVANCED TICKETS $25*** BUY 1 TICKET BRING …


Gear Guys Radio Streaming- Best Of Gear Guys Radio

Gear Guys Radio: Wednesday, December 28, 2016


SIDEARM

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
December 28, 2016 AT 9:00 PMGYPSY BAR


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Ugly Sweater Party at Vagabond Kitchen & Tap House

Vagabond Kitchen & Tap House: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Be here December 28th for our annual Ugly Sweater Party Great Friends and Great Prizes will be given out for …


Paola Shea ♥ The Pool After Dark Harrahs AC - FREE Guestlist!

Harrah's Atlantic City: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
- Paola Shea - The Pool After Dark - Atlantic City, NJ Live DJ Set + CHRIS ROBERTS - THIS …


Paola Shea ♥ The Pool After Dark Harrahs AC - FREE Guestlist!

Harrah's Atlantic City: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
- Paola Shea - The Pool After Dark - Atlantic City, NJ Live DJ Set + CHRIS ROBERTS - THIS …


ABOVE & BEYOND

Mixx Nightclub: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
December 28, 2016 AT 11:00 PMPremier Nightclub


Camp: Digital Photography (Day 3) - Dec. 29

The Yard School of Art At Montclair Art Museum: Thursday, December 29, 2016


Camp: Draw, Paint, Innovate! (Day 3) - Dec. 29

The Yard School of Art At Montclair Art Museum: Thursday, December 29, 2016


Pottery Camp (Day 3) - Dec. 29

The Yard School of Art At Montclair Art Museum: Thursday, December 29, 2016


School's Out: Dec 29 (Field Trip)

Township Of Maplewood: Thursday, December 29, 2016


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