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

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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

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Winter Events in New Jersey

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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


South Brunswick - HindiClasses

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


West Windsor & Plainsboro - HindiClasses

Mercer County Park: Friday, September 9, 2016 - Thursday, June 15, 2017


Woodbridge - HindiClasses

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


Yoga Thursday Multi-Session Discount

Wildwood Crest: Friday, September 9, 2016 - Friday, December 23, 2016


Ballet Event - Interm./Advan.Ballet 12+yr(Fall/Spring)Sat10:30am

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts: Saturday, September 10, 2016 - Saturday, June 10, 2017


Bengali Heritage Class

Plainsboro Recreation and Community Services Dept.: Saturday, September 10, 2016 - Saturday, June 17, 2017


Dance Event - Advan.MusicTheat.Dance 12+yr(Fall/Spring)Sat9:30am

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts: Saturday, September 10, 2016 - Saturday, June 10, 2017


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Montclair Art Museum: Saturday, September 10, 2016 - Saturday, December 31, 2016
Rather than an exhibition of objects created by artists, do it is a collection of conceptual instructions throughout the Museum …


Explorations in Voice (Fall) 7-10 yrs.Sat.10:30am

Performing Arts School: Saturday, September 10, 2016 - Saturday, January 21, 2017


Intermediate Ballet 8-11yr(Fall/Spring)Sat.12:30pm

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts: Saturday, September 10, 2016 - Saturday, June 10, 2017


Janet Taylor Pickett: The Matisse Series

Montclair Art Museum: Saturday, September 10, 2016 - Sunday, June 18, 2017
This exhibition explores the creative dialogue between Taylor Pickett’s artwork and that of renowned French artist Henri Matisse. Held in …


Level 8 Youth & Teens AM

German Language School: Saturday, September 10, 2016 - Tuesday, May 30, 2017


Mommy/Daddy&Me Class

German Language School: Saturday, September 10, 2016 - Tuesday, May 30, 2017


Pathways to Musical Theatre-5-7yrs(Fall)Sat 9:30am

Performing Arts School: Saturday, September 10, 2016 - Saturday, January 7, 2017


Youth & Teen Intro to German PM

German Language School: Saturday, September 10, 2016 - Tuesday, May 30, 2017


Hindi Pathshala Class

Township of Plainsboro Municipal Building: Sunday, September 11, 2016 - Sunday, June 25, 2017


NEW! Drop-In Studio - Every Sunday, 1–4 p.m., starting September 11

Montclair Art Museum: Sunday, September 11, 2016 - Sunday, July 30, 2017
NEW! Drop-In Studio - Every Sunday, 1–4 p.m., starting September 11 FREE with Museum admission Drop by MAM's new Helen …


Percussion and Drumming Event - Percussion Ensemble

New Jersey Youth Symphony: Sunday, September 11, 2016 - Monday, May 22, 2017


ACBT Unlimited-Moss Mill Studio

ACBT Performing Arts Academy: Monday, September 12, 2016 - Saturday, May 27, 2017


Ballet I-Mon-430-530

AC Ballet Studios at Boardwalk Hall: Monday, September 12, 2016 - Monday, May 22, 2017


Ballet IV-Mon-530-700

ACBT Performing Arts Academy: Monday, September 12, 2016 - Monday, May 22, 2017


Ballet IV-Mon-530-700

AC Ballet Studios at Boardwalk Hall: Monday, September 12, 2016 - Monday, May 22, 2017


Beg.Ballet/Jazz Combo 5-7yr(Fall/Spring)Mon 5:00pm

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts: Monday, September 12, 2016 - Monday, June 5, 2017


Dance Event - Advan.MusicTheat.Dance 12+yr(Fall/Spring)Mon.7pm

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts: Monday, September 12, 2016 - Tuesday, June 6, 2017


Interm.MusicThea Dance 8-11yr(Fall/Spring)Mon.6pm

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts: Monday, September 12, 2016 - Monday, June 5, 2017


M/W/F Preschool Tuition - September & May

Bennett Recreation Center: Monday, September 12, 2016 - Thursday, June 1, 2017


Music Event - Youth Orchestra

New Jersey Youth Symphony: Monday, September 12, 2016 - Monday, May 22, 2017


On Stage Kid 7-10yr(Fall)-Velveteen Rabbit,Mon 4pm

Performing Arts School: Monday, September 12, 2016 - Monday, January 9, 2017


On Stage Teen 11-16yr(Fall)-Dorothys Oz,Mon.5:15pm

Performing Arts School: Monday, September 12, 2016 - Monday, January 16, 2017


Pointe-Tues-700-730

ACBT Performing Arts Academy: Monday, September 12, 2016 - Saturday, May 27, 2017


Stretch-Mon-700-730

ACBT Performing Arts Academy: Monday, September 12, 2016 - Monday, May 22, 2017


Stretch-Mon-700-730

AC Ballet Studios at Boardwalk Hall: Monday, September 12, 2016 - Monday, May 22, 2017


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"Inside the Jets" Radio Show

Calandra's Italian Village: Monday, September 12, 2016 - Sunday, January 1, 2017
Inside the Jets is back at Calandra's il Vecchio Cafe! Every Monday* starting September 12th from 7 - 8 PM, come to il Vecchio …


Adult Hip Hop (Fall/Spring) Tue 6:30pm

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - Tuesday, May 30, 2017


Adult Level 1 Beginner Tues 5:30pm

Annex Building of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - Tuesday, May 30, 2017


Advanced Hip Hop 11+yrs(Fall/Spring) Tue 7:30pm

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - Wednesday, May 31, 2017


Ballet I-Mon-430-530

ACBT Performing Arts Academy: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Ballet III-Thur-400-530

ACBT Performing Arts Academy: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Ballet III-Tues-400-530

AC Ballet Studios at Boardwalk Hall: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Ballet IV-Tues-530-700

ACBT Performing Arts Academy: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Ballet IV-Tues-530-700

AC Ballet Studios at Boardwalk Hall: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Beginning Hip Hop 6-10 yrs(Fall/Spring)Tue.5pm

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Girls Power Hour - 5th/6th Grade

Newton Recreation Center: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - Tuesday, May 16, 2017


Intermediate Hip Hop 10+ yrs(Fall/Spring)Tue.4pm

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Music Event - Youth Symphony

New Jersey Youth Symphony: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - Monday, May 22, 2017


Pointe-Tues-700-730

AC Ballet Studios at Boardwalk Hall: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - Tuesday, May 23, 2017


T/TH Preschool Tuition - September & May

Bennett Recreation Center: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - Friday, May 26, 2017


Ballet IV-Wed-530-700

ACBT Performing Arts Academy: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - Wednesday, May 24, 2017


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