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 of NJ Guide to New Year’s

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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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Zoning Board

Municipal Building: Thursday, December 22, 2016
12/22/2016


Zoning Board Meeting

Town Of Hammonton: Thursday, December 22, 2016
Date(s) - 03/24/20167:30 pm - 9:30 pmLocationTown Hall Council ChambersCategoriesZoning Board MeetingZoning Board of Adjustment Meeting


An Evening With Steve Dorff: The Songs & The Stories

Union County Performing Arts Center Hamilton Stage: Thursday, December 22, 2016
Steve has written standards for the greatest voices in all of recorded music. Barbra Streisand, Kenny Rogers, Whitney Housten, Smokey …


An Intimate Night with Brian Fallon - The Stories & The Songs - SOLD OUT

Crossroads: Thursday, December 22, 2016
with Brian McGee


Bayside - Acoustic

House of Independents: Thursday, December 22, 2016


Gully Hubbards

Pilsner Haus: Thursday, December 22, 2016
The Gully Duo return to the Pilsner Haus for a night of merriment and holiday celebrations. Come on out and …


Soul Of The City Open Mic Series

Sanai's Restaurant and Lounge: Thursday, December 22, 2016
Soul of the city is an open mic. Our mission is to establish a positive creative atmosphere for both artists …


The Amish Outlaws

Baker's Water Street Bar & Grille: Thursday, December 22, 2016
The Amish Outlaws


The Kootz- Jeff Guenther- Cliff Doenges

Black Horse Tavern: Thursday, December 22, 2016
Acouustic Kootz Show!


Touch of Grey

RANCHER CANTINA: Thursday, December 22, 2016


Crisbie

Captain&39;s Corner: Thursday, December 22, 2016
Crisbie Duo


Hott Mott's Rhythm & Blues Band

Great Notch Inn: Thursday, December 22, 2016


Taylor Made Presents: The Filthy Sweater Party

Team Youth INC. (Formally Pooka Pure & Simple Headquarters): Thursday, December 22, 2016
Beyond Ugly, It’s a Filthy Event !!! Taylor Made Bartender Services along with Jasmine D brings you The FILTHY SWEATER …


Taylor Made Presents: The Filthy Sweater Party

Team Youth INC. (Formally Pooka Pure & Simple Headquarters): Thursday, December 22, 2016
Beyond Ugly, It’s a Filthy Event !!! Taylor Made Bartender Services along with Jasmine D brings you The FILTHY SWEATER …


A-BOOGIE DJ SELF STEPHANIE SANTIAGO DEC 22 LIVE @CLUB BLISS

Bliss Lounge: Thursday, December 22, 2016
VIP 365 Events Presents A-Boogie, DJ Self, Stephanie Santiago LIVE at Club Bliss, Clifton, NJ Thursday Dec 22 10pm-3am Dress …


Nightmare Before Christmas Ft G Herbo

The Priory: Thursday, December 22, 2016
#NBX                                       …


Nightmare Before Christmas Ft G Herbo

The Priory: Thursday, December 22, 2016
#NBX                                       …


X-Mas Party a Christmas Celebration

Taylors Bar & Grill Cherry Hill: Thursday, December 22, 2016


Borough Hall Closed - Christmas Eve Observed

Manville: Friday, December 23, 2016
Friday, December 23, 2016


Borough Offices, Library and DPW Closing at Noon

Fair Haven Municipal Building: Friday, December 23, 2016
Dec 23, 2016 08:00 AM - Fri, Dec 23, 2016 12:00 PM


Bryan Beninghove’s Christmas Spectacular

Fox & Crow: Friday, December 23, 2016


Christmas Eve (Observed) – Library Closed

Kenilworth Public Library: Friday, December 23, 2016
Christmas Eve (Observed) – Library Closed|The Kenilworth Public Library is closed on December 23, 2016.


Freehold Fencing's Div III Foil

Freehold Fencing Academy: Friday, December 23, 2016
Freehold Fencing's Div III Foil Dec 23, 2016 Div III Men/Women Foil both start at 6:00 p.m. This event is …


L3 Murray Hill December UPS

Murray Hill Health & Racquet Club: Friday, December 23, 2016


MATT O'REE BAND

Wonder Bar: Friday, December 23, 2016
Fri 12/23: MATT O'REE BAND The Matt O'Ree Band comes to the WB with songs from the new CD Brotherhood, …


School's Out: Dec 23

Township Of Maplewood: Friday, December 23, 2016


So Watt

The Downtown: Friday, December 23, 2016
Friday | 12/23Upstairs: So WattFrom Jay Z to ZZ Top, from Cee-Lo Green to Green Day, this band will constantly …


Winter Camp - Dec 23

Newton Recreation Center: Friday, December 23, 2016


Zimmerli Closed

Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University: Friday, December 23, 2016
Campus: College Avenue Contact Name: Theresa Watson Contact Phone: (848) 932-7237 Description: The museum is closed Mondays, major holidays, and …


Zimmerli Closed after 2pm

Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University: Friday, December 23, 2016
Campus: College Avenue Contact Name: Theresa Watson Contact Phone: (848) 932-7237 Description: The museum is closed Mondays, major holidays, and …


Marketplace in Neptune

Postal code 07753, United States: Friday, December 23, 2016
Sponsored by: The Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties Minimum age: 13 Marketplace in Monmouth and Ocean Counties is a …


Candy Cane Limited/North Pole Express

Black River & Western Railroad: Friday, December 23, 2016
Candy Cane Limited: A great way for younger children to meet Santa for the first time! Santa and Mrs. Claus …


Caring Closet in Madison

postal code 07940, United States: Friday, December 23, 2016
Sponsored by: Dress for Success - Madison Minimum age: 18 If you have a passion for fashion, Caring Closet in …


Christmas

Event Location: Friday, December 23, 2016
Friday, December 23, 2016 The Madison Free Public Library will be closed from Friday, December 23 through Monday, December 26, …


English Conversation Circle

East Orange Public Library: Friday, December 23, 2016
Age Group(s): All Start Time: 10:00 AM End Time: 12:00 PM Need help learning English? Join our English Coversation Group …


Take Control of Your Diabetes: Free Workshops in Willingboro

Kennedy Center: Friday, December 23, 2016
Are you a person with Medicare living with diabetes or know someone who is? Take control through free six-week diabetes …


Rutgers Gardens Farm Market

Hort Farm No. 1 - Residence 1: Friday, December 23, 2016
Campus: George H. Cook Contact Name: Mary Ann Schrum Contact Phone: (732) 932-8451 Description: The mission of the Rutgers Gardens …


North Shore Animal League America Adoption Event

PetSmart: Friday, December 23, 2016


Marketplace in East Brunswick

postal code 08816, United States: Friday, December 23, 2016
Sponsored by: The Crisis Room at Aldersgate UMC Minimum age: 16 Marketplace in East Brunswick is a great opportunity for …


Drop-in Game Day

East Orange Public Library: Friday, December 23, 2016
Age Group(s): Teens (8th - 12th grade), Tweens (3rd - 7th grade) Start Time: 3:00 PM End Time: 5:00 PM …


Good Look, Sigourney

Croctails: Friday, December 23, 2016
The 7th annual Elephant Talk Indie Music Awards will take place at the Boneyard Bar & Grill on Dec 23rd. …


Rutgers vs. Seton Hall Basketball Game @ Prudential Center w/ Happy Hour at Redds Biergharten Friday, December 23, 2016 4:30 pm

Prudential Center: Friday, December 23, 2016
Rutgers v Seton Hall Basketball Game @ Prudential Center - Happy Hour at BierghartenJoin Rutgers Newark Law School along with …


Tim Gysin

Thatcher McGhees: Friday, December 23, 2016


Daniel Ouellette and the Shobijin

Croctails: Friday, December 23, 2016
I will be MCing the awards show, not performing. But you should still come check out the music and the …


Story Time with Santa

Maggiano's Little Italy: Friday, December 23, 2016
Join Mr. & Mrs. Claus for story time! Parents & children will get to enjoy milk & cookies.  Each child will receive a …


Dave McCarthy

McDonagh’s: Friday, December 23, 2016
Great bar/restaurant


Storytime with Mrs. Claus: Friday, December 23

Turtle Back Zoo: Friday, December 23, 2016
Friday, December 23rd ~ 5:30pm and 7:30pm Come enjoy two festive stories read by Mrs. Claus and meet one of her …


Annie Masciandaro- Chris Palmerini

Crystal Springs Resort: Friday, December 23, 2016
The Annie Mash Duo, Martin Luther King Buffet.


Bingo Time in Morristown

postal code 07960, United States: Friday, December 23, 2016
Sponsored by: Care One at Madison Avenue Minimum age: 14 Volunteer today and join an amazing group of seniors for …


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Last Friday Before Christmas Wine & Cheese

Shoppe 202: Friday, December 23, 2016
Wind down the Holiday season with wine & cheese at Shoppe 202. Info


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