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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Music Makers I (Fall)-Tue.5:00 pm Ukulele Add-On

Performing Arts School: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - Tuesday, January 10, 2017


Music Makers II(Fall)-Tue.6:15 pm Recorder Add-On

Performing Arts School: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - Tuesday, January 10, 2017


Junior Winds Ensemble

New Jersey Youth Symphony: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - Sunday, May 21, 2017


Music Event - Clarinet Ensemble

New Jersey Youth Symphony: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - Monday, May 22, 2017


Pre-Primary I /II

Chesterbrook Academy - Clifton: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - Wednesday, May 17, 2017


PS1/26 - Level 3

Paterson Music Project: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - Thursday, June 1, 2017


School Day Camp

RPD Court: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - Friday, June 16, 2017


Sound Advice Level 2 - Wed (FallSpring) 4:00 pm

Performing Arts School: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - Wednesday, May 10, 2017


Sound Advice Level 3 - Wed (FallSpring) 5:30 pm

Performing Arts School: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - Wednesday, May 10, 2017


Sound Advice Level 4 - Wed (FallSpring) 5:00 pm

Performing Arts School: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - Wednesday, May 10, 2017


Sound Advice Level 1-Thur (FallSpring) 4:30 pm

Performing Arts School: Thursday, September 22, 2016 - Thursday, May 11, 2017


Sound Advice Level 2 -Thur (FallSpring) 4:00 pm

Performing Arts School: Thursday, September 22, 2016 - Thursday, May 11, 2017


Sound Advice Level 4 -Thur (FallSpring) 5:00 pm

Performing Arts School: Thursday, September 22, 2016 - Thursday, May 11, 2017


Sound Advice Level 5 -Thur (FallSpring) 5:30 pm

Performing Arts School: Thursday, September 22, 2016 - Thursday, May 11, 2017


Adult Tap 18+yrs.(Fall) Friday 1:30pm

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts: Friday, September 23, 2016 - Friday, January 20, 2017


Beg.Ballet/Tap 4-6 yr(Fall/Spring,)Fri.12:30pm

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts: Friday, September 23, 2016 - Sunday, June 4, 2017


Family Music for Babies (Fall) - Fri 9:00 am

Performing Arts School: Friday, September 23, 2016 - Friday, January 20, 2017


Mom and Me Ballet/Tap 3-6 yrs(Fall)Fri.11:30am

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts: Friday, September 23, 2016 - Friday, January 20, 2017


Music Event - Fortissimo Flutes

New Jersey Youth Symphony: Friday, September 23, 2016 - Monday, May 22, 2017


Music For Toddlers (Fall-17-24mo) - Fri 9:35am

Performing Arts School: Friday, September 23, 2016 - Friday, January 20, 2017


Music For Toddlers (Fall-2-3yrs) - Fri 10:15 am

Performing Arts School: Friday, September 23, 2016 - Friday, January 20, 2017


Musical Explorations 3-4 yrs(Fall) - Fri 11:00am.

Performing Arts School: Friday, September 23, 2016 - Friday, January 20, 2017


Family Music for Babies and Toddlers

St. Mark's Episcopal Church: Saturday, September 24, 2016 - Saturday, January 7, 2017


Rockclimbing - First Ascent Parent

Sussex Recreation Department: Saturday, September 24, 2016 - Tuesday, January 3, 2017


Rockclimbing - Wee Climb Parent

Sussex Recreation Department: Saturday, September 24, 2016 - Thursday, January 5, 2017


Sunday Session III:7-8:30 PM

St. Patrick Middle School below the church: Sunday, September 25, 2016 - Sunday, April 16, 2017


Dance Classes - Showcase Dance

Community Center: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - Tuesday, April 4, 2017


Sightsinging for Singers-Tue (FallSpring) 6:00 pm

Performing Arts School: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - Tuesday, May 9, 2017


Sound Advice Level 1 -Tue (FallSpring) 4:00 pm

Performing Arts School: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - Tuesday, May 9, 2017


Sound Advice Level 3 - Tue (FallSpring) 4:30 pm

Performing Arts School: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - Tuesday, May 9, 2017


Sound Advice Level 4 -Tue (FallSpring) 5:00 pm

Performing Arts School: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - Tuesday, May 9, 2017


Sound Advice Level 5 - Tue (FallSpring) 5:30 pm

Performing Arts School: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - Tuesday, May 9, 2017


Explorations MT Dance, Jazz/Tap, Fri. 6pm (Fall)

Performing Arts School: Friday, September 30, 2016 - Friday, January 6, 2017


FS Archery - PF

Glacial Park Conservation Area: Saturday, October 1, 2016 - Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Pathways to Violin (6-7yrs) Year 1- Sat.10:45am

Performing Arts School: Saturday, October 1, 2016 - Saturday, May 20, 2017


Suzuki Violin 4-6 Yrs (Sat 9:45 am) Fall

Performing Arts School: Saturday, October 1, 2016 - Saturday, May 20, 2017


Waterfowl - Combo (Marsh and Field) Hunt

Glacial Park Conservation Area: Saturday, October 1, 2016 - Saturday, January 14, 2017


Waterfowl - Field Hunt Only

Glacial Park Conservation Area: Saturday, October 1, 2016 - Saturday, January 14, 2017


Community Big Band with Ed Palmermo

The Jazz House: Sunday, October 2, 2016 - Sunday, May 21, 2017


Learn To Play The Blues with Charlie Sigler

The Jazz House: Sunday, October 2, 2016 - Sunday, May 21, 2017


Small Combo with Ed Palermo

The Jazz House: Sunday, October 2, 2016 - Sunday, May 21, 2017


Small Combo with Jennifer Vincent

The Jazz House: Sunday, October 2, 2016 - Sunday, May 21, 2017


USTA/EASTERN NEW JERSEY REGION-2017 Tri-Level Women

EASTERN NEW JERSEY REGION Monmouth: Monday, October 3, 2016 - Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Expanding Horizon October - December

Kennedy Center: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - Wednesday, December 28, 2016


Pathways to Violin (6-7yrs) Year 1- Tues.4:45pm

Performing Arts School: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - Tuesday, May 16, 2017


Explorations MT Dance, Jazz/Tap, Wed. 6pm (Fall)

Performing Arts School: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - Wednesday, January 4, 2017


Healthy Bones for Seniors

Plainsboro Recreation and Community Services Dept.: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - Wednesday, March 29, 2017


Shade Tree Commission

Fair Haven Municipal Building: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - Thursday, October 5, 2017
Oct 05, 2016 07:30 PM - Thu, Oct 05, 2017 07:30 PM


USTA/MIDDLE STATES NEW JERSEY-Fall 18 & Over League

MIDDLE STATES NEW JERSEY: Thursday, October 6, 2016 - Friday, December 30, 2016


Pathways to Piano (Sat 11:45 am) 7-8 yrs-Year 2

Performing Arts School: Saturday, October 8, 2016 - Saturday, June 3, 2017


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