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

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Winter Events in New Jersey



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


The Non- Domestiks

Scotland Run Highlander Pub and Grill: Friday, December 23, 2016
6-9 in the Pub


Seton Hall Pirates vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Prudential Center: Friday, December 23, 2016


Seton Hall Pirates vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Prudential Center: Friday, December 23, 2016
NCAAB Basketball


Seton Hall vs. Rutgers

Prudential Center: Friday, December 23, 2016
Seton Hall Pirates Men's BasketballDon't miss all the exciting Seton Hall men's basketball action at Prudential Center this upcoming season!The …


2nd Annual Holiday Network Office Party

150 Bay St: Friday, December 23, 2016
Obinna Okani presents the 2nd Annual Holiday Networking Office Party In partnership with 4 start up companies and organizations, The Office …


2nd Annual Holiday Network Office Party

150 Bay St: Friday, December 23, 2016
Obinna Okani presents the 2nd Annual Holiday Networking Office Party In partnership with 4 start up companies and organizations, The Office …


An All White Art Show

First Republic Lounge Restaurant: Friday, December 23, 2016
It's been a hectic 2016! And we will walk into 2017 with our chins up high ready to proclaim victory …


Andrew Moorer

Saxbys Coffee: Friday, December 23, 2016


Broken Angels + Kylan Hillman + Pickaxe + Sweet Tooth + Silent Tides

Championship Sports Bar and Grill: Friday, December 23, 2016
12/23/2016 Doors at 7:00 PM All ages $10 Nice Guy Booking Presents: Broken Angels https://www.facebook.com/BrokenAngels95 Kylan Hillman https://www.facebook.com/kylanhillmanband Pickaxe https://www.facebook.com/ThePICKAXEband …


Cathy Vita

Mad Batter Restaurant: Friday, December 23, 2016
Robin Gray Hippel, Amy Hufana & Cathy Vita, come enjoy the holiday season, some lovely holiday tunes, great drinks, great …


Christmas Theme Girls Night Out

Royal Albert’s Palace: Friday, December 23, 2016
All the girls and ladies out there in New Jersey and New York start your Christmas and New Year Holidays …


E.R.I.C.(Extra Rich In Class)

Above Restaurant Bar: Friday, December 23, 2016
E.R.I.C.Luther Vandross and much more


Fracture- Psychodynamic- ENDLESS NAMELESS (nirvana tribute)

Dingbatz NJ: Friday, December 23, 2016
Nirvana Tribute "Endless Nameless" w/ Fracture, Psychodynamic & more tba / DAA Christmas Party / All Ages, 7pm, $10~$12, show …


Ginger Martini- Richie G - O.M.B.

Essex House Restaurant: Friday, December 23, 2016


Richie G - O.M.B.

Lina's Restaurant: Friday, December 23, 2016


Shelter Helpers in Newark

Postal code 07106, United States: Friday, December 23, 2016
Sponsored by: PACTS/PACTION Minimum age: 18 Join us on nights that drop below freezing to shelter our neighbors. We need …


Splintered Sunlight

The Stone Pony: Friday, December 23, 2016


SPLINTERED SUNLIGHT

The Stone Pony: Friday, December 23, 2016
SPLINTERED SUNLIGHTGrateful Dead Tribute Hear the Dead tunes you know and love in a two-set show starting at 10 pm …


Splintered Sunlight

Splintered Sunlight (Grateful Dead Tribute)

The Stone Pony: Friday, December 23, 2016
Dance the night away to your favorite Dead tunes. Two-set show at 10 pm with special guests. $3 Yuengling & …


The Happy Fits

Stangl Factory: Friday, December 23, 2016


The Happy Fits

Stangl Factory: Friday, December 23, 2016
After the success of their debut EP, Awfully Apeelin' (2016), The Happy Fits are preparing for their first ever tour. …


Nirvana Tribute Endless Nameless, & Special Guests, Punk Rock Christma

Dingbatz NJ: Friday, December 23, 2016


The Three Tenors (who can't sing)

The Stress Factory: Friday, December 23, 2016
New York, NY (November 2, 2015) – The Three Tenors (who can’t sing) is a night of stand-up (and a …


Vic Rubino

RiverWinds: Friday, December 23, 2016
Performing on the patio...weather permitting. Otherwise inside.


"This is Christmas" New Beginnings Christian Church

Brick Township High School: Friday, December 23, 2016
New Beginnings Christian ChurchFamily Christmas Services Adults and kids 4+ will need tickets. Live Christmas music, the story of christmas …


4B

Starland Ballroom: Friday, December 23, 2016


4B (18+)

Starland Ballroom: Friday, December 23, 2016


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

Crossroads: Friday, December 23, 2016
with Jared Hart & VAPERS


Chris Aguayo

Dublin Pub: Friday, December 23, 2016


Crisbie

Annata Wine Bar: Friday, December 23, 2016
☥ Crisbie trio


Darkness Descends

AJ's Go-Go Lounge: Friday, December 23, 2016
Benefit show for Michael Graves band's stolen gear


Dead Space

Apples: Friday, December 23, 2016
NJ's Premier Grateful Dead Tribute Band Christmas Concert. Come on out "for a real good time"


DJ 4b

Starland Ballroom: Friday, December 23, 2016


DJ 4B (18+ Event)

Starland Ballroom: Friday, December 23, 2016


DJ 4B & Friends - Zaxx, Gbuck

Starland Ballroom: Friday, December 23, 2016
Early Bird pricing through November 28th or while supplies last!


DJ 4B and Friends

Starland Ballroom: Friday, December 23, 2016


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