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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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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DJ O

The North Brunswick Pub: Friday, December 23, 2016


dj Spawn

SM 23: Friday, December 23, 2016
Morristown's sexiest NYC style lounge, SM23. It's the ‪#‎FridayNightSpot‬! New Summer cocktail menu in full effect. Come enjoy an experience …


HOLIDAY JUBILEE

Tropicana Casino and Resort: Friday, December 23, 2016


Megan Knight

Old Oarhouse Brewery: Friday, December 23, 2016
Megan will be singing from 9-1!


Revolving Door Band

The Famished Frog: Friday, December 23, 2016


Sleigh for the Holiday

DaSpot: Friday, December 23, 2016
Happy Holidays Thank you for celebrating with us Friday December 23rd come Sleighed for the HOLIDAY ready to be photgraphed and …


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So This is Christmas... with Beatlemania Now!

House of Independents: Friday, December 23, 2016
A special Holiday performance with Beatlemania Now! Info


Soul Cruisin'

Shenanigan's Pub: Friday, December 23, 2016


The Christopher Dean Band

Haileys Harp and Pub: Friday, December 23, 2016


Ugly Sweater Christmas Party

Toucan Restaurant: Friday, December 23, 2016
•Free Buffet until 11pm • Raffles •Gifts Featuring: DJ Rahiem 


Vin Mott's Rhythm & Blues Band

Black Bear Tavern: Friday, December 23, 2016


THE ELEVATORS

Recovery Room: Friday, December 23, 2016
The Elevators are in the Holiday spirit ! So get in the groove for your long Holiday weekend with us …


The Kootz

Rails Steakhouse: Friday, December 23, 2016
Kootz Show!


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 …


Black Brant

Tara's Tavern: Friday, December 23, 2016


Guestlist Fridays @ Wav Nightclub in Atlantic City

Wav Nightclub: Friday, December 23, 2016
Guestlist Fridays @ Wav Nightclub 1 Atlantic Ocean Atlantic City, NJ 08401 Doors open 10pm to 4am Guestlist open 10pm …


QUIET NIGHT PT3 !!

Prince Hall Masonic Temple: Friday, December 23, 2016
THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON , QUIET NIGHT RETURNS,A  NIGHT FUN FILLED AND EXTREMELY EXCITING, ITS THE TRI-STATES BIGGEST HEADPHONE PARTY.. LIMITED …


QUIET NIGHT PT3 !!

Prince Hall Masonic Temple: Friday, December 23, 2016
THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON , QUIET NIGHT RETURNS,A  NIGHT FUN FILLED AND EXTREMELY EXCITING, ITS THE TRI-STATES BIGGEST HEADPHONE PARTY.. LIMITED …


THE MATURE BUTTON UPS & PUMPS AFFAIR FRI. DEC. 23RD @ RESORTS CASINO

Resorts Atlantic City - Superstar Theater: Friday, December 23, 2016
THE MATURE BUTTON UPS & PUMPS AFFAIR FRI. DEC. 23RD FROM 10PM - 3AM @ RESORTS CASINO HOTEL 1133 Boardwalk, …


The Pool After Dark Presents DJ Webstar

The Pool After Dark at Harrah's Resort: Friday, December 23, 2016
Troy Ryan, better known by his stage name Webstar is an American hip hop recording artist, disc jockey and record …


The Zeke Carey Band

Bardi's Grill: Friday, December 23, 2016
Come on down to our Xmas show!!


Undisputed

Moores Tavern and Sports Bar: Friday, December 23, 2016
Undisputed


Dan Neary

Just Jakes: Friday, December 23, 2016


Chris Devine Haven Nightclub Friday FREE / Reduced Guest List w Any City

Haven Nightclub at Golden Nugget: Friday, December 23, 2016
Haven Nightclub - Chris Devine Haven Friday Free / Reduced Guest List - Atlantic City - BEFORE YOU GET IN …


Christmas Dining & Holiday Week at Crystal Springs

Crystal Springs Resort: Saturday, December 24, 2016
December 23 - December 31 you can enjoy Christmas Eve & day menus, holiday themed activities such as Elf story time, …


Christmas Eve – Library Closed

Kenilworth Public Library: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Christmas Eve – Library Closed|The Kenilworth Public Library is closed on December 24, 2016 for Christmas Eve.


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Christmas Eve at Agricola

Agricola: Saturday, December 24, 2016
The menu features local beet salad, rutabaga and apple soup, creekstone beef short ribs, black sea bass, winter vegetable ratatouille, …


Merry Christmas

Christmas Eve at Stella G's

Stella G's: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Enjoy breakfast or lunch dishes plus fresh baked goods. Info


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Christmas Eve Brunch at Kelsey's

Kelsey's: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Kelsey's is open Christmas Eve for Brunch - 10am to 3pm. Located in the heart of Atlantic City. Get out and …


Marketplace in Ocean County

Postal code 08755, US: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Sponsored by: Ocean County Hunger Relief Minimum age: 12 Join us every Saturday or just this once and assist with …


Saturday Morning Dog Walks at Lord Stirling Stable

Lord Stirling Stable: Saturday, December 24, 2016
The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable Saturday Dog Walks on the trails at Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable, …


Saturday Social in Morristown

postal code 07960, United States: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Sponsored by: Care One at Madison Avenue Minimum age: 4 Saturday Social is a wonderful project fit for the whole …


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Celebrate Christmas Eve with a Special Dinner at Molos

Molos Restaurant: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Molos will serve up a $65 three course price fix dinner on Christmas Eve. For reservations or more information call 201-223-1200 …


Celebrate Christmas Eve with a Special Dinner at Molos

Molos Restaurant: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Head to Molos this Christmas Eve for a Greek and Mediterranean inspired dinner you won't forget. Molos will serve up …


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Christmas Eve Brunch at Braddock's Tavern

Braddock's Tavern: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Braddock's Tavern is open on Christmas Eve Day from 11am to 3pm for brunch! Info


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It’z-a-Buffet on Christmas Eve

It'z a Buffet: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Enjoy it’z-a-Buffet and a special menu for Christmas Eve! Contact them through their website or call: (973) 383-7231 for reservations.


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Marcello’s Christmas Eve Seven Fishes Dinner

Marcello's Restaurant & Tomato Pie: Saturday, December 24, 2016
The Feast of the Seven Fishes. Prix Fixe Menu includes a multi-course dinner that celebrates the Feast of the Seven …


NJ Events Christmas in New Jersey

Mitchell's Fish Market on Christmas Eve

Mitchell's Fish Market: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Mitchell's Fish Market is open on Christmas Eve 11am – 9pm to celebrate the Holidays! Info


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Christmas Eve at C.B. Huntington's Family Restaurant

Cb Huntington Family Restaurant: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Book a Table Tonight for your Christmas Eve Dinner! CB's also offers three party rooms and a banquet room for any …


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Christmas Eve at Due Amici

Due Amici Italian Grill: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Due Amici is open on Christmas Eve! Call 856-303-8828 for reservations! Info


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Christmas Eve at Sofia's Mediterranean Grill

Sofia's Mediterranean Grill: Saturday, December 24, 2016
At Sofia’s you’ll not only find some timeless classics, but also some new and contemporary Greek dishes that are guaranteed …


Tre Piani

Christmas Eve Dinner at Tre Piani

Tre Piani: Saturday, December 24, 2016
The Feast of the Seven Fishes . This is a traditional meal in Italy known as “La Vigila” The Vigil. It is …


NJ Events Christmas in New Jersey

Christmas Eve at Harry's Oyster Bar

Harry's Oyster Bar & Seafood: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Harry's will be open noon to 5:00 pm on Christmas Eve and it will be Buck a Shuck Happy Hour …


Buttons for Christmas

Christmas Eve Dinner @ The Riverwinds

Riverwinds Restaurant: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Relax with the family and enjoy a delicious Christmas Eve Dinner at The Riverwinds Restaurant. Menu


Mark Mayer- Mark Mayer Music

Haileys Harp and Pub: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Mark Mayer Acoustic Solo


New Jersey Ballet: The Nutcracker

Mayo Performing Arts Center: Saturday, December 24, 2016


PAINTING ON THE PIER Fall and Winter 2016 Schedule

The Playground Atlantic City: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Painting on the Pier is a new 60 seat paint-it-yourself gallery located in The Playground formerly the Shops at Caesars …


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Villari’s Lakeside Christmas Eve Dinner

Villari's Lakeside Restaurant & Bar: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Enjoy Christmas Eve Dinner at Villari's Lakeside. Please Call 856-228-5244 for Reservations and Info.


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Christmas Eve Buffet at Mamajuana Cafe

Mamajuana Cafe: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Why cook on Christmas Eve? Why not gather with your family and be served, enjoy the company while being pampered! …


Dave McCarthy

EvenTide Grille: Saturday, December 24, 2016


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