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

It’s the most official unofficial holiday in America. One of the most-watched broadcasts in America every year. No, we’re not talking about the season premiere of Game of Thrones; we’re talking about Super Bowl Sunday. The Super Bowl has been held every year since 1967…


Winter Events in New Jersey



Pointe-Thur-700-730

ACBT Performing Arts Academy: Thursday, September 15, 2016 - Thursday, May 25, 2017


Stretch-Thur-700-730

AC Ballet Studios at Boardwalk Hall: Thursday, September 15, 2016 - Thursday, May 25, 2017


Ballet I-Fri-445-545

AC Ballet Studios at Boardwalk Hall: Friday, September 16, 2016 - Friday, May 26, 2017


Ballet II-Fri-545-715

AC Ballet Studios at Boardwalk Hall: Friday, September 16, 2016 - Friday, May 26, 2017


Ballet IV Friday 530-700pm

ACBT Performing Arts Academy: Friday, September 16, 2016 - Friday, May 26, 2017


Beginner Jazz-Wed-730-830

AC Ballet Studios at Boardwalk Hall: Friday, September 16, 2016 - Friday, May 26, 2017


Beginner Tap-Wed-630-730

AC Ballet Studios at Boardwalk Hall: Friday, September 16, 2016 - Friday, May 26, 2017


Pointe-Fri-700-730

ACBT Performing Arts Academy: Friday, September 16, 2016 - Friday, May 26, 2017


Pre Ballet -Fri-400-445

AC Ballet Studios at Boardwalk Hall: Friday, September 16, 2016 - Friday, May 26, 2017


Ballet IV Sat 1100-1230

ACBT Performing Arts Academy: Saturday, September 17, 2016 - Saturday, May 27, 2017


Pre-Ballet-Sat-1200-1245

ACBT Performing Arts Academy: Saturday, September 17, 2016 - Saturday, May 27, 2017


Percussion and Drumming Event - Percussion Ensemble

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


PS1/26 - Level 3

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


Chamber Orchestra 2016-17

Middletown Arts Center: Thursday, September 15, 2016 - Saturday, May 27, 2017


CCSP Middle School Strings

Paterson Music Project: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - Thursday, June 1, 2017


CCSP Middle School Winds & Brass

Paterson Music Project: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - Thursday, June 1, 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


T/TH Preschool Tuition - September & May

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


PS1/26 - Level 1

Paterson Music Project: Monday, September 19, 2016 - Thursday, June 1, 2017


CCSP Level 1

Paterson Music Project: Monday, September 19, 2016 - Friday, June 2, 2017


ACBT Unlimited-Moss Mill Studio

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


Pointe-Tues-700-730

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


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


Interm.Ballet/Jazz 9-12 yr(Fall/Spring)Thur.4:30pm

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts: Thursday, September 15, 2016 - Thursday, June 1, 2017


Intermediate Tap 9-12 yrs(Fall/Spring)Thurs.5:45pm

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts: Thursday, September 15, 2016 - Thursday, June 1, 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


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


Youth & Teen Intro to German PM

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


M/W/F Preschool Tuition - September & May

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


Ballet/Jazz 7-9 yrs.(Fall/Spring,) Thurs.3:30pm

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts: Thursday, September 15, 2016 - Sunday, June 4, 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


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

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


Pathways to Violin(Sat 6-7yrs) Year 3- 12:30pm

Performing Arts School: Saturday, September 17, 2016 - Saturday, June 10, 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


School Day Camp

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


NJSYO-SYO Orchestra 2016-17

Middletown Arts Center: Monday, August 29, 2016 - Saturday, May 27, 2017


Tamil Club

Township of Plainsboro Municipal Building: Thursday, September 8, 2016 - Thursday, June 8, 2017


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


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


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

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


Silver Sneakers - Classic

Newton Recreation Center: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - Thursday, May 18, 2017


Guitar Club

Union Mill Elementary School: Monday, August 29, 2016 - Wednesday, May 31, 2017


KidzKeys

Union Mill Elementary School: Monday, August 29, 2016 - Wednesday, May 31, 2017


Silver Sneakers II - Circuit

Newton Recreation Center: Monday, August 15, 2016 - Friday, May 19, 2017


Bridgewater-HindiClasses

Bridgewater-Raritan High School: Friday, September 9, 2016 - Thursday, June 15, 2017


East Brunswick - HindiClasses

Churchill Junior High School: Friday, September 9, 2016 - Thursday, June 15, 2017


Edison - HindiClasses

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


Holmdel - HindiClasses

W William R. Satz School: Friday, September 9, 2016 - Thursday, June 15, 2017


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