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



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 …


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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 …


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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 …


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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 …


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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


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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! …


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EvenTide Grille: Saturday, December 24, 2016


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EvenTide Grille: Saturday, December 24, 2016


Games Galore and More in Berkeley Heights

Postal code 07922, United States: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Sponsored by: Runnells Specialized Hospital Minimum age: 13 Volunteer today and join an amazing group of seniors for a fun …


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Interlaken Borough Hall: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Library Open


Socks & Underwear: Christmas Eve at Mendham Hills

Mendham Hills Community Church: Saturday, December 24, 2016
SOCKS & UNDERWEAR - Sometimes the gift you didn't want is the gift you really need. Join us Christmas Eve as …


Games Galore and More in Hanover

Postal code 07981, United States: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Sponsored by: Care One at Hanover Township Minimum age: 12 Games Galore and More is a team of volunteers who …


Games Galore in Wayne

Packanack Lake Clubhouse: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Sponsored by: Care One at Wayne Minimum age: 12 Games Galore and More is a team of volunteers who assist …


Celebrating "La Vigilia" Christmas Eve at Nunzio's

Nunzio Ristorante Rustico: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Two Menus, One Celebration! Join us for a special evening where everyone celebrates Christmas Eve the Traditional Italian Seven Fish …


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Christmas Eve at Artisan's Brewery & Italian Grill

Artisan's Brewery & Italian Grill: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Celebrate Christmas Eve at Artisan's with a special 3 Course Chef inspired menu! The menu can be purchased at the 3 …


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Christmas Eve at Arugula

Arugula: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Join Arugula on Christmas Eve for a buffet style dinner including  the tradional feast of the seven fishes. Info


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Charlotte's Web Christmas Eve

Charlotte's Web: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Christmas Eve menu features fried calamari, tri color salad, salmon with dill, broiled rib eye steak,eggplant rollitini and more. To …


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Christmas Eve at Pluckemin Inn

The Pluckemin Inn: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Eat, drink and be very merry! This Christmas, enjoy a special dinner with your family, friends or colleagues and leave …


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Christmas Eve at Restaurant Serenade

Restaurant Serenade: Saturday, December 24, 2016
This three course dinner features pumpkin soup, crab cakes, king salmon, apple cobbler and more. Info


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Christmas Eve at Salt Creek Grill

Salt Creek Grille: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Enjoy a Special Holiday Menu from 4pm-10pm with all your mesquite grilled favorites & holiday classics. For reservations and inquiries, …


Christmas Eve at Salt Creek Grille Princeton

Salt Creek Grill: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Bring family and friends to celebrate the holidays at Salt Creek Grille with a special Christmas Eve menu. Guests will …


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Christmas Eve Dinner at Gladstone Tavern

Gladstone Tavern: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Celebrate Christmas Eve with Gladstone Tavern! Dinner service begins at 4pm. Make your reservations now! Info


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Feast of the Seven Fishes @ Terra Nova

Terra Nova: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Feast of the Seven Fishes Christmas Eve Dinner!  Call (856) 589-8883 for reservations.


Grain House Christmas Eve Buffet

The Olde Mill Inn: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Celebrate at the Grain House Christmas Eve Buffet with a delicious variety of holiday foods. This is a relaxing way …


Socks & Underwear: Christmas Eve at Mendham Hills

Mendham Hills Community Church: Saturday, December 24, 2016
SOCKS & UNDERWEAR - Sometimes the gift you didn't want is the gift you really need. Join us Christmas Eve as …


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Christmas Eve at Dock's Oyster House

Dock's Oyster House: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Dock's Oyster House is open Christmas Eve! Happy hour 4-6PM daily. Serving dinner from 4:30 nightly. Info


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Casamari's Feast of the Seven Fishes

Casamari Restaurant: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Celebrate the Holidays, Italian Style - Feast of the Seven Fishes Dec.24th. Info


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Christmas Eve at Amanda's

Amanda's: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Enjoy a three-course prix fixe menu featuring herb stuffed chicken breast over leek stuffing with a cranberry gravy and spaghetti …


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Christmas Eve at Indeblue Indian Cuisine

IndeBlue: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Indeblue's Christmas Eve Dinner - complimentary glass of prosecco | served family style | bread basket included. 5pm-5:30pm seating $5. …


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Christmas Eve at St. Eve's

St Eve's: Saturday, December 24, 2016
St. Eve’s is open on Christmas Eve! They will be serving their a la carte menu, as well as a …


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Christmas Eve Dinner at Black Forest Inn

Black Forest Inn: Saturday, December 24, 2016
The December Holidays are fast approaching...reserve your parties early! Enjoy Christmas Eve Dinner at Black Forest Inn. Info


Merry Christmas

Di Paolo's Christmas Eve Buffet

Di Paolo's Ristorante: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Christmas Eve 2016. Traditional 7 Fish Buffet Dinner. Seating Times 5:00pm & 7:30pm ~ Please call 856-299-4645 or stop in …


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Feast of the 7 Fishes at Italian Affair Restaurant

Italian Affair Restaurant: Saturday, December 24, 2016
No Music on Christmas Eve but still plenty of entertainment! Make reservations and join in for the traditional Italian Christmas …


Bromley Christmas Eve Soiree

Bill & Rachel Bromley's House: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Come Join Us for an Enchanted evening of Family, Fun, Gourmet Cocktails, and Holiday Cheer!


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Christmas Eve 2016 At Nicholas

Restaurant Nicholas: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Christmas Eve Dinner. Reservations 5:30pm-10:30pm. 3-Course Menu $80, 4-Course Garden Menu $80, 6-Course Menu $100. Info


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Christmas Eve at Madeleine's

Madeleine's Petit Paris: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Seatings at 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm Info


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