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



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Christmas Eve at The Frog and The Peach

The Frog and The Peach: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Christmas Eve: Regular Saturday Menu/Regular Saturday Hours. Info


Christmas Party of Indians in America

Mausam: Saturday, December 24, 2016
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY DINNER PARTY OF INDIANS IN NEW YORK & NEW JERSEY  You are invited to a fun filled Holiday …


BRIZ

Salt: Saturday, December 24, 2016


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Christmas Eve Dinner at Elements Restaurant

Elements Restaurant: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Elements Restaurant is serving Christmas Eve Dinner. Menu price 125. | Tier 1 beverage pairing 65. | Tier 2 beverage …


Vinyasa Flow - Level 1-2 -- Supatha Yoga | Hunterdon County NJ

Supatha YOGA and Personal Fitness: Saturday, December 24, 2016
A creative 1/4 series sequence of 13 classic yoga asana. Level 1-2. A comprehensive, balanced class with a steady flow, …


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Annual Menorah Lighting at Bradley Beach

Riley Park: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Annual Menorah Lighting in Riley Park at Dusk. Info


The Comedy Crapshoot

Trump Taj Mahal: Saturday, December 24, 2016


Christmas Eve with Dave Evans, Matt Bridgestone, Zack Pickert

Atlantic City Comedy Club: Saturday, December 24, 2016
18 & overTwo drink minimumDoors open at 07:45PM. Show at 08:30PM. Join us for our special Christmas Eve show! We …


Guestlist Saturdays @ Haven Nightclub at Golden Nugget in Atlantic City

Haven Nightclub at Golden Nugget: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Guestlist Saturdays @ Haven Nightclub at Golden Nugget 1 Castle Avenue Atlantic City, NJ 08401 Doors open 10pm to 4am …


Guestlist Saturdays @ Wav Nightclub in Atlantic City

Wav Nightclub: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Guestlist Saturdays @ Wav Nightclub 1 Atlantic Ocean Atlantic City, NJ 08401 Doors open 10pm to 4am Guestlist open 10pm …


Navidad Pal Pueblo 2016

La Escondida II Mexican Restaurant: Saturday, December 24, 2016


Saturdays at Dolce Lounge

Dolce: Saturday, December 24, 2016
21+ Dolce Lounge is Elizabeth New Jersey Newest & Sexiest Place to Celebrate a Friends Birthday, Bachelor/Bachelorette, Corporate, Graduation, Going …


Christmas Eve Late Show: Dave Evans, Matt Bridgestone, Zack Pickert

Atlantic City Comedy Club: Saturday, December 24, 2016
18 & overTwo drink minimumDoors open at 09:45PM. Show at 10:30PM. Join us for our special Christmas Eve show! We …


CHRISTMAS

Horse Park of New Jersey: Sunday, December 25, 2016
HOLIDAY


Dublin Square Traditional Irish Music Session

Dublin Square: Sunday, December 25, 2016
Dublin Square167 Route 130 Bordentown, NJ 08505 Sunday, February 28, 2016, 4 – 7pm


Merry Christmas

Lambertville Station Christmas Dinner

Lambertville Station: Sunday, December 25, 2016
The menu features lobster and crab bisque, stuffed romaine, mozzarella fritti, filet mignon, chicken bruschetta, holiday turkey, crab cakes, stuffed …


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Olive Lucy Christmas

Olive Lucy's Kitchen Table: Sunday, December 25, 2016
Menu features lobster empanadas, stuffed artichoke, spicy crab & sweet corn chowder, manicotti, lobster ravioli, braised short ribs and more. …


Men's 45+ Basketball

Verona Community Center Gym: Sunday, December 25, 2016
Men's 45+ BasketballFor Verona residents only.


Christmas Eve Service

The Community Church of Hoboken: Sunday, December 25, 2016
Celebrate the Joy of Christmas at the Community Church! Join us for this year's Christmas service...


Holiday Luncheon in Bridgewater

Postal code 08807, US: Sunday, December 25, 2016
Sponsored by: Green Knoll Genesis Healthcare Minimum age: 12 Come and celebrate with the residents of Green Knoll Genesis Healthcare. …


UUCMC Hosting Holiday Cheer this Christmas Morning

UUCMC: Sunday, December 25, 2016
UUCMC is Opening its’ Doors This Christmas Morning to Anyone Looking to Join Us in Holiday Spirit This holiday season, …


NJ Events Christmas in New Jersey

Christmas Day Brunch at Braddock's Tavern

Braddock's Tavern: Sunday, December 25, 2016
Braddock's Tavern is open on Christmas Day! Come in and enjoy the exceptional Christmas brunch. Info


Christmas Day Buffet at the HAT Tavern

Grand Summit Hotel - Hat Tavern: Sunday, December 25, 2016
$39 Per Adult/ $16.95 Per Child (Ages 4 - 12) Reservations are Mandatory Please call 908-273-7656 to make your resevation …


Christmas in New Jersey

Almond Tree Manor Christmas Day Buffet

The Almond Tree Manor: Sunday, December 25, 2016
Seatings at: 12, 2, & 4pm, Children (under 10) $12.50, Call 908-454-9394 for reservations Info


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Christmas at Morton's

Morton's The Steakhouse: Sunday, December 25, 2016
Enjoy a meal with family and friends. Info


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Christmas at The Manor

The Manor Restaurant: Sunday, December 25, 2016
Celebrate with a la cart or buffet dining with traditional holiday food. Info


Merry Christmas

Christmas Day at Mitchell's Fish Market

Mitchell's Fish Market: Sunday, December 25, 2016
Mitchell's Fish Market is open on Christmas Day from noon to 9pm. Enjoy a relaxing meal with friends and family. …


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Mohawk House Restaurant Christmas

Mohawk House: Sunday, December 25, 2016
Open on Christmas Eve & Day. To make reservations, call 973-729-6464. Info


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Riverside Christmas Day Buffet

Lambertville Station: Sunday, December 25, 2016
Enjoy a Christmas Day buffet in Lambertville Station's Riverside Ballroom. Children (3-10) $17.95, no charge for children 2 or younger. …


Christmas Dinner at Blue Morel Restaurant

Blue Morel Restaurant and Wine Bar at the Westin Governor Morris: Sunday, December 25, 2016
Christmas Dinner Invite the whole family for a special Three Course Christmas Menu $75 adults/$38 children under 12 years from …


NEW! Drop-In Studio - Every Sunday, 1–4 p.m., starting September 11

Montclair Art Museum: Sunday, December 25, 2016
NEW! Drop-In Studio - Every Sunday, 1–4 p.m., starting September 11 FREE with Museum admission Drop by MAM's new Helen …


Sunday Social in Menlo Park

postal code 08818, United States: Sunday, December 25, 2016
Sponsored by: New Jersey Veterans Home - Menlo Park Minimum age: 8 Sunday Social is a fun and fantastic project …


Holiday Luncheon in Bridgewater

Postal code 08807, US: Sunday, December 25, 2016
Sponsored by: Green Knoll Genesis Healthcare Minimum age: 12 Come and celebrate with the residents of Green Knoll Genesis Healthcare. …


Sunday Social and Bingo in Morristown

postal code 07960, United States: Sunday, December 25, 2016
Sponsored by: Care One at Madison Avenue Minimum age: 4 Sunday Social and Bingo! A wonderful project fit for the …


Ice at the Pier

Pier Village: Sunday, December 25, 2016
NEW THIS WINTER! Family fun at the beach in Long Branch! Located on Festival Plaza in beautiful Pier Village, visitors …


Cooking Creations in Somerset County

postal code 08876, United States: Sunday, December 25, 2016
Sponsored by: Midland Adult Services Minimum age: 18 If you have a passion for cooking and enjoy seeing the fruits …


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Christmas at Highlawn

Highlawn Pavilion: Sunday, December 25, 2016
Children’s Menu is available on Request for Ages 4-12 at $32.50 Info


MEN'S RECOVERY BASKETBALL LEAGUE

Camden County College: Sunday, December 25, 2016
SOBR Sports, an organization that provides sports leagues geared towards people in recovery from substance abuse disorders, will host it's …


Klass vs Zenglen

NJ National Guard Armory: Sunday, December 25, 2016
Klass vs Zenglen Live Dec 25th at Robert Treat Hotel 50 Park Place Newark NJ ADM : $40 IN ADV …


Klass vs Zenglen

NJ National Guard Armory: Sunday, December 25, 2016
Klass vs Zenglen Live Dec 25th at Robert Treat Hotel 50 Park Place Newark NJ ADM : $40 IN ADV …


Borough Hall Closed - Christmas Day Observed

Manville: Monday, December 26, 2016
Monday, December 26, 2016


Borough Offices, Library and DPW Closed in Observance of Christmas

Fair Haven Municipal Building: Monday, December 26, 2016
Dec 26, 2016 08:00 AM - Mon, Dec 26, 2016 04:00 PM


Christmas

postal code 07748, United States: Monday, December 26, 2016
Monday, December 26 Municipal Offices are closed today in observance of Christmas.


Monday drop in

Inspired minds fine art school: Monday, December 26, 2016


Rocking Stone Bar and Grill Session

Rocking Stone Bar N Grill: Monday, December 26, 2016
Rocking Stone Bar and Grill2001 South Delaware AvenuePaulsboro, NJ Monday, February 29, 2016, 8 – 11pm Anchors: Fintan Malone and Kevin Brennan


School's Out: Dec 26

Township Of Maplewood: Monday, December 26, 2016


Winter Camp - Dec 26

Newton Recreation Center: Monday, December 26, 2016


HOLIDAY - DPW Closed Monday's Municipal Waste Pick Up on Tuesday, 12/27

Manville: Monday, December 26, 2016
Monday, December 26, 2016


City Offices Closed

Government Building: Monday, December 26, 2016
City Offices ClosedCity Offices will be closed on Monday, December 26th for the Christmas Holiday and re-open on Tuesday December …


Holiday Break Royal Academy-Full Week

Bella Princess: Monday, December 26, 2016
ROYAL ACADEMY is back!!!  Bring your princesses to Bella's Pad during the Holiday break for some fun with a different …


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