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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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

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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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Winter Events in New Jersey

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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 …


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


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 …


Mobile Meals in Newark

Postal code 07112, United States: Monday, December 26, 2016
Sponsored by: Community FoodBank of New Jersey Minimum age: 14 Serve the hungry from a mobile pantry by providing the …


Marketplace in Paterson

Postal code 07509, United States: Monday, December 26, 2016
Sponsored by: CUMAC/ECHO Minimum age: 12 CUMAC is the largest food distribution program in Passaic County, feeding over 2,600 low …


Trans-Siberian Orchestra "The Ghosts of Christmas Eve 2016 Tour"

Prudential Center: Monday, December 26, 2016
Trans-Siberian Orchestra returns to Newark for the sixth straight year when the band brings its "The Ghosts of Christmas Eve" …


Trans-Siberian Orchestra “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve 2016 Tour”

Prudential Center: Monday, December 26, 2016
Trans-Siberian Orchestra returns to Newark for the sixth straight year when the band brings its “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” …


Caring Closet in Hackensack

postal code 07666, United States: Monday, December 26, 2016
Sponsored by: Center for Hope and Safety Minimum age: 18 Sort and manage clothing donations as they come into this …


Video Game Night at the Library -- 2nd Annual Super Smash Brothers Winter Tournament

Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library: Monday, December 26, 2016
Compete in a grand battle royale as your favorite characters from Nintendo, Sega, Namco, and Capcom! Game Night is open …


Yours in Crime

Barnes & Noble Booksellers Marlton: Monday, December 26, 2016
The mystery group is reading Jane and the Madness of Lord Byron by Stephanie Barron. Join Jane Austen as she …


for KING & COUNTRY: A for KING & COUNTRY Christmas

Prudential Center: Monday, December 26, 2016
Two-time Grammy winners for KING & COUNTRY visit Prudential Center on December 4 as part of the band's first arena …


Broadway Holiday

Resorts Atlantic City - Superstar Theater: Monday, December 26, 2016


Dan O'Dea

Finnegan's Pub: Monday, December 26, 2016
Come join our new bluegrass jam! Bring your instrument or enjoy the music. They have great food and drink specials, …


Trans-Siberian Orchestra “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve 2016 Tour”

Prudential Center: Monday, December 26, 2016
Trans-Siberian Orchestra returns to Newark for the sixth straight year when the band brings its “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” …


Dan Neary

Bally's Atlantic City: Monday, December 26, 2016


Premier Nightclub Presents Cash Cash

Mixx Nightclub: Monday, December 26, 2016
Cash Cash is an American EDM group from Roseland, New Jersey formed in 2008. Since then, they have done remixes …


CASH CASH

Mixx Nightclub: Monday, December 26, 2016
December 26, 2016 AT 11:00 PMPremier Nightclub


Art Camp - Daily Rate - Tuesday December 27

Wellness Center Art Space: Tuesday, December 27, 2016


Camp: Digital Photography (Day 1) - Dec. 27

The Yard School of Art At Montclair Art Museum: Tuesday, December 27, 2016


NJFA - Div III & Y-12 M&W Sabre December 27

New Jersey Fencing Alliance: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
NJFA - Div III & Y-12 M&W Sabre December 27 Dec 27, 2016 Close of check-in promptly 6:00PM!! DIV III …


Pet Therapy

Postal code 07860, US: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Sponsored by: Homestead Nursing Home Minimum age: 13 Volunteers and their pets visit the seniors residing in this assisted living …


Pottery Camp (Day 1) - Dec. 27

The Yard School of Art At Montclair Art Museum: Tuesday, December 27, 2016


School's Out: Dec 27 (Field Trip)

Township Of Maplewood: Tuesday, December 27, 2016


The Constant

The Downtown: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Tuesday | 12/27Downstairs: The ConstantDynamic Musical Duo, Cat London and Rich Genoval providing quality music in every genre from Top …


Tuesday drop in

Inspired minds fine art school: Tuesday, December 27, 2016


Winter Camp - Dec 27

Newton Recreation Center: Tuesday, December 27, 2016


Monday's, 12/26, Municipal Waste PIck Up on Tuesday, 12/27

Manville: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Tuesday, December 27, 2016


Little Brushes Art Camp colored by Pinot's Palette

Marlton Field House: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Your solution to cabin fever and boredom this holiday break is our Little Brushes Art Camp! Your aspiring artist will engage in 4 fun-filled hours of …


Royal Academy-TINKERBELL Day Pass Dec 27th

Bella Princess: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
ROYAL ACADEMY is back!!!  Join us for the day and meet TinkerBell!!   9am-2pm Tuesday December 27thFlexible drop off and …


Council meeting

Event Location: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Monday, April 11 Meetings are generally held at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of the month, with open …


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