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



Monday Morning Storytime

Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Somerville: Monday, December 26, 2016
Every Monday morning is cause for celebration with Monday Morning Storytime! Enjoy new and classic stories by favorite children's authors …


Senior Exercise

Senior Center: Monday, December 26, 2016
Senior ExerciseSenior Center


Baby Story Time

Boonton Holmes Public Library: Monday, December 26, 2016
Baby Story TimeWe are excited to offer a new Baby Story Time on Mondays, 10:15 - 10:45. This story time …


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 …


Storytime

Postal code 08723, US: Monday, December 26, 2016
Join us for our weekly Storytime.


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” …


Pilates Inspired…Strengthen-TONE-Sculpt - Supatha YOGA | Hunterdon NJ

Supatha YOGA and Personal Fitness: Monday, December 26, 2016
Abs, Buns, legs, arms, back, chest…this class works it all…laughter included 🙂 Our Pilates inspired Supatha method of body conditioning …


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 …


Therapeutic Flow Yoga

Supatha YOGA and Personal Fitness: Monday, December 26, 2016
Specific postures and sequencing to promote spinal stability, strength and flexibility while protecting any per-existing condition. Helps heal back, joint …


Therapeutic Flow Yoga - Supatha YOGA | Hunterdon County NJ

Supatha YOGA and Personal Fitness: Monday, December 26, 2016
Specific postures and sequencing to promote spinal stability, strength and flexibility while protecting any per-existing condition. Helps heal back, joint …


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 …


Environmental Commission Meeting

Belvidere Town Hall: Monday, December 26, 2016
Environmental Commission Meeting


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 …


Little Brushes Holiday Art Camp

Marlton Field House: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Your solution to cabin fever and boredom during this holiday break is our Little Brushes Art Camp! From December 27-30, …


Healthy Bones

Event Location: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Tuesday, May 10


Winter Break STEM Camp

Sylvan Learning Center: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
When school is out for the holidays, STEM is in! Bring your child in for one, two, or three fun-filled …


Family Stories

Princeton Public Library: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
A special family story time featuring stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement geared toward children ages 2-7 but all ages …


Book Discussion - Heart in the Right Place

Lakewood Branch of the Ocean County Library: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Heart in the Right Place written by Carolyn Jourdan With great humor and great tenderness, Heart in the Right Place, …


Jack & The Beanstalk at The Morris Museum

Morristown Unitarian Fellowship: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Crabgrass Puppet Theatre An innovative re-telling of the famous story of Jack who was sent to the market to sell …


Tuesday Storytime

Barnes & Noble Booksellers Clifton: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
C'mon up to the Kids' Department on the second floor and join us for a fun-filled Storytime!


What the Heck IS Mindfulness?

The Tree of Health Center: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
What the Heck IS Mindfulness? December 27th @ 11 AM Informational talk with Master International Teacher and Mindfulness Expert, Melissa Acuña. …


Mobile Meals in Elizabeth

Postal code 07208, United States: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Sponsored by: Community FoodBank of New Jersey Minimum age: 14 Serve the hungry from a mobile pantry by providing the …


Mobile Meals in Elizabeth

Postal code 07201, United States: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Sponsored by: Community FoodBank of New Jersey Minimum age: 14 Serve the hungry from a mobile pantry by providing the …


Not Your Daughter's Yoga

Event Location: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Tuesday, April 12 Yoga done standing, or seated on a chair. Wear comfortable clothing and bring yoga mat. See instructor …


KiDz HuB Holiday Red n' White / Ugly Sweater Party !

AppleJams – Music & Arts Play Center: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Join us for our annual KiDz HuB Holiday Red n, White Party or Ulgy Sweater Party in collaboration with The …


Kwanzaa Celebration with Queen Nur

Garden State Discovery Museum: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Experience the symbols and principles of this important African American tradition, as Queen Nur lights up the stage with interactive …


Eighth Annual Spook Handy Holiday Concert

Highland Park Public Library: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Spook Handy, with a simple Martin D-35 guitar, harmonica, his own voice and the voices of the audience, he presents …


Hopewell Valley School District Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Voorhees HS

Hopewell Valley High School: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Molinelli Tournament


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