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…


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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Land Use Board Office Hours

Municipal Building: Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Holiday Lights

Turtle Back Zoo: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Take a winter stroll through the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo this holiday season under the sparkling lights of over …

KW Clinton Holiday Spectacular!

The Grand Colonial - Perryville, NJ: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Please join us in celebration of the 2016 Holiday Season. Food, Fun and Festivities at The Farm house in Clinton. …

River Plaza Bookfair

Postal code 07950, US: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Join River Plaza for their annual holiday bookfair. Participate in an epic battle of the drinks, catch the band and …

The Polar Express Train Ride

Morristown & Erie Railway: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Join Us for a Magical Trip!Well, are you coming? Inspired by the hit movie, this holiday favorite comes to life …

Storytime with Mrs. Claus: Wednesday, December 21

Turtle Back Zoo: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Wednesday, December 21st ~ 5:30pm Come enjoy two festive stories read by Mrs. Claus and meet one of her animal …

B.D. Lenz

Luigi's Ranch-O: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
solo guitar!

hopewell valley vineyards

December Edition Farm-To-Table

Hopewell Valley Vineyards: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
December Edition Farm-To-Table dinner with Nikiforos Vaimakis. Info

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Mount Laurel Library: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Held in Craft Room.

Metuchen High School Bookfair

Apple Store Menlo Park: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Come support the Metuchen High School Holiday Bookfair! Events are scheduled form 6 to 9pm and include performances by their …

Princeton vs. Wagner

L. Stockwell Jadwin Gymnasium: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
WNCAAB Basketball


Care One at Evesham: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Come on out for a fun night of beer and painting!  Each guest will receive a 750 mL wine bottle, …

Vic Rubino

IL Villaggio: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Songs sung from "The Great American Songbook" from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.. BYOB or full bottled wine available for purchase

Winter Solstice Celebration

Early Street Community Garden: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Celebrate the Winter Solstice with Grow It Green Morristown and your community during an evening at the Early Street Community …

Yoga For Every Body

J&S Designer Flooring: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Classes will be held on the following dates from 6:00pm - 7:00pm December: 12/14 12/21 Come join us for a hatha-based …

Keyport Public Library Teens & Tweens Holiday Movie Night: ELF!

Keyport Free Public Library: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Free movies at the Keyport Public Library presents a special Holiday presentation especially for tweens and early teens: ELF! This …

Readers' Theatre: A Christmas Carol

RSMO Williamstown: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
All ages (tweens, teens, adults, seniors) are invited to an interactive read-aloud of the Dickens classic! The parts will be …


Boonton Recreation Center: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
YogaAll levels welcome. Registration available at class

Zoning Board Meeting

Town Hall: Wednesday, December 21, 2016


55 Washington Street: Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Juvenile Conference Committee

Jackson Township Municipal Office: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Wednesday 16 March 2016 06:45pm - 08:30pmPrevious RepeatNext Repeat

Comedy Night

New Jersey Convention & Expo Center: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Dec 21 2016 Event TypeWebsiteDetails:Event hours:  7-11pm

Comedy Night @ Tim Mcloone's

Tim McLoone's Supper Club: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Join us for the Fall Comedy Series at Tim McLoone's Supper Club! A combination of delicious American cuisine and drink …

Council Workshop Meeting

Interlaken Borough Hall: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Council Workshop Meeting

Environmental Commission Meeting

Environmental & Historical Center: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Environmental Commission Meeting143 E. Ormond Ave., Haddon Twp., NJ 08107

Monmouth-NJ vs. Providence

Multipurpose Activity Center (MAC) at Monmouth University: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
WNCAAB Basketball

Recreation Committee Meeting

Municipal Building: Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Recreation Committee Meeting

Municipal Building: Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Russell Norkevich

The Ryland Inn: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Russell Norkevich Piano & Vocals! 7pm-10:30pm!

South Jersey Book Club

Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Cherry Hill: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Barnes & Noble hosts South Jersey Book Club meetings each month at the Cherry Hill store. For information about the …

Vihangam Yog (More than Yoga): Established Since 1924

Aum Events: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Why Vihangam Yoga: Proven by millions of followers across continent that Vihangam Yoga DEFINITELY safeguards against stress and stress related …

West Morris Central High School Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Roxbury HS

West Morris Central High School: Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Winter Choral Concert

Rancocas Valley Regional High School: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
The Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, Men's Chorus, and Women's Ensemble present a concert of songs celebrating the season and much …

A Christmas Carol

McCarter Theatre Center: Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Borough Council Meeting

Interlaken Borough Hall: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Borough Council Meeting

Events Committee Meeting

High Bridge Borough Hall: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Events Committee Meeting

Holiday Cocktail Class

300 Lounge: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Join Untamed Blonde and mixologist Cocktails & Cake to learn how to make three delicious holiday cocktails! Impress your loved …

Kenny Rogers

Count Basie Theatre: Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Planning & Zoning Board Meeting

ICAC: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
March 16, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

Planning Board Meeting

Town Of Hammonton: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Date(s) - 03/02/20167:30 pm - 9:30 pmLocationTown Hall Council ChambersCategoriesPlanning Board MeetingPlanning Board of the Town of Hammonton meetings

Wednesday Night Monthly Book Group

Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Somerville: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Please join us in the Cafe on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30PM for our monthly book discussion …

Adult Basketball

Lafayette Township School: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Adult Basketball

An Intimate Night with Brian Fallon - The Stories & The Songs - SOLD OUT

Crossroads: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
with Tim Barry

Carl Chesna & Co.

The Saint: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Winter Solstice Jam! 1 Song only w/Tara Elliot of the Red Velvets

Carla V Christmas Radio Appearance on Hamilton Radio Show - Animal House!

Animal House Radio Show: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Listen to Carla V's original music and intrerview by her friends on The Animal House Radio Show, Wednesday Dec 21st …

Friends Trivia "Holiday Themed"

Black Bear Bar: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
We're celebrating Christmas and New Years Eve all at once at Friends Trivia "Holiday Themed" at Black Bear in Hoboken …

John Cannavo

American Spirits Roadhouse: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Open mic. Open jam. . Everyone welcome. Backline provided. Bring your Guitar or Bass or Keys. we have a Drumset. …

Kevin Hill- Danielle Illario

Gotham Red Bank Gastropub: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
sexy sounds of Danielle Illario and her trio jazz/R&B


Dublin Pub: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Maribyrd hosts Open Mic! Celebrating 2 years at The Dub Pub! sign ups start at 8pm, tunes at 8:30

New Playwright Festival

The Cultural Arts Center: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Defining Moments Theatre Company will be hosting their first New Playwrights Festival this Summer! Original work will be perfomed for the …

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