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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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 …


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


Regular Meeting of the Board of Chosen Freeholders

Crest Haven Complex: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Tuesday, April 12


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Annual Menorah Lighting

North Plaza on Hulfish Street: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
The ceremony will take place at the North Plaza on Hulfish Street in front of Mediterra restaurant.  Rain or shine. Afterwards, there …


Junior Robotics (grades 3-5)

Metuchen Library: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Our last Junior Robotics of 2016!  If you haven't tried it yet, it's not too late!  We use Lego Education …


Carla V Duo Live @Emerald Ballroom located in Crystal Springs!

Sussex County Chamber Of Commerce: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Carla V Duo Live !  12/27 Emerald Ballroom Crystal Springs - Grand Cascades - 3 Wild Turkey Way Hamburg, NJ …


The Stanhope House All-Star Music Jam

The Stanhope House: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Pro Blues Jam & Open Mic! Hosted by the Johnny Charles Trio. Guest Starring Dave Fields! NO COVER! ALL WELCOME! …


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Town Menorah Lighting

Red Bank Train Station: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Join in at the Red Bank Train Station for the annual Menorah Lighting. Info


Township Council Executive Session

Jackson Township Municipal Office: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Tuesday 08 March 2016 06:30pmPrevious RepeatNext Repeat


Dag Nasty

The Stone Pony: Tuesday, December 27, 2016


Dag Nasty

The Stone Pony: Tuesday, December 27, 2016


Knit & Crochet for a Cause

postal code 07871, United States: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Sponsored by: Pass It Along Minimum age: 13 This program teaches local youth and adults how to knit and crochet …


Local Assistance Board

Social Services: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Tuesday, March 22 The Local Assistance Board oversees assistance programs provided to residents by the Middletown Social Services Department. Meetings …


New Jersey Devils vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Prudential Center: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
NHL Hockey


RESCHEDULED - Mayor and Council Public

Borough Hall: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
THIS MEETING HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 29, 2016 AT 8AM


Lincroft Senior Housing Corp

Lutman Towers Conference Room: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Tuesday, March 22 The Lincroft Senior Citizen Housing Corporation is an independent entity that provides rental housing and related facilities …


Open Space

Clinton Township Public Safety Building: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
12/27/2016 7:30 PM


Page Turners

Barnes & Noble Booksellers Marlton: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
This month's selection is Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. This psychological thriller has a riveting plot and explores the darker …


Township Council Meeting

Jackson Township Municipal Office: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Tuesday 08 March 2016 07:30pmPrevious RepeatNext Repeat


Writers' Workshop

Barnes & Noble Booksellers Marlton: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Please join us at our Writers' Workshop where we discuss and critique writing projects. Open to the community; make sure …


Zoning Board Meeting

Municiple Court: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 07:30pmLocation : Borough Hall, Council Chambers


Marcus Nieves Birthday Bash

BAR CODE: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
GET READY FOR OUR MOST ANTICIPATED PARTY OF THE YEAR!!! Tickets $25 $30 at the door 8pm-2am DJ Ray Colon …


Marcus Nieves Birthday Bash

BAR CODE: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
GET READY FOR OUR MOST ANTICIPATED PARTY OF THE YEAR!!! Tickets $25 $30 at the door 8pm-2am DJ Ray Colon …


O.A.R.

Wellmont Theatre: Tuesday, December 27, 2016


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Wellmont Theatre: Tuesday, December 27, 2016


LaRouge Tuesdays

Newark: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
$2 Entry  $2 Drinks Party All Night


Art Camp - Daily Rate - Wednesday December 28

Wellness Center Art Space: Wednesday, December 28, 2016


Camp: Digital Photography (Day 2) - Dec. 28

The Yard School of Art At Montclair Art Museum: Wednesday, December 28, 2016


Camp: Draw, Paint, Innovate! (Day 2) - Dec. 28

The Yard School of Art At Montclair Art Museum: Wednesday, December 28, 2016


Pottery Camp (Day 2) - Dec. 28

The Yard School of Art At Montclair Art Museum: Wednesday, December 28, 2016


School's Out: Dec 28

Township Of Maplewood: Wednesday, December 28, 2016


Wednesday Drop off

Inspired minds fine art school: Wednesday, December 28, 2016


Winter Break - Summer Camp Day

Plainsboro Recreation and Community Services Dept.: Wednesday, December 28, 2016


Winter Camp Adventure Day - Dec 28

Newton Recreation Center: Wednesday, December 28, 2016


Christmas Break Mini Camp 2016: 1st-4th Grade

Rowan University: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
We are bringing back our Christmas Break mini camp this year!  Three days of fun and learning while your player …


Christmas Break Mini Camp 2016: 1st-4th Grade

Rowan University: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
We are bringing back our Christmas Break mini camp this year!  Three days of fun and learning while your player …


Royal Academy-ELENA Day Pass Dec 28th

Bella Princess: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
ROYAL ACADEMY is back!!!  Join us for the day and meet ELENA!!   9am-2pm Wednesday December 28thFlexible drop off and …


Family Stories

Princeton Public Library: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
A special family story time featuring stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement geared toward children ages 2-7 but all ages …


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