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January 01, 2012

January 1, 2012

- Welcome to The New Jersey Leisure Guide Times!

Happy New Year!
This newsletter brings you a capsule of popular leisure events and things to do in New Jersey during the month of January, 2012.

This Edition's Contents...

  • Popular January Events and Things To Do
  • This Month's Featured Restaurant

January in New Jersey is the coldest month of the year and while there are outdoor events and festivals happening, most of what's happening has moved indoors.

Popular January 2012 Events and Things To Do

9th Annual Sons of Ireland Polar Bear Plunge
January 1, 2011
Convention Hall
1300 Ocean Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Looking for an unusual way to begin the New Year with a splash?
10am-12pm Check-in
12:45pm Bagpipe to Beach 1pm Plunge
1-3pm Entertainment by Brian Kirk & the Jirks. All proceeds raised will be donated to charity
. Visit for pre-registration or to learn more about the event or charities.

The Garden State Outdoor Sportsmen's Show
January 12 to 15, 2012
Thursday and Friday 1pm to 9pm; Saturday 9am to 8pm; Sunday 9am to 5pm
New Jersey Convention & Expo Center
Edison, New Jersey
A highlight of the Classic each year is a stunning display featuring some of New Jersey's largest bucks. The event culminates in an awards ceremony on Sunday. As part of the Deer Classic, division biologists are present the entire time to answer questions and discuss management strategies, goals and issues. Hunting equipment manufacturers' pro-staffers and division biologists also conduct seminars on various topics.

Disney On Ice: Mickey & Minnies Magical Journey
Jan 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 2012
Prudential Center
Newark, New Jersey

Winter Wine Festival
January 14, 2012, Noon to 4:30 pm
Renault Winery
Egg Harbor City, NJ
(609) 965-2111
Eight NJ wineries will have their latest vintages for you to taste and purchase. Meet and greet the wine makers and purchase your favorite varieties. Various wine related crafters will have their winter creations on display. Renault Chefs will have a wonderful menu for you to enjoy. The eight participating wineries include Amalthea Cellars, Bellview Winery, DiMatteo Vineyards, Plagido's Winery, Sylvin Farms, Tomasello Winery, Sharrott Winery and Renault Winery.. Advanced tickets can be purchased at for $10, or tickets can be purchased at the door for $15.

2012 Winter Festival
January 21-29, 2012
Lambertville, NJ
A great winter Family festival that will include ice sculptures, a parade across the free bridge featuring Mummers and floats, a chili cook-off, and concerts. The festival is put on by Twin River Town Projects, a non-profit group of people from New Hope and Lambertville. They aim to promote their towns, provide a good time, and raise funds for worth causes. They have selected the parks and recreation departments of New Hope, Lambertville and Solebury, and the Lambertville food bank at Fisherman's Mark, as the primary recipients of this year's proceeds. Winter Festival also benefits other community organizations such as social services, schools, and fire, police and rescue organizations.

Kidz Cabaret Bubblemania
Saturday Jan 21, and Sunday Jan 29, 2012 at 1:00PM and 3:00pm
Bergen Performing Arts Center
Englewood, New Jersey

Fire and Ice Festival
Saturday, January 28, 2012, 10:30am - 4pm
Downtown, Mount Holly, NJ
A family winter festival featuring over a dozen professional and amateur ice carvers from the east coast, and over 40 amateur and professional chili cooks. There is also entertainment for people of all ages.

Get In Some Skiing, Snow Boarding, Or Snow Tubing In The Northern Skylands.
New Jersey ski areas offer a variety of winter sports activities including, downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snow boarding, and snow tubing. The mountains with down hill skiing are small in size, very crowded on weekends, offer night skiing and have excellent snow making equipment. New Jersey ski areas are primarily geared to families with kids and beginning to intermediate skiers. Learn More....

This Month's Featured Restaurant

Get out of the cold and take in a dinner at a restaurant with a cozy fireplace.
Sergeantsville Inn
Sergeantsville, NJ
This cozy inn offers fireside dining in an historic 1700's stone building. Ask for a cozy table by the large stone, open wood burning fireplace. The atmosphere is attractively done up in colonial period decor. Considering all the amenities this fine dining eatery has to offer, the price is very reasonable. .
Read the restaurants review.

New Jersey Restaurant Reviews - New Jersey has over 23,000 restaurants and finding about them is often times a time consuming task. Check out our comprehensive ratings and reviews gathered from diners, critics, and personal visits by New Jersey Leisure Guide.

For other top New Jersey Attractions & Things to do in January:

Top Events in January - A schedule of the most popular events at the larger venues for concerts, theatre, entertainment, and festivals.
Top Things To Do in January - Our recommendations for the most popular seasonal outdoor and indoor activities, events, attractions, and points of interest for people of all ages.

Note: Most of this information is provided by event sponsors as a free service to our viewers. Sometimes conditions require cancellations or changes of dates, times and location which are not reflected in the original schedule. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you call the event sponsor to confirm the event schedule or for additional information on the event.

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