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December 31, 2014

New Jersey Leisure Guide Monthly Newsletter
January, 2015

January is the coldest month of the year and a time for many indoor events. For the more adventurous, there are some great outdoor winter fun activities like skiing, snow boarding, skating, and outdoor festivals.

 This Edition's Contents...

  • Popular January Events and Things To Do
  • Seasonal Frequently Asked Question
  • This Month's Featured Restaurant

Popular January, 2015 Events and Things To Do

Note: 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.

Holiday Lights Spectacular @ the PNC Bank Arts Center
Now until January 4, 2015
PNC Bank Arts Center
116 Garden State Pkwy
Holmdel, NJ
Rev up your holiday spirit with over 2.5 miles of holiday scenery and over 150 light displays. Holiday Lights Spectacular creates a magical winter wonderland in the heart of New Jersey.
For the first time this year the all new JCP&L Holiday Village will open at the end of the drive for more holiday excitement. With fun for everyone the holiday village is a heated area within the park where families can take pictures with Santa, kids can make their own gingerbread cookies and everyone can enjoy some festive holiday refreshments & snacks.
Hours: Sunday -Thursday: Dusk to 10pm, Friday & Saturday: Dusk to 11pm
Closed: November 24, 25, 26, December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 & 31.
Admission for the Holiday Light Spectacular is $20 per car on weekdays and $25 per can on weekends. Van and Bus pricing also available. Every Tuesday is “2 for Tuesdays” and patrons can drive through the park a second time for free.

Holiday Laser Light Show
Now until January 6, 2014; Every 1/2 Hour 2:00pm - 12:00am
Fiesta Plaza
The Quarter
Atlantic City, NJ
Free Event
This holiday event features the decking the halls of The Quarter with a holiday laser light show. The Havana themed Quarter is magically transformed from a Tropical Oasis to a Winter Wonderland complete with snowfall, bubbles, Over 100,000 lights, all synchronized to your favorite holiday music!

Elvis Tribute Artist, Doug Church with opener, Tom Sadge
Friday, January 2nd at 8:00pm, Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Broadway Theatre of Pitman
Pitman, NJ 08071
Tickets & Information
Don’t miss your favorite Elvis tribute artist as he recreates some of the greatest rock-and-roll hits from “The King.” Doug Church will be performing hits such as Blue Suede Shoes, Hound Dog, Are You Lonesome Tonight, Hard Headed Woman, Devil in Disguise, In the Ghetto, The Wonder of You and many more! He will also perform The Letter as only Doug can!
Tom Sadge began his career as a singer with bands. Later, he became a popular mobile DJ/vocal impressionist who impersonated the voices of Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Tony Bennett and other singing legends.
Tickets: $35.00 - $45.00

Garden State Outdoor Sportsman Show
January 8 through 11, 2015
New Jersey Convention Center
97 Sunfield Avenue
Edison, NJ 
This event features lots of hunting and fishing seminars, family - friendly attractions and more than 14 0,000 square feet of exhibit space filled with vendors and exhibitors suitable to the outdoor enthusiast. Attendees will have an opportunity to shop amazing show deals on fishing tackle, boats, archery, outfitters, wildlife art, hunting supplies, charters, lodges, tourism, rafting, gun safes and kn ives, taxidermy and more!

Jim Gaffigan
Friday January 9, 2015 @7:00PM
Count Basie Theatre
Red Bank, NJ

Disney On Ice: Princesses and Heroes
January 15,16, 17, 18, 19, 2015
Prudential Center
Newark, NJ

Lewis Black
Friday January 16, 2015 @8:00PM
State Theatre
New Brunswick, NJ

48th Annual New Jersey RV & Camping Show 
January 16 - 18, 2015 
New Jersey Convention Center
97 Sunfield Avenue
Edison, NJ 
Camping enthusiasts can find the all under one roof opportunity begin planning your camping vacations for the coming season, trading up to your dream RV, see the new 2015 RVs, or just learn about the joys of travel in a recreational vehicle!
Show Hours: Friday: Noon – 8 pm Saturday: 10 am – 8 pm Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm
Ticket Prices: Adults: $10 Kids 12 and under: FREE

Winter Festival 2015
Saturday, January 17 through Sunday, January 25, 2015
Downtown Lambertviille, NJ
This popular winter event features activities and events that provide a healthy, invigorating cold-weather experience in the river town communities of Lambertville and New Hope to demonstrate that that these communities are alive and well in the winter months with exciting and diverse activities raise funds and awareness for local non-profit organizations. These family events are held at a variety on venues in the two communities and includes live music, hikes & tours, ice sculptures, snow folk art and a parade.

Light of Day
Saturday January 17, 2015 @7:00PM
Paramount Theatre
Asbury Park Convention Hall
Asbury Park, NJ

Artie Lange
Saturday January 17, 2015 @ 8:00PM
Starland Ballroom
Sayreville, NJ

Linkin Park, Rise Against & Of Mice and Men
Friday January 23, 2015 @7:00PM
Boardwalk Hall Arena
Atlantic City, NJ

My Mother's Italian My Father's Jewish & I'm In Therapy
Saturday January 24, 2015@ 8:00PM
Mainstage at Union County Performing Arts Center
Rahway, NJ

Fleetwood Mac
Saturday January 24, 2015 @8:00PM
Boardwalk Hall Arena
Atlantic City, NJ

Disney On Ice: Princesses and Heroes
January 28, 29, 30, 31, 2015
Sun National Bank Center
Trenton, NJ

Chuggington Live
Friday January 30, 2015 @6:00PM
New Jersey Performing Arts Center - Victoria Theater
Newark, NJ

Monster Jam
Friday January 30, 31, 2015@ 7:30PM
Izod Center
East Rutherford, NJ

Judy Collins
Saturday January 31, 2015 @8:00PM
Bergen Performing Arts Center
Englewood, NJ

Fire & Ice Festival
Saturday, January 31, 2015; 10:30am - 4pm
Downtown, Historic Mount Holly, NJ
This popular annual festival features two themes in one fun family oriented event.
The fire festival is a Chili Crawl cook-off at shops and restaurants with over 40 participating chefs from Burlington County. The Ice Carving Festival takes place outdoors, in the Mill Race Village on White Street, where visitors can watch as ice carvers transform 300 pound blocks of ice into beautiful crystalline works of art. The carving begins at 10:30 a.m. and continues until the judging ends at 3:00 p.m. There will also many family oriented fun activities including an alpaca petting zoo, a dog sled demonstration, a gingerbread house decorating contest, free rides on a fire truck, and entertainment from Revolutionary War reenactors

This Months Frequently Asked Question

Question: Kids Snow Sledding; Where are the best places to go snow sledding in NJ?

New Jersey has many hills with public parks for safe, family snow sledding. Some of the top snow sledding hills and parks are:
Allamuchy Mountain State Park
Hackettstown, NJ, 908-852-3790 - A 7,000 acre designated natural area, they are open daily from sunrise to sunset.
Holmdel Park
Holmdel, NJ 732-946-9562 - The park is open for sledding when there is two or more inches of snow on the ground. Park hours are from 8am-7pm, Sunday through Thursday, and from 8am-9pm Friday and Saturday.
Chestnut Branch Park
Mantua Township; 856-415-9999 - Rest rooms are located in the building near the pavilion.
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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.

This Month's Featured Restaurant

Satis Bistro and Salumaria
Jersey City
For diners who enjoy excellent food with intimate, rustic, European ambiance. The interior decor has exposed brick, hardwood floors, high ceilings, and large windows, rustic wooden tables, with soft lighting, and large pillows for the bench seating along the walls adorned with historical pictures and an attractive marble-top bar.
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